Rich DiClaudio


Rich DiClaudio is the President & CEO of the Energy Innovation Center Institute (EICI) and EICI Enterprise, LLC.  Rich has 35 years of private equity investing and private capital portfolio management experience focused primarily in the energy and related technologies industry.  During his career he has been responsible for raising over $734 million and managing over $1.4 billion in AUM. 

The Energy Innovation Center Institute, among other things, is ramping up to incubate energy technologies across the entire energy spectrum with a focus on alternative and sustainable technologies while also providing large scale corporate lead workforce development training and aligned think tank type events and conferences.

Rich serves on several profit and not for profit boards, often in positions in leadership.

Stephen Catt, Ed.D.


Dr. Stephen Catt is the Director of Education and Workforce Development at the ARM Institute (Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing). 

ARM's mission is to be the leading catalyst of robotics innovation and expertise, accelerating growth in U.S.-based manufacturing and high value careers. This nationwide initiative seeks to enhance existing education and training by identifying and promoting best practices in preparing an adaptive workforce for Industry 4.0.

Stephen has been an adjunct professor of organizational development and an administrator for a community college for 30 years. He was a catalyst in regional development of advanced manufacturing programs, an associates degree in robotic technology, STEM coalitions among businesses and education, and other creative workforce initiatives.

Chuck Brandt, Ph.D.

Dr. Chuck Brandt is a technology executive at ARM Institute and consultant for II-VI Foundation. He specializes in micro-electronics and has  coordinated several multi-million dollar technology initiatives over the past 30 years. Dr. Brandt has had a rich career in academia and the private sector. 

Chuck earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 1987, served as the former VP of Technology at InnovationWorks and Chief Technology Officer at the Technology Collaborative. 

Chuck began his career working out of the Northrop Grumman Science & Technology Center. Today, Chuck is a thought-leader in technology-based economic development. 

New Collared Workforce


 The New Collared Workforce is a seminar discussing the fourth industrial revolution, how new technologies will fundamentally change the workforce, the societal implications of technological disruption, and what entry-level and trade skilled jobs could look like in the future.

Schedule for April 12th:

8:30 AM - Registration & Networking

9:15 AM - Introduction: Dan Esterly, Public Waves

9:30 AM - Rich DiClaudio, Energy Innovation Center Institute

10:30 AM - Stephen Catt, Ed.D., ARM Institute

11:30 AM - Chuck Brandt, Ph.D., ARM Institute & II-VI Foundation

12:30 PM - Conclusion



Event Location

1435 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219, United States

Covestro Room (1st Floor)

Event Sponsors