2020 Powerhouse Speakers:

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Gas Power Plant Development Speakers 2020

  • Rick Johnson
    Entergy
    Rick Johnson Director - Sustainability
    Entergy
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    Rick Johnson is the Director, Sustainability for Entergy Corporation in New Orleans, Louisiana. His primary areas of expertise are sustainability and environmental strategy development and implementation, environmental issue management, climate strategy and overall sustainability and environmental program management.

  • Raj Suri
    Emberclear
    Raj Suri CEO
    Emberclear
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  • Robert Wholey
    Long Ridge Energy Terminal
    Robert Wholey President
    Long Ridge Energy Terminal
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  • Charlie Bowser
    netpower
    Charlie Bowser President
    NET Power
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  • Olfa Hamdi
    Concord Project Technologies
    Olfa Hamdi CEO
    Concord Project Technologies
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  • Joey Steele
    Southern Company
    Joey Steele Business Development & Acquisitions
    Southern Company
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  • Mark Cutshaw
    Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
    Mark Cutshaw Director Generation
    Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
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  • Tom Rumsey
    Competitive Power Ventures
    Tom Rumsey Senior Vice President
    Competitive Power Ventures
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  • Sahel Daqamseh
    PSEG
    Sahel Daqamseh Senior Portfolio Manager - Lead Cost & Planning
    PSEG
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    Sahel Daqamseh is a projects lead at PSE&G in New Jersey, advising on large-scale electricity and gas projects. Previously, Mr. Daqamseh worked at Fortune 500 companies both in North America, China & the MENA region. He graduated with honors from Concordia University with a degree in Civil Engineering.

  • Randy Paulson
    Duke Energy
    Randy Paulson GM Engineering & Construction for Major Projects
    Duke Energy
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    Randy is the General Manager of Engineering, Construction & Commissioning for Duke Energy's Major Projects organization. They are primarily tasked with new generation. Technologies include combined and simple-cycle, hydro, solar and Ash Beneficiation. During the past 3-years, Duke has commissioned three combined cycle facilities, with the potential for new advance class 2x1s in the next several years.

  • Michael Bryson
    PJM Interconnection
    Michael Bryson Senior Vice President - Operations
    PJM Interconnection
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    Michael E. Bryson, Senior Vice President – Operations, is responsible for PJM’s Operations Division, overseeing 24/7 transmission operations for real-time systems. This includes scheduling, transmission dispatch, generation dispatch, reliability coordination, training, and all engineering analysis required to run the system and support the critical energy management systems.

  • Bob Nussmeier
    Kiewit
    Bob Nussmeier Vice President - Energy Group, Business Development
    Kiewit
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    Bob Nussmeier is vice president of business development with Kiewit Oil, Gas and Chemical. He is a strong catalyst in connecting oil, gas, and petrochemical companies with Kiewit’s construction professionals to build world-class, high-performing energy facilities that are safe, efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible. Bob has more than 26 years’ experience in helping clients and contractors reach mutually beneficial terms for major projects.

  • Tom Sanzillo
    Kiewit
    Tom Sanzillo Director of Finance
    Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
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  • Tom Sanzillo
    Bowen
    Tom Kyner Vice President
    Bowen
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  • Paul Hartman
    American Petroleum Institute
    Paul Hartman Senior Policy Advisor
    American Petroleum Institute
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  • Justin Stankiewicz
    Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
    Justin Stankiewicz Business Development Manager
    Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
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Gas Power Plant Engineering & Construction Speakers 2019

  • Richard Evans
    Panda Power Funds
    Richard Evans Senior Vice President - EPC
    Panda Power Funds
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  • Robert Yeager
    Emerson
    Robert Yeager President - Power & Water
    Emerson
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  • Tom Rumsey
    Competitive Power Ventures
    Tom Rumsey Senior Vice President
    Competitive Power Ventures
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  • Jake Macholtz
    Kiewit
    Jake Macholtz VP, Technology & Continuous Improvement
    Kiewit
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  • Michael Banks
    DTE Energy
    Michael Banks Manager - Power Engineering
    DTE Energy
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  • Paul Browning
    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power System Americas, Inc.
    Paul Browning CEO & President
    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power System Americas, Inc.
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  • Raj Suri
    Emberclear
    Raj Suri CEO
    Emberclear
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  • Wayne Toms
    Duke Energy
    Wayne Toms Project Director - Citrus County
    Duke Energy
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  • Robert Wholey
    Long Ridge Energy Terminal
    Robert Wholey President
    Long Ridge Energy Terminal
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  • Charlie Bowser
    netpower
    Charlie Bowser President
    NET Power
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  • Joey Steele
    Southern Company
    Joey Steele Business Development & Acquisitions
    Southern Company
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  • Olfa Hamdi
    Concord Project Technologies
    Olfa Hamdi CEO
    Concord Project Technologies
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  • Peter Kelly
    Sargent & Lundy
    Peter Kelly Senior Vice President
    Sargent & Lundy
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  • Tom Kyner
    Bowen
    Tom Kyner Vice President
    Bowen
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  • Frank Kalany
    Wood Plc
    Frank Kalany Director of Power Engineering
    Wood Plc
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  • Kajal Mukherjee
    Worley
    Kajal Mukherjee Director of Engineering & Technology
    Worley
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    Kajal currently serves as Director, Engineering Technology with WorleyParsons. Hel has over 45 years of experience in Power Plant designs including over 20 years with WorleyParsons.. In his current role, Kajal provides technical direction and guidance on all facets of engineering activities from conception to completion, Operations and Maintenance aspects for various Gas turbine based simple & combined cycle plants, cogeneration and repowering.

    Kajal’s study and design experience includes over 150 different gas turbine projects and studies totaling over 130,000 MW covering small to very large advanced class (G-J class) gas turbines.

    Throughout his career Kajal has been involved in different roles including system design, engineering, engineering management of EPC proposal/projects, Owner’s Engineer, performance testing, operation and maintenance supports. He is actively involved in value engineering, technology and configuration screening and competitive bidding using LCOE approach to achieve the lowest life cycle costs.

    Kajal is a Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has served as a panelist and made / co-authored several presentations at various conferences such as Power-Gen, CCUG, ASME, ICEPAG, and Electric Power on various topics of power /cogen plant designs. He also coauthored a couple of cogen and IGCC articles published in Power Magazine.

    Kajal holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calcutta, India.

  • Mark Cutshaw
    Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
    Mark Cutshaw Director Generation
    Chesapeake Utilities Corporation
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  • Joshua Klopp
    Wartsila
    Joshua Klopp Regional Business Development and Engineering Manager
    Wartsila
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Pittsburgh Chairman

  • Curtis Wilkerson
    Orion Strategies
    Curtis Wilkerson President
    Orion Strategies
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North East Petrochemical Speakers 2020

  • Mark Vergnano
    Chemours
    Mark Vergnano President & CEO
    Chemours
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  • Antonis Papadourakis
    LANXESS Corporation
    Dr Antonis Papadourakis President & CEO
    LANXESS Corporation
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  • Antonis Papadourakis
    CNX Resources Corporation
    Nicholas Deluliis President & CEO
    CNX Resources Corporation
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  • Christopher Jahn
    American Chemistry Council
    Christopher Jahn President and CEO
    American Chemistry Council
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  • Chris Witte
    BASF
    Chris Witte Senior Vice President
    BASF
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  • Denise Brinley
    Pennsylvania Governor's Office
    Denise Brinley Executive Director at Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Energy
    Pennsylvania Governor's Office
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  • Jerry James
    Artex Oil Company
    Jerry James President
    Artex Oil Company
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    Jerry is from Southeastern Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Jerry has served as President of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and previously served as chairman of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP). He is a Registered Professional Engineer.

    Jerry has served as President of Artex Oil Company since 1995. Prior to assuming his current role, he held positions with various major oil companies in Texas, Louisiana, and Wyoming. Jerry is a founder and an active volunteer Director of Shale Crescent USA.

  • Joe Eddy
    Eagle
    Joe Eddy President
    Eagle
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  • Guilherme Baeta
    Braskem
    Guilherme Baeta Chief Digital Officer
    Braskem
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  • Ed Looman
    APEG
    Ed Looman Project Manager
    APEG
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  • Austin Caperton
    West Virginia Development Office
    Austin Caperton Cabinet Secretary
    West Virginia Development Office
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2020 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Headline Sponsor

  • bechtel

Wi-Fi & Gold Sponsor

  • Satellite

Gold Sponsor

  • apeg

Silver Sponsors

  • management-controls-inc
  • S&B Engineers & Construction

Coffee Break & Bronze Sponsor

  • SargentElectric

Bronze Sponsor

  • NAI Spring

Virtual Exhibitors

  • Brock
  • Cobey
  • Dixon
  • Elliott Group
  • eyebot
  • Fluid Engineering
  • GBI
  • Hanson
  • IPC Lydon
  • langan
  • Long-Ridge-Energy
  • management-controls-inc
  • Ohio River
  • per-se
  • Precision Piping Product
  • Progressive Industrial Construction Certifications
  • PSB
  • reliable
  • SafeRack
  • S&B Engineers & Construction
  • SargentElectric
  • Satellite
  • suez
  • WO Grubb
  • WorkCare

Association Partner

  • SPE

Media and Community Partners

  • Hydrocarbon Engineering
  • Innovoil
  • Kallandish
  • marcellus
  • natgasintel
  • Newsbase
  • NortheastONG
  • NorthwestPAOilGas
  • ONGEvents
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