Prior to this position, Mr. Lushetsky served as Program Manager of DOE's Solar Energy Technology Program (SETP) with responsibility for all activities under the Solar America Initiative. He directed the program's $170 million budget through solar technology research and development agreements with universities, venture capital funded start-ups, and established companies and oversaw solar research and development through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and other national labs. In this role, Mr. Lushetsky led key solar market transformation programs in collaboration with legislators, industry groups, utilities, city governments, and other key stakeholders.
Prior to his public service at the Department of Energy, Mr. Lushetsky's career included more than 20 years experience in technology development and commercialization roles with both start-up and Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he was with Corning, Inc., where he held a number of senior positions with responsibility for strategic marketing and business development activities and assessed new opportunities for the company in a number of new technology and market areas. He also previously managed acquisitions, collaborations, and minority equity investments which expanded the company's access to new technologies.
Prior to Corning, Mr. Lushetsky was with Electrosource, Inc., an advanced battery technology start-up for electric and hybrid vehicles. At Electrosource, he forged ground-breaking international partnerships in India, China, and Taiwan managing marketing, business development, and company financing. Before Electrosource, Mr. Lushetsky consulted to the Department of Defense's Strategic Defense Initiative Organization developing new strategies for systems engineering, procurement, and development of tactical and strategic missile defense systems.
Mr. Lushetsky holds an MBA in International Business from George Washington University and an M.S. and B.S. with High Honors in Engineering Science from the University of Florida. He previously has done research and development in advanced optical systems.