National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Industry Director
William Hoyt has been named co-chair of Motor Summit 2014, which will be held October 7-9, 2014, in Zurich, Switzerland.
The summit is organized by the Swiss Agency for Efficient Energy Use under the auspices of the Electric Motor Systems Annex of the International Energy Agency (IEA). The IEA estimates that motor systems used in industrial and infrastructure applications are responsible for 45 percent of the world’s total electricity consumption.
According to Hoyt, the Motor Summit is an international opportunity for experts to discuss the latest developments in new motor technology and motor systems efficiency.
“It is truly a gathering of some of the best minds in the world intent on finding common solutions to greater energy efficiency for preservation of diminishing resources,” he said.
The summit will bring together selected experts from research, policy, manufacturing, and utilities. Hoyt has been a frequent contributor at the Motor Summit and other major conferences related to motor systems efficiency. Participants will debate global strategies and actions to overcome barriers to widespread market transformation opportunities. Speakers from Brazil, Canada, China, Europe, Japan, and the U.S. have committed to attend.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceeds $100 billion annually.
Phallan K. Davis