2019 Annual Meeting Agenda

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at  Stoweflake Resort, Stowe, Vermont  on October 16-18

Since CIBO was formed over forty years ago, industrial energy production and use has changed.  With the 2011 promulgation of the Boiler MACT regulations and a global focus on sustainability, energy has changed beyond what anyone might have imagined or seen and continues to change at unprecedented rates today.  In today’s manufacturing environment, energy is a commodity, usually without concern unless it is not there.  For a very large majority of the population energy just happens, doesn’t cost enough to notice and is not thought about.  Since you cannot make of do anything without energy, for those of us that make or supply the energy to those who make or do anything, it is a new and complicated world.  Climate Change, financial viability, social responsibility global demands and public sentiment complicate the situation.  The discussion around sustainability directly links energy to all of these both positively and negatively.  Thinking and seeing into the future is difficult.  Hence, this year’s Annual Meeting Theme:

20/20 Vision for a Sustainable Energy Future

CIBO believes energy is a primary necessity for a vibrant domestic economy and any thoughts of a sustainable future.  Today, Sustainability is not just a discussion regarding policy. It is now something that must be achieved, measured and reported in many cases.  Policies, goals and objectives now have to be implemented. Within the backdrop of the changes going on with industrial, institutional, commercial and residential energy, what CIBO does can have significant benefits for CIBO member companies as they work with and talk to their employees, local, state and national governments, investors, and the public to demonstrate their sustainability and social responsibility.  At this year’s Annual Meeting, we will work to clarify our vision to get a much better view of what 2020 will look like as we prepare to respond to twists and turns that will be coming at us.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

8:00 AM Golf Tournament Registration at Golf Course – Breakfast is on your own
9:00 Annual Jerry Debban Memorial Golf Tournament

  • Vermont Country Club
  • Lunch and Drinks Provided
  • CIBO members gather in honor of Jerry Debban, a true industrial energy promoter and friend, for camaraderie, networking and Annual Meeting preparation.
  • Proceeds from the sale of Mulligans and member contributions at the tournament will be donated to Washington Children’s Hospital to help fight childhood cancer.
2:30 – 5:00 Annual Meeting Registration
4:00 – 5:30 Joint Membership & Communication Education & Outreach Committee Meeting

  • John (Jay) Hofmann, Trinity Consultants, Inc., Chairman, CE&O
  • Denis J. Oravec, JMP Engineering, Membership Chairman
  • Mark Bitto, ABB, Inc., Membership Vice Chairman
  • Amber LeClair, The Babcock and Wilcox Company
6:00 – 8:00 Welcome Reception/Dinner & Golf Awards

(Sponsored by CIBO Active & Associate Members). The following Members have donated:

Thursday, October 17, 2019

7:00 – 8:30 AM Hot Buffet Breakfast
(Closed session – CIBO Members only)
Call to Order & Welcome,
Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal, CIBO Chair
8:15 CIBO Operations Reports

President’s Annual Report to Members, Robert (Bob) D. Bessette, CIBO President

Report of the Membership

  • Denis Oravec, AAI-JMP Engineering
  • Mark Bitto, ABB, Inc.
  • Amber LeClair, The Babcock & Wilcox Company

Report of the Treasurer

  • John (Jay) Hofmann, Trinity Consultants Inc., Secretary/Treasurer
  • Carl Bozzuto, CIBO Consultant

Report on Strategic Planning

  • Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal, CIBO Chair
  • Scott Darling, Alcoa, Corp, CIBO Vice-Chair
10:00 Nominating Committee Report & Election of Directors, Stephen (Steve) Gossett, Eastman Chemical Company
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 ANNUAL MEETING OPENING SESSION (Open to all attendees)
Ann McIver, Citizens Thermal, CIBO Chair


10:30 The Environment Today & Prospects for Tomorrow,
Clint Woods, US EPA (Invited)
11:15 Energy and the Environment – Today’s ResponsibilityInstitute for Energy and the Environment / Vermont Law School
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:15 PM Meeting Resumes

A Vision – What will be driving Businesses Tomorrow?

2:00 The New Energy and the Drive for Sustainability

Energy – Availability, Reliability and Security

  • Natural Gas
  • Electricity
  • Renewable Fuels
3:30 Coffee Break
3:45 Electrification & Thermal Energy
4:15 Energy Storage & the Future
4:45 Distributed Generation, the Grid, Interconnection and Islanding
5:15 Session Adjourns for the Day
6:30 – 7:00 Reception
7:15 Dinner, Awards Banquet

  • Entertainment
  • Annual CIBO Thorn-in-The-Side Award

Friday, October 18, 2019

7:00 -8:30 AM Hot Buffet Breakfast
8:00 Technical Committee – Round Table Discussion
2020 Topic/Issues Discussions, Mike Zebell, Environmental Resource Management, Moderator
8:30 10th Annual Meeting Issues & Policy Session
CIBO Members & Invited Guests Only

  • All Politics is Local,  Heidi Scheuermann, State Representative, Stowe, Vermont (Invited)
  • In the Land Before the Silly Season, TBD
  • Energy and Environmental Policies and Probabilities, Lisa M. Jaeger, Bracewell, LLP
9:30 Coffee Break
9:45 Energy/Environmental Policy Session Panel: The Issues, the Impacts, the Why and the Needs

  • Chuck Hallier, Cargill Inc., Moderator
  • Panel Members to be determined
12:00 BUFFET LUNCH – Working Lunch
1:00 2020 Vision 20/20…Strategic Thinking for the Future, Moderator: Scott Darling, Alcoa Corp
3:00 Annual Meeting Adjourns