2015 Annual Meeting Papers

Annual Meeting / October 21-23, 2015
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra, Florida

2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

It takes energy to make useable energy. It takes energy to clean the air we breathe. It takes energy to get and clean the water we drink. It takes energy to get the fuel to make usable energy. As we see with the drive toward clean energy and away from coal, as the President said something to the effect, “You can use coal but it will bankrupt you,” we are moving into a new energy era. Hence the theme for this year’s annual meeting:

Transitioning To A New Energy Era

It is impossible to make or do anything without energy. And, the cost of energy impacts everything we make or do.

What is it? What will I need? What will it take to survive? Where will I get it? Where am I and where is my company in this transition?

Climate Change/Green House Gases (GHG)/Manmade Global Warming has been and continues to be the driver for the Administration and their supporters. With the 2014 Clean Power Plan proposal and upcoming final rule, this administration is reshaping the energy landscape for the future, picking winners and losers and raising the cost of energy to drive the need of energy efficiency, renewable energy sources. This is without regard to the increased costs of energy adversely impacting the poor, less fortunate, retired people on fixed incomes and all those people and companies who cannot afford the increased capital and operating cost to survive or compete in a globally competitive marketplace. Whenever energy costs go up something has to go. Sometimes, it is the company.

This year’s Annual Meeting will consider where we are, where we are going and what can we expect as we plan for the future.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

7:00 AM Golf Tournament Registration – Ponte Vedra Ocean Golf Course
Breakfast is on your own.
8:00 Annual Jerry Debban Memorial Golf Tournament
Ponte Vedra Resort Ocean Course, Robert L. Corbin, CIBO Honorary Member, Member Services Consultant & Tournament Play Master

  • Lunch and Drinks Provided – Island Deck
  • CIBO members gather in honor of Jerry Debban, a true industrial energy promoter and friend, for camaraderie, networking and Annual Meeting preparation.
  • Proceeds from the sale of Mulligans and member contributions at the tournament will be donated to Washington Children’s Hospital to help fight childhood cancer.
2:30 – 5:00 Annual Meeting Registration – History Hall
4:00 – 5:30 Joint Membership & Communication Education & Outreach Committee Meeting – Terrace B

  • John (Jay) Hofmann, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
  • Robert (Bob) Corbin, CIBO Honorary Member & CIBO Member Services Consultant
6:00 – 7:00 Newcomers’ Reception & Golf Tournament Awards
(Sponsored by CIBO Associate Members) – Surf Club Patio
7:00 Cookout with Calypso Band – Surf Club Patio

Thursday, October 22, 2015

7:00 – 9:00 AM Buffet Breakfast – LeMaster Room
8:00 Opening Session – Formal Annual Meeting – Inn Dining Room
(CIBO Members & Invited Guests only)

John C. deRuyter, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company
CIBO Chairman
8:15 CIBO Operations Reports for 2015 – Inn Dining Room

  • Report of the Membership and 2015 CIBO Annual Survey, Robert L. Corbin, CIBO Honorary Member & CIBO Member Services Consultant and Candler (Candy) P. Marriott, CIBO Manager, Membership & Committee Services
  • Report on CIBO Litigation, Brittany Pemberton, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP
  • 2015 Treasurers Report Carl R. Bozzuto, ALSTOM Power, Inc., Secretary/Treasurer
  • President’s Annual Report to Members, Robert (Bob) D. Bessette, CIBO President
9:45 Nominating Committee Report & Election of Directors, Scott Darling, Alcoa, Inc.
10:00 Coffee Break
10:15 Annual Meeting Opening Session (open to all attendees)

  • John C. deRuyter, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, CIBO Chairman
10:30 The National Industrial Energy Environment

  • Energy Implications, David Rosner, US DOE
  • Environmental Regulatory Activity, Peter Tsirigotis, US EPA
12:00 Lunch – LeMaster Room
1:15 Meeting Resumes
1:15 Social, Financial, & Business Drivers for a New Energy Era

  • Christine Tezak, ClearView Energy, LLC.
2:00 The Future of Coal & The National Coal Council Report

  • Carl Bozzuto for Janet Gellici, National Coal Council
2:30 Coffee Break
2:45 The New Era in Industrial and Institutional Energy

3:15 Distributed Generation & CHP, David Sweet, WADE
3:45 Electricity in the New Era, John Hughes, ELCON
4:15 Alternative Natural Gas Supply Panel, Moderator: Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal

5:30 Session Adjourns for the Day
6:00 – 7:00 Reception with Entertainment – Terrace Patio / West Putting Green
7:15 Dinner, Awards Banquet – Golf Club Dining Room
Annual CIBO Thorn-in-The-Side Award

Friday, October 23, 2015

7:00 -9:00 AM Hot Buffet Breakfast – LeMaster Room
8:00 37th Annual Meeting Issues & Policy Session – Inn Dining Room
CIBO Members & Invited Guests Only
8:00 Government Affairs Session – Getting Things Done in the 114th Congress

  • Anthony Reed, Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Chris Keuleman, International Paper
  • Brittany Pemberton, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP




9:30 Coffee Break
9:45Environmental Issues: The New Energy Era Environmental Issues, The New Energy Era & Their Implications

Environmental Regulations and Policy & The New Era, Eugene (Gene) Trisko, Consultant

Report on the Boiler MACT Database Update Project, Robert (Bob) Bessette, CIBO

Panel DiscussionWhat are the expectations regarding the new energy Era and what its impact might be within their industry.  Moderator: Steve Gossett, Eastman Chemical Company

The New Energy Era  Moderator: Rob Kaufmann, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC


Vincent (Vince) Albanese, Fuel Tech, Inc., Environmental Equipment Manufacturers

Tony Hawranko, Amec Foster Wheeler North America Corp, Energy Equipment Manufacturers

Robert (Bob) Fraser, ERM, Project Permitting & Consulting

Joseph (Joe) Macak, Mostardi Platt, Testing, Analysis and Compliance Support

12:15-1:00 Buffet Lunch
1:00 Strategic Thinking for the Future, John (Jay) E. Hofmann, Trinity Consultants, Inc.
3:00 Annual Meeting Adjourns
6:00 – 7:00 Stragglers Reception, Bob & Gail Bessette’s Suite