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Our Esteemed Judges

The Power The Community: An International College Design Competition has a panel of judges that is second to none. Comprising experts from various major corporations in the energy industry, the independent panel has been carefully chosen for their integrity, experience, and sustainability and infrastructure knowledge. We're incredibly honored to have these top-notch professionals on board to evaluate the innovative ideas and designs that will shape the future of the energy sector.

Jillian Evanko
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Jillian (Jill) Evanko is President and Chief Executive Officer of Chart Industries, Inc. (NYSE: GTLS), serving in this capacity since June 2018. Ms. Evanko joined Chart in February 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Chart, Jill was the Chief Financial Officer of Truck-Lite Co., LLC, as well as having held multiple operational and financial executive positions at Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Dover in 2004, Ms. Evanko held financial and operational roles at Arthur Andersen, LLP, Honeywell Corporation, and Sony Corporation. In addition to serving on Chart’s Board of Directors, Ms. Evanko is an independent director of the Board of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH). Jill received a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from The University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from La Salle University. She won the 2020 ExxonMobil Power Play Rainmaker award, the 2020 S&P Global Platts Energy Award for Chief Trailblazer, and the World LNG Executive of the Year 2020. She serves on the non-profit Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).

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Vikas Dhole
Aspen Technology
vice President, Sustainability Business

Vikas Dhole serves as General Manager of Sustainability Industry Business Unit at Aspen Technology and is responsible for AspenTech’s portfolio-wide Sustainability solution strategy and enablement and co-innovation with customers and partners. Prior to taking the new role, Vikas was responsible for Product Management of AspenTech’s Performance Engineering solution. During his 20 years of Performance Engineering product management leadership, AspenTech has expanded clear market leadership in Process Engineering and Optimization across all process industry verticals. The solution over the years has incorporated innovations in concurrent engineering, asset optimization, and sustainability in collaboration with customers and has helped transform the industry practice in these areas. Latest innovations in Performance Engineering include Aspen Hybrid Models that combine the strengths of first principles modeling with Machine learning (AI), delivering next-generation process and asset modeling for the industry. Throughout his career, Vikas has championed innovative technology and software solutions in sustainability, process design, energy management, and process and asset optimization for operations. He has authored several publications on these industry topics. Prior to joining AspenTech, Vikas was Technology Director at Linnhoff March Consulting. Vikas was also a staff member at the Department of Process Integration at the University of Manchester, UK. This group pioneered the development of “Pinch Technology,” which has revolutionized energy efficiency improvements in the process industries with thousands of successful projects globally. Vikas has a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India, and a Ph.D. in Process Integration from the University of Manchester, UK.

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