Advanced Energy Leaders
Tom Stepien, Primus Power
Tom Stepien, CEO of Primus Power, discusses the energy storage market and its economic and environmental benefits. Primus Power is a California-based energy storage company that distributes cost effective energy for improving electric stability and security.
Rich Deming, Calor Energy
Rich Deming, senior partner of Calor Energy, discusses Calor Energy's business outlook for 2013 and the prospects of advanced energy in the next five years. Calor Energy is a North Carolina-based renewable energy project developer for solar and waste energy that helps companies plan, finance, and manage clean energy initiatives.
Maria Kingery, Southern Energy Management
Maria Kingery, CEO of Southern Energy Management (SEM), discusses the economic opportunity of advanced energy and how the advanced energy industry has changed since she co-founded SEM in 2001. SEM is a North Carolina-based sustainable energy company offering energy efficiency, green building and turnkey solar services for homeowners, builders, and business owners across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Jeff McDermott, Greentech Capital Advisors
Jeff McDermott, CEO of Greentech Capital Advisors, discusses the United States' position in the global advanced energy market and what could happen if advanced energy technologies are not deployed at home. Greentech Capital Advisors is a global investment banking firm dedicated to serving companies that are transforming the world's energy, industrial and resources infrastructure.
Governor Bill Ritter, Center for the New Energy Economy
Bill Ritter, former governor of Colorado and Director of Colorado State University's Center for the New Energy Economy, discusses energy policy and the economic impacts of advanced energy at AEE's November 2012 conference held in Washington, D.C. Ritter, who served as governor from 2007-2011, also weighs in on the critical role of states in shaping America's energy future.
Mike Dungan, RES Polyflow
Mike Dungan, Director of Sales and Marketing at RES Polyflow, discusses the company's work in Ohio and the need for the advanced energy industry to develop a unified voice. Based in Akron, Ohio, RES Polyflow designs and manufactures energy recovery systems that convert mixed polymer waste to fuels and petrochemicals before they reach the landfill.
Mel Kurtz, quasar energy group
Mel Kurtz, President of quasar energy group, reflects on Ohio's economic strengths, and the growth opportunity for quasar and the advanced energy industry. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, quasar energy group is recycling energy in North America from organic wastes.
John Seryak, Go Sustainable Energy
John Seryak, CEO of Go Sustainable Energy, discusses the need for the advanced energy industry to develop a unified voice, and why Ohio offers an ideal setting for advanced energy businesses. Go Sustainable Energy is a Columbus-based energy efficiency consulting firm.
David Baker, FutureFuel Chemical Company
David Baker, Senior VP of Operations at FutureFuel Chemical Company, discusses the benefits of advanced energy to Arkansas and Arkansan workers and why the state's advanced energy industry needs to collaborate to succeed. Based in Batesville, Arkansas, FutureFuel is a leading U.S. manufacturer of premium biofuels and custom and specialty organic chemicals.
Jason Brannen, Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation
Jason Brannen, director of Energy Efficiency Programs at Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation, discusses AOG's energy efficiency and weatherization programs, its work in compressed natural gas, and how advanced energy can benefit Arkansas. Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation (AOG) is a natural gas company serving approximately 60,000 customers in Western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.
Peter Main, Southwestern Electric Power Company
Peter Main, part of Southwestern Electric Power Company's corporate communications team, discusses the growth of SWEPCO's energy efficiency program and the benefits of advanced energy for SWEPCO's customers. SWEPCO, a unit of American Electric Power, delivers electricity to 520,000 customers in east and north Texas and western Arkansas, with over 225,000 of those customers in Louisiana.
Gary McChesney, FutureFuel Chemical Company
Gary McChensey, Chief Technology Officer of FutureFuel Chemical Company, discusses his role as Chairman of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (a chapter of AEE) and the need for advanced energy businesses to collaborate to remain competitive. Based in Batesville, Arkansas, FutureFuel is a leading U.S. manufacturer of premium biofuels and custom and specialty organic chemicals.
Jerry McCormick, NextGen Illumination
Jerry McCormick, Director of Operations at NextGen Illumination, discusses the company's growth and why Arkansas is an ideal location for advanced energy businesses. Based in Fayetteville, NextGen Illumination develops and manufactures efficient LED lighting solutions.
Michael Skelly, Clean Line Energy
Michael Skelly, President and Founder of Clean Line Energy, discusses Clean Line Energy's role in the future of U.S. energy transmission and the need for the advanced energy industry to develop a unified voice. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with operations in Arkansas, Clean Line Energy is developing a series of long distance high voltage direct current transmission projects to move advanced energy to market.
Naomi Lovinger, Nordex USA
Naomi Lovinger, Head of Communications of Nordex USA, discusses why Nordex built its wind manufacturing plant in Arkansas and the benefits of advanced energy to the state. Headquartered in Germany with operations in Arkansas, Nordex develops and manufactures wind turbines.
Tim Healy, EnerNOC
Tim Healy, Chairman and CEO of EnerNoc, discusses the demand response market and the role AEE can play in the advanced energy economy at AEE's March 2012 conference. EnerNOC is a Boston-based energy management company that develops and provides energy management applications and services for commercial customers.
Glenn Garland, CLEAResult
Glenn Garland, President of CLEAResult, discusses growth opportunities in advanced energy and the role of AEE in the industry at AEE's March 2012 conference. Based in Austin, Texas, CLEAResult is an energy efficiency company that provides energy optimization services, including design and implementation of energy efficient programs, for residential and commercial customers.
Bill Brady, Mascoma Corporation
Bill Brady, President and CEO of Mascoma Corp, discusses Mascoma's growth and the future of the advanced energy economy at AEE's March 2012 conference. Based in Lebanon, New Hampshire, Mascoma is a biofuels company that develops cellulosic ethanol technologies that can use a variety of feedstock.
Michael Shore, FLS Energy
Michael Shore, CEO of FLS Energy, discusses the advanced energy's potential and the role of AEE in the advanced energy economy at AEE's March 2012 conference. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, FLS Energy is a designer, installer, and owner of commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar hot water (SHW) systems.
Steve Melink, Melink Corporation
Steve Melink, Founder and President of Milford, Ohio-based Melink Corporation, discusses the advanced energy opportunity in Ohio and beyond at AEE's March 2012 conference. Melink Corporation provides energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions for commercial and institutional building industries.
Martin Lagod, Firelake Capital Management
Martin Lagod, Managing Director & Co-Founder of Firelake Capital, discusses the need for a unified voice in the advanced energy economy at AEE's March 2012 conference. Firelake Capital is a Palo Alto, California-based venture capital firm with a hybrid portfolio that invests in energy technology, information technology, and material science.
Shannon Smith, Abundant Power Group
Shannon Smith, CEO of Abundant Power Group, discusses the growth of the advanced energy economy at AEE's March 2012 conference. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Abundant Power Group is a financial services firm provides fund management services for public and private funds that specialize in investments in the advanced energy industry.