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A FREE, One-Hour Web Seminar for Automation Professionals
Many people have begun measuring energy usage in industrial processes and manufacturing. Most, however, only measure total energy use in aggregate. Energy intensity is a more accurate and complex measurement that lets you calculate the amount of energy used per unit of output.
Attend this online seminar to learn real-world approaches to measuring energy intensity. Richard Feustel, Corporate Energy Manager for Briggs and Stratton, discusses lessons learned, best practices, and challenges faced and overcome. Jessica Brown, an Engineering Project Manager with the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute, has subcontracted with the Department of Energy since 2008 to support the development of the Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program and the SEP Measurement and Verification Protocol for Industry.
Both Jessica and Richard will provide guidance for companies seeking to bring their energy management programs to the next level. Whether you're just getting started or you've been doing it for a while, you'll be able to gain insights and ask questions of these experts to enhance your company's energy measurement and usage verification processes.
A live Q&A session with moderator Renee Robbins Bassett will immediately follow the presentation.
Renee Robbins Bassett, Managing Editor, Automation World
Jessica Brown, Engineering Project Manager, Georgia Tech Enterprise
Richard Feustel, Corporate Energy Manager, Briggs & Stratton Corporation
Chuck Pharris, Sr Director, Manufacturing Solutions Marketing, SAP
Jessica Brown is an Engineering Project Manager with the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute and Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP). Her time has been devoted to working with KEMA (an organization who routinely does measurement and verification for utility incentive programs) in the development of the DOE's Superior Energy Performance (SEP) Measurement and Verification Protocol for Industry. She not only helped develop the program and protocol, but has also worked with manufacturers implementing the program. The measurement and verification tools and methodology she discusses can be used to determine performance at any level within an organization. Jessica is an RABQSA-Certified ISO 50001 Auditor, a Certified Practitioner in Energy Management, and a Six Sigma Black Belt. She earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.
Richard has worked in the energy field for more than 20 years as an engineer, trainer, and manager. He initiated, developed and led the energy departments for Mercury Marine and currently for Briggs & Stratton. He is the driving force for waste reduction saving more $1M for each company in the first year and each subsequent year. He quickly grabbed the “lowing hanging fruit” at each of these companies relighting more than 20 facilities, upgrading their compressed air and HVAC systems. He continues to drive efficiency in aluminum melting, manufacturing process improvements, and energy procurement. Richard is a US Navy veteran with 23 years of dedicated service as a nuclear submarine officer and is certified by the Department of Energy as a nuclear engineer. Richard holds a Masters degree in Operations Research, and a Bachelors in Nuclear Engineering and another in Aviation Management.
Chuck Pharris has over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industries, driving sales and marketing at a large controls systems company, overseeing corporate-wide refinery automation and supply chain management at large integrated national petroleum company and conducting energy analysis for the US Department of Energy. He has worked in all areas of petroleum supply chain including risk management and trading analysis, crude supply, product distribution, logistics, and refinery processing and automation.