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Manufacturing Forum

Clean Energy & Sustainability:

Opportunities & Resources for Manufacturers

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


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Ducted Wind Turbines, Inc.

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DWT designs, builds, and sells economically viable small wind turbines that are easy to assemble and install, and produce twice as much energy as a similar sized open rotor turbine. With RFPs for over 300 turbines, an as a compliment to solar, DWT intends to improve human lives and our environment simultaneously.

New York State Pollution Prevention Institute

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The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) is a trusted resource for organizations across the state seeking cost-effective strategies for realizing new levels of efficiency and minimizing their impacts on the environment. Its team of engineers/researchers collaborate with the decision-makers—small business owners, manufacturers, community leaders, municipalities—working to make NYS a national model for sustainability, waste-reduction and pollution prevention. NYSP2I is sponsored by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and led by Golisano Institute of Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology. It is a collaboration of five research universities and manufacturing extension partnerships across New York State.

S3IP Center of Excellence, Binghamton University

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We put the capabilities and technical resources of a leading research university at the disposal of electronics and energy systems manufacturers and similar industries. Our 6 research centers address microelectronics manufacturing, flexible hybrid electronics, heterogeneous integration of electronics, and thin film electronic devices for energy harvest and storage. Advanced battery research is directed by Dr. Stan Whittingham, 2019 Nobel Laureate for invention of the Li-ion battery. Our professional staff, backed by the deep expertise of faculty, assists companies in problem solving and use of our 7 laboratories to address manufacturing methods and materials, thermal management, failure analysis, prototyping, and reliability improvement.

Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)

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The Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) is funded by the National Science Foundation. Its primary mission is to perform cutting-edge materials research. The center also provides support to industry through the NYSTAR-funded Industrial Partnerships Program. The program promotes technology transfer and economic development by offering to industry low-cost, timely and flexible access to world-leading materials experts (Cornell faculty members) and to state-of-the-art instruments, enabling product development as well as expansion to wider markets.

Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES)

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The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) is located on the campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Our center is one of Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation’s 15 designated Centers for Advanced Technology. Dr. Jian Sun is the Director of the center and leads a team of over 30 research faculty and support staff. Our mission is to pair the talent and resources of a world-leading research university with industry innovators to move technology from the lab to the marketplace for an energy-sustainable future. Our research focus areas include wind, solar, energy storage, smart-grid and energy-efficient technologies.

Clarkson University

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CAMP's expertise in materials science and processing supports companies interested in understanding and exploiting state-of-the-art, advanced, tailor-designed materials and processes to improve products, solve manufacturing challenges, increase yield, lower cost and foster innovation. Our research faculty is world-renowned and willing to put their expertise to work on your company’s challenges in the areas of materials processing, materials synthesis and functionalization, materials characterization, and materials by design. CAMP offers a variety of contractual arrangements to meet your corporate needs, incl. Analytical Service Agreements for material analysis and testing, and more.


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FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers and technology companies with guided access to our extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other challenges to growth. FuzeHub’s programs champion the New York State manufacturing and technology community and provide targeted resources to accelerate manufacturing competitiveness and technology commercialization.

Center for Economic Growth, Inc.

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The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) is dedicated to driving economic growth in New York’s eight-county, 1.1-million-person Capital Region. As the nonprofit regional economic development organization, we do this by attracting investment and talent; growing manufacturing and workforce capabilities, leveraging industry clusters, and developing the entrepreneurial ecosystem. We serve as a catalyst and work with partners and stakeholders to prepare the region to compete and move high-impact strategies and projects forward. An affiliate of the Capital Region Chamber, CEG is supported by investors in business, government, education, and the nonprofit sectors who are committed to sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity.




As the Vice President for Large-Scale Renewables, Georges leads NYSERDA’s work in advancing both land-based renewable energy and offshore wind resources. Prior to joining NYSERDA in September 2021, he spent nearly ten years at General Electric (GE)
Georges Sassine
VP, Large Scale Renewables (NYSERDA)
Dr. Jian Sun joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2002, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering.
Jian Sun
Director of the Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES)


Before starting his “second career” in academia, Brian enjoyed a successful career in sales management, product management, marketing, and strategic planning. His career included positions of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson, Crane & Company, and Taconic Biosciences.
Brian Apkarian
Director of Business Development (CFES)
Chulsung Bae is a Ford Foundation Professor at the Dept of Chemistry & Chemical Biology RPI. Bae's research group focuses on the development of functional polymeric materials that might find applications in the areas of clean energy and environmental technologies.
Chulsung Bae
Ford Foundation Professor - RPI
Everton is a manufacturing virtuoso focused on helping the manufacturing community, industry, start-ups, local colleges and universities, and business leaders to advance innovation and technology. More...
Everton H. Henriques
NY MEP Solutions Manager | FuzeHub
Michael has more than 17 years of experience ranging from engineering and product development, manufacturing, business development and operations. Prior to joining CEG in 2013, he was director of an incubator program, an entrepreneur, and was a senior engineer at Boeing.
Michael Lobsinger
SVP and Center Director for CEG
David Whipple is the Director of Industry Development for renewable energy at Empire State Development, the State level job creating agency. He works with partners to help renewable energy businesses establish manufacturing operations in NY.
David Whipple
Director of Industry Development - ESD
Peter is skilled in Residential & C&I Solar Energy, Environmental Awareness, Public Speaking, International Education, Organic Farming, Offshore Wind Supply Chain Management, Circular Economy and Climate Change Science. He has a Masters of Science focused in Science for Sustainable Development from Linköping University.
Peter Lion
Senior Advisor - Offshore WInd - NYSERDA
Jude Auman
Project Development - LJUNGSTRÖM
Christopher is responsible for managing multiple product lines across various industries to effectively deploy roadmaps and the overall vision for hydrogen infrastructure. 
Christopher D. Johnson
Product Manager - Plug Power
Cullen Brown is a Key Account Manager in the Customer Business Development group at (NYPA), helping manage NYPA’s economic development programs, as well as working with municipalities and SUNY campuses to achieve their CLCPA goals.
Cullen O. Brown
Associate Key Account Manager - NYPA


  • 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




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