Board of Directors

The members of our board represent companies who are leading the way in cleantech globally. They provide core funding for the cluster and steer its work.




Gary Rackliffe, Chair

Vice President, Smart Grid North America, ABB Inc.


Tim Fairchild, Vice Chair 

Director, Global Utilities Practice, SAS


Lee Mazzocchi, Secretary / Treasurer

Senior Vice President, Grid Solutions, Duke Energy




Gary Bennett

Vice President and General Manager, Smart Energy Americas, Honeywell


Bob Borzillo 

Vice President of Smart Cities Business Development, Itron Inc. 


Eric Dupont

Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, PowerSecure International


Charlie Nobles

Director of Marketing – Lighting, Sensus


Coleen Northeim

Senior Director, Sustainability and Resource Management, Environmental and Health Sciences Unit, RTI International


Ryan Gerbrandt

Managing Director, Global IIoT and Smart Cities, Trilliant Networks


Ed White

Chair Emeritus, Field2Base Inc.



Academic Directors: 

Dr. Greg Gangi

Associate Director for Education and Teaching Associate Professor, UNC Institute for the Environment


Dr. Louis Martin-Vega

Dean of the College of Engineering, North Carolina State University

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