Two EV Charging Stations Installed
Through EPIC Metals Gift

Pittsburgh’s Energy Innovation Center (EIC) has announced the addition of two new SemaConnect Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations, purchased in part through a gift from EPIC Metals Corporation’s foundation. The stations can charge all electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles and are safe, reliable and easy to use.

The chargers build on the sustainability features of the LEED Platinum EIC, a showcase for clean energy technologies, a center dedicated to sustainable workforce development, and the CEOs for Sustainability meeting space. EPIC Metals Vice President David F. Landis is a participant in CEOs for Sustainability.

Savvy business leaders are the driving force behind transformational sustainability strategies, linking business sustainability performance, financial performance, and regional quality of life.  Recognizing executives’ critical role in achieving these tremendous potential benefits, CEOs from leading private-sector companies throughout the Pittsburgh region have established the CEOs for Sustainability executive council. Their vision:

CEOs for Sustainability is exemplary executive leadership and collaboration to drive positive change in the region. By demonstrating responsibility and creativity in the use of precious resources (human, natural, energy, capital and materials), we ensure enduring economic and social prosperity for our businesses and for our regional community.

Improving Business Performance and Quality of Life in the Region

Through CEOs for Sustainability, CEOs of the region’s leading companies share best sustainable business practices and collaborate in growing the ranks of those around the region that reap the benefits of a triple bottom line — for people, planet, and profits. The group is working to increase the number of businesses that practice, measure, and publicly report their sustainable business performance. The CEOs recognize that prosperous businesses are the foundation of a successful, strong region.

To demonstrate their commitment and inspire other companies in the region, 100 percent of the CEOs for Sustainability companies have achieved the Southwestern Pennsylvania Sustainable Business Compact On Ramp. Through the On Ramp, businesses can assess their sustainability performance, commit to progress, and follow a roadmap to Compact achievement.

About the CEOs

Co-chaired by WindStax Energy Founder and CEO Ron Gdovic and Covestro LLC President Jerry MacCleary, CEOs for Sustainability is an outcomes-based leadership network.

Co-Chair Ron Gdovic

Founder and CEO

Co-Chair Jerry MacCleary

CEO and Chairman


The group is facilitated by Bill O’Rourke, the former Vice President of Sustainability, Environment, Health and Safety at Alcoa. Sustainable Pittsburgh coordinates the initiative in concert with its Champions for Sustainability business network.

CEOs for Sustainability is guided by the vision and sustainability leadership of participating executives.

CEOs for Sustainability Executive Council


Jeff Broadhurst,
President and CEO

Carl Brockmeyer,
President & General Manager

Michael Cherock,
President and CEO

Lalit Chordia, Ph.D., Founder and CEO

Ned D. Eldridge,
President, CEO and Founder

Ron Gdovic,
Founder and CEO

Steve Guy,
President and CEO

Chuck Hammel,

Colin Huwyler,

Laura Shapira Karet,
President and CEO

David F. Landis,
Vice President

Kurt Lesker IV,
President and CEO

Jerry MacCleary,
CEO and Chairman

Matt Newton,

Robert Nutting,
CEO and Principal Owner

Antonis Papadourakis, Ph.D.,
President and CEO

Ciannie Rodriguez,
Store Manager,
Greater Pittsburgh Area

Ryan S. Ruskin,
President and CEO

Murray Rust,

Marty Ryan,
President and CEO

Jack Scalo,
President and CEO

Andrew AJ Schwartz,
Managing Principal

Venkee Sharma,

Rob Smith,

Wendy P. Staso
Owner, President and CEO

Craig E. Stevenson,

Scott E. Tobe, CAP
Principal & CEO

Charles Toran,


Cathy Wissink,
Director, Technology & Civic Engagement

Raymond Yeager,
President and CEO

Research Liaison:
Catherine Augustine,
Director, RAND Pittsburgh Office