Manufacturing Forum

Clean Energy & Sustainability:

Opportunities & Resources for Manufacturers

April 20th, 2022, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Hilton Garden Inn, Troy, NY

Exhibitor Registration

About the Expo

Hilton Garden Inn
235 Hoosick St
Troy, NY 12180

Clean, renewable energy and environmental sustainability aren’t just good for the planet. They can also strengthen your company’s bottom line.

Come connect with resources that can help you to achieve your clean energy and sustainability goals. FuzeHub’s first Manufacturing Forum of 2022 is for New York State manufacturing and technology companies that want to make their supply chains greener, their operations more sustainable, and their energy usage more efficient.

This April 20th event is also for NYS companies that supply or want to supply clean energy, or that want to develop cleantech or renewable products. Whether you’re looking for business partners or R&D support, you’ll find it here and in-person.

From wind and solar power to green hydrogen and energy storage, New York State is the place where companies like yours are connecting with clean energy and sustainable technology opportunities.

For example, NYS is developing the largest suite of offshore wind projects in the nation. This is a powerful opportunity for companies that are ready to do business and support these exciting initiatives.

Sign-up now and get a seat at the table. This event is organized by FuzeHub and co-hosted by the Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Rensselaer and the Center for Economic Growth (CEG).


  • 7:30 AM
    Doors Open/Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30AM – 8:45AM
    Formal Program Begins

    Master of Ceremonies – Everton H. Henriques

    Co-Host Addresses – Michael Lobsinger (CEG), Brian Apkarian (CFES)

  • 8:45AM – 9:00AM
    Sponsor Presentations

    Alanna Russo, Head of Strategic Engagement – Community Offshore Wind

    Cullen Brown, Key Account Manager – NY Power Authority

    Jeff Arsenault, Product Sales Manager – NEFF Automation


  • 9:00AM – 9:30AM
    Keynote Speakers

    Dr. Jian Sun, Director (CFES)

    Christopher D. Johnson, Product Manager, Plug Power

    Georges Sassine, VP of Large Scale Renewables (NYSERDA)

  • 9:30AM – 10:30AM
    Panel Discussion

    Moderator: Peter Lion

    Georges Sassine, Jian Sun, Chulsung Bae, David Whipple, Christopher Johnson, Jude Auman

  • 10:30AM – 12:30PM
    Exhibitor/Attendee Interactions & Networking
  • 12:30PM
    Event Ends


KeyNote Speaker

With over 10 years in the automotive industry and almost 8 years with BorgWarner, Andrew has a deep understanding on how automation and lean implementation can drive business results.
Andrew Lawlor
Continuous Improvement Manager BorgWarner


After nearly a decade in business operations, Silas entered the automation space within the machine vision world. In 2019 he joined Universal Robots with a strong background in robotics and machine vision.
Silas Neale
Channel Development Manager Universal Robots
Dr. Brian A. Weiss is a mechanical engineer and the leader of the MDP4MO project within the Engineering Laboratory at NIST.
Dr. Brian Weiss
Mechanical Engineer, NIST
Stefan has been instrumental in developing and executing sales and marketing strategies, including partnerships with Universal Robots and gauge manufacturers.
Stefan Friedrich
Product Manager, New Scale Robotics

Speakers and Panelists

Mr. Rand has 25 years of experience in general management, marketing and operations for a variety of public and private manufacturers.
Benjamin Rand
President Insyte Consulting
Matt has more than 15 years of experience in research, development, and manufacturing in the semiconductor, nanotech, and consumer electronics industries.
Matt Malloy
Automation Team Leader EWI
Everton's focus is helping the manufacturing community, general industry, start-ups, local colleges, and universities to advance innovation and technology. More...
Dr. Everton H. Henriques, MA, HON
Director of Manufacturing and Technology Initiatives, FuzeHub
Brian is an automation expert who specializes in providing automation products and solutions to enhance productivity for manufacturing and assembly processes in Upstate New York.
Brian Moll
Technical Sales Representative NEFF Automation
Kim is the Director of Special Projects for FuzeHub. She's responsible for guiding the efforts of multiple programs, including FuzeHub Marketing Services, that are aimed at helping small-to-medium sized manufacturers grow.
Kim Lloyd
Director of Special Projects Fuzehub
Steve Melito is the Senior Solutions Specialist for FuzeHub and the host of its NYS Manufacturing Now podcast. He also moderates events for FuzeHub and is a regular contributor to its print and digital publications. More...
Steve Melito
Senior Solutions Specialist, FuzeHub
Carol has extensive knowledge of the Southern Tier’s manufacturing sector and has a proven track record of success. Carol works closely with AMT’s clients, stakeholders, and partners.
Carol Miller
Executive Director, AMT
Andrea has been with the firm since 2010 and is responsible for managing R&D Tax Credit studies and client relationships for a variety of industries.
Andrea Albanese
Manager, R&D Tax Savers


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