John Lushetsky is the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency for the U.S. Department of Energy’s with responsibility for all solar technology development, grid integration, and market transformation activities under the Solar America Initiative announced by President Bush in 2006. He has over 20 years of experience in technology development and commercialization through both start-up and Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Lushetsky was previously with Corning, Inc. where he held a number of senior positions with responsibility for strategic marketing, account management and business development activities. Most recently, Mr. Lushetsky was responsible for developing new strategic business opportunities in the solar technologies as well as the computer electronics, medical device and life science, and water purification industries. He also previously managed acquisitions, collaborations, and minority equity investments which expanded the company’s access to new technologies.
Prior to Corning, Mr. Lushetsky was with Electrosource, Inc., an Austin, Texas-based start-up developing an advanced battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles. While with Electrosource, Mr. Lushetsky had responsibility for marketing, business development and company financing activities.
Mr. Lushetsky holds an MBA in International Business from George Washington University and an M.S. and B.S. with High Honors in Engineering Science from the University of Florida.