Paul Westbrook, President
Paul Westbrook combines engineering, creativity, and leadership skills in his role as a President of RE:source.
Paul has experience utilizing integrated, or whole-system, design concepts to achieve significant improvements in residential, commercial, and industrial building design. Paul’s projects have achieved step-function improvements in energy, water, and resource efficiency while reducing capital cost and improving the environment for occupants.
Paul is a LEED Accredited Professional and has completed over 2 million square feet of LEED certified buildings including the first LEED certified semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world in Richardson, TX (LEED Gold, 2008) and the first LEED building in the country of the Philippines (2009).
Paul has 33 years of experience at Texas Instruments where his roles spanned from facilities design engineer, energy team member, project manager, facilities manager, and sustainable development manager. He was able to convince TI leadership to take a bold chance on designing the first LEED Gold semiconductor factory in the world and the project delivered an impressive 40% boost in energy efficiency – and was built for 30% less than the previous factory. The integrated design process was used to achieve both of those milestones. A colleague at ISMI dubbed Paul the “Father of the green fab.”
In 2010 Paul was selected as a Senior Fellow for the US State Department’s Energy and Climate Partnership for the Americas (ECPA) program. His assistance was requested by Honduras, Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia (twice). During weeklong visits to each country he helped craft policy and plans by working with top government officials and staff. He also lectured at universities and met with businesses to help them find ways to improve efficiency and reduce their carbon footprint.
Paul holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
In his spare time Paul is president and lead alto sax for The Texas Instruments Jazz Band. He is also a sprinter and co-captain of the TI Track & Field team. He was inducted into the United States Corporate Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2002 – the same year he carried the Olympic Torch in the torch relay. He also has served in a number of roles in his town government including chairman of the Fairview Parks & Recreation Board and chairman of the Fairview Environmental Committee.