Tue. 10/11
8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Chamber Event
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7883 Freedom Ave NW
North Canton, OH
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Petrochemicals and more: Sustainable benefits of Utica energy

Utica Summit is our annual look at the sustainable downstream benefits of Utica energy. National speakers come here to tell you what’s coming our way.

We want to thank the Pro Football Hall of Fame and President and Executive Director David Baker for allowing us to make the Hall of Fame our location for Utica Upstream in April and Utica Midstream in June. Because of the revival of interest in Utica business opportunities, we have had to find a bigger venue for Utica Summit. We look forward to seeing you at the Canton area’s newest and largest hotel.

Speakers (to date):

Joe C. Eddy
President/CEO of Eagle Manufacturing

Joe C. Eddy is President/CEO of Eagle Manufacturing, which produces more than 750 industrial safety and materials-handling products, many of them from high-density polyethylene. He is an advocate for regional ethane crackers that would create polyethylene. CLICK HERE for more about the speaker.

tom gellrich

Topline Analytics, Philadelphia, PA

Tom Gellrich returns for a fourth year to Utica Summit to explain why Shell’s historic decision to build an ethane cracker in Beaver County, Pa., is just the tip of the iceberg in downstream investments in the Appalachian Basin. These investments, made possible by the shale gas revolution, will transform the Basin for decades to come. CLICK HERE for more about the speaker.

charlie riedl

Executive Director, Center for Liquefied Natural Gas, Washington, DC

Charlie Riedl, executive director of CLNG, will talk about how the capability of exporting or importing LNG, based on changing market conditions, will help to moderate the swings in gas prices seen in the past, create new jobs for Americans, and help grow the U.S. economy.

CLICK HERE for more about the speaker.

Stan Glover

Zeiger Industries of Canton, Ohio, and Society of the Plastics Industry

Zeiger Industries of Canton is a leader in the manufacture of components for plastic injection molding, and Director of Sales Stan Glover is a leader within SPI, the nation’s plastics trade association. Following his presentation at Utica Summit on Oct. 11, Stan will be headed for “K 2016,” the leading international trade show for the plastics and rubber industries.

CLICK HERE for more about the speaker.

Workforce Panel

Dan SCHWEITZER, director of ShaleNET at Stark State College & Dave Kirven, East Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council

Skilled building trades workers are critical to the construction of gas-fired power plants and, soon, ethane crackers. How will the workforce meet the demands now and tomorrow? Hear from Dave Kirven, president of the East Central Ohio Building & Construction Trades Council. Skilled technical workers are needed in Utica exploration, processing and downstream application. Hear from Dan Schweitzer about how Stark State is preparing that workforce.

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David LeDonne, VP of Operations, Utica and Appalachia, MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P.

David Ledonne will talk about this midstream company’s plans to serve regional ethane cracker development. Details to come.

CLICK HERE for more about the speaker. 

Zac Gordon, Project Manager, South Field Energy

Zac Gordon, project manager for Advanced Power Services’ South Field Energy project, a 1,100-megawatt electricity generating plant fueled primarily by natural gas. He will present an update on South Field Energy, the second gas-fired power plant in the region being developed by Advanced Power.

CLICK HERE for more about the speaker. 

Guhan Venkatu, Fourth District Federal Reserve

Guhan Venkatu is vice president and senior regional officer at the Pittsburgh branch of the Fourth District Federal Reserve Bank, headquartered in Cleveland. He can offer a look at the current state of manufacturing and energy sectors in the Fourth District, which includes the Utica Shale region.

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"Even though we have vast knowledge of the field, the actors, the technology, I still feel that every time we attend, we learn something new.”

Dr. Iryna Lendel, Ph.D., Cleveland State University researcher in shale economics, and twice a presenter at Utica oil and gas seminars in Canton.

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