DAYTON, OH., 9 February, 2011—Sustainability in its myriad forms is a subject of critical importance today. At Battelle, a focus on sustainability and other forms of energy efficiency has led Mike Aimone to share his knowledge at Green Energy Ohio (GEO) and the Dayton Development Commissions’ (DDC) Feb. 11-12 conference and trade show in Dayton entitled Ohio Leads the Way: Green Markets and Green Jobs.
Aimone, one of the country’s industry leaders on energy security and sustainable operations, is Battelle’s National Security Global Business Vice President for Strategy Development. His keynote speech on Feb. 11 at noon, “First Adopter: the Department of Defense’s Presumptive Role Moving Energy Across the Valley of Death,” will explore tech transfer in the Air Force as well as how the military branch will meet public mandates for installation-level energy savings and renewable energy investments.
Battelle has built a broad range of sustainable initiatives for its clients during the past decade and Aimone’s speech will connect that expertise to Ohio’s business community. There will be a national security and green energy panel featuring Colleen Ryan, the Vice President of Aerospace & Defense for the DDC and the former Commander of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, as well as representatives from the NASA Glenn Research Center and the Air Force Materiel Command.
GEO is a 10-year-old, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. The group’s Executive Director, Bill Spratley, said he is excited to have Aimone speak. “Because of the presence of Wright-Patterson in Dayton and its huge influence on the local economy, and because the Air Force is so progressive when it comes to green initiatives, it’s important to have Mike’s perspective,” Spratley said.
Aimone is formerly Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations, and Mission Support at U.S. Air Force Headquarters in Washington, D.C. “There will be a lot of companies attending that work in the defense industry and focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency,” said Spratley. “So it makes sense for someone with Mike’s experience to address them.”
As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization.
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.
Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
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