GE Plastics Materials Engineering Professor, WVU

Dr. Brian J. Anderson is the GE Plastics Materials Engineering Professor in chemical engineering at West Virginia University and Director of the WVU Energy Institute. A native of Ripley, West Virginia, Dr. Anderson is widely regarded as among the top energy research professionals in the country.

Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Commerce

H. Wood “Woody” Thrasher grew up in Clarksburg, West Virginia and attended the schools of Harrison County. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from West Virginia University in 1977. Following in his father, Henry A. Thrasher’s footsteps, the young entrepreneur was destined for a successful career in engineering. Convincing his father to open their own business, Thrasher Engineering was born in Clarksburg in 1983.

President & CEO, Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC)

Steve Hedrick is President & CEO of Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) in South Charleston, W.Va. MATRIC delivers market-driven innovation, research, technical engineering, and technology commercialization for the chemical, energy, environmental, and advanced software sectors.

Associate Professor Supply Chain Management, West Virginia University

Professor Saldanha is an award winning researcher and teacher. He began his supply chain career in the merchant marine serving for a decade as navigational officer on a variety of cargo vessels in worldwide trades.

the Executive Director of the Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle (BDC)

Director of Business Development and Senior Consultant Ann Green Communications

Vice President, Institutional Advancement and University Relations