Registration price is $199 per person. No refunds after July 8, 2010, though name badge changes will be accepted. For a PDF registration form to mail in with your check, please click here
Thanks to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, employees of Illinois manufacturing companies who attend this workshop will be eligible to receive up to a 50% rebate on their registration fee. To receive the price rebate, registrants will need to complete a short application form. This form will be available for completion at the workshop. The grants are being provided through DCEO's Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP).
This workshop will enable participants to:
Acciona has installed 4,357 MW and has almost 700 MW under construction. It has developed 163 wind farms with 4,700 wind turbines, making it the world leader in the development and construction of wind installations. The wind farms are located in Spain, France, Germany, the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy, Greece and Morocco. In Illinois, Acciona recently completed the EcoGrove wind project in Stephenson county using its 1.5 MW turbines.
Suzlon Wind Energy Corp. was conceived in 1995 with just 20 people, and is now a leading wind power company with over 14,000 people in 21 countries. Together with its subsidiary REpower, Suzlon has grown to be the 3rd largest wind turbine supplier in the world ensuring it builds a strong and futuristic path for the wind energy sector. The Big Sky Wind Farm, located in north-central Illinois, is currently under construction utilizing Suzlon 2.1 MW wind turbines.
Clipper Windpower is a rapidly growing company engaged in wind energy technology, turbine manufacturing, and wind project development. With offices in the USA (California, Colorado, Iowa and Maryland), Mexico, Denmark and the United Kingdom, and a ISO9001:2000 QMS Certified, 330,000 square foot manufacturing and assembly facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the company designs advanced wind turbines, manufactures its 2.5 MW Liberty® wind turbine and actively develops wind power generating projects in the Americas and Europe. The Turbine ADAM project in Lee County uses a Clipper 2.5 MW Liberty wind turbine.
Broadwind Energy based in Naperville, Illinois, provides technologically advanced high-value products and services to the U.S. wind energy industry. Broadwind’s product and service portfolio provides customers, including wind turbine manufacturers, wind farm developers and wind farm operators, with access to a broad array of wind component and service offerings. These product and service offerings include wind turbine gearing systems, wind turbine towers, industrial products, technical services, Precision Repair and Engineering services, and logistics.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Overview of Today’s Workshop
- Dr. David Loomis, Center for Renewable Energy, Illinois State University
9:10 a.m. Opportunities for Manufacturing Growth and Diversification:
Understanding Wind Power Customer Expectations for
- Bob Weinstein, IMEC
Overview of Current and Projected Market Demand for Wind Turbine Components/Parts
- Dale Reckman, Great Lakes Wind Network
10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. Opportunities for Illinois Manufacturers of Wind Turbine Components
- Matt Aldeman, Center for Renewable Energy, Illinois State University
12:00 noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Developing Your Wind Energy Market Penetration Plan
- Steve Barnhart, IMEC
1:30 p.m. Wind Turbine OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers Panel
- Steve Spethmann, Suzlon Wind Energy Corp.
- Perry Wozney, Acciona Windpower North America
- Jason DeGroot, Clipper Windpower
- Brandon Hoeft, Broadwind Energy
2:15 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 p.m. Making Connections with Wind Turbine Technology Customers
- Rotating small group meetings of suppliers with OEMs and Tier 1 Suppliers
4:45 p.m. Concluding Comments: Resources to Support Illinois Wind Power Supply Chain Development
- Bob Weinstein, IMEC
5:30 p.m. Adjourn
*Agenda and speakers subject to change
Matt Aldeman assists faculty concerning renewable energy systems in grant writing, provides technical assistance to the external community concerning renewable energy systems, and helps maintain the renewable energy laboratory equipment including the anemometer data logger, solar data logger, small wind turbine, SODAR unit, and wind tunnel. Matt joined our Renewable Energy team after working for General Electric as a wind site manager, where he led a team of 12 technicians in the operation, maintenance and repair of 67 1.5MW wind turbine generators. Previously, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Aboard the USS John C. Stennis, he was the Reactor Electrical Division Officer and led a division of 30 electricians through a 7.5 month deployment to the Persian Gulf. On the USS O’Bannon, he served as Gunnery Officer and Legal Officer. His education includes graduation with distinction from the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School, a Master of Engineering Management degree from Old Dominion University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Steve Barnhart has more than 25 years of organizational development and operations leadership experience. He began his career at 3M, serving on the management team of several business units at the corporate headquarters in St. Paul, MN. where he was recognized for his innovation capabilities. Steve then spent seven years as General Manager of an Illinois food processor, leading the team to significant increases in profitability. For the eight years prior to joining IMEC, Steve worked as an independent consultant, delivering organizational development services to the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. Steve has a B.B.A. in Accounting from Harding University and an M.B.A. from St. Thomas University. In addition, Steve is a certified Training Within Industry (TWI) Job Instructions Trainer and certified Change Management Professional.
David Loomis, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Economics at Illinois State University where he teaches in the Master’s Degree program in electricity, natural gas and telecommunications economics. Dr. Loomis is Director of the Center for Renewable Energy and Executive Director of the Institute for Regulatory Policy Studies. As part of his duties, he leads the Illinois Wind Working Group under the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Loomis is part of a team of faculty that has designed a new undergraduate curriculum in renewable energy at Illinois State University. Dr. Loomis earned his PhD in economics at Temple University. Prior to joining the faculty at Illinois State University, Dr. Loomis worked at Bell Atlantic (Verizon) for 11 years. He has published articles in the Review of Industrial Organization, Utilities Policy, Information Economics and Policy, International Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Business Research, Business Economics and the Journal of Economics Education.
Dale Reckman is director of field services for WIRE-Net’s Great Lakes WIND Network™, Cleveland-based, non-profit supply chain organization whose mission is to increase the percentage of domestic manufactured content in North America’s wind turbines. Great Lakes WIND Network has an expanding network of more than 1000 manufacturing companies located throughout North America and connects wind turbine OEMs, manufacturers, and regional economic development organizations in ways that accelerate investment and new manufacturing jobs. A seasoned manufacturing executive with extensive experience in the wind industry, Reckman brings to Great Lakes WIND Network over 25 years in operations, engineering and product development, estimating, sales and project management, procurement, and supply chain management.
Steve Spethmann is the Supply Chain Manager for Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation, an international market leader supplying wind turbine generators. He is responsible for all parts and services to support installation, operation and maintenance for turbine units in the US market. Prior, Steven spent eight years as the customer service manager for Simpson Technologies Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Bob Weinstein is President of the Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center, a nonprofit economic development and manufacturing consulting organization with an $8.4 million annual budget and 40-plus staff. IMEC is part of the National Manufacturing Extension Partnership that works with over 25,000 manufacturers each year to help them develop and implement market diversification/growth strategies, ensure product quality, implement lean manufacturing and administrative processes, and integrate new technology into their operations. Bob has a Ph.D. in Economics from the university of Texas with research specializations in energy economics and urban regional economic development.
Perry Wozney is the Director of Strategic Procurement for Acciona Windpower North America. He has 24 years of manufacturing experience, industry experience in automotive, consumer products, appliance and medical electronics. He also has 14 years of Supply Chain experience with roles in Manufacturing, Production Management, Materials and Procurement, 10 years of international business experience, and B.S. in Materials Engineering.
*Agenda and speakers subject to change
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