Don is a seasoned technology veteran who has worked in the photonics industry for over twenty-four years. He worked for AT&T Bell Labs designing fiber optic systems. Don co-founded and managed the R&D for the optical amplifier division of JDS Uniphase. He started a consulting company, Light Systems Associates, and while working with AT&T Labs, developed his skills in solar energy systems engineering and design.
Don has been formally trained in PV systems by Solar Energy International (the leader in solar energy training). He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a MS in Optics from the University of Rochester, and a MBA from Columbia University. He holds seven patents and actively contributes to the solar energy research and development community. He is a certified solar PV installer by the North American Board of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).