• April 19-21, 2023 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana
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Michael Izdebski

Plug Power

Senior Supply Chain Systems Manager

Mike’s 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. Currently Plug Power’s Senior Supply Chain Systems Manager, responsible for Supply Chain Systems, Global Logistics.

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

Sessions With Michael Izdebski

Thursday, 20 April

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm (CST) / 20/apr/2023 04:45 pm - 20/apr/2023 05:30 pm

    From Fossil Fuels to Hydro: Pivoting Toward a New Generation of Projects

    While fossil fuels will continue to dominate energy generation for many years, a concurrent drive toward sustainability, decarbonization, and greener solutions is gathering strength and affecting the nature of project logistics. Political and institutional mandates for energy and supply-chain security, decarbonization, disrupted trade relationships, risk management, near-sourcing: A tsunami of market forces is shifting focus and direction for many project owners and the contractors and logistics service providers that work for them. In many cases, the skillsets and relationships formed in a traditional oil- and gas-focused environment must be transferred to new project types and rapidly changing trade lanes. What stays and what goes? Where are the opportunities? This panel of seasoned project logistics professionals will discuss what in this dynamic new world of opportunities and risks they are most focused on, most excited about, and most wary of.