How China Aims to Achieve Environmental Sustainability
Dr. James Caldwell
CEO, E3 Regenesis Solutions
Director, US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC)
Dr. James Caldwell, a Director of the US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC), Chair of its Green Building Task Force, and Editor of the Conference Programs, is bilingual in Chinese and English. He is President of E3 Regenesis Solutions, Inc., where he specializes in building green energy alliances and energy systems integration for buildings and cities. He was Senior Marketing Representative for Tian Ma, at International Geosystems (H.K) Ltd. and aTour Director in China for Lindblad Travel. He founded Pacific Rim Connections, Inc.(a multilingual prepress services company), was the first Editor of the Unicode Standard (ISO10646), served on the Unicode Technical Committee and later served as VP for Multilingual Computing at DAE Interactive Marketing (Ion Global, US). He worked in China for three years and in Hong Kong (1 year) during the 1980s. He often travels to China on business and worked in Beijing again in 2007-8. Dr. Caldwell is a Director of the 1990 Institute, a member of the California Biomass Collaborative, of Sustainable San Mateo County a Director of Conexions and a member of the Sustainovation steering committee. He is also a member of the Energy Voyager Corporation’s International Knowledge Trust. He has taught university courses on the Politics of Energy and the Environment, Comparative Politics and World History at SUNY Binghamton and Iona College, NY. He was post-doctoral Fellow at the U.C. Berkeley Institute of East Asian Studies and Assistant Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University.
Dr. Peng Fang
President and CEO, GCL New Energy International
Board of Directors, US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC)
Dr. Peng Fang is President and CEO, GCL New Energy International. with more than 20 years of executive management experience from leading global technology companies at the solar and semiconductor industries in the U.S. and China. Previously Dr. Fang was CEO of JA Solar that he built as the largest solar cell and Components Company and best financial performing company in that industry during the 2012 industry downturn. Dr. Fang was 2011 Forbes “One of World’s 7 Most Powerful People in Energy”, and 2011, 2012 China Top 10 Solar Energy Leaders. He was a member of Chinese President Hu’s delegation and spoke at the China-American Clean Energy Strategy Summit in DC, 2011.He was former president of Huahong NEC, one of the largest semiconductor foundries in China. He has also held various technology and management positions at Applied Materials and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) in the U.S. Dr. Fang received his PhD and MSEE degrees from the University of Minnesota. He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the EECS Department of UC Berkeley. Dr. Fang was chairman of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter. He is a Board of Directors at US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC).
Vice President of Sales, BYD Motors, Inc.
Mr. Macy Neshati is BYD Motors, Inc., Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He joined BYD Motors, Inc., in 2014. Prior to joining BYD, Mr. Neshati has been involved in the heavy equipment and transit industry for 35 years. He is charged with building a sales team for BYD’s North American-built Electric Buses and Coaches. As of March 1, 2016; BYD bus fleets have completed greater than 100 million miles “in revenue service” and have been evaluated by more than 150 cities in 36 countries around the world. To date, BYD has built over 7,000 electric buses globally, making it by far the most popular electric transit vehicle company.
Mr. Neshati is a graduate of Berkeley High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from St. Mary’s College in Orinda CA. BYD Motors Inc is an American company based in California. Its parent company BYD Company Ltd is World’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, specializing in battery technologies. Backed up by its core Iron-Phosphate battery technology, BYD Motors Inc focuses on Electrified Transportation, including automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles. BYD’s electric clean air technology is silent, efficient, BYD Motors Inc. announced Dec. 9 that industry veteran Mr. Neshati has joined the company as vice president of bus sales. He is charged with building a sales team for BYD’s North American-built Electric Buses and Coaches. Prior to joining BYD, he spent the previous 17 years as vice president of sales and marketing for Complete Coach Works, helping CCW to become a dominant bus remanufacturer in North America.
Regional Marketing Director, General Manager of Asia region, Howard Industries, Inc.
Executive Vice President, US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC)
Ms. Xiaofeng Zhang has over 30 years of experience in Smart Grid, Electricity Markets and Renewable Energy. She has worked with global leading companies, such as Marketing Director, JA Solar USA; Sr. Project Manager at Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Product Manager and China Marketing Manager at ABB Inc. Previously she worked with the Chinese Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI) in Beijing, where her research project won a National Scientific Technology Award. She served as panelist at various Smart Grid conferences, in areas of “Distribution Volt/VAR Optimization” and “Market-Based Demand Response”. She is a co-author of the book “Electricity Market Operation System”. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and was a PhD Candidate at the CEPRI. Ms. Zhang is Sr. Member of IEEE. She served as Conference Organizing Chairwoman of 2016 US-China Green Energy Summit.
Presented in partnership with US-China Green Energy Council (UCGEC)
Additional financial support of this series from the The Miner Foundation