Alfred Hildreth, P.E., C.E.M.
Track I | Industrial Energy Management
Al Hildreth is global energy manager for General Motors, overseeing all of the company’s energy management practices, including carbon, energy and water
conservation. Hildreth also manages the teams responsible for energy use at all of GM’s facilities around the world.
Under his leadership, GM has saved $235 million in energy costs and earned recognition as an EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence six years in a row for superior energy management.
Hildreth is a co-chair of the Automotive Industry Action Group’s Greenhouse Gas and Water Work Groups, collaborating with OEMs and suppliers on GHG and Water reporting and reduction. He also leads GM’s work to share best practices with suppliers on mitigating carbon emissions through the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment and CDP. Additionally, he leads reporting practices to CDP’s climate change program, which helped GM land a spot on CDP’s global Climate A list for its actions and strategies to address climate change.
Hildreth has worked for GM for over 35 years and recently became a technical fellow. He spent 10 years with GM’s former Saturn brand in Spring Hill, Tennessee, and five years in Europe and Asia helping develop best practices for carbon and energy management. Before joining GM, Hildreth worked for a research and development company that designed and manufactured air pollution control equipment.
He holds a patent through the U.S. Patent Office for an energy forecasting model and is co-author of “Analytics for Smart Energy Management,” a college textbook offering tools for energy management for businesses http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319327280
Hildreth earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering from Oakland University and a Master of Science in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and Certified Energy Manager.
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