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Green technology entrepreneur to speak

Barry McNamara
Wood, green technology entrepreneur, to speak to MC’s senior business majors
Green technology entrepreneur Bruce Wood will speak to students at Monmouth College on May 3.

The CEO and founder of ePower Synergies, Wood will bring two experimental electric vehicles to display outside of the Stockdale Center, starting at 4 p.m. He will also be a guest speaker in the college’s senior capstone course for business, discussing the electric vehicles and his green technology company.

Steve Kerno, an adjunct professor in MC’s political economy and commerce (PEC) department and an analyst for Deere and Co. arranged for the visit by Wood, who formerly worked at Deere.

“This is yet another example of some of the unconventional learning experiences that Monmouth College offers,” said Mike Connell, chair of the PEC department. “Mr. Wood’s visit ties in nicely with two of our recent initiatives – Midwest Studies and the integration of business and science.”

Wood began his company, which is based in Port Byron, in 2004. It engages in designing, developing, integrating and marketing electric vehicles (EV) and transportation systems. Its products include electric cars, battery electric scooters, neighborhood electric vehicles, personal transport vehicles, lift trucks, utility vehicles and zero-emissions/no-noise cars for law enforcement and private security forces.