2019 Powerhouse Speakers Representing Upcoming Projects in the Northeast Include:

To offer your expertise as a speaker please contact Event Director Bridget Robinson on (US) +1800 814 3459 x7556 or (Global) +44 (0) 207 375 7556 or e-mail brobinson@petchem-update.com

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North East Petrochemical Speakers 2019

  • Wayne T. Smith
    BASF Corporation
    Wayne T. Smith Chairman & CEO
    BASF Corporation
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  • Chris Howell
    Shell Chemical
    Chris Howell Project Director - Appalachia Chemicals
    Shell Chemical
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    Chris joined Shell in 1992 working initially in R&D to improve dynamic modeling of deepwater platforms through model testing and numerical analysis. He worked for 17 years in Deepwater related projects, covering multiple roles including Installation Manager for the Brutus Tension Leg Platform and Project Manager for the BC-10 FPSO offshore Brazil. In 2009 Chris became the General Manager- Project Delivery Unconventionals, managing delivery of Shell’s Heavy Oil and Unconventional shale projects across North America. In 2014 Chris relocated to the Middle East as the Technical Director for Basra Gas Company in Iraq, a Joint Venture between Shell, Mitsubishi and the Government of Iraq to capture and process associated gas from oil field developments. Chris is currently the Project Director for the Pennsylvania Chemicals Project with accountability for delivery of the 1.5million ton/annum polyethylene facility and supporting infrastructure.

    Chris holds Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Texas A&M University, a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Doctorate in Engineering from MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

  • Jerry MacCleary
    Covestro LLC
    Jerry MacCleary Chairman & CEO
    Covestro LLC
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  • Mike Hager
    US Methanol
    Mike Hager CFO
    US Methanol
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  • Wally Kandel
    Solvay Specialty Polymers USA
    Wally Kandel Senior Vice President & Plant Manager
    Solvay Specialty Polymers USA
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    Senior Vice President and Specialty Polymer Marietta, Ohio Site Manager for Solvay. Wally worked for Chevron / Chevron Phillips for 20 years before joining Solvay in 2007. He is a co-founder and volunteer Director for Shale Crescent USA, an organization dedicated to Branding and Marketing the Ohio Valley region also known as the Shale Crescent USA for economic development. Wally is a petroleum engineer by degree and has worked in the industry for over 30 years with experience working on 4 continents.

  • 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.

  • Dr Brian Anderson
    National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy
    Dr Brian Anderson Director of the
    National Energy Technology Laboratory, Department of Energy
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    Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D., is director of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory where he manages delivery and execution of fossil energy research programs. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from West Virginia University and his master's and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is recipient of the Honor Achievement Award from DOE for his work on a team that responded to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

  • Cal Dooley
    American Chemistry Council
    Cal Dooley President & CEO,
    American Chemistry Council
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  • Paul Marsden
    Bechtel Corporation
    Paul Marsden Senior Vice President, Senior Project Manager of Pennsylvania Chemicals
    Bechtel Corporation
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  • Jerry MacCleary
    Appalachia Development Group LLC
    Steve Hedrick CEO
    Appalachia Development Group LLC
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  • Steve Schlotterbeck
    Energy Innovation Center Institute
    Steve Schlotterbeck Former CEO
    EQT Corporation (Member of Board of Directors, Energy Innovation Center Institute)
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  • Mike Jacoby
    Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG)
    Mike Jacoby President
    Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG)
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    Mike Jacoby is the president and CEO of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG). APEG is the JobsOhio regional non-profit affiliate organization charged with supporting and coordinating economic development across 25 counties in southern and eastern Ohio.

    Mike has more than 20 years of economic development experience in Ohio at the local, regional and state level. Professional highlights include the recruitment of Halliburton to Zanesville, which resulted in nearly 1,000 jobs, and the recruitment of Fanatics to Frazeysburg, which resulted in over 200 jobs and peak season employment approaching 2,000.

    He is a Certified Economic Developer as designated by the International Economic Development Council, an Economic Development Finance Professional as designated by the National Development Council and a graduate of the Economic Development Institute at Oklahoma University. He has a Masters� Degree in Public Administration from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Arts in newspaper journalism from Kent State University. He and his family live near Zanesville.

  • David Hooker
    Mountaineer NGL Storage LLC
    David Hooker President
    Mountaineer NGL Storage LLC
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  • Katie Klaber
    KlaberGroup
    Katie Klaber Managing Director
    KlaberGroup
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  • Bill Matheson
    Scneider National
    Bill Matheson CCO
    Schneider National
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    Bill Matheson is senior vice president and chief commercial officer at Schneider, a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services. In this role he is responsible for collaborating with the business and commercial leadership teams to advance Schneider’s market position. He also leads the enterprise’s sales acceleration, revenue management and commercial marketing initiatives and oversees global accounts and management for Schneider’s operation in Mexico.

    Previously Matheson was Schneider’s president of Intermodal and Logistics Services and accountable for Schneider’s asset-based Intermodal Services and Global sales organization. Prior to that, he served as the company’s vice president and general manager of Truckload Services, managing all aspects of operations and capacity within Schneider’s diversified Truckload division. This included serving as the general manager for Schneider Dedicated, which provides dedicated fleet transportation services as well as oversight for the company’s driver recruitment, training and safety programs and accountability for Schneider’s network of Operating Centers.

    Matheson joined Schneider as a service team leader in 1983 immediately following his graduation from Indiana University. Since then, he has served in many leadership roles, including director of capacity development from 1992 to 1994 and vice president of operations from 1994 to 2000.

    Matheson holds a bachelor’s degree in business, with a concentration in transportation and logistics, from Indiana University–Bloomington. His community involvement includes serving on the board of directors for the Salvation Army of Brown County (Wisconsin).

  • Mike Toohey
    Waterways Council
    Mike Toohey CEO
    Waterways Council
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  • Ken Burke
    McCarls
    Ken Burk CEO
    McCarls
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    Port of Pittsburgh Commission
    Mary Ann Bucci Executive Director
    Port of Pittsburgh Commission
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  • Craig Martin
    Jacobs
    Craig Martin Former CEO of
    Jacobs
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  • Bryce Custer
    Ohio River Corridor
    Bryce Custer President
    Ohio River Corridor
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  • Michael Tritt
    Lane Power & Energy Solutions Inc.
    Michael Tritt President
    Lane Power & Energy Solutions Inc.
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    Michael has worked in engineering and construction sectors for the past twenty eight years with a focus on the design and construction of Power Generation and Energy Storage projects in the Oil & Gas sector. He has worked on strategic pursuits and projects in North America, Europe and Asia with a specific concentration on hard rock and salt hydrocarbon storage caverns that support the Petrochemical industry. His team at Lane Power & Energy Solutions have been involved in the design and delivery of all major hard rock cavern projects over the past 10 years which include (2) in China, (5) in Singapore and (2) in the United States. Throughout his 28 years, he has assumed several executive management roles with responsibilities that include strategic planning, business development, financial management and reporting, project evaluation / development and project design and construction delivery; particularly at-risk EPC projects. Michael has worked on various types of power generation projects including waste to energy, natural gas turbine, biomass, compressed air energy storage and geothermal.

    An influential thought leader on Oil & Gas strategic storage issues, Michael is active in the Business Executives for National Security (BENS), the Atlantic Council, and the Solution Mining Research Institute (SMRI). Michael earned a degree in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University and graduated from the Wharton Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

    He is married and lives with his wife and two sons outside of Philadelphia, PA.

  • Ross Myers
     
    Ross Myers CEO
    Allan Myers
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  • David Uhl
    Aubrey Daniels
    David Uhl Partner
    Aubrey Daniels
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  • Michael Ceravolo
    BeeMac Logistics
    Michael Ceravolo CCO
    BeeMac Logistics
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  • Bill Redmon
    Kintla
    Bill Redmon CEO
    Kintla
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    As Kintla CEO, Bill leads the development of products, and services for applying innovative people programs in organizations. With his background in psychology, neuroscience and behavior, he brings a mix of science and practical thinking to Kintla’s services. He is currently leading the implementation of programs in leadership development, construction safety, and customer experiences across multiple industries.

    Prior to joining Kintla, Bill was Global Manager of Talent and Development at Bechtel Corporation, a major engineering and construction company with more than 50,000 employees. At Bechtel, Bill managed learning, performance management, organizational effectiveness, and succession/talent pools throughout the company.

    Earlier in his career, Bill consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies in the private and public sectors to help refine their strategies, develop supporting performance and teamwork systems, and improve talent management processes.

    Bill holds a Ph.D. in Applied Psychology, is a licensed psychologist, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Pittsburgh Chairman:

  • Charlie Schliebs
    Stone Pier Capital
    Charlie Schliebs Managing Director
    Stone Pier Capital
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    Charlie Schliebs serves again in 2019 as the volunteer Conference Chair and Emcee of the Northeast Petrochemical Conference. Charlie is a co-founder and Managing Director of Stone Pier Capital Advisors, a Pittsburgh-based boutique M&A advisory firm and investment bank serving energy companies in the Appalachian Basin. Charlie has advised on deals in oilfield services, unconventional and conventional oil and gas, petrochemical, LNG, midstream gathering and pipelines, compression, processing and fractionation, renewable methane, energy construction, nuclear services, waste coal, wind and solar.

    Charlie is annually named to "Who’s Who in Energy" by American City Business Journals, and is a national Judge for the Oil & Gas Awards. He is a regular speaker, moderator, panelist or conference leader with respect to energy topics and a judge for energy technology competitions. Following his serving as a member of the 2014-2015 Transition Team for then newly-elected Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Charlie became recognized as a leading critic of Governor Wolf’s annual proposals to make Pennsylvania the only state in the nation with both an impact tax and a severance tax on unconventional natural gas. His energy-related editorials and articles have been published in Marcellus Drilling News and Natural Gas Now as well as his own firm’s energy newsletter.

    As a founding Board member and officer of the non-profit Pittsburgh Energy Innovation Center Institute, Charlie has spearheaded a number of energy-related initiatives, including workforce development training involving some of the largest exploration and production companies in the Marcellus/Utica region, and also with respect to preparing minorities and women for energy construction jobs at projects such as the new Shell Polymers Petrochemical Complex in Beaver County, PA. Through a second non-profit that Charlie co-founded, the Huddle Up for Kids Foundation, Charlie works with leading energy or energy-related companies such as Chevron, Shell Chemical and MSA Safety, and retired pro football players, to raise money for children’s charities in the Appalachian Basin.

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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  • 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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    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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  • Albert Ferrer
    Mott MacDonald
    Albert Ferrer Vice President
    Mott MacDonald
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    With over 35 years of professional experience in the international power industry, Al Ferrer is responsible for the profit and loss, business development and marketing of all the consulting services Mott MacDonald provides to its clients in the Americas, including Owner's Engineering, Independent Engineering, due diligence, acquisition services, power plant performance improvement, CO2 strategies, operational risk management, air emissions control retrofits, upgrades and life extension, covering nuclear, coal, gas and combined cycle, biomass, geothermal, IGCC, circulating fluid bed, renewables such as solar, wind and biomass, and other power plant generation technologies. He worked for Stone & Webster most of his career with his last position serving as Senior Vice President and Managing Director. He worked for Burns and Roe as VP of the Consulting Division and brought them from 8 personnel to 85 personnel when he left. He has directed and executed work in the US, Chile, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and Korea. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Tau Pi Sigma. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Nuclear Engineering.

  • 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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  • Ruben Soroeta
    AES Corporation
    Ruben Soroeta Director of Engineering
    AES Corporation
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    Wood Plc
    Pat Pontoriero Vice President
    Wood Plc
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    Dominion
    David J. Marks Supply Chain Coordinator
    Dominion
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Pittsburgh Chairman

  • Curtis Wilkerson
    Orion Strategies
    Curtis Wilkerson President
    Orion Strategies
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We are thrilled host so many petrochemical professionals under one roof. However, many of you compete with one another so in order to comply with antitrust rules, we should avoid any discussions or comments that may not be appropriate in fact or even in appearance.

In order to not run afoul of the antitrust rules, in either the formal presentations or informal discussions, we ask our attendees to refrain from exchanging or discussing information regarding prices, price changes, discounts, allowances, credit terms and similar subjects.

We ask speakers to be aware of these concerns during their presentations, and suggest all participants are aware also.

2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor

  • WVDO

Gold Sponsor

  • Voovio

Silver Sponsors

  • apeg
  • EY
  • Kintla
  • Lane
  • Langan
  • Ohio River

Bronze Sponsor

  • Orion Strategies

Coffee Break Sponsor

  • SargentElectric

Wi-Fi Sponsor

  • Satellite

Lanyard Sponsors

  • S&B Shield

Exhibitors

  • Brock
  • BSB
  • Canal-barge
  • Crest Vista
  • Dixon
  • draeger
  • Eagle
  • Elliott Group
  • GAI
  • Industrial-Info
  • Infrastructure Networks
  • IntelliTrans
  • KAP
  • Ohio River
  • Parker
  • Praxair
  • Precision
  • PSB
  • SafeRack
  • SargentElectric
  • Satellite
  • Simtronics
  • SpotterBuddy
  • STOlogix
  • Stone & Webster
  • Superheat
  • Tactexs
  • Teadit
  • Fluid Engineering
  • Valdel
  • Voovio
  • WO Grubb
  • WVDO

Media and Community Partners

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