Barry Powell

Track I: The Better Plants Program- Emissions Reduction
Thu/AM 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Head of Siemens Electrical Products, North America
United States
Decarbonization of a Large Brownfield (Electrical Products) Manufacturing Facility

Corporate entities with large manufacturing footprints have begun to put strong focus on sustainability/carbon footprint reduction over the past few years. Much focus to date by these entities has been on sustainable "greenfield" factories and fleet electrification, with lesser focus on decarbonization of brownfield manufacturing sites.

This presentation tells the journey to date by a team of engineers working to reduce the carbon footprint of a factory producing several hundred million dollars a year of revenue by 90% with minimal disruption to output during a time of record demand.

Barry Powell leads the Siemens Electrical Products business in North America with over $2B of revenue, 9 manufacturing sites and 7000 associates. Mr. Powell has over 25 years of experience in the Electrical Products industry and has industry leadership roles including membership on the NEMA Board of Governors and Secretary of the Electrical Safety Foundation non-profit. During his career, Mr. Powell has led R&D, product management and operations organizations before holding several general management roles in Siemens the past 15 years.

He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (BSME and MSME) and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler business school (MBA). Today, he serves on the Board of the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech.

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