Host Utility

  • First Energy

    FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a diverse generating fleet with a total capacity of nearly 17,000 megawatts.

    Our company has invested $10 billion in environmental efforts since 1970, and we have a continuing commitment to cleaner energy resources, smarter technology and a more sustainable planet. 


  • De Nora

    De Nora is a global company and a leading designer and supplier of electrode, coatings, complete electrochemical solutions and water technologies to serve diversified markets.

  • Ingersoll Rand

    At Ingersoll Rand, Trane is all about air – cool air, warm air, clean air. As a world leader in air conditioning systems, services and solutions, we control the comfort of the air for people in homes and many of the world's largest and most famous commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. And we're applying Trane's expertise in environmental technology and energy conservation to make a difference in energy efficiency around the globe.


  • Liacon Batteries

    The company emerged out of close cooperation with the German Fraunhofer Institutes ISIT (Institute for Silicon Technology, Itzehoe) and ISE (Institute for Solar Energy, Freiburg). From the outset, we clearly focussed on stationary, high-performance and highly efficient energy storage systems as well as on selected mobile applications.


    Nidec ASI was established in December 2012 as a result of Nidec Corporation’s acquisition of Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali S.p.A. The company can trace its origins back over 100 years to the founding of Ansaldo’s “stabilimento elettromeccanico” (electro-mechanical workshop) in 1899. From its inception, Nidec ASI has specialized in providing innovative power control and system solutions for hundreds of customers worldwide, established itself as one of the pioneers of Italian manufacturing, engineering and industry.

Other Sponsors

  • JobsOhio

    Reception Sponsor

    JobsOhio is a private non-profit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts.

  • TeamNEO

    Reception Sponsor

    Team NEO is an economic development organization focused on creating jobs for Northeast Ohio’s residents. In collaboration with our partners, it leads the region’s business attraction efforts, supports business retention and expansion work as Northeast Ohio’s JobsOhio affiliate, and aligns strategies and resources within the economic development network to maximize its impact.  In addition, Team NEO provides tools to assist employers in attracting talent to the region.