Session Chair


Session Chair

Presented By

Richard Gorze, C.E.M., C.D.S.M.
Global Energy Manager
Eaton Corporation

Richard Gorze has 23+ years in a diverse spectrum of supply and demand-side energy  positions from consulting, manufacturing and utilities, managing energy and carbon at three Fortune 200 companies.

At Eaton Corporation, he manages over $240M in global energy spend for 360+ manufacturing sites, managing the procurement, energy efficiency efforts and renewable projects. Since 2010 have lead the energy efficiency program leading to the completion of 400+ energy projects. While at Eaton he has been a key contributor leading sustainability, energy and greenhouse gas reduction efforts leading to a perfect score of 100 in CDP submittal for 2 of the last 4 years and remaining on the leadership index for last 4 years . In addition, he has lead the development of global sustainable/renewable programs by conducting energy/GHG workshops in Asia, Europe and North America and aided in the development of energy management technology . Lead efforts to implement first large scale deployment of  ISO 50001 process in 5 countries and 20 plants followed by 39 energy efficiency site assessments to satisfy the EU-28 mandatory energy efficiency initiative.

Prior to joining Eaton Corporation, he served as NA Energy Manager for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, as consultant, managing the supply-side of electric energy procurement.

He has also worked with top utilities in the country, development of technology, leading integration and business challenges necessary to bring about the Smart Grid AMI/AMR deployments while working at Elster Electricity (former ABB / Westinghouse).

Mr. Gorze holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron with honors, and National Institute of Technology – Electrical Engineering, as well as various other certifications including CEM, CSDM, CEM–International  and active member of AEE and ISM organizations.