President & Chief Executive Officer
Rod is a global chief executive officer and serial entrepreneur with twenty years of experience operating companies in China, Europe and the USA. Leading venture capitalists and corporate investors including AT&T, Intel, DaimlerChrysler and Volkswagen have shared his vision and invested over $100M in his companies. His first company, Insignia Solutions Ltd., received the Queen of England’s award for technical achievement, the Queen’s award for export achievement, and subsequently went public on NASDAQ.
Chief Technology Officer
Pete provides the technical vision and leadership for GlassPoint. The NanoMuscle product he designed is now embedded in VW, BMW and Mercedes automobiles, putting his concepts in daily use by millions of car drivers. He is the former founder of Alternative Motion Solutions, which focused on concept through production development of electro-mechanical projects requiring the use of traditional or alternative motors and solar-thermal devices. Pete also held principal engineering positions with Elliptec AG, NanoMuscle, Inc., The Tech Group, as well as serving in the U.S. Air Force. He is named on numerous U.S. and international patents.
Chief Financial Officer
David oversees GlassPoint’s financial and administrative operations. He has more than two decades of financial experience with companies across the oil and gas and energy industries, most recently as a divisional SVP and CFO with IMI PLC. Previously, David held senior financial roles at Alstom Power, where he oversaw a $10B+ project portfolio for Alstom’s global gas power plant business. Before that, he served as CFO of the industrial gas turbine division for Siemens AG.
Vice President, Business Development
John brings tremendous depth of experience in the solar thermal arena to GlassPoint as former founder and president of Ausra, Inc., one of the early leaders in the solar industry. John started his career at USDOE’s Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He was founder and holder of executive positions at Venearth Group, Pixelworks, Inc., Equator Technologies, Inc. and Multiflow Computer, Inc. John is named on nine U.S. patents. He has a B.Sc. with Special Distinction in Computer Science from Yale University.
Vice President, Engineering
Ben leads GlassPoint’s global engineering and manufacturing operations and is also responsible for project execution in Oman. He has more than 30 years of management experience within the energy and technology industries, holding executive positions in the engineering, operations, facilities design and construction fields. Prior to GlassPoint, Ben was a managing director at Applied Materials (AMAT) and Lam Research (LRCX), where his engineering and operational management strategies dramatically reduced manufacturing costs and drove global growth and profitability. As vice president of laser systems at Coherent (COHR), Ben was responsible for product marketing and engineering in Germany, the UK and US. Most recently, as EVP of operations and engineering at Solyndra, Ben was responsible for design, manufacturing and field support and helped deploy nearly 1 million solar panels in more than 1000 installations across 20 countries.
Director of Business Development, Middle East Region
Daniel works with leading oil companies to develop and expand business opportunities in the Middle East for GlassPoint. He previously spent more than 20 years at Schlumberger in various roles across the globe, working across sales, operations, marketing and technical positions. Daniel is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Cambridge and attended Heriot-Watt University for post-graduate studies in petroleum engineering.