2024 conference speakers

2024 Conference Speakers

Learn from industry leaders about the tools you need to prepare your business for the future. Hear from experts and network with like-minded industry professionals. Gain insights into business solutions, innovation, and the future of power generation. Simultaneously, explore avenues for personal and career growth through engaging workshops.

Conference Speakers

Michelle Hilger

Founder & Chief Connector, Mongoose Power Solutions

Michelle began her career in 2009 at a laboratory focusing on oil, coolant, and diesel fuel sampling across the US. After 8 years, she transitioned to business development roles in power generation service and parts companies.

Recognizing a significant need for trained technicians and advocacy in the power generation industry, Michelle founded Mongoose Power Solutions in 2019.

Hayden Bailey, Keynote Speaker

Industrial HVAC Repair Specialist & Social Media Influencer

Hayden Bailey, an Illinois-based industrial generator and HVAC repair specialist, is not your ordinary influencer. With over 1.8 million followers on TikTok and 47 million likes, Hayden, also known as the “Limb Loss Boss,” has captured the attention of audiences worldwide.

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Edward M. Browne

Consultant, Joint Commission Resources

Edward Browne brings over 35 years of healthcare engineering and management expertise, overseeing facility, safety, security, and clinical departments in diverse settings, from community hospitals to teaching institutions. Specializing in environment of care, life safety, construction, and emergency preparedness, Browne has a nationwide presence as an environment of care consultant. He tackles challenges and implements best practices, particularly in mental health and pediatric facilities. His extensive contributions include published articles in national publications, covering topics crucial to the healthcare industry, showcasing his commitment to advancing and sharing knowledge in the field.

Ben Killoy

Veteran & Motivational Speaker at Ben Killoy Speaks

Ben, a native of a Southern Wisconsin farm, took his early steps in the disciplined ranks of the United States Marine Corps right after high school. But after hanging up his uniform in 2007, he faced the most challenging mission yet: crafting a fulfilling role as a family man, leader, and proud Veteran in a world where life often seemed good on paper but felt lacking in depth. Ben’s presentations help guide people to purpose, deepening bonds & building lasting legacy.

Timothy Mikloiche

Founder, Electrical Training Services

With 35+ years in the electrical industry, Tim Mikloiche, founder of Electrical Training Services, began as an apprentice, progressing to licensed Journeyman, Master Electrician, Electrical Contractor, and Inspector. Holding a degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology, he is licensed in Connecticut as a Master Electrician, Electrical Contractor, Inspector, Assistant Building Official, and Building Official. Tim, an electrical instructor for 20+ years, serves on the State Codes and Standards Committee, is a Principal member on Code Making Panel 3 for the 2026 National Electrical Code, and holds positions on NFPA’s Electrical Inspector Member Section Executive Board and various boards and panels. Currently, he serves as a Chief Building Official/Supervisor of Inspections in Connecticut.

Sandhya Mahadevan

Fellow, Good Jobs Institute

Sandhya Mahadevan is a Fellow at the Good Jobs Institute with a passion for systems change. Previously, she was at Sol Systems, implementing onsite solar and battery storage projects to help companies and public institutions meet their carbon management goals. She also helped pilot Sol’s first tranche of community investments focused on workforce development in the cleantech sector.  

Sandhya holds a BSFS in Science, Technology, and International Affairs focused on energy and environmental policy from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. She received her MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management with Certificates in Sustainability and Business Analytics.

James Kerschinske

Sales and Business Development Manager, Enercon

James is the Sales and Business Development Manager for Enercon.  He joined the company in January of 2023.  James graduated from Iowa State University in 1987 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and started working at Caterpillar. 

Prior to joining Enercon, he has spent the majority of his career with Cat and Cat Dealers in the power generation market, managing sales and engineering teams and developing customer solutions.  At Enercon, he is driving the growth of our sales and application engineering teams.  James enjoys spending free time with his family and trying to improve his golf game. 

Dave Kimmey

Midwest & Northeast Regional Sales Manager at Enercon

Dave Kimmey is an experienced Regional Sales Manager, Applications Engineer, SalesForce Administrator, and Design Engineer.

 Driven by partnering with his customers, he takes pride in providing the best results possible. As a Regional Sales Manager, his goals include teamwork, offering a solution with options, and providing the best communications possible.

 In addition to his primary job functions, Dave has been recognized by being a Certified Salesforce Administrator for his extraordinary expertise in Salesforce.

Anne Kroger

Owner, Kroger Grant Consultants (KGC)

Kroger Grant Consultants (KGC) provides winning strategies and proven techniques for building deep, lasting relationships, building new business, and building the life of your dreams. Drawing upon Anne Kroger’s 30 years in the AEC industry and her track record of developing successful strategic plans and delivering sales results, KGC provides customizable coaching and training for those new to business development, sellerdoers, and seasoned executives.

Matt Leuck

Technical Manager for North America, Neste US’ Renewable Road Transportation

Matt Leuck is the technical manager for Neste US’ Renewable Road Transportation business. He brings 18 years of diesel engine and energy industry experience to Neste, and provides technical expertise to engine OEMs, fuel distributors, customers, and internal teams. He began his career as an Application Engineer and Application Engineering Manager, and then Technical Sales Manager at Cummins before moving to a sales director role at an energy equipment manufacturer. He returned to his technical roots with Neste in 2017 and now uses his engine, equipment, and fuel knowledge to support Neste’s position at the leading edge of cleaner, low carbon renewable fuels. He holds a BS Engineering Technology degree from Texas Tech University and a MS Global Energy Management degree from the University of Colorado

David McCallum

Senior Sales Manager, Rolls-Royce Solutions America, Inc.

As a veteran of the reciprocating engine industry, David has over 20 years of experience in providing power solutions for mission critical infrastructure projects. In his role as Senior Sales Manager for Rolls-Royce Solutions America, Inc., David serves as a subject-matter expert for the hyperscale data center market. In his prior roles, David executed grid firming, prime power and CHP projects using Diesel-Cycle and Otto-Cycle reciprocating engines. In his free time, David enjoys racing sailboats.

Cate (Catherine) Brooks

President, C Brooks, DOT Training And Compliance LLC

Cate Brooks, with 29 years in transportation regulation, served over 20 years at the state and 9 years at the federal level. State roles included CDL driver testing, school bus industry training, and industry discussions on topics like Hours of Service. Certified for roadside inspections and New Entrant Safety Audits, she transitioned to the federal level, conducting compliance reviews. Brooks actively engaged in industry outreach, addressing vital topics such as Driver Fitness and Controlled Substance and Alcohol requirements. Her extensive experience reflects a commitment to regulatory excellence, making her a seasoned professional in the transportation sector for over two decades.

Lincoln Sheppard

Lead Sales Engineer, Orange County Thermal Industries, Inc.

Lincoln Sheppard is the Lead Sales Engineer at Orange County Thermal Industries Inc. (OCTI) in Orange, California. Originally from Belize, Lincoln has been with OCTI for 14 years and has worked in the industry for over 16 years. Developing new technologies and product lines became a passion and has helped him become a wealth of knowledge and information when it comes to thermal and acoustic insulation in the PowerGen world. Lincoln has also worked on projects in the turbine, marine, refuse, oil & gas, and racing industry, giving him a broad perspective and understanding of the individual requirements for insulation. 

Jennifer Landon

Founder, Your Grief Matters
VP of Education and Workforce Development at ABC NH/VT

Jennifer L. Landon, M.Ed., serves as the Vice President of Education and Workforce Development for Associated Builders & Contractors NH/VT. As the founder of Your Grief Matters, LLC, Jennifer is a Certified Grief Educator & Coach, Certified Construction Suicide Prevention Trainer, Mental Health First Aider, and Recovery Friendly Workplace Advocate, dedicated to enhancing mental health awareness and support in the construction industry.

Dulcee Loehn

Business and Executive Coach, FocalPoint Coaching & Training

Dulcee Loehn is a Certified FocalPoint Business Coach and the owner of FocalPoint Business Performance of Tampa Bay, Inc. Dulcee partners with her clients, and together they improve all areas of the business, maximizing revenue, profitability, and return on investment. Using the Focal Point system, powered by Brian Tracy, Dulcee introduces business concepts and then works with her clients to unearth effective ideas to apply those concepts to the business. Her clients begin to realize their goals and aspirations, many for the first time.

Eric Horner

Vice President & Partner
The Rowley Agency

Eric began his insurance career in 1988 working for a large, national insurance carrier in New Jersey as a claims adjuster. In 1995 Eric transitioned to commercial sales joining The Rowley Agency in 1999. A graduate of St. Anselm College with a bachelor’s degree, he also holds both the Associate in Claims and Certified Insurance Counselor Designations.

Darell Ignelzi 

Technical Training Specialist

For over 20 years, Darell Ignelzi has been in the power generation field with a focus in disaster response and mitigationHe has participated in response and recovery efforts all around the world including Hurricane Katrina and Sandy, Super Typhoon Jelawat in the Phillipines, the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, and the Fukushima Reactor nuclear disaster in JapanIn both the military and in the private/public sector, Darell understands the importance of a proper maintenance cycle and how that can impact business and governments agencies at the most crucial timesHe has served as an instructor and curriculum developer at the Marine Corps Engineer School

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