Industry Bright Spots: Real Project Opportunities Ahead

While many markets face an uncertain future, opportunities are available if you know where to look for them. We gathered leaders who represent bright spots for the project industry from innovative energy projects to manufacturing equipment for projects in the U.S. and abroad. Learn what’s driving these growth areas and how you can take advantage of them. We all need a dose of optimism right now and you’ll find it here. 
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This webinar took place on 16 June 2020.


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Lisa Haley, Director, Supply Chain and Logistics, Nacero

Nacero is an energy company for the new natural gas paradigm. The natural gas revolution has made it possible to cost-competitively make cleaner gasoline without government subsidy, and the company is at the forefront of this new approach to an old industry. Nacero has a $3 billion GTG project in Arizona and plans for nine more. Transport and logistics of $1.5 billion worth of cargo will be key to the success of this project and Lisa will share the challenges and possible solutions identified in the studies already undertaken for the project. 

About Lisa Haley 

Progressive international experience across manufacturing and construction. She was formerly vice president for supply chain at CB&I and executive director of procurement for Fluor. Consistent success in developing supply chain capability and organizations that deliver transformative bottom line value, including by applying automation and digitization. Lisa holds an MSIA (MBA) in General Management and Operations from Carnegie Mellon University.

Scott Bailey, VP of Supply Chain, NuScale Power

Scott Bailey, vice president of Supply Chain, leads all aspects of NuScale Power’s supply chain function including internal procurement operations and strategic supply chain development.

Bailey has over 30 years of power generation focused supply chain management and execution experience from supplier, utility, and consultant perspectives.

Prior to joining NuScale, Bailey was the director of supply chain, nuclear generation, development and construction for the Tennessee Valley Authority. In that capacity, he managed contracting and supply chain related activities in support of major nuclear generation projects such as the Watts Bar Unit 2 completion, Bellefonte Unit 1 completion, steam generator replacements, spent fuel pool re-racking, extended power uprates, and other major nuclear projects. Bailey previously held senior supply chain management and consulting positions for NRG Energy, Sequoia Consulting Group, Pantellos and Maine Yankee Atomic Power Company. Bailey is an accomplished and experienced supply chain executive in all of the key areas of supply chain including supplier relationship development, EPC Contract development and administration, value creation, strategic sourcing, contract management, procurement and materials management operations, eCommerce and project management.

Bailey holds a master’s degree in business from Husson University, a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering from Maine Maritime Academy and is a certified manager of Investment Recovery.

Paula Swain, Managing Director - Global Energy, Project Finance Division, Export Import Bank of the U.S.

Since EXIM received its reauthorization, it has been focused on closing financing for major projects that will generate thousands of American jobs. In May, EXIM announced an expansion of an LNG project in Mozambique to include $1.8 billion in funding for both onshore and offshore portions of the project, which will represent about 16,700 American jobs over the five-year construction period. Paula will provide an overview of EXIM activities that directly relate to project cargo opportunities. 

About Paula Swain 

Paula is an Ex-Im Bank team leader with focus on the energy value chain. She specializes in project finance, structured and corporate transactions. She has extensive market experience in Latin America, Middle East, South Africa and broad international knowledge. She has worked with Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) around the world, along with Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), National Oil Companies (NOCs) and state-owned utilities. 

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Jeromy Hofmeister, Manager of Logistics, Vogt Power International

Part of Babcock Power Inc., Vogt Power International specializes in the manufacture and delivery of Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) that meet today’s stringent environmental standards. Jeromy will talk about energy projects coming down the pipeline, along with evolving logistics issues to help service providers tailor their plans for future transports. 

About Jeromy Hofmeister 

Jeromy Hofmeister is the Manager of Logistics for Vogt Power International. His experience in construction engineering and supply management equipped him well for the rigors of HRSG logistics. Since 1999, when he earned a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics, his project portfolio grew in difficulty and complexity, from local home building to construction management for a non-profit in Africa, and later to global supply management with General Electric in 2011. He joined Vogt supply management in 2015, and since 2019 leads the Vogt logistics team. For over 135 years, and in more than 60 countries, Vogt has delivered excellence in Heat Recovery Steam Generators, and continues to blaze the trail for combined-cycle power generation.