2020 ADDITIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Director of Advanced Research
Mike Gerty is the Director of Advanced Research at PACCAR Inc. He joined PACCAR in 2005 and has managed engine testing, current product support, and advanced technology development engineering teams. Mike currently develops emerging technology strategy and coordinates research across the global organization. His responsibilities and interests include advanced engine and aftertreatment technology, vehicle electrification, and automated driving systems. Previously Mike worked in engine controls development at Westport Innovations. Mike holds a Master’s of Science Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he performed research in the Sloan Automotive Laboratory.
Senior Program Manager, Distributed Energy
Brandon Middaugh leads distributed energy strategy for Microsoft’s energy & sustainability team. In this role, she manages distributed energy innovation initiatives for Microsoft’s global cloud operations. Prior to joining Microsoft, Brandon was a Vice President at SunEdison, accelerating renewables deployment through distributed energy asset management, project finance, and commercial operations. Earlier in her career, Brandon led consulting engagements for energy and automotive clients as a Vice President at Albright Stonebridge Group. Brandon holds an MBA degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business and environmental science degrees from Yale University.