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Meet Our Subject Matter Experts

Subject Matter experts are esteemed leaders in climate technology, hardware, engineering, and business development. These experts will mentor climate tech innovators in scaling up production of their hardware products to decrease GHG emissions in New York State and beyond. Explore the profiles of our Cohort 5 Subject Matter Experts today.

Aaron Proujansky
I am an angel investor in Ithaca, NY, focused on cleantech, agtech, hardware and nimble software solutions. Additionally I mentor

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Adam Starr
Adam Starr is a brand, business, and commercialization strategist. The focus of his consultative practice is to support start-up organizations

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AJ Perkins
AJ Perkins, award-winning author and subject matter expert on microgrids, leads growth & strategy at TechFlow, securing over 3.8GW in

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Innovative energy sector technologist with 40 years of experience. Mentor strategy, finances, supply chain quality, ERP, six sigma LEAN. Capital

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Angela Thurman
Angela Thurman holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Telecommunications Management, and is a certified Project Management Professional ™.

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Brent Eubanks
I am a building science technical generalist with a particular focus on HVAC and building automation/controls. I'm a 20+ year

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Brian evaluates and accelerates productization of new technologies at Analog Garage, the Corporate Incubator and Venture Group of Analog Devices.

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Bryce Neuman
Structural engineer, project and people manager, cross-boundary coordinator, & into sci, tech, and development. Learner, doer, explorer, sharer.    

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Connor Tinen
I’m a design engineer with experience designing and growing new products across energy, automation, and defense. I love leading and

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Courtney Reich
Courtney Reich, PE is a senior mechanical and systems engineering leader with 20+ years' experience in clean tech product development

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I am a former NASDAQ and start-up CEO with extensive experience growing revenue and improving profitability of manufacturing companies. For

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Daipan Lee
Hardware specialist with deep expertise in design & development, manufacturing, and supply chain. Experience in consumer, industrial, and healthcare products

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Dan Radomski
Dan is currently a consultant to a number of high tech companies and hardware manufacturing and cleantech accelerators nationwide. Dan

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Daniel Gross
Daniel Gross counsels clients ranging from Fortune 100 to startup companies on a full range of intellectual property services, including

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Product development and manufacturing operations executive with 15 years of experience in local factory layout, supply chain & international contract

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Emily Gorbaty
Emily is an innovation strategist focused on sustainable infrastructure, with experience in venture building, design thinking, customer research, and product

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Emily Moyer
I bring 20+ years of industrial design and product strategy experience, creating innovative product lines. My client work has created

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Isis Shiffer
Isis is an industrial designer based in Brooklyn. She founded Spitfire Industry in 2016. Since then, her designs have won

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Jacob Hennessey-Rubin
Jacob grew up with a passion for design and making. After a path focused on Graphic Design in Graduate School,

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Jamie Skaar
Veteran cleantech entrepreneur accelerating startups from whiteboard to mass adoption. Grounds big vision with operational pragmatism - securing efficiencies and

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Over 25 years of experience in strategy development and achieving manufacturing excellence. Keen ability in identifying and solving the constraints

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Jason Shechter
Started my career as an EE working on security and access control systems. I've since worked as a program, and

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Jeff-Bergstein-sq
- 36 Years with Arrow Electronics (25 Billion Technology Distributor) in a myriad of Sales, Management and Executive Jobs in

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Hardware engineering manager with nearly 15 years experience developing consumer and industrial hardware products. Manufacturing/supply chain expertise in USA, Mexico

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Jim LoGerfo
Jim LoGerfo is a finance professional with board experience who has closed over $1 billion of transactions. He has invested

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Over 30 years providing tech companies with PDP/TDP, Ops and Engineering scale-up guidance. Held VP and leadership roles for Operations,

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Kevin Kubit
Kevin has a knack for mechanical engineering and project management with an aptitude for developing innovative technology solutions. Experience with

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Lindsey Gideon
Data-driven marketer with experience scaling brands, product lines, & programs for start-ups & small businesses. 15 years of experience bringing

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Mike Pica
As a hardware leader and manufacturing ops, I've developed and released over a dozen products with millions of units shipped.

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Mitchell Maiman
Mitch served as President and co-founder of IPS, a large, multi-functional product development professional services company. The IPS team serves

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Peter
I have 20+ years in entrepreneurship, founded, built, and sold companies. Retiring after developing 15 brands, I served on Scale

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Richard Delmerico
40+ years taking successfully innovation to market. Fortune 100 Exec., Cornell CleanTech Startup CEO, NYSERDA and Launch NY EIR, NYSERDA

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Rina Shin
Rina Shin is a New York-based CMF Design Consultant, educator, and founder of Unwrap CMF - an online education platform

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Sera
Experienced in hardware startups in various industries, I now aid hardtech startups as a consultant, focusing on manufacturing, product design,

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Industrial designer with more than a decade’s global experience in designing, managing production and packaging of innovative consumer products. Collaborating

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Chemical Engineer and Wharton MBA with 13 years of operations experience in chemical manufacturing. I am passionate about environmental issues,

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William Greenbaum
While working at Tesla, Apple, and Instrumental, I’ve visited over 32 factories in 8 countries. Along the way I’ve noticed

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Zack Wu
A seasoned strategy advisor for large corporations and growth stage companies in energy, utilities, chemicals and industrial sector, looking to

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