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Reserve your Spot: Workforce Training for Clean-Tech Innovators

Register Today and Give your Clean-Tech

Business Initiative a Competitive Advantage


Execs from Qualitrol, Indow Windows, and Building Energy join Clean Edge principals
to offer insights on clean-tech innovation and scaling a business.

Clean Edge, Inc. and Worksystems, Inc. invite you to attend an exclusive course
for both clean-tech companies and corporations looking to promote, expand, or launch
a current or new clean-tech offering. 

Limited spaces are still available in our morning session:

Afternoon Session (FULL):
Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 1 pm - 5:30 pm

Morning Session:
Friday, January 30th, 2015 at 8 am - 12:30 pm

Portland Development Commission - 222 NW Fifth Avenue  Portland, OR 97209


Join us for an interactive, half-day
course led by the leadership team
at Clean Edge.

Morning session spaces are still 
are available at no cost.


Key Course Highlights and Benefits:

      • Learn about the forces driving today's clean-tech sectors and the latest trends in technology, finance, and policy.

      • Gather best practices and suggestions you need to successfully bring your clean-tech ideas to fruition. 

      • Hear panel discussions and network with the top clean-tech CEOs and business leaders in the Northwest.

Click Here to review a full course summary

About Clean Edge:

Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and advisory firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The firm delivers an unparalleled suite of clean-energy benchmarking services including stock indexes, utility and consumer surveys, and regional leadership tracking. Clean Edge provides companies, investors, NGOs, and governments with timely research, trending analysis, and actionable insights. 


Hear from Clean Edge executives and the best-selling authors of The Clean Tech Revolution and Clean Tech Nation on areas of opportunity in the clean-tech industry.

Ron Pernick
Managing Director
Clean Edge, Inc.

Ron Pernick is founder and managing director of clean-tech research and advisory firm Clean Edge and the coauthor of two books on clean-tech business and innovation, Clean Tech Nation (HarperCollins, 2012) and The Clean Tech Revolution (HarperCollins, 2007). At Clean Edge he has coauthored more than two dozen reports on clean technologies, markets, and policies and oversees the firm’s research, event production, index publishing, and advisory services. He has taught MBA-level courses at Portland State University and New College, is widely quoted in the media, and is a regular speaker at industry events in the U.S. and abroad. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two children.

Clint Wilder
Senior Editor
Clean Edge, Inc.

Clint Wilder, senior editor, joined Clean Edge in 2002 and plays a leading role in the production of the firm’s research and publications. He has co-authored two books, Clean Tech Nation (HarperCollins, 2012) and The Clean Tech Revolution (HarperCollins, 2007). Wilder has covered the high-tech and clean-tech industries as a business journalist for nearly three decades. A recognized expert on current trends in clean-energy technology, policy, and finance, Wilder is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events in the U.S. and overseas. He is also a blogger for the Green section of The Huffington Post, and has been a facilitator in the Energy and Climate Change track of the Clinton Global Initiative and a founding member of the Clean Economy Network.

Guest Speakers

Steve Jennings
VP of Marketing 

Steve Jennings is VP of Marketing at Qualitrol, which provides smart electric utility asset condition based monitoring and transformer monitoring across the globe. He has global executive experience serving the electric utility, computer, communications and semiconductor industries. Prior to its acquisition by Qualitrol, Steve was a member of the management team that grew Serveron and BPL Global into a smart grid industry leader and Steve was most recently VP and General Manager of Serveron.  He came to Serveron from Credence Systems where he was Director of Marketing. Prior to Credence, Steve spent eleven years with Tektronix in a variety of positions including National Sales Manager, Director of Marketing and General Manager. He also worked for Fluke, serving industrial and electric utility customers. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Connecticut and earned his MBA from the University of Oregon.

Sam Pardue
CEO and Founder
Indow Windows

Sam Pardue is a serial entrepreneur who left the Intel mother ship to form start-up ventures in Portland, Oregon. After several years he left Intel to co-found Lensbaby (, a celebrated Portland-based manufacturer of award-winning special effects SLR camera lenses. In August 2010 Sam stepped down as Lensbaby’s CEO to found Indow Windows, a company that manufactures and markets Pardue's patented, award-winning invention, a window insert that presses inside window frames to deliver double pane window performance at a fraction of the cost. At the 2011 CleanTech Open Indow Windows won the national Energy Efficiency Category Award, the national Sustainability Award, and came in second place for the Grand Prize.  In addition, Indow Windows has received Environmental Leader Magazine’s 2014 Product of the Year Award, Sustainable Business Magazine’s Innovation in Sustainable Product Award, and a Bronze Medal from the Edison Awards.

Chris Ulum
Building Energy

Chris Ulum is President of Building Energy, an energy efficiency enterprise software company. Prior to that, he was a consultant and Entrepreneur in Residence at Oregon BEST. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Agilyx Corporation for seven years, raising over $73 million in financing, and growing the company to 65 employees and $40 million in revenue and backlog.  Before joining Agilyx, he worked for 10 years in the high tech industry for IBM and Sun Microsystems. His career includes leadership roles in diverse industries, including wood products, printing and packaging and food processing. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oregon State University and an MBA degree from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

No registration fee is required. Space is limited to 25 attendees per session. 

Five participating companies will be selected for one-on-one business
development strategy sessions with Clean Edge principals after the training.

Course co-hosted with:

Worksystems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that pursues and invests resources to improve the quality of the workforce in the City of Portland, Multnomah and Washington Counties. They develop policies and design workforce development programs delivered through a network of local partners to help people get the skills, training, and education they need to go to work or to advance their careers. To learn more about Worksystems, please visit

Eligible attendees must be representatives in a leadership role of clean-tech companies or of businesses looking to enter into the clean-tech marketReserving a spot for the training does not guarantee participation in the training.

Course is funded by a U.S. Department of Labor federal training grant in cooperation with Worksystems, Inc. Participants will need to provide additional information in advance and to present a government-issued I.D. at the course.

To reserve your spot, please click the registration link above or click here to access the registration form. 

Endorsing Organizations

For additional information on the course, please contact Bryce Yonker, Director of Business Development at Clean Edge at or 503.206.8448.

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