Keith Plantier is the program director for the Texas Wind Energy Institute at Texas State Technical College (TSTC). Keith began his career in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear mechanic and received an Associate of Science degree in nuclear technology from Thomas Edison State College. Keith left the Navy after nine years of service and continued his education at Texas Tech University where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in mechanical engineering.
After graduation, Keith became a design and project engineer at Northrop Grumman, working with manned and unmanned undersea systems. Keith returned to west Texas to become program director for the Texas Wind Energy Institute at Texas State Technical College. He has over nineteen years of experience in power plant operation, maintenance, and design.