Showcasing Regional Innovations In Energy Efficiency Technologies

Registration Link Page

(Located at Rockford Area Chamber of Commerce Website)

Our main goal is to drive awareness of the importance of Energy Efficiency to our Region’s Competitiveness.



We would like to thank US Congresswoman Cheri Bustos for attending and agreeing to make a welcoming speech at the start of our event.

Congresswoman Bustos shares our passion for our interest in Energy Efficiency

We hope you can join us in welcoming her.

Bustos from Website

Cheri Bustos’s Bio

Our Main Speaker is Mr. Harry Moser who founded the “Reshoring Initiative” to bring manufacturing  jobs back to the U.S.


Link to the Reshoring Initiative Website

Ni-Expo 2016 will provide an opportunity to share ideas
related to the acceleration of regional growth by the demonstration of successful examples in energy efficiency applications.

Speakers and participants will share forward looking knowledge
by practical like-minded industry insiders.
Also highlighted will be this region’s competitive advantage
in energy efficiency and how our local industries can use this advantage to surpass the international
competition for business growth.

To Our 2016 Speaker Organizations

Thank You


Mr. Harry Moser’s  Bio

Harry founded the Reshoring Initiative to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. after worked for GF AgieCharmilles, starting as President in 1985 and retiring 12/31/10 as Chairman Emeritus. Largely due to the success of the Reshoring Initiative, Harry was inducted into the Industry Week Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2010 and was named Quality Magazine’s Quality Professional of the year for 2012.  Harry participated actively in President Obama’s 1/11/12 Insourcing Forum at the White House, won the Jan. 2013 The Economist debate on outsourcing and offshoring, and received the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Industry Advocacy Award in 2014.

Harry is a frequent speaker at IEDC, state and regional ED events.  He consults with IEDC, Pennsylvania and Mississippi on reshoring. He is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, New Yorker and USA Today and seen or heard on Fox Business, MarketWatch and other national TV and radio programs.  He received a BS in ME and an MS in Engineering at MIT in 1967 and an MBA from U. of Chicago in 1981.

Also Bios Pending

9:15 AM—- 10:00 AM

Jason Vogelbaugh

Jason Vogelbaugh, Director of Energy Solutions, Alpha Controls and Services LLC.  “Energy efficiency for commercial and industrial facilities, how your facility can save 40%”. Our presenter will speak on using applied technologies in our region that produce energy savings projects focused on retrofit of existing HVAC and control systems using current energy efficiency standards.

10:30 AM—-11:15 AM

Rick Tonielli

Richard Tonielli, Senior Energy Program Manager, Commonwealth Edison  “Efficiency Education” Why “Energy Matters” From simple retrofit to the re-commission of facilities in order to prioritize investments and apply for utility incentives.

2:30 PM—- 3:30 PM

Kevin Martin-DB-12_166x250

Dr. Kevin Martin, Northern Illinois University will lead a case study panel of regional companies who have completed projects that are repeatable experiences that can be applied in your business.


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