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Announcing New Directors of the Combined Heat and Power Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC (January 9, 2019)—The leading national voice for the deployment of combined heat and power (CHP) and  waste heat to power (WHP) has elected a new slate of Directors for 2020.

The new Combined Heat and Power Alliance Board of Directors elected the following officers and Executive Committee members.

  • President: Thomas Smith, Sterling and Wilson Power Solutions
  • Treasurer: Richard Sweetser, Exergy Partners Corporation
  • Secretary: Jen Derstine, Capstone Turbine Corporation
  • Aaron Tasin, 2G Energy
  • Claudio Martino, Caterpillar

 

“Now is an important time for stakeholders to band together to work on unique challenges facing the CHP industry. I am looking forward to working with this diverse group of leaders from the industry to advance CHP in 2020 and beyond.” said Thomas Smith, President and CEO of Sterling and Wilson Power Solutions and President of the Combined Heat and Power Alliance.

The full board includes representatives from each of the CHP Alliance’s member organizations:

  • Aaron Tasin, 2G Energy
  • Daniel White, AB Energy USA
  • Daniel Smies, AEP Onsite Partners
  • Charlie Daum, Alturus
  • Rick Murphy, American Gas Association
  • Kevin Fu, Broad USA
  • Jen Derstine, Capstone Turbine Corporation
  • Claudio Martino, Caterpillar
  • Matt Lensink, CEM Engineering
  • Andy Malcolm, Clarke Energy
  • Steve Niswander, Enginuity Power Systems
  • Bruce Hedman, Entropy Research, LLC
  • Cliff Haefke, Energy Resources Center
  • Richard Sweetser, Exergy Partners Corporation
  • Gearoid Foley, Integrated CHP Systems Corp.
  • Bob Adams, Lima Company
  • Marcus Martin, Martin Energy
  • James Farrell, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
  • Al Clark, Northeast-Western Energy Systems
  • Colin Duncan, Ormat Technologies
  • Tom Bourgeois, PACE Energy and Climate Center
  • Bill Valentine, Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering
  • Stan Kolbe, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA)
  • Marc Norberg, International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART)
  • Tom Phillips, Siemens
  • Chris Lyons, Solar Turbines
  • Thomas Smith, Sterling and Wilson Power Solutions
  • Ken Duvall, Sterling Energy Group LLC
  • Rajesh Sinha, Thermax USA
  • Ned Bartlett, Veolia North America

 

“As we continue our work to educate stakeholders about the efficiency, economic, sustainability and resiliency benefits of CHP, I am thrilled that Combined Heat and Power Alliance will be led by this diverse group of Directors representing experts from business, labor, contractor, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions,” said David Gardiner, who will continue to serve as Executive Director of the Combined Heat and Power Alliance.

The Combined Heat and Power Alliance was previously founded and operated as a project of David Gardiner and Associates, but announced its rebrand and intent to file for 501(c)(3) status in September 2019.

 

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The Combined Heat and Power Alliance, formerly known as the Alliance for Industrial Efficiency, is a coalition of business, labor, contractor, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions who share the vision that CHP can make America’s manufacturers and other businesses more competitive, reduce energy costs, enhance grid reliability and reduce emissions.

Contact: Isabel Harrison, Communications Manager, Combined Heat and Power Alliance
703-717-5591, isabel@dgardiner.com


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