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Energy Kaizen: Strategic Energy Productivity Improvement

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Ultrasound World VII Program Abstract

Presentation: Energy Kaizen: Strategic Energy Productivity Improvement
Presenter: Nick Balster, Corporate Energy Manager, Precision Castparts

Abstract: What is and Energy Kaizen Event?  It is a methodology that delivers in four areas:
1.  A way to indentify, classify and prioritize the financial impact of energy conservation
2.  Improved environmental emissions performance, customer satisfaction, and operating costs
3.  A competitive advantage that will enable sales and profitability to grow
4.  A culture where involvement and mutual respect encourage continuous improvement

This presentation will provide detailed information for improving energy productivity and profitability by helping organize a working strategy through identifying energy waste and the cost of energy waste. An imaginative approach to involve all players will include an energy treasure hunt and communication boards.

Bio: Nick Balster, Corporate Energy Manager, Precision Castparts
Nick Balster is Corporate Energy Manager at Precision Castparts Corp, a $6B Fortune 500 industrial goods and metal fabrication company and listed in the NYSE. Nick’s responsibilities include identifying and leading energy conservation and efficiency projects across the various divisions and operations within Precision Castparts. Previous roles for Nick included Business Unit manager at PCC Wyman-Gordon Ltd and Operations Manager at PCC-IPD: Reed-Rico Operation. Nick earned a B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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