Panelist on Industrial Demand Response: Dave Watson

Dave is a controls and communications enthusiast.  He has conducted research, design and deployment of smart grids, smart buildings and automated demand response systems.  At LBNL, Dave architected and helped manage the deployment of an automated demand response system that shed over 200 MW from the California Electric grid last summer. Dave has contributed to the California energy code (title 24) as well as numerous publications on Demand Response and Energy Information Systems.  He previously held product development and management positions at Grid-Net, Honeywell and Echelon Corp. where he helped create hardware and software products for the monitoring, controlling and visualizing the use of energy.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Panelist on Extension of the Smart Grid inside the Plant: Victor Valentin

Victor Valentin is a Black Belt with the Lean Six Sigma group at the E&J Gallo Winery, the largest exporter of California wines. Victor has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has more than twelve years of experience in the Industrial Automation Industry, from power distribution, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) development to the implementation of Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). Victor is currently working on the development of a program to apply lean principles to all aspects of the wine production process to help improve energy efficiency.

E&J Gallo Winery

Panelist on Energy-Efficient Technologies: Alfred Rosales

Rosamon Energia was founded in the beginning of 2005, by Alfred Rosales, who was from 1991 to 1993 President of Engineer Without Borders. Rosamon Energia was developed as a original business model where all function where subcontracted from the beginning. Today Rosamon Energia expertise enhances industrial energy efficiency to R&D renewable energies projects and R&D Eco concept. The turnover in 2010 was 150,000 Euro. By 2013 the turnover is expected to reach 900,000 Euro by introducing original and aesthetic solar panels and developing energy efficiency activities in France and elsewhere. Rosamon Energia became a JEI (Young Innovating Company) in 2011. The R&D budget represents 66% of the turnover of the company. Rosamon Energia has been agreed to do business in the Chinese market as a service company in energy efficiency audit (22% of the turnover is generated in China).

Main Customers are Cement companies, Steel companies, copper companies , hospitals, cities, swimming pools.

Panelist on Industrial Energy Storage: Geoffroy Ville

Business Developer at McPhy Energy since September 2010, Geoffroy Ville works on the development of new markets and the creation of new commercial partnerships. He was previously business developer at Microsoft Germany in the division of advanced technologies, in charge of creating highly personalized projects with key accounts to promote new Microsoft’s technologies. Geoffroy has a Master in International Business from SKEMA Business School (Nice) and a specialized Master in Energy Management from Grenoble Business School.

McPhy Energy