ISPE Delaware Valley Chapter cordially invites you to their March Education Event:

ISPE/ASME Cross-industry Energy Savings Perspectives

March 28 – 5:30 – 9:00 pm

The ISPE-DVC Education Committee is holding their March Education Session in conjunction with ASME to provide a cross-industry perspective on Energy Savings.  The session will be held at The Center of Engineering Education and Research – CEER at Villanova University on Wednesday, March 28, and it will run from 5:30-9:00pm.

A light dinner will be provided.  Topics will focus on energy savings from the perspective of in the food industry, the lighting industry, and the steam/heating industry.

DVC plans to assist companies with employee training during the economic downturn, as well as training for Students and Young Professionals, by offering monthly education sessions at a reduced price of $40 for members and $60 for non-members.

As with the monthly Program Meetings, students and faculty from local universities can attend free of charge.  Additionally,   this session will be worth 3 PDHs to PA PEs.

Program Details

WHEN:  Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WHERE: The Center of Engineering Education and Research – CEER Villanova University

TIME: Registration & Dinner: 5:30 – 6:00pm | Presentation: 6:00 – 9:00pm

COST:  Members – $40  –  Non-Members – $60


If you believe there will be a large attendance from your company, please contact Ron Dunn (610-351-3874) to discuss the details of a group rate.
Click Here for Online Registration


Exit I-476 (Blue Route) at exit 13 Villanova/Lancaster Avenue.  Go east to Villanova. Cross route 320. There is a traffic light and gas station on the north east corner. Go to the next traffic light and turn right into the Villanova main parking lot. After parking, walk back to the traffic light and cross Lancaster Avenue. Go up the steps and walk toward the chapel building. In front of the chapel, turn left and go about 500 feet to a grey stone building ( The Center of Engineering Education and Research – CEER).

The meeting is on the lower level in room 001


Independence LED Lighting:

Chief Operating Officer Jerry Frazee

Jerry Frazee has over thirty years of domestic and international experience. Much of which has been establishing offices and manufacturing plants throughout Asia in Hong Kong, Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Korea. Mr. Frazee also brings a wealth of innovation, and leads Independence LED Lighting’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), overall Quality Assurance (QA) and Engineering Research and Development (R&D) teams.

Over his career, he managed and directed over 23 product design and launches valued at up to $125 million from concept through distribution. He has also managed and directed the Greenfield construction of multiple manufacturing factories both in the US and internationally, and pioneered strategic initiatives to facilitate double-digit operating cost reductions for over 16 products. He had a pivotal role in positioning two pre-IPO companies for annual revenue growth exceeding 45%, and negotiated, structured and secured investments at 10 times initial market valuation. Mr. Frazee also successfully founded International Manufacturing Specialists, Inc (IMS) and International Sourcing Specialists, Inc. (ISS). He led the team to move AT&T’s telephone manufacturing business to the Far East, worked as a Program Manager and a Cost Engineer/Operations Manager for MATTEL, Inc, and worked for MCDONNELL DOUGLAS Corporation as an Industrial Engineer.

Mr. Frazee served in the US ARMY after earning his Science Degree in Industrial Technology from Long Beach College. His education also includes an Executive Bachelor/MBA Program, Pepperdine University with Continued MBA senior status course work at Pepperdine University.


Chief Engineer Raj Saberwal

Sr. Project ExecutiveTom Marnane

STEAMGARD LLC is providing Co-Speakers who have won several awards during their careers: Raj Saberwal, Chief Engineer, is an invited guest instructor for one week each year at Texas A&M on industrial steam optimization. Tom Marnane, Sr. Project Executive, has developed and delivered over $250M in energy savings projects in his career.

The gentlemen will speak on steam optimization technologies and strategies that have successfully saved energy for customers during their careers at Shell, Honeywell, Siemens, Johnson Controls, and SteamGard. Case studies of various technologies that worked well with these companies (centralized, de-centralized, types of boilers, controls, etc.) will be discussed. The goal will to introduce new concepts and ideas to the group to explore and perhaps use with their customers.

Laporte Consultants, Inc.:

Michel Gigon (PEO, OIQ)

Michel has more than 20 years experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and is a partner and senior engineer for Laporte Consultants.

Michel plays an active role in the project design and management of phases of projects. He also plays an active role in the supervision of the process team. Combined with his counseling, training, and experience, the knowledge gained through his various functions in industry makes him a very relevant specialist, recognized in his area of expertise.

Laporte employs 125+ employees specialized in biopharmaceutical, food & beverage and industrial engineering, with experience in the process, building and infrastructure, automation, packaging and regulatory compliance fields. Specificto the food and beverage industry, the company has extensive experience in process engineering and buildings and infrastructure engineering for the specialized needs of this sector. A design approach is applied to every project that promotes energy conservation and cost savings. Laporte has experience working in all areas within the Food and Beverage industry.

International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering –

Delaware Valley Chapter –

ISPE – Delaware Valley Chapter
1797 Chapel Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103

Phone – 610/351-3874
Fax – 610/351-9136

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