Technology Leadership.” He is a member of several boards of directors and is on the Argonne National Laboratory Board of Governors. Today, Porter is the founder and president of Sustainable Operations Solutions, LLC, which provides consulting services to help companies make significant and sustainable improvements in workplace safety, process safety management, capital effectiveness, and operations productivity. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Porter is a current member of the Board on Infrastructure and Constructed Environment.

Scott E. Sanders is the current vice president for strategic innovation for Wyle Laboratories, Inc. He is responsible for the cultivation and infusion of innovative science, technology, and processes that overlap energy, environmental, infrastructure, and business considerations. His focus is on solutions that support the DoD marketplace and that facilitate rapid and agile responses to the changing national security environment and the associated culture change methodologies. Sanders has been with Wyle for over 25 years and he previously led a $2 billion contract effort supporting the Defense Technology Information Center, where “operational energy” was infused into the construct of the contract in response to national level emphasis and focus on this critical area. He was responsible for the technical evaluation of rapid responses to deployed forces and the analysis of their merit for distribution to all services. He has worked with several non-profit associations on energy and water issues, such as the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), as well as several major universities. Sanders is a drilling reservist and holds the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He served as Vice Commander of U.S. Naval Forces in Bahrain for 3 years and was the first drilling reservist since WWII to command an at-sea task force (CTF-151 Counter Piracy). He also has served as the Deputy Commander for the largest U.S. Navy Fleet (2nd Fleet) and is currently assigned to the Joint Staff. He has a broad perspective on energy, water usage, and energy- and water-reduction technologies and their application to forward deployed as well as CONUS-based forces. Sanders also has a solid understanding of what partner nations (Middle East and East Africa) are developing and their associated energy security approaches that relate to reduced energy usage and/or reduced dependency on petroleum sources.

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