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Green Systems Engineering,Inc. (GSE) Bernardo Munoz CEO

B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, California State University-Los Angeles

M.S. Degree in Business Administration, University of Phoenix-Southern California

Bernado Munoz went green more than 40 years ago. His me- chanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) and civil engineering company specializes in green building and green/sustainable energy projects. Projects have included transportation (light rail, bus facilities and airports, multi-residential, mixed use, commercial, healthcare, industrial, and environmental facili- ties. GSE is in the “renewable energy field (solar, thermal hot water, wind, and bio-mass energy), and projects have included solar farms and thermal hot water systems for commercial and residential dwellings.”

Industrial Solar Consulting, Inc. Fernando Vigil

President and PV System Design Engineer B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, New Mexico State University

M.S. Degree in Energy Systems Engineering, Arizona State University

Fernando Vigil planted the seed for the 2010 founding of his Mesa, Arizona, company, Industrial Solar Consulting, years earlier. While at Arizona State University’s Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory, Vigil learned how to use photovoltaic engineering, design, research, installation and integration to connect solar and renewable energy power sources into industrial systems. Since then Vigil has focused on off-grid systems apps for six sectors: military, telecommunications, railroad, and oil and gas, homeland security, and disaster relief.

KBR, Inc. Judy Clark

Senior Project Manager

B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

It is logical for Judy Clark to manage downstream engineer- ing operations at KBR, one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement, construction and services companies. Since her first engineering post at Bechtel, she has used wisely the broad and deep experience gained in the oil and liquid natural gas, refining, and petrochemical sectors. Clark has held leader- ship positions at Halliburton, Kellogg Brown and Root—where she spent 15 years—ICF Consulting, and her most previous employer, Jacobs Engineering.

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Marco Sanchez Long Term Contracts Sales Manager

B.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering, University of Central Florida M.B.A, Professional Track, University of Central Florida

Since adding an MBA to his engineering degree, Marco Sanchez has seen his career rise and horizon broaden at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems. He began at Mitsubishi as a contractor/consultant in 2008. Then was advanced to a commercial operations engineer. Next stop was regional sales manager US. and Canada West Coast. Then in 2011, on to regional sales manager for Latin America, and recently his present position attained in January 2014.

Pacific Gas & Electric Katherine Fernandez Windows System Administrator, Senior

B.S. Degree in Computer Engineering, California State University-Fresno

The former president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engi- neers-Fresno Professional Chapter is responsible for a 15-member team that controls every aspect of PG&E system management, updates and compliance for a company comprised of more than 20,000 systems. She also directs the giant utility’s comprehensive strategy regarding systems management. Fernandez was pro- moted to her current job in 2010. For the three previous years, she had been a senior computing specialist.

Power Grid Engineering, LLC Andre Uribe Vice President of Business Development

B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida

When Andre Uribe left the U.S. Navy, he followed a path to entrepreneurship and education. The former taught him about management, finance and marketing and the latter provided his engineering skills. Uribe learned from the combination, plus a job with Progress Energy, that there he could create Power Grid Engineering to provide engineering and consult- ing services in areas including protection and control, design, power system training, and transmission systems planning for power grids of 4/13/23kV distribution to 500kV transmission.

Rosen Group Christopher De Leon Manager of Products & Services - Pipelines B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Houston

Christopher De Leon joined Rosen Group, based in Houston, in 2013. Rosen provides specialized technology and services to global energy markets. These include pipeline systems, plant and facilities, and related industries. De Leon brought with him a reservoir of knowledge and experience he gained during his previous four years at Energy Transfer. It is a master limited

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