April Meeting

The April Meeting will consist of ETC AEE in a Featured Panel at the 2016 eChem Expo in Kingsport, TN. The date is April 28th and our Panel is slotted for the 12:30-1:20 p.m. time frame. Please note you may earn up to 5.5 PDHs by attending various seminars at the Expo. If you will be attending please notify the webmaster for our records. 

Title: The Future of Energy Management in Manufacturing


Managing energy in the next two to seven years will take center stage in a users panel discussion sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and organized by Kim Smith, East Tennessee Chapter AEE President. Presentations will focus on both a national point of view and an Eastman perspective.
Attendees will learn what ESRB programs are available for manufacturers and how to obtain rebates for taking energy savings measures. Speakers will also address best practices for holding down energy costs and consumption.
This featured session is a continuation of the eChemExpo “Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Roundtable” series launched in 2014.


Moderator is David Hopper, the head of Hopco Inc., a consulting company specializing in energy and utilities management. He is currently helping to develop a corporate strategic plan for an Alexandria, Va., company, and recently developed a power quality and power management plan for an Icelandic manufacturing company.

Sharon Nolen, is manager of the Eastman Chemical Company Worldwide Energy Program. Under her leadership, Eastman has been named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for five consecutive years. She previously held leadership positions with the company in process engineering, plant engineering, utilities, corporate quality and information technology. 
Chris Quillen, customer service manager for Tennessee Valley Authority’s local power companies in the Northeast Tennessee region, was previously the principal engineer over the TVA’s comprehensive services program.
Bryce Hudey serves as site energy efficiency and sustainability manager in the Facilities Management Division of the Facilities and Operations directorate at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Check the eChem Expo website for more panel information by clicking here