Duncan Earl and Joe Bentley have officially joined the Pyron Solar technical management team as CTO and chief engineer, respectively. The company advised that as it prepares to launch its technology into commercialization, Earl and Bentley’s presence and past experience will help launch the company into its next dimension.
Duncan Earl has been a member of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for the past 15 years and is the former CEO and CTO of Sunlight Direct. He holds five US patents, one international patent, is a recipient of the R&D 100 award and has published various papers on the optical science field. Pyron noted that Earl will continue his research work with ORNL in conjunction with his duties as the company’s new chief technology officer.
Earl holds a BS degree in engineering physics, an MS degree in physics and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee. Regarding his new appointed, Earl commented, “I have been following Pyron's unique technology for several years and strongly believe that we have a revolutionary and cost effective design concept to sell. Pyron is positioned to revolutionize the CPV market; the team has implemented an aggressive plan to introduce its technology to the world. My main focus will be to direct Pyron Solar's global efforts, to increase efficiency and implement the management teams' comprehensive plan for a competitive LCOE. We have some very big product and partnership announcements coming in Q3 and Q4 that will draw the solar industry's attention.”
As chief engineer, Joe Bentley brings over 30 years of management and engineering experience in the implementation of technological solutions for oil and gas environmental construction projects. He previously worked with the NASA Flight Research Center and, like Earl, possesses several patents. Bentley graduated from Victor Valley College’s Aerospace Engineering Program with an electronics and astronautics degree and went on to receive a degree in environmental management from the University of California Santa Barbara.