Tuesday, December 8, 2015 | 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Paradise Ballroom, Westgate Hotel
Open to all registered attendees and exhibitors
Russell Ray, Chief Editor, Power Engineering magazine
POWER-GEN International Program Committee Chair
Mr. Joe Mastrangelo
Joe Mastrangelo is the president & CEO of Power Generation Products for GE Power & Water, overseeing global operations of GE’s Heavy-Duty Gas Turbine, Steam Turbine, Generator and Controls businesses. GE’s Power Generation business has more than 7,400 turbines operating in 112 countries.
Prior to this role, Joe was CEO of GE's Power Conversion business, which applies the science and systems of power conversion, including process controls, automation systems and high-efficiency power electronics, motors and generators, to help increase the efficiency of the world's energy infrastructure. Joe also spent over 10 years with GE Oil & Gas, in a progression of leadership roles in finance, quality and commercial operations, culminating in being named a GE Corporate Officer in 2008 while leading GE’s Turbomachinery business.
Joe began his career with GE in 1993 through the company’s Financial Management Program, after which he joined GE's Corporate Audit Staff, where he held a series of global assignments, including a two-year role as an executive audit manager in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Mr. Steve Berberich
Steve Berberich is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the California Independent System Operator (ISO). The ISO is one of the world’s largest transmission organizations, managing the electric grid and wholesale power markets for 30 million Californians.
2015 marks Mr. Berberich’s 10th year with the ISO and his fourth year as CEO. During his tenure, he has navigated the ISO through a series of major changes underway in the energy industry. He is a key voice in transforming the power grid to lower its reliance on fossil fuels, and driving energy policy to foster new ways to produce and consume electricity.
He has served in a series of executive capacities at the ISO, including Vice President of Technology, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Berberich brings more than 25 years of experience from fields such as utility leadership, business consulting, financial services, banking and finance. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in finance and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.
Mr. Stuart R. Hemphill
Previously, Hemphill was acting chief financial officer of SCE in addition to these duties. He also held positions of senior vice president of Power Supply, senior vice president of Power Procurement, and vice president of Renewable and Alternative Power. He held management positions at Edison International and SCE in the strategic planning, resource planning, and business development organizations.
Hemphill serves on the Boards of the California Power Exchange, The Huntington Library, AbilityFirst, and the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. Hemphill earned an MBA at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at California State University, Fullerton.
Steven L. Edwards
Mr. Robert C. Flexon
Mr. Flexon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Villanova University and serves on the Board of Neighborhood Centers, the largest not-for-profit in Texas.