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Owner Operators, Utilities & IPPs

  • Javier Mateache
    Gestamp Wind NA
    Javier Mateache Chief Executive Officer
    Gestamp Wind NA
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  • Bernardo Goarmon
    EDP Renewables
    Bernardo Goarmon EVP Finance
    EDP Renewables
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    Bernardo Goarmon is the Executive Vice President Finance/Chief Financial Officer for EDP Renewables North America LLC (c. $9B assets, $750M EBITDA, and an annual capital plan of $1B), being responsible for finance of the platforms, US, Canada and Mexico.

    Bernardo has 18 years of experience in the energy, automotive, and financial services industries. He joined EDP Renewables in 2008 serving at the corporate office leading the Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, Tax Planning, and Consolidation departments. Prior to that, Bernardo held a variety of finance assignments, most notably at Constellation Energy Group (as well as Unistar - a joint venture with EDF for development and construction of nuclear power plants) and within the BMW Group (BMW Iberia and BMW Financial Services).

    Bernardo graduated with a concentration in Business from the Catholic University of Lisbon (where he also completed a Post-Grad in Banking and Financial Services) and received a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He later completed a diverse array of Advanced Corporate Finance, Leadership, Negotiation, and Risk Management programs at the Harvard Business School, Wharton School of Business, the London Business School, and the Amsterdam Institute of Finance, among others.

    EDP Renewables North America LLC and its subsidiaries develop, construct, own, and operate wind farms and solar parks throughout North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 41 wind farms, two solar parks, and 13 regional and development offices across North America, EDPR NA has developed c. 6 GW and operates more than 5 GW of renewable energy projects. EDPR NA is owned by EDP Renewables, a global leader in the renewable energy sector with more than 11 GW in operation.

    For more information, visit www.edpr.com and www.edprnorthamerica.com.

  • Jeff Wehner
    Duke Energy
    Jeff Wehner VP Renewable Operations
    Duke Energy
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  • Amine Alami
    RES Group
    Amine Alami VP Asset Management
    RES Group
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  • Aday Magec
    Gestamp Wind NORTH America
    Aday Magec Technical Manager
    Gestamp Wind NA
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  • Gerrud Wallaert
    EON
    Gerrud Wallaert VP Regional Operations
    E.ON Climate & Renewables NA
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    Gerrud Wallaert is Vice President, Regional Operations for E.ON Climate and Renewables NA. In his role, Gerrud is responsible for six wind generation assets in the areas of safety, strategy, operations management, personnel, and budgets and serves on a leadership team with responsibilities of 2.9 GW of wind power generation in North America.

    After earning a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Louisiana Tech University, Gerrud started his professional career in 2001 with Entergy Services, Inc. as a System Operator ensuring the reliability of the transmission system.

    Gerrud joined Southwest Power Pool in 2002 as an Operations Engineer and transitioned to the position of Senior Regulatory and Policy Engineering in 2006. While at Southwest Power Pool, he supported the company in State and Federal regulatory filings, policy research concerning tariff and electric market rules, and other operations and regulatory topics.

    With the foundation of electric utility experience, Gerrud entered into the renewable generation sector with Acciona Energy in 2009 as Manager, System Operations Center with responsibilities including the 24 / 7 remote operations of over 700 MWs of wind generation in the US and Canada, Regulatory Compliance, and SCADA Engineering. In 2011, he transitioned to E.ON Climate and Renewables where he has served in several different Operational roles and recently served as Head of Asset Planning in Essen, Germany, were he oversaw the O&M and Parts Strategy, O&M Processes, Budgeting and KPI oversight, and Operational Risk Management for E.ON’s global onshore and offshore wind portfolio totaling more than 4.8 GW of wind generation.

    Gerrud obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago in 2013..

  • Robert Gomez
    EDP Renewables
    Robert Gomez Drivetrain Diagnostics Engineer
    EDP Renewables
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  • Chris Shugart
    pattern energy
    Chris Shugart SVP Operations
    Pattern Energy
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    Chris lead’s Pattern’s operations and asset management team, which has the responsibility of ensuring the safe, reliable, and profitable operation of approximately 3000 MW of wind energy facilities across the globe. This role encompasses O&M, commercial asset management, EHS, engineering, and regulatory and environmental services.

    Chris has over 20 years of energy industry experience including management positions in operations, due diligence, technical services, project development, and project management. His experience includes development and management of transmission, wind, and gas-fired power facilities with Westinghouse, Calpine, Babcock & Brown, and Pattern. Chris has a BSME from Virginia Tech and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

  • Brad Hendrix
    AES Wind Generation
    Bradley Hendrix Balance of Plant Lead
    AES Wind Generation
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  • Troy Ryan
    Leeward Energy
    Troy Ryan Director of Operations
    Leeward Energy
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  • John Boyle
    APEX
    John Boyle Health & Safety Manager
    Apex Clean Energy
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    John brings 15 years of experience in Safety, Operations, and Emergency Response. John was previously with Infigen, BP, The MC252 Oil Spill Response, The Pangere Corporation and US Steel where he held safety leadership positions. Through his behavior based initiatives, leveraging experience from wind industry professionals, and commitment to continuous improvement, John has successfully developed safety programs, improved operating cultures, and reduced total recordable rates dramatically. John is a National Registered Paramedic and professionally trained firefighter.

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    DTE Energy
    Deniis Buda Senior Manager
    DTE Energy
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  • Ryan McGraw
    Orion Energy Group LLC
    Ryan McGraw Head of Asset Management
    Orion Energy Group LLC
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  • Mike Kelley
    Enel Green Power NA
    Mike Kelley Health & Safety Manager
    Enel Green Power NA
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    Mike Kelley is a 30-year Safety Professional with a diverse back ground and work history. Safety has allowed Mike to work in all but one of the United States. Mike has had the great opportunity to work internationally as well. Mike Has worked in the energy field for the last 16 years and in Wind Energy for the last 12 years. Mike is an advocate not and advisory, his goal is to help each individual employee of Leeward Energy and our contractors go home safely each day and to enjoy a safe time with their families.

    Mike is a 10-year member of the AWEA Safety Committee and the Post Chair of the AWEA Safety Steering Committee. Mike is a founding member of the Iowa Wind Energy Association and has served on the Board of Directors for 9 years. Mike is currently serving on the ANSI A10 Sub-Committee for the Demolition of Wind Turbines. Mike is also a OTI OSHA 501 Instructor.

    Mike is married to his beautiful wife Lisa for 9 years in March of 2017, we have 5 children and 6 grandchildren, 2 more on the way. Mike and Lisa enjoy traveling and we have a great system for our lives…Mike cooks (he enjoys cooking on the grill and smoker) and Lisa cleans. We spend most of our time together outside doing something….and in Minnesota that can be cold. I love to fish and hunt as well as messing with dogs and livestock. Mike looking forward to moving back to my home state of Texas after almost a 20 year absents.

    Safety is my passion, I love what I do

OEMs, ISPs, Key Vendors & Partners

  • Daniel Molyneaux
    Vestas
    Daniel Molyneaux Blade Services Manager
    Vestas
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  • Curtis Schlunz
    Vestas
    Curtis Schlunz Senior System Administrator
    Vestas
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    Curtis works for the SCADA department and currently bridges gaps between IT and OT systems to ensure service delivery on various customer cybersecurity requirements.

  • Larry Freeman
    EDF Renewable Services
    Larry Freeman Asset Administration Business Manager
    EDF Renewable Services
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    Larry Freeman serves EDF Renewable Services as Business Development Manager, Asset Management- O&M, where he oversees the Asset Management Development for Wind and Solar O&M Business. Prior to joining Business Development, Larry was the Regional Manager for Solar O&M Operations, overseeing over 775 MW of Solar assets across the United States and Canada.

    Larry brings 19 years of experience in renewable energy and operations and maintenance.

    Larry has a Bachelor’s of Art Degree from Ohio State University.

  • Antonio de la Torre
    Siemens Gamesa
    Antonio de la Torre Chief Technology Officer
    Siemens Gamesa
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    Antonio de la Torre is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), a position he has held since June 2017. He is defining and monitoring the new company’s technology and R&D strategy and leads the digital transformation of SGRE, resulting from the merger of Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power.

    Antonio de la Torre has an extensive professional career with more than 27 years of experience in the world of engineering and technology. Before joining Gamesa, he built his career in several technical executive positions in aerospace companies, participating on either civil or military European programs. Since 2008, he has been leading the product development at Gamesa, a position he left to become the combined company’s new CTO.

    Antonio has a MS Engineering degree in Aeronautics from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and holds a Master in Business Administration for Technological and Industrial Companies from the Business School of Industrial Organization (EOI). He also completed IESE Business School’s Executive Development Program.

  • Drazena Brocilo
    Siemens Gamesa
    Drazena Brocilo Principal Electrical Manager
    Siemens Gamesa
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  • Andy Holt
    GE
    Andy Holt General Manager Wind NA
    GE Renewable Energy
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    Andy Holt is the General Manager of North America for GE’s Onshore Wind business, a unit of GE Renewable Energy.

    GE is one of the world’s leading suppliers of wind energy and digital industrial technology. With manufacturing and assembly facilities in Germany, India, China, Brazil and the United States, the company’s current renewable product portfolio includes onshore and offshore wind turbines and utility scale hydropower facilities for grid applications. GE has an installed base of more than 30,000+ wind turbines that exceeds 50 GW of global capacity.

    Andy has 20 years of GE experience, and today he is responsible for more than 2000 employees who sell, commission and service GE’s North American wind fleet. Prior to this role, he led the projects and services organization for GE’s Onshore Wind business across the globe. Before that, Andy advanced through a series of diverse positions with increasing responsibility, including roles in marketing, quality, product management and operations in GE Energy and GE Oil & Gas.

    He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Andy began his professional career in the U.S. Navy, where he spent more than nine years as a decorated aviator and flight instructor, and today is a leading sponsor of the GE Veteran’s Network.

  • Mark Redding
    Poseidon Systems
    Mark Redding President
    Poseidon Systems
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  • Tom Marek
    NGC Transmission
    Tom Marek Senior Manager - Wind Gears
    NGC Transmission
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  • Sam Walsh
    Vestas
    Sam Walsh SVP Underwriting
    GCube
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  • Judah Moseson
    Cooke Power Services
    Judah Moseson VP Business Development
    Cooke Power Services
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    Mr. Moseson has over 25 years of experience in the Electric Power Generation sector. He is a degreed Mechanical Engineer and holds a Professional Engineering License in Texas, USA. Judah has performed leadership functions in Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning, Operation and Maintenance of fossil fueled and renewable generation sites and associated high voltage substation facilities. He has been involved in over 3000 MW’s of installed wind energy capacity and has been involved in an equal amount of preliminary analyses of wind farm development sites. He previously held positions with Cielo Wind Power, Infigen Energy, E.ON Climate and Renewables and RES Americas.

  • Aaron Barr
    Make
    Aaron Barr Managing Director
    MAKE
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    Aaron is responsible for monitoring global wind turbine technology trends and strategic impacts to support MAKE’s global research and advisory clients.  Aaron lends his technical expertise to provide technology forecasts, economic trade-off analysis, market assessments and due diligence projects.

  • Holly Burnett
    Natural Power
    Holly Burnett Senior Vice President
    Natural Power
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  • Carter Atlamazoglou
    FTI consulting
    Carter Atlamazoglou Director
    FTI Consulting
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    Carter is a Director in FTI’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice with a focus on clean energy. He has over 14 years of experience in industry and financial services. He is experienced in renewable energy project development, financing and operations as well as in mergers and acquisitions.

    Carter has a BA from Brown University, an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

  • Jon Salmon
    RENEW
    Jon Salmon Mechanical Engineering Manager
    RENEW Energy Maintenance
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  • Richard Brooks
    timken
    Richard Brooks Aftermarket Sales Manager
    The Timken Company
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  • Gorka Parada
    NEM Solutions
    Gorka Parada Chief Executive Officer
    NEM Solutions USA
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  • Jeff Walkup
    GramJuhl
    Jeff Walkup VP Operations & Sales
    Gram & Juhl North America
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  • Reynir Hilmission
    Brüel & Kjær Vibro
    Reynir Hilmission Lead Diagnostics Engineer
    Brüel & Kjær Vibro
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  • Zhiwei Zhang
    Romax Insight Analytics Solutions
    Dr. Zhiwei Zhang VP Engineering
    Romax Insight Analytics Solutions
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  • Stefano Leonardi
    WindSTAR
    Stefano Leonardi Associate Professor
    WindSTAR
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  • Mario Rotea
    WindSTAR
    Mario Rotea Director
    WindSTAR
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  • Neal Gyngard
    Tower Climbing Grease Monkeys
    Neal Gyngard Founder
    Tower Climbing Grease Monkeys
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Just some of the top speakers to have taken the stage before include...

Tom Kiernan
Pattern Energy


Tom Kiernan
CEO
AWEA
Kelly Dallas
o2o-wind


Kelly Dallas
Head Moderator
O2O WIND International
Aaron Barr
Make-Consulting


Aaron Barr
Managing Director
Make Consulting
Steven Gilbert
AVEC


Steven Gilbert
Manager
AVEC
Greg Wolf
duke energy


Greg Wolf
President Commercial Portfolio
Duke Energy
David Smith
Leeward Energy


David Smith
CEO & President
Leeward Energy
Gerrud Wallaert
EON


Gerrud Wallaert
Vice President - Regional Operations
E.ON Climate & Renewables
Chris Shugart
pattern energy


Chris Shugart
Senior VP Operations
Pattern Energy
Matthew Burt
Res-americas


Matthew Burt
SVP Operations
RES Americas
Jeff Wehner
duke-energy


Jeff Wehner
Vice President of Operations, Renewables
Duke Energy Corporation
Brain Hayes
EDP-renewables


Brian Hayes
Executive VP - Asset Optimization
EDP Renewables
Sandeep Sharma
capital-power-corporation


Sandeep Sharma
Head of Renewables
Capital Power
Rob Erdinger
Algonquin


Rob Erdinger
Sr. Business Manager
Algonquin Power
Troy Ryan
Leeward-Energy


Troy Ryan
Eastern Regional Manager
Leeward Energy
Tracy Jarvis
AES-WIND-GENERATION


Tracy Jarvis
General Manager – Buffalo Gap
AES Wind Generation
Josh Faussett
OGE


Josh Faussett
Manager Renewable EnergyOG
OGE Energy Corp
Jeremy High
EDP


Jeremy High
Asset Manager
EDP Renewables
John Boyle
APEX-


John Boyle
Manager HSE
APEX Clean Energy
Brian Martin
BP


Brian Martin
Director of Field Safety
BP Wind Energy
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DTE


Edward Henderson
Manager Wind Resources
DTE Energy
Chris Brown
Vestas


Chris Brown
President
Vestas
Don Gibson
duke-energy


Don Gibson
Business Development Manager
Duke Energy
Peter Wells
UpWind


Peter Wells
Chief Executive Officer
UpWInd Solutions
Terry Callahan
suzlon


Terry Callahan
VP Operations
Suzlon Energy
Larry Freeman
EDF


Larry Freeman
Business Development Manager Asset Administration
EDF Renewable Services
Mike Kelley
UpWind


Mike Kelley
Executive Director EHS
Upwind Solutions
Todd Karasek
suzlon


Todd Karasek
VP HSE
Suzlon Energy
Tomas Konvalina
Siemens


Tomas Konvalina
Head of Warranty Management
Siemens
Charles Clayton
suzlon


Charles Clayton
Training Manager
Suzlon Energy
Maya Nissim
UpWind


Maya Nissim
Reliability Engineering Manager
Upwind Solutions
Andy Holt
GE


Andy Holt
Onshore Wind General Manager
General Electric Company
Keith Day
EON


Keith Day
President
E.ON Energy Services
Bouchra Bouqata
GE


Bouchra Bouqata
Program Manager – Digital Strategies
GE Renewable Energy

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