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Manufacturing summit: Growing the Petrochemical Industry in Western PA Presentations


Economic Impact of Chemical and Plastic Manufacturing in Appalachia – Martha Moore, American Chemistry Council, Abby Foster, PA Chemical Industry Council

Chain Reaction: From Petrochemicals to Plastics Manufacturing – Perc Pineda, Plastics Industry Association

Pennsylvania’s Path to an Advanced Energy – Enabled Economy – Kevin Acklin, Peoples Gas (“Forge the Future” Phase I), Jerry Thompson, Marc USA (“Forge the Future” Phase II)

Harnessing the Potential of the Appalachian Basin – Encouraging Growth in the Chemical and Plastics Manufacturing Supply ChairDenise Brinley, PA DCED along with Paul Boulier, President Team NEO (Ohio) of the Tri-State Shale Coalition and Cory Dennison, Vision Shared (West Virginia)

 Procurement Requirements for Vendors – Stephen Spoljaric, Bechtel Operations Manager (Warehousing & Transportation) Justin Price, Bechtel

Regional Impact of the Petrochemical/Cracker Plant on Western PA
March 8, 2017

Dan Weaver  Presentation

Dan Borné

Denise Brinley Presentation

RB Smith  Presentation   Presentation

David J. Spigelmyer Presentation

Brian LeJeune Presentation

David Lafargue Presentation

William Emil Mayo Presentation


Supply Chain Basics – October 10, 2013


Dan Weaver, PIOGA: Pennsylvania’s Energy Industry – Global Perspective

Dan Brockett (Penn State)  Local Perspective 
Richard Bishop, Seneca Resources: How to Work with an E & P Company

Matt Henderson (Penn State): Business Considerations in Marketing/Networking


Fueling our Economic Growth with Natural Gas-September 10, 2013

Thank You to our Sponsors!


Geology of Natural Gas Resources-Where we were, where we are and where we are headed.  Dan Weaver, Director of Public Outreach, Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association

 DEP, CNG Vehicle Grant Program.  Erin Wells, Local Government Liaison for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

 Industry Perspective – Where Are We Headed?  Gerad M. Freeman, National Fuel, Associate Energy Consultant.

 Taking the Right Financial Steps: Dearald (Bud) Shuffstall, Oil, Gas and Mineral Division Northwest Savings Bank.


Business2Business Forum “What’s in it for You?” June 7th, 2012
Improving and Expanding your Business with the Natural Gas Market

Speaker- John Canterberry, Project Executive – Energy Division, Walsh Group – Knowing the Culture and the structure of the Oil and Gas Industry.

Natural gas utilization – isn’t it time for a change?

Speaker Robert Garland,  Senior Technical Advisor Universal Well Services – How our sources of energy and how we do things will change with the abundance of Natural Gas in our region.


How can you/your company benefit from the influx of Natural Gas in Our Region? – Decrease your Overhead!

Speaker: Geoff Bristow, Regional Manager of PA Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance in Meadville.  Mr Bristow has over 15 years of experience working in the state’s energy office where his main role has been the development and implementation of technical assistance, energy education, and grant programs focusing on efficiency, conservation and alternative energy approaches.


Business Opportunities for YOU as a Result of the Proposed Cracker Plant in Beaver County

Speaker – Jon Laughner, Penn State Extension, Beaver County:


Business Prep for the Oil and Gas Industry Certificate Program

Put your Business Ahead of the Competition!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012: Oil and Gas Industry 101 – Speaker:   John Canterberry, Project Executive – Energy Division, Walsh Group    Presentation


NW PA Oil and Gas Industry Hub Business2Business Forum (held 6/28/2011)

Copies of Presentations:

Bud Stuffstall – How to Break Into This Industry
Carl Knoblock – Marcellus Shale Supply Chain with an Online Database
Joe Barone – “Five Steps to Success in Marcellus Shale”
Al Catanzarite, Sam Liberto – Marcellus Shale – Pennsylvania’s Global Game Changer
Dick Fontanesi – Master Services Agreement

Marcellus Expo Presentations

View the powerpoint presentations by clicking any of the following links. If you don’t have Microsoft Powerpoint installed on your computer, you can still view the presentations by following these directions:

How to Open a PPT File Without Powerpoint

Obtain A DVD Of The Expo Presentations

Taped sessions from the NWPA Marcellus Shale Showcase are available on DVD by contacting Kevin P. Tommaney at 814-336-3174 ext 227 or