Richard M. Winegarner, Sage Concepts, Inc.

Mr. Winegarner has over twenty-five years of industrial experience ranging from market research and business development to aerospace and optics. His educational experience includes an undergraduate degree in engineering and his graduate studies have resulted in masters degrees in both physics and business administration (MBA).

Industrial Experience
His industrial experience includes key positions in aerospace, opto-electronics, and energy. He played key rolls in the development of optical reconnaissance equipment for state-of-the-art satellites and aircraft. He spent five (5) years as a corporate business manager for special projects at one of the world's largest thin film companies.

Consulting Experience
He then contributed to the development and growth of one of the bay area's leading consulting companies. Having achieved the position of vice president, Mr. Winegarner departed to become the founding president of Sage Concepts and has managed the company for the past sixteen years.

Robert O. Johnson, SolarInsights, LLC

Mr. Johnson has over 30 years of industry experience in energy, including systems operations and test, project engineering, marketing and sales management, and new technology market development. His educational experience includes an undergraduate degree in engineering and a masters degree in business administration (MBA).

Industrial Experience
Industrial experience includes operational responsibilities in steam turbine systems for marine and utility applications (U.S. Navy and General Electric Co.), development of market applications in ultra high vacuum and mass spectrometer gas analysis of industrial processes (High Voltage Engineering), project engineering for nuclear fuel plate assemblies and control drive mechanisms (Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory), and in 1974 began development of early market applications in terrestrial photovoltaics (SES Inc., then a Business Unit of Shell Oil Co., U.S.).

Consulting Experience
After joining Strategies Unlimited in January 1982, Mr. Johnson became Manager of the Photovoltaic Industry Information Service, organizing and editing information on the industry’s developing markets and technologies. He has supervised and authored the publication of over 30 reports on photovoltaic industry markets, technology, applications, and competitive infrastructure. He also was the Editor of the Solar Flare®, a newsletter for the photovoltaic industry. In April 2003, he formed SolarInsights, LLC, which continues to provide primary market research, market development, technology assessment, and business planning services to leaders in the photovoltaic industry.


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1255 Jack Pine Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 431-1183



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