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Welcome to the WVMEGS

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association is thrilled to host the Manufacturing Energy Growth (MEG) Summit, formerly the Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference. This regional, annual event brings together manufacturing and energy leaders, state and local officials, economic development professionals, and friends of industry and energy from West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Summit attendees will explore the broader intersections of manufacturing and energy from power generation to downstream manufacturing development through feedstocks by created oil & natural gas and rare earth extraction.
Expert presenters will provide updates and new information on a variety of issues relating to manufacturing and energy. The MEG Summit is a time to work together to identify challenges and opportunities in these industries, and to formulate crucial regional strategies to expand manufacturing and energy development in Appalachia.

From the President

The WVMA is committed to providing its members and supporters with quality, timely programming and looks forward to gathering in May for the 2022 Manufacturing & Energy Growth (MEG) Summit. A new focus, a new venue, and a dynamic program are just a few highlights for the MEG Summit. The WVMA Manufacturing & Energy Growth Summit replaces the former Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference (MMDC) and builds on the foundation of our manufacturing and natural gas development industries, while exploring broader industry issues. We will examine   environmental and sustainability trends, job creation, and dive into the current regional economic outlook. The summit agenda is designed to explore the intersections of our manufacturing and energy sectors, and the challenges and opportunities they face.  

The 2022 MEG Summit is moving to the beautiful Oglebay Resort and kicks off on May 2nd with a welcome reception and dinner for all attendees. A full day of programming is planned for May 3rd. Special conference lodging rates are extended for those who would like to arrive early and take advantage of the spring activities available at Oglebay.  

As always, we appreciate the value our members and partners place on educational and networking opportunities and hope you will find the MEG Summit offers both. We are also grateful for our Corporate Partners and WVMA MEG Summit sponsors who make this and our other events possible.  We will see you in May! 

Rebecca R. McPhail, President
West Virginia Manufacturers Association


As director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D., manages the complete NETL complex, including delivery and execution of the Laboratory’s mission and national programs in carbon-based...

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  • CompanyU.S. Department of Energy

Maribeth Anderson is the Director of Government Relations for Antero Resources. She came to Antero at the end of 2017, after serving in similar roles for Southwestern Energy and Chesapeake Energy since 2007.  Prior to...

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  • CompanyAntero Resources

Jesus Atias is the Advanced Recycling and Bio Supply Associate Director for North America and Latin America at Dow. He has commercial responsibility on strategy implementation aligned to customer demand for circular and...

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  • TitleAdvanced Recycling | Bio Supply Associate Director
  • CompanyDow

Kathy G. Beckett is a member of the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC. She is the firm lead of the Environment, Social, & Governance Team. Kathy is a Member of the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Chamber of...

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  • CompanySteptoe & Johnson

Robert Bryce is an author, journalist, film producer, and podcaster. He’s the author of six books including his latest, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations. Bryce has been writing about...

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  • CompanyPower Hungry Podcast

On February 1, 2021, Governor Jim Justice selected Senator Mitch Carmichael to be the first Secretary of Economic Development in West Virginia. Senator Carmichael previously served our state as President of the West Virginia...

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  • TitleSecretary of Economic Development
  • CompanyState of West Virginia

Jeremy holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton, USA and an MBA in Banking & Finance from the Weatherhead School of Management, USA. He is an originator of Alterra Energy’s continuous thermochemical...

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  • TitlePresident
  • CompanyAlterra Energy

Joe Eddy recently retired as President/CEO, Eagle Manufacturing Company, Wellsburg, WV and Executive VP, Justrite Safety Group, Chicago, IL, after 23 years.  He currently manages his energy development company, Enhanced...

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  • CompanyEnhanced Technologies, LLC

Brandon Farris heads federal government relations for the Chemours Company and is responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with elected officials and their staffs in the House and Senate, White House...

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  • CompanyChemours

John Farris is the Vice President and General Manager of Nucor Steel West Virginia. Nucor Steel West Virginia is the largest single capital investment project in Nucor’s history. The new state-of-the-art sheet mill is expected...

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  • CompanyNucor Steel West Virginia

Stephanie Fishman is a nuclear regulatory attorney at Hogan Lovells who handles technical and regulatory matters across the entire energy sector. She brings years of federal government experience, and a background in nuclear...

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  • CompanyHogan Lovells

Eelco is the Country lead for hydrogen industry activity in the US. He leads Shell's origination and business development efforts and is responsible for maturing Shell's hydrogen portfolio. Eelco has been with Shell for 12 years...

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  • CompanyShell

Jeremy is the Chief Strategy Officer at ClearPath, a research and advocacy organization focused on policies to accelerate breakthrough innovations that reduce emissions in the energy and industrial sectors. As CSO, he leads the...

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  • CompanyClearPath

Prapti Muhuri is a Manager of Plastics Sustainability at the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and is responsible for helping plastic resin manufacturers achieve their circular economy goals. Prapti also leads industry...

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  • TitleManager, Plastics Sustainability
  • CompanyAmerican Chemistry Council

John C. Musgrave Sr. of Point Pleasant, West Virginia is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Mason County Development Authority. John is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He has also served in all aspects...

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  • CompanyMason County Development Authority

Jeff Navin is the Director of External Affairs for TerraPower, an advanced nuclear technology company, and a co-founder and partner at Boundary Stone Partners. Jeff oversees TerraPower’s government affairs and public...

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Toby Rice was named President and Chief Executive Officer and joined EQT’s Board of Directors in July 2019. He has served as a Partner at Rice Investment Group, a multi-strategy fund investing in all verticals of the oil and gas...

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  • CompanyEQT

As Senior Director for Corporate Strategy and Advisor to the CEO, Dr. Reinke leads long-term strategic planning for the company, integrating his work to support key functions ranging from business planning to business...

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  • CompanyX-Energy

Mr. Yaussy’s primary areas of practice are energy and environmental law, including environmental litigation, environmental permitting, and administrative appeals for the natural gas, chemical, manufacturing, silviculture...

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  • CompanySpilman, Thomas & Battle

Del. Mark Zatezalo is a hydrogeologist, and member of the West Virginia House of Delegates representing District 1.  Del. Zatezalo grew up in Weirton, West Virginia where he still lives today. He was a corporate...

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  • CompanyState of West Virginia

Dr. Kevin Zeik is currently a Senior Research Fellow, leading U. S. Steel initiatives in both Sustainability and Innovation. He has been in this role since April 2016.Prior to his roles in Sustainability and Innovation, Dr. Zeik...

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  • TitleSenior Fellow, Innovation & Sustainability
  • CompanyUS Steel