Supply Chain Strategies PDT

Program Development Teams (PDTs) are a diverse mix of energy industry professionals responsible for the content creation of programs. Role may involve subject matter expert recruitment, participating in planning meetings and receiving invaluable networking opportunities throughout the entire process.

For more information on this Program Development Team contact Christopher Lee at lee@westernenergy.org or at 971-255-4967

Committee Members

Robert Buschow

Southwest Gas Corporation

Manager, Corporate Purchasing & Inventory Management
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Eric Christenson

Western Energy Institute

Senior Program Manager
WEI Program Manager
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Eric leads new program development and has responsibilities for Business Acumen for Emerging Leaders, General Counsel, the Executive Planning Committee, and Board of Directors Electric Operations Committee. He joined WEI after seven years at Portland General Electric. At PGE he developed and managed the company’s Enterprise Risk Management program and worked in several other areas including operations benchmarking, regulatory affairs, fleet services, AMI, and finance.

Prior to joining PGE, Eric worked in internet marketing and as the Manager of Strategy and Analysis for a debt buying and recovery firm. Eric earned a BA in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Oregon. He volunteers his time on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Society of Association Management and as Vice President of the Greater Portland Soccer District.

Casey Fallon

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Director, Procurement, Warehouse & Fleet
Member

Steve Francois

Salt River Project

Director Materials Purchasing
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Steve Francois is the Manager of Purchasing and Materials Forecasting for Salt River Project, currently responsible for the day to day purchasing and materials planning/forecasting, mostly associated with inventory. This includes responsibility for inventory management, reporting and realignment programs.

Prior to SRP, Steve spent 20 plus years in the mining industry (Cyprus Minerals and Phelps Dodge) in various materials-related positions. The last four years were spent as a Material Lead for system implementations and upgrades.

Steve has a BSBA from the University of Phoenix.

Daniel Kaluza

NorthWestern Energy

Director, Support Services
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As Director of Support Services, Daniel Kaluza is responsible for Supply Chain, Service Contracting, Warehouse Operations, Fleet Management, Facilities Management, and Lands/Permitting departments. Daniel has sixteen years of HR/Labor background and nine years of Supply Chain management background. He has a BA (1982) in Psychology with a minor in computer science and an MBA (1998) from the University of Montana.

Kenneth Landrith

Southern California Edison

Supply Management Director
Member

Christopher Lee

Western Energy Institute

Senior Program Manager
WEI Program Manager

Ted Smart

NW Natural

Supply Chain Manager
Member

Edith Williams

Los Angeles Department of Water & Power

Supply Services Manager
Member