2018 Trade Show – Seminar and Workshop Speakers

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Second Annual AFE Region 8 Trade Show & Workshops
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center, Westford, MA
Trade Show —  8 AM to 6 PM          Workshops — 9 AM to 4 PM

Instructors are listed in alphabetical order. 

Dan Burnell, Blake Equipment

Dan Burnell has been in the thermal energy production industry for 40 years and serves as the Vice President, as well as a coach and mentor for Blake Equipment’s Thermal Energy Solutions & Engineered Products Teams in ME, NH, VT, western MA, CT and upstate NY.  He and his team work with consultant and facility engineers and contractors, assisting them in the design and construction of energy plants by incorporating high efficiency boilers, low emissions combustion systems, heat recovery systems, advanced combustion control technologies and solution


Kathryn Swanson Flannery, MS, Massachusetts OSHA Consultation Program 

Kathy Flannery manages the Massachusetts OSHA Consultation Program.   She has been an industrial hygienist with the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards for 32 years, 29 of those years on the consultation program as an industrial hygienist, industrial hygiene supervisor and  now consultation manager for the last 13 years.  As the manager she oversees the day to day operations of the consultation program including the SHARP program.   Prior to working with the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards she worked as an industrial hygienist for a private consulting company.

Kathy has served on the OSHCON Board as the Region 1 representative since 2015. She is a member of the Massachusetts Advisory Committee to the Toxic Use Reduction Administrative Council and a board member of the Massachusetts Organization of State Engineers and Scientists.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from New England College and her Master’s Degree from the UMass Lowell, College of Engineering in Industrial Hygiene.


Nicholas Keller, PE, CCP, CEM, BECXP, LEED AP, ICO Energy and Engineering, Inc.

Nick is a Principal with ICO Energy and Engineering and is approaching 20 years of experience as an engineering, commissioning, and energy professional.  He is currently responsible for the management and performance of a multidiscipline energy consulting and engineering team.  Nick manages the team responsible for performing critical project commissioning, energy master planning, all ASHRAE-level Energy Audits and capital planning for upgrades and new installation of energy efficiency projects.  In addition, under Nick’s guidance this integrated engineering group:  performs due diligence efforts and project development efforts, commissions new systems; retro/re-commissions existing infrastructure; measures and verifies performance; designs energy sub-metering systems; and models tenant energy allocation.

Nick has in-depth experience in developing energy and capital master planning initiatives focused on energy reduction, increased reliability, operational optimization, carbon footprint management and commodity procurement services.  Nick’s direct efforts include goal setting, program strategy, and project identification.  Nick ranks and selects projects based on weighted metrics including full capital investment economic analysis, implementation support including owner’s representative commissioning services, project performance measurement and verification, and continuous improvement processes.

Prior to launching ICO Energy and Engineering, Nick was the Director of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at SourceOne Energy Solutions.  He succeeded in building a team of energy engineers capable of delivering efficiency focused projects that were fully integrated with market incentive programs.

Under Nick’s leadership and management, a full commissioning service offer was developed and implemented, generating significant revenues. Nick is a registered Professional Engineer with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a U. S. Green Building Council LEED® Accredited Professional, a Certified Commissioning Professional, Certified Building Envelope Commissioning Professional and a Certified Energy Manager.  He holds a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Mechanical Engineering.


Danny Lee, Boston Safety Training

Danny Lee started his safety and health career in 1984. He has safety and health experience in the manufacturing, construction, health care and hospitality industries. He had held positions in the MA OSHA Consultation Program for more than nine years, was the Field Safety Manager for the MWRA, Boston Harbor Project. He had more than 18-years of  Workers’ Compensation experience as a Regional Loss Control Manager with AIM Mutual Insurance Companies and as a Senior Loss Consultant with the Hartford Insurance Group. He had conducted Industrial Hygiene Sampling and Noise Monitoring of Industrial and Manufacturing operations.

Currently, he is an authorized OSHA Outreach Construction Safety Trainer for the OSHA 10 and 30 classes. He is a member of the OTI Training Center and an adjunct faculty with the Keene State College. He is a Certified Food Safety Trainer for the “Serv-Safe” food safety certification program in the food industry.


Marc C. Lieber, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Marc Lieber is an Associate Professor for Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Emergency Management).  He is also member, Town of Bourne Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC); American Red Cross (ARC), Upper-Cape Disaster Assistance Team/EOC liaison officer, Cape Cod & Islands Chapter. Deployments with ARC: DRO 411-12, Hurricane Sandy, Nassua County EOC, LINY, Gov Liaison Officer; DRO 418-2017, Hurricane Irma, Red Cross DRO HQ, Columbia, SC, Gov Liaison Officer; DRO 414-2017, Hurricane Irma, Hendry County EOC, Labelle, FL, Gov Liaison Officer.

He holds the Associate Emergency Manager (AEM) from the International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) and is a FEMA Professional Continuity Practitioner.

Earlier in his career, her served as  Deputy, Counter-Terrorism Technology Unit, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Belgium. He facilitated multi-national initiatives under NATO’s “Defence Against Terrorism Program of Work (DATPoW)” resulting in delivery of force protection solutions (counter-mortar/rocket technologies, Precision Air-Drop (PAD), and counter-IED/forensics/biometric technologies) to Afghanistan (ISAF).  He also coordinated with, inter alia, NATO Allied Comand Operations, NATO Allied Command Transformation, NATO SOF HQ, ISAF HQ, NATO Terrorism Task Force, NATO C-IED Task Force, national Ministries of Defence, centers of excellence,  battle labs and  industries, Conference of National Armaments Directors and their national armaments representatives of both NATO and Partnership for Peace nations, European Union, NATO Center for Weapons of Mass Destruction, NATO Civil Emergency Planning Directorate.

He has an M.S., Emergency Management from Mass. Maritime Academy and am M.A. in National Security Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  He holds a B.A. in International Relations from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.  He has also attended Norwegian Defense College in Oslo, Norway and studied Norwegian at the University of Oslo.  He has a diploma in Russian language, security and cultural studies. from the U.S. Army Russian Institute, Marshall Center in Germany and studied Russian at the Defence Language Institute in Monterey, California.


Francis Maheno, F.W. Webb

Francis Maheno works as a Heat Transfer & Steam Specialist supporting Industrial and Institutional facilities .  In his current role, he is responsible for the design and startup of steam-fired heating systems, pressure regulating stations, and condensate return systems.  In previous roles, Francis has worked directly for a manufacturing company specializing in steam & condensate equipment and  worked in the Life Science Industry supporting cGMP process piping systems prior.  He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electronics Technology and Marketing.


Robert Melchionda, Eversource

Robert Melchionda  is an Energy Efficiency Consultant for Eversource Energy. His focus is on retrofit projects in energy efficiency for the Hospital & Healthcare sector. Robert has over 10 years of experience in the biotech, pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Prior to joining Eversource he worked in various engineering and project management roles for Commissioning Agents Inc., Arion Water, and Children’s Hospital Boston. Rob holds an undergraduate degree, BS Facilities Engineering and a Master’s degree, MS Facilities Management, from Massachusetts Maritime Academy.


David Moran, Assistant Vice President, Senior Engineering Specialist, FM Global – Boston Operations

As part of the Boston Operations Field Engineering Team, David Moran identifies and quantifies risk at client locations while partnering with them to mitigate their risk. Moran is also the Boston Operations Flood Specialist and is a resource to FM Global by helping clients fully understand and mitigate the flood exposure to their facilities.

Moran joined FM Global in 1989 as a field engineer in Boston Operations. He is experienced in in evaluating a wide range of hazards including natural hazards (flood and windstorm), fire and explosive dusts. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Captain Raymond J. Perry, CEM, USCG (Ret.), Massachusetts Maritime Academy 

Raymond J. Perry CEM, Captain USCG (Ret.) is an Emergency Management instructor at Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s Graduate School where he teaches Emergency Operations for Emergency Management students, Emergency Preparedness for Facility Managers, and Leadership and Risk Management for the Maritime Business Managers. He is also an Incident Command System (ICS) instructor and a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) with the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), the National Association of Emergency Managers and the RI Association of Emergency Managers. Prior to his teaching career he served 6 years in the U.S. Air Force and 28 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. While in the Coast Guard he worked in the areas of maritime transportation safety and security, law enforcement, search and rescue, drug interdiction, migrant interdiction, marine firefighting and salvage, and oil and hazardous materials emergency response operations. He has responded in a leadership role to many emergencies, including national and international disasters (i.e. hurricanes, earthquakes, mass rescue operations), and led emergency response planning teams at the local, national and international levels.

Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he chaired the Preparedness Committee of the National Response Team (NRT) and served as a U.S. representative to the International Maritime Organization and other international forums working on emergency response. As Chair of the NRT’s Preparedness Committee, he led representatives from 16 federal agencies in an analysis of our nation’s response system. That analysis resulted in recommendations used in   the restructuring of how our nation responds to disasters. He worked many disasters including earthquakes and sever weather events. As the Federal Incident Commander for the DEEPWATER HORIZON Oil Spill, he directed 47,000 responders, 6,500 vessels and 120 aircraft during the largest oil spill in U.S. history, and was credited with shortening by 2.5 months the shoreline oil removal operations across three states and improving communications with the states that assisted them with their economic impact recovery strategies.


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