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BTEC diversifies Board of Directors

Dec. 2, 2011, Washington, DC - The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) today announced new members elected to the Board of Directors and Joseph Seymour as Executive Director.


December 2, 2011
By Biomass Thermal Energy Council

Dec. 2, 2011, Washington, DC – The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC)
today announced new members elected to the Board of Directors and
Joseph Seymour as Executive Director. The
first competitive election took place during BTEC's third membership
meeting on November 15, at which four individuals were officially
elected to join the 2012 BTEC Board of Directors.

 

Stephen
Faehner, Vice President of Industrial & BioEnergy Sales at American
Wood Fibers, was re-elected to the Board. Kristen Cofrancesco, of Pratt
& Whitney Power Systems – Turboden, was also re-elected.

 

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The
new directors include David Daniels, Chairman and CEO of Alternative
Energy Solutions International (AESI), who brings years of engineering
experience with industrial and commercial customers to the Board. David
Dungate, owner of ACT Bioenergy, will also add engineering experience,
along with a motivation to work with colleagues to better understands
the needs of the industry. "I believe biomass is on the cusp of
something big," said Dungate. "I am excited to work with the passionate
people at BTEC to grow the biomass thermal industry."

 

"BTEC
is proud to have such an engaged Board with a diversity of experiences
and industry knowledge," said Joseph Seymour, BTEC's newly appointed
Executive Director. "I'm eager to work with the Board to take on the
challenges of market expansion and recognition of our industry's
benefits and opportunities." Seymour has worked for BTEC since 2010,
coordinating policy and regulatory activities, and was named Acting
Executive Director in June of 2011. His recent accomplishments include
lead development of the Biomass DC Thermal Summit 2011, coordination of
responses to the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal
agencies, and growing BTEC's membership.

 

"I'm
honored to work with BTEC as we continue to promote the biomass
industry in federal policy and move towards developing regional
affiliates, unifying standards for biomass equipment, and creating new
relationships industry-wide," Seymour stated, adding, "I believe BTEC's
leadership and membership are up to the challenge."

 

BTEC
invites those interested in learning more about the association and
potential involvement to contact Emanuel Wagner, BTEC Program
Coordinator for Outreach and External Affairs, at Emanuel.Wagner@biomassthermal.org.

About the Biomass Thermal Energy Council

Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is an association of biomass fuel
producers, appliance manufacturers and distributors, supply chain
companies and non-profit organizations that view biomass thermal energy
as a renewable, responsible, clean and energy-efficient pathway to
meeting America's energy needs. BTEC engages in research, education, and
public advocacy for the fast growing biomass thermal energy industry. For more information, visit www.biomassthermal.org.


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