SUNY Broome’s START-UP NY partner wins third place in clean energy competition

Dan Buchanan

Dan Buchanan

Congratulations to Southern Tier Technologies, which won third place in the 2018 76West competition!

In 2017, SUNY Broome partnered with Southern Tier Technologies under New York State’s START-UP NY program.

Southern Tier Technologies is an industrial electronics business, focused on providing solutions that ensure clean power, system reliability and improved operational efficiency. Power Factor Correction, or PFC, will be the company’s first product completely designed and manufactured in its Endwell facility; it’s designed to reduce electrical utility charges and system losses, as well as improve process voltage levels and system capacity.

Jim Tiesi

Jim Tiesi

The company’s three founders – Dan Buchanan, Jim Tiesi and Glenn Wilson – are all SUNY Broome alumni, and have spoken with SUNY Broome Engineering Science classes about their work.

Southern Tier Technologies was one of four third-place winners in the state-wide contest, and will receive a $250,000 award. Run by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the 76West competition aims to focus on growing entrepreneurs and attracting resources from the U.S. and around the world to build clean energy businesses and jobs in New York

State’s Southern Tier region.