• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Michael Izdebski

Plug Power

Director, Logistics

Mike is Plug Power’s Director Logistics, responsible for Global Logistics, Warehousing, Customs & Compliance. His career began with The PA of NY & NJ’s Treasury/Accounting Departments 1985-1987, moving into transportation, dedicated contract services 1987-1999 (RPS/Ryder/JB Hunt/Cardinal/The Home Depot). 20 years GE: Power Systems 4PL Manager 2000-2005, Steam Turbine Generator Sourcing 2005-2011, Transportation’s Battery Plant Materials Distribution Leader 2011-2013, Energy’s Global Project Logistics Leader 2013–2016, Global R&D Materials & Shops Manager 2016–2019. VP Logistics Carver Companies 2019-2020.

Mike has a B.S. Finance Florida State University, MBA Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, pursuing a Strategic Leadership PhD Columbia International University. Paper Short Sea Shipping as a Sustainable Modal Alternative selected for the World Conference on Transport Research, Montreal 2023. Participated SUNY Supply Chain advisory committees, 20 years adjunct RPI, St. Rose, SUNY (Supply Chain Management, Global Sourcing, International Business, Finance, Project Management). President NY Capital District CSCMP, U.S. Exporters Competitive Maritime Council.

Sessions With Michael Izdebski

Thursday, 25 April

  • 03:30pm - 04:15pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 08:30 pm - 25/apr/2024 09:15 pm

    Strategies for Navigating Cargo Preference Regulations in the Green Energy Boom

    A welter of US government-backed funding worth billions of dollars is driving a gargantuan green energy buildout in the US. Developers; engineering, procurement, and construction companies (EPCs); original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); and all the associated project and breakbulk logistics service providers — forwarders, heavy-haul and engineered transportation providers, multipurpose and heavy-lift carriers, and many others — are eager to help build the components of this fundamental shift in energy generation. US government financing from Department of Energy programs and potentially through the Export-Import Bank of the United States may provide these projects with critical capital and favorable finance terms that aren’t available in the commercial finance market. Utilizing US government financing, however, requires compliance with laws that provide other strategic benefits to the US. This session will address some of the procurement- and transportation-related requirements that accompany US government financing for projects, with a focus on cargo preference regulations.