Cautionary Tales of Disruption
Virtual Lunch-and-Learn Event
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific
Join the Washington Clean Energy Testbeds in welcoming our new Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ben Bierman. Ben will present lessons learned from a career leading innovative energy and semiconductor companies.
Ben brings more than 20 years of technology and operations leadership experience in Silicon Valley and international postings across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. As a business unit head at public companies including Applied Materials, Lam Research and Coherent, he led development and commercialization of new semiconductor manufacturing and laser technologies and acquisition and integration of startup companies. He worked in cleantech from 2006 to 2018 as EVP of Operations and Engineering at Solyndra, deploying over 100MW of cylindrical CIGS solar panels in 26 countries, and as COO and CEO of GlassPoint Solar building one of the world’s largest solar thermal plants. Ben is now based in Vancouver, Washington, where he owns and operates Integration Advantage, a consultancy for startup and growth stage technology firms.
Tuesdays: 9-11 am
Fridays: 12-2 pm