Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D.
Central School District
Ballston Spa Central School District
The Ballston Spa Central School District has become a leader in the development of STEM learning in K-12 education, especially in the creation of partnerships with business and higher education via a Partnership for Innovation in Education program, through which the district has developed a variety of new courses, curricula and enrichment opportunities for students.
In September 2011, the Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School program was launched at the Hudson Valley Community College TEC-SMART facility in Malta. Students are able to attend classes in a state of the art learning environment while being fully enrolled in college, with the opportunity to earn up to 25 college credits upon completing high school. In September 2012, the High School is also planning to launch the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, an internationally recognized program of study that exemplifies college and career readiness.
“We truly appreciate our partnership with NYSERDA as we develop new educational opportunities with higher education at the TEC-SMART facility. Together, we will continue to drive innovation in our sector, support college and career readiness for all students and firmly establish the critical link between K-12 education, higher education and economic development.”
- Joseph P. Dragone, Ph.D., Superintendent, Ballston Spa Central School District
Chief Operating Officer,
Building Performance Institute
Setting standards and articulating best practices for residential contractors, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the building trades.
"We came to STEP because of our long term partnership with NYSERDA and its Home Performance with Energy $tar Program."
- Bruce DeMaine, Chief Operating Officer, BPI
President & CEO, C9
C9 is an advanced semiconductor technology company developing and producing three new technologies:
- Silicon-carbide-based, wide-band-gap, superlattice wafers for high-power electric-switching devices and high-temperature, high-speed chips
- Lightweight isotopes, specifically silicon 28, silicon 30 and carbon 13, that possess the enhanced thermal characteristics needed for improving both silicon and silicon-carbide-based wafer products
- Advanced Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) technology, which is used for high-speed and harsh-environment microprocessors and control chips
C9 focuses on bringing their silicon-carbide technology to customer-specific applications and producing silicon carbide-based devices that are free of defects. C9 believes that they have developed the solution to wafer micropipes and crystal imperfections that have plagued silicon-carbide researchers for years.
"The NYSERDA STEP Park is an ideal strategic location for C9 because we believe it is at the center of semi-
- Kevin Donegan, President and CEO, C9
Vice President &
General Manager of Fab 8
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is the world’s first truly global leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing company. Launched in March 2009 through a partnership between AMD and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), GLOBALFOUNDRIES provides a unique combination of leading-edge technology, manufacturing excellence and global operations.
"The Saratoga Technology + Energy Park (STEP) is an ideal location for GLOBALFOUNDRIES and our state-of-the-art Integrated Test and Development Center. Located directly next to the Fab 8 site in the Luther Forest Technology Park, STEP offers the ability to partner with other leading-edge technology companies in New York’s Tech Valley."
- Eric Choh, Vice President & General Manager of Fab 8
Hallam-ICS, a control systems integration, commissioning and engineering firm, has been involved in the design, construction, start-up and qualification of highly engineered facilities since 1981. In addition to our New York office, our 75-person staff is located in Massachusetts, Vermont, North Carolina and Virginia. Our uniquely engineered solutions enable our clients with advanced decision making capabilities, higher productivity and improved customer service. These benefits are delivered through our unique brand of technology, process and communication skills.
“Our office at STEP is a buzzing hive of new talent along with experienced industry veterans, all conveniently located to provide on-site same day response to clients.”
- John Nelson, Regional Manager, Hallam-ICS
President, Hudson Valley
Hudson Valley Community College
The second-largest institution of higher learning in the Capital Region of New York State, Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs through its four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies (TEC-SMART) at STEP® prepares skilled technicians to meet the demands in growing industrial sectors which develop and manufacture semiconductors, photovoltaics, wind turbines, geothermal products, alternative fuels, and energy efficient buildings.
"STEP is the perfect location for HVCC to work hand-in-hand with emerging industries to foster economic growth and prepare Tech Valley for a 21st century workforce and economy."
- Drew Matonak, President, Hudson Valley Community College.
Jersen Construction, LLC
Founded in the early 1980’s by John R. Jersen, Jersen Construction Group, LLC is a family owned business which provides general contracting, construction management, design/build and value engineering services. Fiscally conservative and financially resourceful, Jersen remains true to its philosophy; controlled growth coupled with owner satisfaction is more important than gross billings.
"Jersen Construction Group, LLC is proud to have a building located at STEP. We look forward to the continued growth of the park and the opportunity to provide potential tenants with leasing options to fit their business needs."
- Dave Jersen, CEO, Jersen Construction, LLC.
Lockheed Martin Corporation , an advanced technology company, was formed in March 1995 with the merger of two of the world's premier technology companies, Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 120,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
"Lockheed Martin chose to open an office at STEP to be in closer proximity to NYSERDA and to be able to provide call center, energy efficiency and program implementation services in a LEED Silver certified building space."
- Scott Igoe, Program Manager, Lockheed Martin
Chairman and Chief
nfrastructure helps large enterprises design, build and operate mission-critical technology infrastructure. Combining proven methods and tools, world-class engineering talent, on-site technical service in every major North American market and tightly integrated low cost remote support, nfrastructure collaborates with customers to deliver sustainable disruptive value. With industry practices in public sector, financial services, retail, healthcare, technology, communications, public safety and energy, nfrastructure works with leading technology hardware and software vendors to provide comprehensive data center, network, security, unified communications, end-point, structured cabling, staffing and outsourcing solutions.
"Locating our R&D and technology operations at STEP provides nfrastructure and its customers the benefits of a collaborative environment of talented people and companies focused on green initiatives that reduce the environment footprint of technology."
- Dan Pickett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, nfrastructure technologies
Manager, tw telecom
tw telecom inc. , headquartered in Littleton, Colorado provides managed network services, specializing in Ethernet and transport data networking, Internet access, local and long distance voice, VoIP, VPN and security, to enterprise organizations and communications services companies throughout the U.S. As a leading provider of integrated and converged network solutions, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, quality, service, and improved business productivity.
"Identifying a site for a successful co-location facility is highly dependent on the quantity and quality of power available. Fortunately, STEP was a perfect fit."
- Dan Maynard, Vice President/General Manager, tw telecom
The United Group
United Group (UG) is a nationally recognized and award-winning corporation with over 38 years of successful experience in development, financing, acquisitions, repositioning, and professional management of a wide variety of real estate assets. The top executives alone have a combined industry specific experience base in excess of 100 years.
UG offers clients in-depth expertise in every phase of development. From concept, design, and financing, to construction supervision, marketing and management, we present clients with new ideas and customized solutions that command the full potential of a projects value.
"The United Group is proud to be a participant in and tenant of the NYSERDA STEP Park"
- Michael Uccellini, President, The United Group