Frederick Buckman

Adjunct Professor


1902 Cooley

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Dr. Fred Buckman’s career spans five decades and a long list of executive positions and accomplishments. Dr. Buckman’s past positions include the following: President of Power Group of The Shaw Group Inc., and during his tenure he oversaw Shaw’s premier capabilities in the fossil and nuclear power industry; Managing Partner of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., where he was responsible for the utility sector; in 1999, he founded and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Trans-Elect Development Company Inc., which became the first independent transmission company in North America.

He continues to serve as Chairman; President and Chief Executive Officer of Powerlink Transmission Company. He was Chief Executive Officer and President of PacifiCorp from 1994 to 1998, where he transformed the company from a regional utility to a significant national and international energy company that was sold to MidAmerican Energy in 2005 for US $5.2 billion. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Consumers Power Company (now known as Consumers Energy), the utility subsidiary of CMS Energy, from 1988 to 1994.

Dr. Buckman continues to hold several directorships of leading energy companies, including: General Fusion Inc. (Chairman); Smart Wires, a transmission technology company; and Solomon corporation. He is also a member of the StanCorp Financial Group Board.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PhD Nuc Engr

University of Michigan

BS Science Engineering

Professional Service

Extensive utility experience including:

  • CEO of PacifiCorp
  • CEO of Consumers Energy
  • CEO of TransElect
  • Chief Nuclear Officer of Consumers Energy
  • Managing Partner-Utilities  Brookfield Asset Management

Engineering and Construction Experience :

  • CEO of Shaw Power Group

Extensive Board Experience including:

  • General Fusion
  • Terrestrial Energy
  • Gradient Resources
  • SPG Solar