Sustainability/Solar Panel

The MCA has organized an informative panel discussion, scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 9:30am. The panel of speakers encompasses a variety of companies throughout the supply chain. We’re happy to have MCA Technical Director, Bob Zabcik moderate discussion. He will touch base on a variety of hot topics including ESG, carbon intensity, sustainable building materials and renewable energies. MCA’s goal is to help position companies for the future by making you aware of trends.    

Meet the Panel

Mark Gies


Mark Gies is Director of Product Management at S-5! with 13+ years of solar experience and 30 years of engineering and management experience.  Prior to S-5!, he held management positions at a mounting system company and with a solar project developer.  His solar expertise includes product development, operations, installation, codes and standards, sales and business development.  Mark is vice-chair of the Mounting Systems Manufacturers Committee at SEIA, a member of SEAOC’s PV Committee, and a founding member of UL2703’s Standards Technical Panel.  Mark earned an MBA from Babson College and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Dartmouth College.

Mr. Jeffrey Becker is currently a Consultant Engineer in the Sustainability and Strategy group.  He has been in this role since 2018.

Mr. Becker started with U. S. Steel in 1997 in the Quality Assurance organization, spending time as either a Quality Engineer or Product Engineer throughout the operations, including stints in Steelmaking & Casting, Hot Rolling, Pickling, Sheet Products, Hot Dip Galvanizing, and Product Development.  He moved to U. S. Steel Research in 2001 in Steelmaking & Casting, with a focus on the production of automotive steels.  In 2010 he moved into a new position as a Research Engineer covering Strategic Initiatives and Emerging Technologies.  In 2016 he moved into an Innovation role outside of Research, which transitioned into Sustainability.

Emerging Technologies.  In 2016 he moved into an Innovation role outside of Research, which transitioned into Sustainability.

Jeffrey Becker

U. S. Steel

Dave Landis

Petersen Aluminum Corporation

Dave Landis started in industry in summer 1973 in roll forming factory during his college years to help pay for college. After graduation he was a factory floor manager for 7 years in roll forming factory before becoming an Inside Sales Manager for 4 years at the same factory. He was then in outside and then the National Sales Manager for 3 years same company. Since 1992 he’s worked for 3 companies in different Midwest-Southern locations in Sales/Technical positions but remained in the same Industry, single-skin roll forming companies.

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