October 30, 2006
This forum was entitled "Lessons Learned: How to be a Successful Energy Business", featuring a panel of industry exectuives from various local businesses. Moderated by New Energy New York chair Bill Acker, each representative sounded off on their own business, the energy industry in general, and what it means to do business in the Capital Region.
Sanjay Correa Sanjay Correa joined GE Corporate Global Research after completing his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. His early technical work was in Computational Fluid Dynamics, combustion and emissions technology for gas-turbines, and scramjet propulsion technology. Sanjay became the Manager of Combustion Program in 1994 and later of the Energy and Service Systems Program, prior to his present position. He has published approximately 75 papers and holds 12 patents.
Mr. Becerra joined MTI Micro in May 2001. He is currently responsible for developing the market, business, and intellectual property portfolio for the company. He brought 20 years of technology and product experience to his first position as vice president of product development where he led the development of the novel micro-fuel cell technology platform known as Mobion®. Mr. Becerra spent nearly 10 years with the Xerox Corporation, where he authored 12 patents and managed High Performance Desktop Printer Programs. As the manager for this important program, Mr. Becerra was responsible for all elements necessary to mass-produce the ink jet marking platform. He received his BSEE from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MSEE from North Carolina State University. Mr. Becerra is a name author of ten of the company's patent applications.
Mr. Pellegrino joined Intermagnetics General Corporation as Sector President of Energy Technology on October 19, 2001. He is also the President of SuperPower Inc. Mr. Pellegrino was president, chief executive officer and a director of the Independent System Operator in New England, which administers the region's wholesale electricity markets, centrally dispatches power generation and exercises operational control over the bulk transmission system. Prior to joining ISO New England, Mr. Pellegrino worked for more than 21 years at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) in increasingly responsible positions, including his final position as Senior Vice President, Transmission Business Unit, and for 6 years at the American Electric Power Service Corporation, where he began his career.