Ener-G-Rotors CEO Takes Part in White House Roundtable on Jobs
CEO & Founder Mike Newell invited by Congressman Tonko
Nov. 2011 – Schenectady County-based Ener-G-Rotors CEO Michael Newell participated this morning in a special program at the White House in Washington with other business leaders from throughout the country designed to highlight job creation success stories and connect them with resources and expertise that can help them create more jobs. Newell was invited by Congressman Paul Tonko to take part in the Make it in America Champions of Change Roundtable because of his success in building an innovative, clean energy-focused business that it is on the cusp of bringing its products to market and growing new jobs.
“Michael Newell brings an entrepreneurial and technology-driven clean energy background that provides an invaluable piece to the discussion about how we can grow manufacturing and create jobs,” said Congressman Paul Tonko. “His leadership at Ener-G-Rotors is a prime example of how clean energy opportunities are the driving force behind the Capital Region’s economy.”
Ener-G-Rotors, located in Rotterdam, is considered an innovator of technology that uses low-temperature waste heat from industrial facilities and converts it to electricity. There are nearly 4,000 potential sites across New York State that could make use of this technology, which would help reduce usage of fossil fuels and save money.
Brookings recently named the Capital Region as first in the country when it comes to the concentration of clean energy jobs.
Champions of Change is a weekly program started by President Obama to spotlight what ordinary Americans are doing to out-innovate, our-educate, and out build the rest of the world. Today’s event was focused on House Democrat’s Make it in America agenda to grow manufacturing jobs throughout the nation. Over the past year, Congressman Tonko has toured nearly a dozen local companies to highlight the Make it in America effort and illustrate how innovation and investment are growing manufacturing jobs in the 21st Congressional District.
The program included a moderated discussion with senior administration officials and closing remarks from U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer.