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Sreedhar Sistu

Schneider Electric

Sreedhar Sistu is the Vice President, AI Offers at Schneider Electric.

He is a senior software product executive and leader with extensive experience in product strategy and growth, portfolio planning, cloud architecture, DevOps, large-scale deployments, off-shore management and program management.

Sreedhar is currently working on applying artificial intelligence to address energy management, industrial automation and sustainability at scale leveraging a comprehensive platform approach. Responsibilities include end-to-end ownership of AI Offers, strategic planning, working with key customers and other stakeholders to define product roadmap, collaborating with solutions and technology teams to deliver products that meet and exceed these needs, defining pricing, packaging and go-to-market messaging for these products, managing internal and external partner interactions for commercial success.

Sreedhar has spoken at several product forums on AI and its application to enterprise, energy and sustainability, and was hosted on several podcasts.

 

He is a Mechanical Engineer with Masters in Operations Research and Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute followed by MBA from Duke University.

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Steve Berry

MSI Data

As the Leader of Product Management at MSI Data, Steve is fully focused on leading the Product Management team towards success by understanding our customers' needs and our market all while helping to set the product strategy for our best-in-class software platform. He has a proven record of creating cross-functional teams that deliver value to our customers and coworkers by not just solving their immediate problems, but by building solutions that last. 

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Larry Blaine

ASCO Power Technologies

This session will provide an overview of paralleling generators on a single bus. We will discuss the different reasons for paralleling. The different methods will also be discussed. Finally, we will share possible issues that may come into play when paralleling generators.  

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Nate Deibler

Pre Compliance 

Nate has over twenty years of experience in seismic certification and anchorage of equipment serving in various engineering and sales management roles with manufacturers such as Mason Industries, Vibro Acoustics, and VMC Group. For the past six years he has led numerous manufacturers through seismic testing and certification programs for IBC and California HCAI (OSHPD) OSP program, ranging from diesel gensets, electrical distribution products, and HVAC systems. Nate joined Pre Compliance this year as Director of Engineering. He oversees integrated site-specific seismic and wind certification and anchorage projects for essential facilities in the US and abroad. He holds both mechanical and civil professional engineering (PE) licenses in 19 states and 3 Canadian provinces. Nate was on the ASHRAE Method of Testing & Rating Seismic Restraint Devices SPC 171 Task Committee. He currently serves on ASCE 7-28: Seismic Subcommittee (Nonstructural (TC8). He is married with 3 kids. He enjoys road and mounting biking in his free time.

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Shana Duthie

Duthie Consulting Group

Shana Duthie is passionate about customers and optimizing the value her companies can deliver to them. For 30+ years, Shana Duthie has built teams that delight customers and drive revenue growth. She understands that, in today’s integrated sales, operations and marketing worlds, a great customer experience requires seamless coordination across multiple departments with strong and effective leadership.  

Throughout her career, Shana has believed that “cookie-cutter” approaches fail to deliver exceptional customer experiences. In response to that belief, she has developed strategic marketing programs that drive revenue and built cultures that focus and empower team members to tailor the experience of each customer to align with business goals and strategy.  

Shana has worked in a variety of industries. As Head of Marketing and Sales at Duthie Power Services she tripled their revenue growth in under three years. While the Executive Vice President of Marketing for Advanced Medical Reviews “AMR” Shana created a successful “thought leader” strategy that significantly impacted their sales volume. As a result, Shana was also instrumental in helping the company achieve its sales goals, leading to its buyout by a public company.  

Prior to working with AMR, Shana served a variety of different companies as a hands-on consultant advancing their sales and marketing objectives. She has worked in diverse verticals such as pharma, hearing loss tech, voice technology and senior market products. One of her major clients was MDLIVE, a pioneering telemedicine company, where she served as their interim VP of Marketing for 18 months from 2012 – 2013.  

Shana has also served on several boards and values community. She was on the Board of Directors for SOS Wireless Communications and the Aging Technology Alliance. Her community work includes building the Clarkson University Parents Facebook page, which was a needed online community for parents. This page now has over 3000 members and is an active resource for the parents of university students.  

Today, Shana is excited to return to consulting with diverse clients seeking revenue growth that she has consistently proven she can deliver. Always interested in leveraging new technologies, Shana is focused on how AI can help companies and teams take their customer experience to the next level. 

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Jack Harris 

ANA Corp

42 years in experience in the Power Generation market. Jack has done power generation for large scale data center standby, construction projects, specialty power & HVAC rental, entertainment & events, oil & gas and prime power projects worldwide. Jack has worked in high level position including Showpower, Rolls Royce Power Systems/MTU, SDMO and General Electric. He’s held positions as General Manger, General Sales Manager, Director and always brought growth, brand awareness, built a strong team and culture for the companies he’s work with. Jack is the Director of Power Development at ANA Corp and helping pioneer their larger generators and Energy Boss Energy Storge Systems. 

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Joe Kendall

Schneider

Joe is a Florida transplant originally from the Philadelphia/South Jersey area. While attending college at Drexel University, he worked as a chemical plant maintenance engineer, specializing in process automation controls. After acquiring his BSEE in 2015, Joe was hired as a PCS Application Engineer at ASCO Power Technologies in Florham Park, NJ, where he supported ASCO’s Paralleling Switchgear division. In the midst of 2017 Hurricane Irma’s aftermath, Joe moved to Orlando where he began working as a Field Sales Engineer. Having observed the profound impacts of the Category 4 storm, Joe decided to focus his career on the continuous enhancement of standby and emergency power systems. Over the past seven years, Joe has made substantial power design contributions on several high-profile projects in Florida and beyond. Recently married, Joe happily resides in Maitland, FL with his wife, Jessie. He enjoys a multitude of hobbies such as playing piano and working on his motorcycle.

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Kent McLemore

Power Temp Systems

Kent has been involved in the development of the portable and permanent power industry since 1986 when Aggreko was first opened in the US. There he developed the first complete rentalized portable power distribution systems and developed their entertainment division. In 1991 he founded Power Temp Systems where they developed the standard for portable power distribution systems still used today. In 2005 he started APS Power Systems which he sold to Trystar in 2008. In 2013 he left and his team bought back Power Temp Systems where they have continued to develop the integration of the portable and permanent power worlds, helping to drive safer and better industry standards and practices in the portable generator and load bank quick connects, paralleling, ATSs, Isolation Bypass, and Switchboard industries. 

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Brandon Morales

Collicutt Energy

Brandon Morales is the Service Manager for the Los Angeles branch of Collicutt Energy, the California onsite energy MTU dealer. After High School graduation, Brandon served in the Navy as a Damage Controlman onboard the John C. Stennis (CVN74). After his service he began his decade long career as an on-highway Diesel Technician where he excelled in diagnosing, repairs and complete engine overhauls. During this time Brandon enrolled at Cerritos College, eventually transferring and graduating Cum Laude from California Baptist University with a B.S. in Business Management. After Graduation, Brandon joined the Collicutt Power Generation team where he has been integral in leading the culture change and upward charge of the service department. Brandon enjoys spending time off hiking with his wife and two sons, camping, playing softball and watching football.

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Jennifer Nekuda

Kohler Energy

ennifer Nekuda, PE is a licensed electrical professional engineer with 25 years’ experience in electrical engineering – 12 years in consulting engineering and 13 years in manufacturing.  Currently, Jen is an Engineered Solutions Manager with Kohler Energy, where she works in partnership with specifiers, contractors, and customers to develop backup power solutions for a variety of applications – including, electrical and water utilities, and commercial and industrial applications. She speaks regularly at engineering seminars and industry events on a variety of topics. 

Jen is a graduate from Wichita State University (Go Shockers) with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, The University of Kansas (Go Jayhawks) with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and a Master of Engineering in Project Management.  For fun, Jen teaches technical courses at Park University in Kansas City and likes to garden, chase rainbows and sunsets, and go on Lewis and Clark adventures.

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Vance Peterson

Schneider Electric

Vance Peterson is a Schneider Electric, Solutions Architect.  Vance is an industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience with end users as well as OEM and Service Providers supporting Mission Critical Facilities and Data Centers.  Vance’s strong background in both electrical and mechanical engineering along with the balance of risk and operational management make him a key contributor to designs, products and services supporting data centers.  Prior to Schneider Electric, Vance deployed this knowledge and was an operating partner of a life cycle services company specializing in the design, build and operation of mission critical facilities and systems throughout North America. 

As a Solutions Architect Vance works closely with a team of highly talented professionals to provide cutting edge, innovative solutions for Data Centers.  Vance also utilizes his vast experience and many relationships in the industry to help influence enhancements in existing products and services as well as innovate and create ideas for new ones.  Vance is well respected in the industry and you may find him speaking at an industry event, providing thought leadership with Data Center Blogs or published articles. 

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Robert Rodriguez

Ogletree Deakins

Robert is a practical employment attorney who represents businesses in labor and employment matters, including workplace safety and health (OSHA) matters and claims of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wrongful termination. Robert is experienced in representing employers in OSHA matters from the initial OSHA inspection, all the way through an administrative appeal (trial) of OSHA citations. He is routinely called upon to assist businesses with workplace crises, such as catastrophic injuries and fatalities. He also advises employers on legal safety issues and OSHA regulations. Robert is a leading speaker on OSHA topics nationwide. Robert is a Co-Chair of the firm’s Workplace Violence Prevention Practice Group. He has deep experience in workplace violence prevention, including OSHA compliance, investigations, litigation, and crisis assessment and response. Robert routinely provides training and counsel on workplace violence prevention issues. Robert received his juris doctor, cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law. During law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Eddie C. Sturgeon, San Diego County Superior Court, and as a corporate counsel intern in Jack in the Box, Inc.’s legal department. He received a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from the University of San Francisco in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. 

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Steve Sappington, CAT

Caterpillar Inc

Steve is a graduate electrical engineer and holds a Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health.  He is a Journeyman Wireman (electrician), and holds unrestricted electrical contractor licenses in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina having been in practice for over 40 years.  He has served as an electrical apprenticeship instructor for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC).  Steve is fully board certified as an Electrical Inspector by the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI) and is a certified Caterpillar Electric Power Analyst and Electric Power Product Support Manager.

Steve represents Caterpillar on multiple standard technical committees formed by UL, ISO, CSA, and NFPA.  Additionally, Steve is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certificated Flight Instructor and Commercial Pilot.  Steve has a passion for safety and it is from his many diverse experiences around the world that he draws safety related material for this dynamic presentation. 

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Kate Stallings

Kate Creative Media

Kate Stallings is the owner of Kate Creative Media a Web Design & Marketing company located just outside Boston, MA with location in Boca Raton, Florida. 

Her company specializes in building modern websites with a paired smart marketing strategy to ensure their clients see an increase in brand awareness and receive in-bound qualified leads. 

  

Kate was named among the “Most Influential Entrepreneurs of 2019 As Compared to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos” on Yahoo Finance and Nasdaq. Her company is also the preferred web partner for many builder and manufacturing associations such as BRAGB - The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston. 

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Bruce Yee

Kohler Energy

Bruce is based in Seattle, Washington, and covers Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah.  Bruce joined Kohler in 2016.  Prior to joining Kohler, Bruce worked as a senior sales engineer at Emerson’s Electrical Reliability Services and at the General Electric Company as a factory staff, Distribution Sales Engineer.  Bruce is a proud graduate of the University of Washington, with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering. 

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