Leadership Bios

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Creating a Legacy of Leadership

Our leadership team brings decades of experience and in-depth expertise to our DTE Biomass Energy group.
Mark Cousino – President
Mark Cousino is president of DTE Energy’s (NYSE: DTE) Biomass Energy subsidiary. DTE Biomass Energy develops, owns and operates landfill and dairy biogas processing facilities throughout the United States. Cousino has held this position since 2007 and leads a team of approximately 75 employees and contractors who operate and support the company’s $200 million asset base of electric generation and renewable natural gas plants located across nine states.

Cousino joined DTE Energy in 1998 following the company’s acquisition of MCN Energy. Previous roles have included director of business development for DTE Energy Services, a DTE subsidiary that provides products and services for energy intensive industrial, commercial and institutional customers across North America. He oversaw the day-to-day operations of the company’s successful Section 29 synthetic fuel business unit. Prior to joining DTE, he was employed by Conoco Inc. for ten years where he held both domestic and overseas engineering, operations and business development positions.

He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering.
Kevin Dobson – Vice President, Business Development
Kevin Dobson is vice president of business development for DTE Biomass Energy, where he leads acquisition and greenfield development with responsibilities that include identifying prospects, evaluating economic and technical feasibility, proposal development, contract negotiations as well as scheduling and implementing activities. Prior to joining DTE Biomass Energy in 2007, he spent 10 years in corporate business development for Ford Motor Company.

Dobson received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance, from Central Michigan University.
Jared Williams – Vice President, Operations
Jared Williams is vice president of operations for DTE Biomass Energy. He is responsible for the safety, profitability, employee growth and customer relationships at 19 landfill gas-to-energy projects and seven dairy gas-to-energy projects located across the country. He has been part of the DTE Biomass team since 2010 and has worked in a variety of roles within the operations group. Prior to his current role he was the Regional Operations Manager for seven of DTE Biomass Energy’s facilities. Before joining DTE, Jared worked for Power Management at a landfill in Phoenix where he was responsible for the gas collection system.

Williams received his Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Arizona State University.