Steven Schultz has global responsibility for 3M's energy management program with the objectives of reducing operating costs, environmental impacts, achieving corporate energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals and positioning 3M for future growth. His role includes strategic planning, development and implementation of programs and tools to achieve corporate goals, and oversight of corporate data tracking and measurement systems. Mr. Schultz coordinates 3M's participation in various voluntary programs such as the U.S. Environmental Protetion Agency's ENERGY STAR program which has awarded 3M the Sustained Excellence Award Energy Management for five consecutive years and the U.S. Department of Energy Save Energy Now Leaders program.
Mr. Schultz is a Certified Energy Manager with the Association of Energy Engineers and was named a Champion of Energy Efficiency by the American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy. He participates in an advisory role with the U.S. Department of Energy Industrial Technologies Program and participates on the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Energy Policy Committee.
Jim Stanway, Senior Director, Global Supplier Initiatives is responsible for Wal-Mart's greenhouse gas strategy, including the recently announced supply chain carbon reduction goal. This involves business and product development activities aimed at profitable greenhouse gas measures for customers and the supply chain. Mr. Stanway has direct responsibility for Wal-Mart's Carbon Disclosure Project supply chain work. Additionally manages teams that install renewable power projects at stores and distribution centers. He has 19 years of energy industry experience including five years with a deregulated power marketing company, three years with a regulated investor-owned utility and the balance with Wal-Mart Stores managing energy procurement, conservation, business planning and strategy in all 50 states and internationally. He has testified before the U.S. Senate and appeared at U.S. Congressional panels regarding energy, climate change and national security. Mr. Stanway has an Economics degree from Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY.
Since February 2010, David Steiner has served as President of D&R International overseeing the company, its strategic direction and business development opportunities. He also serves an advisory and program management role on many of the company’s projects, including the ENERGY STAR® program and the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program and many of the company’s commercial accounts. Previously at D&R, Mr. Steiner served as Program Manager for the ENERGY STAR program on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and as Vice President of Business Development. For ENERGY STAR, he led the team’s efforts to promote and qualify DOE’s list of products, with special emphasis on home appliances. He also directed outreach to manufacturing and retail ENERGY STAR partners, including development of regional and national promotional campaigns. Prior to D&R, Mr. Steiner was the Vice President of Government Affairs at Maytag Corporation. Mr. Steiner received a BA in Political Science and Religion from Ashland University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
Derek Supple is Program Director for Global Energy & Sustainability. In this role, he manages innovation programs focused on energy and sustainability across the Building Efficiency businesses at Johnson Controls. His responsibilities include market research, strategic planning, product and new offering development, and customer solution design.
Prior to Johnson Controls, Mr. Supple worked in the Energy & Resources consulting practice at the Rocky Mountain Institute, where he worked with governments, utilities, and energy intensive global companies to develop cost effective climate strategies. He has also held positions at MIT’s Lab for Energy and the Environment and at the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. He has also served as a leader within the MIT Energy Club and as Chairman of the Environment Board for the City of Evanston, Illinois.
Mr. Supple received his BS in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University and his MS in Technology and Policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kyle Tanger is principal at Clear Carbon Consulting, a full-service carbon consulting firm dedicated to creating competitive advantage for companies through measuring, mitigating, and managing their greenhouse gas footprints. Mr. Tanger manages numerous GHG and energy projects with Fortune 50, Federal, and Non-Profit clients. He brings significant greenhouse gas estimation experience to Clear Carbon Consulting, having managed the inventory efforts of multiple clients with combined emissions totaling in excess of 60 million metric tons CO2e. Mr. Tanger served as a peer reviewer for the World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol, contributed extensive written comments to multiple guidance documents for GHG registries, and has presented at international GHG conferences. He has worked extensively to create tools that measure financial performance of climate mitigation strategies and offset portfolios. Mr. Tanger also has managed corporate GHG and sustainability information management projects, performed feasibility studies and designed blueprints for system development. He has extensive product carbon life-cycle analysis experience, having consulted on the life-cycle carbon footprint analyses for multiple consumer products.
Jim Tankersley covers energy and environmental policy in Washington, D.C., for the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and other Tribune Company news outlets. He joined the Tribune Washington Bureau in 2007 after stints at the Toledo Blade, the Rocky Mountain News and The Oregonian. A native of Oregon, he is a 2000 graduate of Stanford University and a 2007 winner of the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
Marisa Uchin is Manager, Federal Government Relations for PG&E Corporation. In this role, she focuses on climate, energy efficiency, clean transportation, and natural gas transmission and distribution related policy at the federal level. Ms. Uchin joined PG&E Corporation in November 2007. Prior to joining PG&E, Ms. Uchin spent 10 years in corporate strategy and marketing positions, including most recently as Director of Automotive Strategy for XM Satellite Radio and as a consultant to both General Motors and American Express. She has also held positions at Fleishman-Hillard, an international public affairs firm and The Henry L. Stimson Center, a Washington D.C.-based policy think tank.
Ms. Uchin holds a BA in Government from Wesleyan University and a MBA from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.
Daniel Usas, Global Energy Manager, Worldwide Environment, Health and Safety Department, Johnson & Johnson
Daniel Usas joined Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in the year 2000. Mr. Usas’ current role is the Global Energy Manager within J&J’s Worldwide Environment, Health & Safety Department. Mr. Usas is responsible for managing J&J’s Energy Supply Contracts, delivering an Energy Best Practices Program, promoting the use of renewable energy sources, and ensuring J&J meets its corporate greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Mr. Usas began his career as part of the inaugural class of J&J’s Engineering Leadership Development Program. He proceeded through various positions within the organization including Control Systems Engineer for J&J Consumer Products and a Process Engineer for Centocor Biologics.
Mr. Usas is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers, a Six Sigma certified Green Belt, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a Certified Energy Manager.
Mr. Usas earned a BSE., Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and his MBA from Columbia Business School.
Paul Vitello is the Director, Environmental Sustainability for United Technologies Corporation (UTC) headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut. Mr. Vitello has responsibility for air, greenhouse gas, water, waste, supplier EH&S, and product goals including materials of concern for UTC’s worldwide operations.
Mr. Vitello has over 24 years of experience leading, developing and implementing programs and projects spanning EH&S, facilities, quality, communications and competitive intelligence.
Mr. Vitello earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and a Masters in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Brian Walser joined Bank of America in June of 2006, and is responsible for managing the life cycle of energy resources at Bank of America from the purchase of energy to eventual environmental impact. Bank of America has over 130MM square feet of space, and over 9,000 locations world-wide. Mr. Walser leads the Utilties Team to develop budgets, purchase energy, develop efficiency projects, drive efficient behavior through awareness, and account for the environmental impact of the energy used at Bank of America.
Prior to working at Bank of America, Mr. Walser worked for Siemens Building Technologies and Siemens Metering, for 12 years. At Siemens, Mr. Walser held various titles ranging from Product Manager, to National Operations Manager, to Energy Engineer. He initially joined Siemens as an Energy Engineer, helping Chicago based customers to optimize their energy control systems, and develop Performance Contacting business opportunities. He then worked on a global cross functional team to develop predecessors to today’s “Smart Metering” technologies. Finally, Mr. Walser worked to develop and deliver several new enterprise customer offerings, for the Energy and Environmental Solutions Business. While attending Milwaukee School of engineering, Mr. Walser was a consultant for Wilinski Associates, where he implemented utility rebates programs on behalf of several municipal utilities. Mr. Walser received a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems Specialty, from Milwaukee School of Engineering. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Certified Energy Procurement Professional.
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