Nexus EMC Joins Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Research Triangle Region, N.C. - Mobility and energy technology consultancy Nexus EMC has joined the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster as an Entrepreneur member.

Company founder Jeff Barghout and principal Chris Carmody bring four decades of experience advising public and private clients on strategies for integrating emerging energy, transportation and mobility technologies to operate more effectively and sustainably and have worked extensively in cleantech economic development. 

“Jeff and Chris have been involved in our cleantech cluster from the beginning and bring broad expertise advancing the spectrum of technologies that are driving our region’s third wave of economic growth,” said Lee Anne Nance, RTCC managing director and executive vice president of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP), which manages the cluster.

“We’re delighted they have chosen to invest financially, and we look forward to their playing an expanded role in accelerating our region’s cleantech economy,” Nance said.

Nexus EMC helps clients harness the convergence of emerging technologies, particularly smart transportation, robotics and distributed energy, by understanding and identifying new technologies, then helping clients implement those technologies holistically to create value.

For instance, the company is helping the U.S. Department of Defense as well as academic and corporate clients identify, evaluate and plan implementation for technologies that can automate logistics, operations and grounds maintenance. Technologies already exist, Barghout said, that would enable base personnel or employees in an organization to order supplies and equipment from a warehouse using a smartphone app that would then direct an autonomous robotic vehicle to load, deliver and unload them anywhere on a base or campus. Another stand-out technology automates grounds maintenance with an anticipated return on investment in one-to-two years, a potential game changer for organizations that maintain their own grounds.

“Individual technologies can offer value on their own, but the real power lies in putting them together in an ecosystem that transforms the way clients operate and advance,” Barghout said. “That’s where we can help.”

Joining the cluster was a given for his new company, Barghout said.

“I’ve been a part of the cluster in one capacity or another since it started, and I really believe in what it does,” he said. “All of us here want to help take it to the next level.”

For more information about Nexus EMC, visit or email [email protected].

About the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is an initiative of business, government, academic and nonprofit leaders working to accelerate the region’s cleantech economy through collaboration and partnerships that promote innovation and sector growth. The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) formed and manages the RTCC with funding from industry board members ABB Inc., Cisco Systems, Duke Energy, Field2Base Inc., Itron Inc., Piedmont Natural Gas, Power Analytics Corp., PowerSecure International, RTI International, SAS, Schneider Electric, Sensus and Siemens and its members. RTRP leads economic development for the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. For more information, visit

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- Lee Anne Nance, (919) 840-7372
- Jeff Barghout, (919) 797-9753 

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