INDUSTRIALS / ENERGY

BWG leverages its agnostic forum to monitor industry trends and to stay abreast of potential inflection points stemming from solar adoption, infrastructure spending, a potential housing rebound, etc.

Industrial Equipment & Materials


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Industrial E&C market outlook – Jacobs Engineering, Fluor Corp, Chicago Bridge & Iron, etc.
  • Rental equipment market outlook
  • Competitive landscape and industry consolidation

SOLAR & UTILITY


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  • Outlook for sector trends including near and long term views + company specific discussions on SunEdison, First Solar, SunPower, SolarEdge, Enphase, Sunrun, SolarCity and others
  • Views and implications of the Solar ITC expiration
  • Utility, C&I and Residential pricing, demand and market share trends
  • Yield cos and their outlook
  • M&A, sector consolidation and Industry risks / opportunities

Transportation & Logistics


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Trucking industry outlook – JB Hunt, XPO, CH Robinson
  • Digital brokers (Uber Freight, Convoy)
  • Potential policy change implications
  • Amazon Logistics impact

Industrial Equipment & Materials


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Industrial E&C market outlook – Jacobs Engineering, Fluor Corp, Chicago Bridge & Iron, etc.
  • Rental equipment market outlook
  • Competitive landscape and industry consolidation

SOLAR & UTILITY


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Outlook for sector trends including near and long term views + company specific discussions on SunEdison, First Solar, SunPower, SolarEdge, Enphase, Sunrun, SolarCity and others
  • Views and implications of the Solar ITC expiration
  • Utility, C&I and Residential pricing, demand and market share trends
  • Yield cos and their outlook
  • M&A, sector consolidation and Industry risks / opportunities

Transportation & Logistics


SELECT DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Trucking industry outlook – JB Hunt, XPO, CH Robinson
  • Digital brokers (Uber Freight, Convoy)
  • Potential policy change implications
  • Amazon Logistics impact

“BWG provides a convenient teleconferencing forum in which experienced solar executives can learn from each other. The calls are efficient, extremely well organized, and cover timely topics. The insights and networking contacts from these calls have been extremely valuable.”

Barry Cinnamon, CEO, Spice Solar & Cinnamon Solar

INDUSTRIALS / ENERGY
BOARD OF ADVISORS
John Chaimanis
Managing Director
Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure
John Chaimanis
Managing Director
Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure

BIO

Mr. Chaimanis is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure (KSI), a private equity firm that makes direct investments in clean-energy projects. In 2005, Mr. Chaimanis began working in clean energy finance, which represents the nexus of his business interests with his passion for making a positive impact. Mr. Chaimanis regularly advises clean energy startups, and consults with investors looking to understand the clean energy investment landscape. He has been featured in the 2014 Journal of Environmental Investing Most Influential Investors edition, the Family Office Review, and is the author of an energy investment business case. Mr. Chaimanis speaks frequently on the topic of clean energy finance and is an adjunct faculty member at Babson College.

TESTIMONIAL

"Rarely do executives speak so freely about current trends and market reactions, as on BWG calls. The events are run efficiently, and the moderation drives into secondary and tertiary reasoning behind the participants perspectives. I always learn something."

Barry Cinnamon
CEO
Spice Solar & Cinnamon Solar
Barry Cinnamon
CEO
Spice Solar & Cinnamon Solar

BIO

Spice Solar provides integrated racking technology to solar panel manufacturers and rooftop installers. With Spice systems, installers save over $0.30/watt by eliminating racking and reducing labor. Cinnamon Solar is a local Silicon Valley residential contractor with a heritage of over 10,000 rooftop solar installations. Barry founded Westinghouse Solar/Akeena Solar (the first national scale residential installer), is a C-46 solar contractor, is active with SEIA and CALSEIA, and is the host of the weekly Energy Show on KLIV radio and Renewable Energy World.

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG provides a convenient teleconferencing forum in which experienced solar executives can learn from each other. The calls are efficient, extremely well organized, and cover timely topics. The insights and networking contacts from these calls have been extremely valuable."

Steven Gifis
Managing Director
Hudson Renewables LLC.
Steven Gifis
Managing Director
Hudson Renewables LLC.
John Gingrich
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
EnergySage, Inc.
John Gingrich
Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
EnergySage, Inc.

BIO

John Gingrich was on the founding team at EnergySage, the online marketplace for solar, and was instrumental in leading the company through the initial stages of growth and financing. In his current role, Mr. Gingrich leads the efforts to develop strategic partnerships with a range of organizations that leverage the EnergySage marketplace to facilitate solar adoption throughout the country. Prior to EnergySage, Mr. Gingrich held executive leadership roles in middle market private equity-backed companies and held positions in investment banking, corporate development and strategy consulting. He holds a BA in Economics from Carleton College and an MBA from Babson College.

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG facilitates incredible industry-focused executive discussions on the key topics of the day. Their network of high profile executives and stimulating questions produces an excellent roundtable discussion that is insightful and enjoyable for all involved."

Deepak Gupta
Sr Supply Chain Operations Manager
SunPower Corporation
Deepak Gupta
Sr Supply Chain Operations Manager
SunPower Corporation

BIO

Deepak Gupta, a Senior Manager with SunPower Corporation and has experience in Finance, Sales Operations, Planning ( S&OP), Manufacturing and Supply Chain Sourcing/Negotiations.
Deepak has very thorough knowledge of all solar supply chain nodes (both upstream and downstream). He has managed contract manufacturing operations for SunPower, and has served as Chief Of Staff to VP of Global Module Mfg.
Deepak has earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Georgetown University and has completed undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surat, India.

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG strategy sessions offer a great learning & networking opportunity with other executives in the industry. Every single session I have attended has increased my knowledge of the industry and has broaden my horizon."

Frank Kneller
CEO
Horizon Solar Power
Frank Kneller
CEO
Horizon Solar Power

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG is a great opportunity to share personal views on industry trends and also to hear firsthand from other senior executives. The BWG team is first rate, very easy to work with and responsive. The sessions are run well plus Bill is very considerate of the value of everyone’s time."

Jim McGregor
Founder & Principal Analyst
TIRIAS Research
Jim McGregor
Founder & Principal Analyst
TIRIAS Research

BIO

Jim is the founder and a principal analyst at TIRIAS Research and a respected technology industry strategist and marketer. Prior to founding TIRIAS Research, Jim was the Chief Technology Strategist for In-Stat responsible for advising government bodies and companies throughout the technology value chain. In addition, Jim has over 30 years in the high-tech industry in various functions impacting product and corporate strategies, such as semiconductor manufacturing, systems engineering, product marketing, marketing communications, brand management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and sales. Jim’s experience comes from working for some of the industry’s leading semiconductor and embedded systems companies, including Intel, Motorola, ON Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, and General Dynamics Space Systems.

TESTIMONIAL

"The BWG discussions provide an opportunity to interact with experts and executives from across the industry to share insights about issues, companies, and technologies in a very open manner."

David Townsend
Director of Sales, Utility and Large Commercial
JA Solar
David Townsend
Director of Sales, Utility and Large Commercial
JA Solar

BIO

David spent the first 10 years of his professional career as a proprietary equity derivatives trader in both New York and London covering both single stock and index based options. He then spent 2 years working on a structured financial product geared towards Tier-1 capital adequacy relief with respect to Basel III and Dodd-Frank regulatory reform. In 2011 David decided to forge a new career in the solar industry joining Wirsol Americas, and EPC/Developer wearing numerous hats from business development to project management. Previously, David covered Utility/DG and residential sectors for Yingli's top customers.

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG offers a platform for high caliber people in my industry to have an open format of discussion that fosters growth and information flow that you won’t find in traditional news or information sources. Having direct contact with these resources allows insight and relevance you won’t find elsewhere."

Alex Yackery
Owner
SunPower
Alex Yackery
Owner
SunPower

BIO

Alex worked at one of NYC's largest solar installation companies as the Director of Sales before starting Venture Home Solar. Venture Home Solar is a vertically integrated, turnkey solar provider focusing on residential and community solar projects in the 5 Burroughs.

TESTIMONIAL

"BWG is a great forum to get candid insights into the solar industry across the country from a diverse network of solar professionals. Every call is an opportunity to understand challenges, developments, and opportunities in the solar market."

“BWG is a great opportunity to share personal views on industry trends and also to hear firsthand from other senior executives. The BWG team is first rate very easy to work with and responsive. The sessions are run well plus Bill is very considerate of the value of everyone’s time.”

Frank Kneller, CEO, Horizon Solar Power