AKRON (Sept. 30, 2014) — Aiman Abdrabou, Goodyear's Global Manager—Energy & Greenhouse Gas (GHG), has been named the 2014 International Energy Manager of the Year by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
The award recognizes an individual who, according to Goodyear, has “excelled in promoting the practices and principles of energy engineering and management.” Mr. Abdrabou will receive the award Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C., at the AEE World Energy Engineering Congress, which will feature a keynote address by former President Bill Clinton.
Mr. Abdrabou — who has held his current position with Goodyear since 2009 — said he is “thrilled and honored to receive this award on behalf of Goodyear and the associates all over the world who work daily to improve our energy efficiency.
“This is in recognition of the team effort it takes to improve energy efficiency on a global scale.”
He leads a team of regional energy and GHG managers who have helped the Akron-based tire maker's efforts to reduce energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions. In recent years, according to Goodyear, the team developed a new company standard for energy conservation, founded a global energy system based on the elements of continuous improvement, and encouraged the continuing education of regional and plant energy leaders, with 30 associates recently becoming Certified Energy Managers.
The team also led an effort to link the energy meters from each of Goodyear's manufacturing plants around the world to one central system to allow for global monitoring, the company said.
Don Stanley, Goodyear's vice president, Product Quality and Plant Technology, said that through Mr. Abdrabou's leadership and the work of the company's global, regional and plant energy teams, “we have been able to make solid progress in reducing Goodyear's environmental impact.