Michael is the Founder and CEO of Orion Renewable Energy Group LLC (Orion), Co-Founder of RDC Developments Ltd. (RDC), and the Founder of Alliance for Climate Education (ACE).
Prior to forming Orion and RDC, Michael held executive positions with KENETECH Corporation, and served as an aerodynamicist with the McDonnell Douglas Corporation.
ACE was formed in 2008 to educate and inspire young people to break through the challenge of climate change. ACE believes that achieving a safe and stable climate in our lifetime requires the ideas, action, and influence of young people. Since its founding, ACE educators have reached over 2,000,000 high school students in the United States.
Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, and his Master’s Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University.
Reid has worked in the renewable power industry since 1992, holding senior development and finance positions at Tomen Power Corporation and Kenetech Windpower Inc. before joining Orion Energy LLC in 1999. Prior to working in the energy industry, Reid worked at William Kent International, Bain & Company, and General Electric.
Reid received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics from Yale University and a master’s degree in public and private management from the Yale School of Management.
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