From the blog Innovate on Purpose, the author argues that managers who are programmed to be process and control oriented do not embrace innovation due to it’s uncertain outcomes. Interesting analogies, including the comment that companies who focus on cutting 5% from their bottom line every year will cut themselves out of business in 15 years. Check out the article here.
KCMN February Meeting
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 7:30-9:00 AM
Hilton Garden Inn, 520 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas
State renewable energy standards, increasing regulation, and an uncertain political climate regarding energy policy are some of the factors that point to a trend of rising energy costs. However, there are ways to cut your energy costs and reduce the impact of rising rates on your bottom line. Join KCMN in welcoming Gary Hogsett, a nationally recognized energy engineer and speaker, to discuss strategies for cutting your energy bill.
Gary will review the top 10 energy savings opportunities in industrial plants. He will discuss energy efficiency as it relates to such industrial building systems as; Insulation, Lighting, Thermostats, Compressed Air, Demand Management, Heat Recovery opportunities, Steam systems (boilers), Motors, etc. He will also cover a few energy project financing opportunities such as rebates, and the USDA energy efficiency grant and loan programs.
About our Speaker
Gary Hogsett P.E., CEM, LC, LEED-AP, Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center
Gary is a nationally recognized energy engineer and speaker. Over a span of 30 years, Mr. Hogsett has held a wide range of energy management consulting positions. He previously served as the State Energy Engineer for the State of Kansas, as well as an Energy Analyst for the Oklahoma Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center. He provided energy consulting for more than 1,400 facilities while employed by firms such as Johnson Controls, Tetra Tech, and Burns & McDonnell. He has recently been appointed by the Governor of Kansas to the Governor’s Wind Energy Task Force. Gary received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He has served as Region IV Vice President and is currently a member of the Certified Energy Manager certification board. He is active in the Kansas City chapter, and under his leadership as President, the Chapter was selected as AEE’s Chapter of the Year. He is an accomplished and passionate public speaker and trainer, and has won ten local and regional public speaking contests sponsored by Toastmasters.