2018 Annual Meeting Papers

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at Lowes Ventana Canyon, Tucson, Arizona on October 24-26

Over the last 40 years, industrial energy production and use has changed. In a foregone time, the power plant was the center of a facility designed to last forever where energy projects were evaluated over the projected life of the plant, where coal was the most cost effective fuel and where steam was the energy source of choice for comfort heating and process requirements within the industrial, institutional and commercial sectors. Today, energy is perceived as a commodity, natural gas is the fuel of choice and the technology of electrification has developed to where it is the energy of choice for comfort heating and cooling. Now, energy projects are evaluated over the proposed product’s life and they have to meet sustainability goals and objectives. As a result, companies face a new challenge: how to transition away from the energy strategies of the past to ensure long-term profitability, environmental stewardship, and fuel/energy flexibility in today’s world. With this background, we have selected this year’s annual meeting theme

CIBO’s 40th Anniversary
Industrial Energy at a Crossroads:
The Next 40 Years.

Considering it is impossible to make or do anything without energy, we continue to believe energy production is a primary necessity of a vibrant domestic economy. However, in an era focused on sustainability, how do we juggle our need for energy with our need to protect the air, water and land? At this year’s Annual Meeting, CIBO will look at the changing operations environment and potential opportunities to meet these challenges. We will consider how to address day-to-day permitting issues, environmental compliance, and enforcement within this new energy era.

2018 Annual Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

7:00 AM Golf Tournament Registration at Golf Course – Breakfast is on your own
8:00 Annual Jerry Debban Memorial Golf Tournament

  • Lowes Ventana Canyon Golf Course
  • Robert L. Corbin, CIBO Honorary Member, Tournament Play Master
  • Lunch and Drinks Provided
  • 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 / Foyer-West
4:00 – 5:30 Joint Membership & Communication Education & Outreach Committee Meeting / Rincon

  • John (Jay) Hofmann, Trinity Consultants, Inc., Chairman, CE&O
  • Denis J. Oravec, AAI-JMP Engineering, Membership Chairman
  • Mark Bitto, ABB, Inc., Membership Vice Chairman
  • Amber LeClair, The Babcock and Wilcox Company
  • Robert (Bob) L. Corbin, CIBO Consultant/CIBO Honorary Member
6:00 – 8:00 Newcomers’ Reception & Golf Tournament Awards / Coyote Corral /

  • Entertainment / Charles King, Solo Spanish Guitarist

(Sponsored by CIBO Associate Members). The following Associate Members have donated:

  • Air Quality Services LLC
  • Cleaver Brooks, Inc.
  • Detroit Stoker Company
  • Nationwide Boiler Inc.
  • Rentech Boiler Systems, Inc.
  • Solar Turbines Incorporated
  • TRC Environmental Corporation
  • Trinity Consultants Inc.
  • WARE Inc.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:00 – 8:30 AM Hot Buffet Breakfast / Ventana Dining Room
8:00 OPENING SESSION – Formal Annual Business Meeting / Catalina Ballroom
(CIBO Members & Invited Guests only)
Call to Order & Welcome,
Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal, CIBO Chair
8:15 CIBO Operations Reports

President’s Annual Report to Members, Robert (Bob) D. Bessette, CIBO President

Report of the Membership

  • Denis Oravec, AAI-JMP Engineering
  • Mark Bitto, ABB, Inc.
  • Amber LeClair, The Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Robert (Bob) L. Corbin, CIBO Consultant/Honorary Member

Report of the Treasurer

  • John (Jay) Hofmann, Trinity Consultants Inc., Secretary/Treasurer
  • Carl Bozzuto, CIBO Consultant

Report on Strategic Planning

  • Mark Calmes, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Vice Chair
10:00 Nominating Committee Report & Election of Directors, Stephen (Steve) Gossett, Eastman Chemical Company
10:15 Coffee Break / Foyer
10:30 ANNUAL MEETING OPENING SESSION (Open to all attendees)
Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal, CIBO Chair 

INDUSTRIAL ENERGY AT A CROSSROADS – New Demands, New Directions and a New Realty

10:30 Sustainability, the Meaning, the Measurement, the Reporting,
Dan White, Moody’s
11:15 Today’s New Corporate Responsibility in Energy Decision Making, Robert (Bob) Perciasepe, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
12:00 Noon Lunch / Bill’s Grill
1:15 PM Meeting Resumes

NEW ENERGY and Environmental Realities


  • Energy Star – Industrial Energy Programs, Walt Tunnessen, EPA
  • Water Challenges – What Water? Thomas Buschatzke, Arizona Department of Water Resources
2:30 Energy

  • Electrification, Perry Stephens, EPRI
3:00 Storage & The Future, Carl Bozzuto, Consultant presenting for Marissa Gillett, Energy Storage Association
3:30 Coffee Break / Foyer
3:45 Knowledge Loss – Replacement and Training Panel

  • Gale Hoffnagle, TRC Solutions
  • Steven Taylor, WARE, Inc.
  • Eric Hallman, Cargill Incorporated
5:00 Session Adjourns for the Day
6:00 – 7:00 Reception / Bill’s Grill
7:15 Dinner, Awards Banquet / Bill’s Grill

  • Entertainment / Young Mens’ Ensemble Chorus
  • Annual CIBO Thorn-in-The-Side Award

Friday, October 26, 2018

7:00 -8:30 AM Hot Buffet Breakfast / Ventana Dining Room
8:00 Technical Committee – Round Table Discussion / Catalina Ballroom
2019 Topic/Issues Discussions, Mike Zebell, Environmental Resource Management and Todd Young, HDR
8:30 9th Annual Meeting Issues & Policy Session
CIBO Members & Invited Guests Only
Energy and Environmental Policies and Probabilities and the 2018 Midterm Elections Lisa M. Jaeger, Bracewell, LLP and Anthony Reed, Archer Daniels Midland Company
9:30 Coffee Break / Foyer

12:00 BUFFET LUNCH – Working Lunch
1:00 At the Crossroads-Strategic Thinking for the Future,
Moderator: Scott Darling, Alcoa Corp
3:00 Annual Meeting Adjourns