2021 Speakers

Kirsten Cappel

Lead, EPA GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership

Peter Cooke

Director of Programs and Collaborations, Ratio Institute 

Aaron Daly

Principal, Ratio Institute

Catrina Damrell

Engagement Manager, Ratio Institute 

Steve Duffy

Sr. Vice President of Design, Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, Engineers, Planners

Tim Greiner

Managing Director, Pure Strategies

Amanda Lai

Senior Manager and Food Retail Practice Lead, McMillanDoolittle

Brad Morris

Senior Manager, Engineering and Energy, Giant Eagle, Inc.

Brad Morris is Senior Manager of Engineering and Energy for Giant Eagle Inc., a regional supermarket chain based in Pittsburgh, PA, with stores in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Brad is responsible for managing the Architectural and Engineering design teams, the operation and maintenance of the refrigeration and HVAC systems and the execution of energy efficiency projects.

Brad holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College and an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer.

Juan Romero

President & CEO, api(+)

Juan Romero, AIA, NCARB, is President + CEO of api(+). He founded api(+) in 1990 after working with some of the most respected leaders in the architectural design industry. A visionary, astute leader and entrepreneur, Juan is passionate about helping organizations grow through great design, smart branding, and creative thinking. Juan is in his third decade directing teams of talent creating places and spaces that function, entertain, move product, and inspire.

He has worked closely with major client groups both nationally and internationally, including Delhaize, Dairy Farms, Schnucks Supermarkets, The Fresh Market, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and Walmart. His multidisciplinary portfolio includes commissions in architecture and interior and graphic design.  His work in retail architecture and design has won numerous awards and is frequently published in industry periodicals.  He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Florida.

Neil Stern

CEO, Good Food Holdings