Keynote Speakers

  • Thomas Mort, Global Energy Director

    As a global powerhouse in the agribusiness industry, ADM is known for bringing the “harvest to the home.” These days, ADM is also bringing home a harvest of energy savings, leveraging utility and federal incentive programs. With 265 processing plants and over 400 sourcing facilities around the world, ADM has a voracious appetite for energy.

  • Devin Grandis, President & CEO

    By analyzing a clients lighting, energy needs and consumption usage, we recommend the best solutions, deductions/rebates/ tax incentives to help reduce the operating expenses and increase the bottom line profit while enhancing the work environment.

  • Richard Feustel, Corporate Energy Manager

    Energy Efficiency- Employees Care if They are Aware : Employees are critical to the sustainability of a quality energy management program. Energy projects and big dollar savings can be done, but without educated employee support, energy efficiency improvements will be short lived or even snubbed. This presentation will discuss how B&S have created and grown their energy management program with presentation of real world examples of energy awareness that have and continue to work.

  • Michele Boney, Environmental Compliance Officer

    West Liberty Foods Journey to Become “Landfill Free”: A summary of West Liberty Foods successful journey to becoming “Landfill Free”. A Review of the reasons for undertaking the journey, the challenges and successes along the way, the decision and process involved with becoming 3rd party certified “Landfill Free” and the continuing efforts to reduce, re-use and recycle.

  • Thomas Easterday, Executive Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel

    Utilizing Lean Principles to Create Green Dividends: SIA was the first automotive assembly plant in the U.S. to be ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 certified. Through the use of lean principles and innovative environmental programs, SIA achieved zero landfill status in May, 2004, and has significantly reduced waste generated, air emissions, and energy usage. Tom Easterday will discuss the positive impact of SIA’s award-winning environmental programs on the environment, productivity, and cost efficiency.

  • Doug Brown, Manager, Commercial Construction

    Introductory Bio Doug Brown is the Manager for Commercial Construction at the BASF Center for… Read more »

  • Paul Jeziorowski , VP Business Development

    Introductory Bio Paul has been a team member of US LED since 2003. During his… Read more »

  • Wayne Perry, Senior Technical Director

    Introductory Bio Wayne Perry has over 30-years experience in all aspects of the compressed air… Read more »

  • Tom Stanczyk, Senior Advisor & Zero Waste Strategist

    Introductory Bio Thomas is a multi-disciplined environmental professional with over 35 years of experience specializing… Read more »

  • Richard Rast, President

    Introductory Bio Richard Rast is President of BLUEFIN, LLC, a national roof management company. Richard… Read more »

  • Hannah Choi Granade, President

    Introductory Bio Ms. Granade is the President of revolutionary, green energy company, Advantix Systems. As… Read more »

  • Thomas Day, Chief Sustainability Officer

    “Green Roof Project – Syracuse NY: The U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation. 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. USPS receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With nearly 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, USPS has annual revenue of more than $66 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency six consecutive years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.”

  • Dennis Averill, Senior Manager- Safety, Health, & Environment

    Introductory Bio Mr. Averill has over 25 years of management experience in the chemical, food,… Read more »

  • Chuck Miller, General Manager

    Introductory Bio Chuck joined UGI as General Manager for the new UGI Performance Solutions business… Read more »

  • Gary Meshberg, Director of Sales

    Introductory Bio Gary Meshberg, LEED AP, LC, IESNA, is the director of sales for Encelium… Read more »

  • Hans Nelson, P.E. LEED AP, CxA, Founder/President

    Introductory Bio Hans Nelson P.E. is a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Engineering-1995. In… Read more »

  • Nathan Barba, Director of Energy Services

    Introductory Bio With over 10 years of experience in renewable energy, finance, and information technology,… Read more »

  • Neal Verfuerth, Founder & CEO

    Introductory Bio Founder Neal Verfuerth has been a pioneer and leader in the energy industry… Read more »

  • Bill Olson, Director, Office of Sustainability and Stewardship Mobile Mobility Inc.

    Introductory Bio Bill Olson is Director of the Office of Sustainability and Stewardship for Motorola… Read more »

  • Susie Minton, Vice President Marketing

    Introductory Bio Ms. Minton is a lighting industry leader with over 12 years of experience… Read more »



Schedule & Venue

Venue: The Westin Chicago North Shore


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