As Market Transformation Manager for the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Pete directs activities related to developing strategies and actions for commercializing technologies and fostering early technology adoption by government and industry. Pete is also responsible for managing fuel cell manufacturing R & D. Prior to his current position of which he has been in for the past four years, Pete was responsible for research and development in alternative fuel technologies including advanced combustion engine and fuel cell technologies for eight years at DOE. Also at DOE for eight prior years, he worked on developing technologies for large power generation systems. Pete spent the first 12 years of his career in private industry engineering electric power generation systems using natural gas and coal sources. Trained and educated as an industrial engineer, Pete received a Bachelors of Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1979.
About the US Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Program
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Program conducts comprehensive efforts to overcome the technological, economic, and institutional obstacles to the widespread commercialization of fuel cells and related technologies. The program works with partners in industry, academia, non-profit institutions, and the national labs, and coordinates closely with other programs in four DOE offices-Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Science, Fossil Energy, and Nuclear Energy.
The mission of the program is to enable the widespread commercialization of fuel cells in diverse sectors of the economy-with emphasis on applications that will most effectively strengthen our nation's energy security and improve our stewardship of the environment.