It’s always exciting for us here at Emergency Systems Service Company to be able to participate in industry-wide events throughout the year. It enables us to connect with our colleagues and peers in the industry and see which new technologies are being adapted. This past September, we attended the EGSA (Electrical Generating Systems Association) Fall Technical and Marketing Conference, which was held in Bellevue, WA.
Not only was it an outstanding networking opportunity, as there were over 350 attendees from the on-site power industry, but it was also a chance for us to attend informative presentations and a panel featuring five of our industry’s biggest thought leaders.
This panel of senior executives from some of the industry’s largest generator set manufacturers included Larry Bryce (President, Kohler Power Systems), Aaron Jagdfeld (President/CEO, Generac Power Systems), Gary Johansen (Executive Director, Worldwide Engineering, Cummins Power Generation), Bob Koval (Electric Power General Manager Investor Projects, Caterpillar, Inc.), and Matthias Vogel (Vice President, Global Sales, MTU Onsite Energy). Mike Osenga, the president of Diesel & Gas Turbine Publications, was the moderator for this event.
Each panelist first gave a presentation, and then they all answered questions. As all attendees from the on-site power generation market were allowed to send in questions, it was interesting for us to hear what was said, especially coming from leaders of these great industry organizations. Some specific topics that were discussed included the future of gaseous fuel in power generation, rising emissions costs, and how EGSA fits into these current events.
While Bob Hafich and Joe Hafich, the owners of the Emergency Systems Service Company, have been members of the EGSA Board of Directors, this event and these networking opportunities give us a chance to reach other leaders in our industry, making us a stronger company ourselves. We can’t wait to see what next year’s event will bring!