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Clean Tech event in Peabody on March 23

Posted by Marjorie Nesin  March 2, 2011 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by the North Shore Technology Council:

Massachusetts is at the forefront of creating innovative and comprehensive energy reform that will make clean energy a centerpiece of the Commonwealth’s economic future. The North Shore leads with two clean tech incubators, multiple educational institutions offering specialized training in the clean tech industry, and a growing number of businesses in the sector. Join us at the Administaff-sponsored North Shore Technology Council breakfast as its Sustainability Forum presents Patrick Cloney, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, a quasi-public agency created to support the State’s clean energy initiatives. Cloney will identify important trends in the clean tech sector and highlight the burgeoning opportunities ahead for Massachusetts. Find out how this vital new industry bodes well for our unique workforce and how local companies can benefit. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (7:00 a.m. networking and expanded continental breakfast; 7:45 a.m. program begins). Peabody

Marriott, 8A Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA. Register for this event at www.nstc.org. The registration fee is $25 for NSTC members and $50 for non-members.  E-mail events@nstc.org for more information.
 
The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) serves as a clearinghouse and support center for the clean energy sector, making direct investments in new and existing companies, providing assistance to enable companies to access capital and other vital resources for growth, and promoting training programs to build a strong clean energy workforce that capitalizes on the job opportunities created by a vital new industry.
 
This is an important opportunity to learn how your company and/or community can directly or indirectly take advantage of the programs, grants, solicitations, industry connections and other opportunities available through the MassCEC.
 
Patrick Cloney has eighteen years of experience in engineering, business, finance and government.  His background in power plant operations, management, business development, and strategic planning provides a unique blend of expertise to bring to leading the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.  As an entrepreneur, Cloney has launched businesses in real estate, environmental services, and high technology.   

Cloney worked previously as Vice President at Susquehanna Capital Management where he managed four portfolio companies. He was also a partner at Clear Power Ventures, where he focused on early stage energy and environmental technology companies, helping them to raise funds and sharpen their business strategies.   

More recently, Cloney was Executive Director of the Massachusetts Office of Business Development, assisting companies seeking to locate, expand, or maintain their presence in Massachusetts.

Cloney earned a BS in Marine Engineering with a concentration in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and was the recipient of the Massachusetts Maritime Alumni Award for Outstanding Student Engineer.  Cloney earned his MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College’s Olin School of Management.
 
About the North Shore Technology Council
The North Shore Technology Council (NSTC) is a volunteer-led, nonprofit technology trade association with a mission to build a community for interaction, collaboration, and advancement of technology industries in northeastern Massachusetts. These technology industries include information technology, medical devices, lab equipment, chip manufacturing, biotechnology, nanotechnology, homeland security, sustainability, and defense technology. The NSTC is committed to advancing the growth of these critical industries for the economic health and vibrancy of the region. The council is on the Web at www.nstc.org. Its office is at the Cummings Center, in Beverly, Massachusetts. For more information call, 978-335-5234.

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