Mr. Richard DeFay
In his role as project manager for the Sustainable Electrical Energy Program of the Copper Development Association (CDA), Richard deFay conducts seminars, workshops, continuing education programs, and speaks at conferences and trade shows about the role of energy-efficient motors, the Copper Rotor Motor, motor management, MotorMaster+ software, energy legislation and the role of copper in energy efficient motors. He also works closely with the Canadian Copper and Brass Development Association (CCBDA) as a
motor and energy-efficiency resource.
DeFay is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) as well as an ALLY Partner with both the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Save Energy Now program and the American Council on an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). He participates with Washington State University and its DOE-sponsored MotorMaster+ BestPractices training programs.
Previously, he worked for Applied Proactive Technologies (APT) as program representative for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Premium Efficient Motors program under the state’s Energy $mart program. There, he conducted 63 on-site motor energy audits for industrial, commercial, educational and medical facilities.
DeFay holds both a B.S and M.Ed. degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts and has an advanced degree from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA.