Upcoming Webinars: Green Design & Manufacturing

Transforming Transportation Manufacturing: Unlocking Growth with Sustainable Energy Solutions

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In the U.S., traditional manufacturing processes are being disrupted by various factors, including new technologies, incentives to onshore production, and carbon emissions reduction goals. Companies in the transportation industry are making big investments in new production lines and plants at a time when interest rates are high and competition for qualified staff is fierce.

As they embark on these expansions, one key question leaders must consider is whether to take a business-as-usual approach to deploying the vital, yet tertiary, systems that power their operations onsite or explore new paradigms to better scale core manufacturing processes. Cost and financing mechanisms for such infrastructure are, of course, key considerations.

This 60-minute Webinar will focus on how an onsite utilities-as-a-service model can help companies better fund, design, and deploy all the systems that heat, cool, and power manufacturing operations.

Topics include:

  • Common growth challenges for transportation manufacturers
  • Reserving CapEx for manufacturing priorities with third-party financing of energy infrastructure
  • Entrusting experts in sustainable energy for the design and build phases
  • The benefits of contracting with a third party to operate the infrastructure
  • Examples of energy partnerships at manufacturing companies.

An audience Q&A session will follow the technical presentation.

Speakers:

Maribel Adydan, Director, Business Development, ENGIE North America

Maribel Adydan serves as the Director of Major Partnerships and Business Development for commercial and industrial at ENGIE North America. In this role, she focuses on the expansion of long-term partnerships to deliver comprehensive, integrated, reliable, and sustainable energy solutions across the entire energy value chain. Maribel has 20 years of experience in the energy sector — including oil and gas, midstream, gas transportation and distribution, renewable energy, and distributed generation — with a focus on corporate and business development, strategy, project management, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining ENGIE, she worked at WGL, Spectra Energy, Duke Energy Corp, and Bank of America. Maribel holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and managerial studies from Rice University.

Wendell Wakeham, Business Development Senior Advisor, ENGIE North America

Wendell Wakeham is the Business Development Senior Advisor of Major Partnerships and Business Development for commercial and industrial at ENGIE North America. In this role, he is responsible for commercial structuring as well as development activities for customer energy solutions that include distributed generation projects, microgrid, district energy systems, and other site energy management solutions across North America. Wendell has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry including roles in generation asset management, renewable and thermal power development, oil and gas infrastructure development, and liquified natural gas development. He is an accomplished professional with experience in mergers and acquisitions, district energy systems, combined heat and power, business development, partnership and joint venture management, and program and project management.

Moderator:

Amanda Hosey, Editor, SAE Media Group

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