Eaton Leads Gathering of Business, Public-Sector, Academic Leaders at Major Energy Management Symposium

Date: May 24, 2010

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to Keynote Chicago Conference

CHICAGO ... Green buildings, alternative energy, hybrid vehicles, and energy efficiency will be among the topics of discussion at the Energy Evolution: Transforming the Future of Power symposium in Chicago, on Monday, June 7, 2010, beginning at noon, at the Gleacher Center, University of Chicago. The half-day event, presented by diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation, will feature a keynote address by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and a series of panel discussions featuring the region’s foremost energy leaders to address how the public and private sectors can better navigate rapidly evolving energy-management challenges.

“Chicago and the State of Illinois are setting the bar very high on energy efficiency, smart green buildings and meeting the overall goals of sustainability,” said Craig Arnold, vice chairman and chief operating officer, Industrial Sector, Eaton Corporation, who will deliver opening remarks at the conference. “By bringing regional and national leaders from the public and private sectors together, this symposium will advance the dialogue and solutions to address the great energy challenges of the 21st century.”

As one of America’s greenest cities, Chicago was selected by Eaton to host the event as part of its nationwide series of energy management conferences. Gov. Quinn will provide decision-makers with a critical state energy-management perspective. The keynote will be followed by a series of breakout sessions featuring a moderator and panelists who have expertise in -- and special passion for -- successful energy management programs. Featured panelists include:

Energy Efficiency & Green Building
Tim Carey, director, Sustainability and Technology, PepsiCo.
Suzanne Malec-McKenna commissioner, City of Chicago Department of Environment
Doug Widener, executive director, U.S Green Building Council-Chicago
John J. Cuttica, director, Energy Resource Center, UIC

Renewable Energy
Kate Tomford director, Sustainability, State of Illinois
Jim Blessing, manager, Power Supply Acquisition, Ameren
Rob Kelter, president, Illinois Environmental Council
Thomas Eggert, co-director, Business, Environment & Social Responsibility, University of Wisconsin

Advanced Hybrid Technology
Richard Rodriguez, president, CTA  
Doug Scott, director, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Darren Gosbee, director, EV and Hybrid Powertrain Product Development, Navistar Inc.
Ali Emadi, Harris Perlstein Endowed Chair, professor and director, Illinois Institute of Technology

Eaton has a strong presence in Illinois, with approximately 135 employees in Chicago and 675 employees statewide. The company has a manufacturing facility in Lincoln and a combined service center in Glendale Heights.

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Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2009 sales of $11.9 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit .

Mark Horner
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