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Forty-Six U.S. Business Executives to Join Commerce Gary Locke in China and Indonesia for Clean Energy Trade Mission

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Forty-Six U.S. Business Executives to Join Commerce Gary Locke in China and Indonesia for Clean Energy Trade Mission

Forty-six U.S. business executives will join U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in China and Indonesia May 16-26 on the first Cabinet-level trade mission of the Obama administration.

On the heels of President Obama’s new National Export Initiative, aimed at doubling U.S. exports in the next five years, Locke will lead American companies on this clean energy mission to advance their export opportunities and support American jobs. The delegation will make stops in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing, China and Jakarta, Indonesia. The mission aims to promote exports of leading U.S. technologies related to clean energy; energy efficiency; and electric energy storage, transmission, and distribution.

“America’s economic future will depend on how well it competes to meet the rising global demand for clean energy in the 21st century; the business leaders joining me on this trade mission understand the urgency of that global competition,” Locke said. “China and Indonesia represent tremendous potential markets for U.S. companies ready to compete in the clean energy and energy efficiency sectors.”

Directly and indirectly supporting millions of U.S. jobs, exports are an increasingly important part of the economy and a key component of the Obama Administration’s efforts to create jobs through aggressive trade promotion strategies. In March, President Obama issued an executive order creating the National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports during the next five years in support of two million American jobs.

Twenty-four U.S. companies will join Locke for the China portion of the trade mission, and 10 U.S. companies will travel to Indonesia. The delegation includes:

CHINA

3TIER Inc.

Kenneth Westrick, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

AES Corporation

Haroun Khawaja, Country Manager of China and Managing Director of Business Development

BPL Global, Ltd.

Steven Jennings, Chief Marketing Officer

Jack Perkowski, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, JFP Holdings

Capstone Turbine Corporation

Lee Richards, Director of Sales, Asia

Justin Rathke, Director, Public Policy and Development

Composite Technology Corporation

Marvin W. Sepe, Chief Operating Officer

Covanta Energy Corporation

Michael Shain, Vice President, Commercial/Legal Affairs and Risk Management, Covanta Energy Asia Pacific

CURRENT Group, LLC

Thomas J. Casey, Chief Executive Officer

Dais Analytic Corporation

Timothy Tangredi, President and Chief Executive Officer

Duke Energy Corporation

James E. Rogers, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

David Mohler, Chief Technology Officer

DuPont

Sung Lee, Global Marketing Director

First Solar, Inc.

Bruce Sohn, President

Rich Hossfeld, Director, Strategic Marketing Operations

General Electric Company

Mark Norbom, President and CEO, GE Greater China

Feng Yan, Director, Government Affairs and Policy, GE Energy

MulvannyG2 Architecture

Ming Zhang, President

Oshkosh Corporation

Tim Raupp, Senior Vice President, International Operations

Jennifer Thompson, Managing Director, International Operations, Fire and Emergency

Peabody Energy

Tayeb Tahir, President of Peabody China

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems, Inc.

T.C. Lee, General Manager China

Principle Power, Inc.

Alla Weinstein, Chief Executive Officer

Suniva, Inc.

John Baumstark, Chief Executive Officer

Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc.

Don Bunell, President, Asia Pacific

Foon-Lee Leow, Managing Director, China

The Boeing Company

Richard Wynne, Director, Geopolitical and Policy Analysis, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

The Dow Chemical Company

Pat Dawson, President, Asia/Pacific and India Region

The McGraw-Hill Companies

Vickie Tillman, Senior Vice President Sustainability

Jun Charlotte Liu, Senior Director, International Business Development

The Timken Company

Roger Lindsay, Senior Vice President - Asia Pacific

Katherine Chen, Manager-Communications & Government Affairs - China

United Solar Ovonic

Martha Duggan, Vice President

INDONESIA

Capstone Turbine Corporation

Lee Richards, Director of Sales, Asia

Justin Rathke, Director, Public Policy and Development

Caterpillar

Kevin Thieneman, President, Caterpillar Asia Pte Ltd.

Echelon Corp.

Mark Rodman, Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Peter Larsson, Vice President, NES Asia

Emerson Electric

Danny Lay, Vice President of Business Development and Operations

Frederic Lambert, President, Emerson Industrial Automation

General Electric Company

Kenji Uenishi, President, GE Energy, Asia Pacific

David Utama, National Executive, Indonesia, GE

Lockheed Martin Global, Inc.

Richard Mauldin, Vice President, Asia Programs

Robert Laing, Director, Business Development

Oshkosh Corporation

Tim Raupp, Senior Vice President, International Operations

Jennifer Thompson, Managing Director, International Operations, Fire and Emergency

Peabody Energy

Cartan Sumner, Vice President, International Government Relations

Pratt & Whitney Power Systems, Inc.

Charles E. Levey, Vice President

Prime Engineering, Inc.

Thomas Gambino, President and Founder

Alex Agung, General Manager, Maintenance Service