Dr. Barry Stevens is founder and President of TBD America, a global Technology Business Development consulting group serving the public and private sectors in clean energy, shale gas, fuels and biofuels, water remediation, and nuclear site cleanup. Barry has over 35 years of highly productive executive experience leading globally competitive companies to higher levels of profitability and growth.
Prior to TBD America, Mr. Stevens cofounded and presided over the National Hydrogen Fund and held executive positions with Superior Concrete Products, Radio Shack; Alcon Laboratories, Eastman Technology a division of Eastman Kodak, CBS and RCA (non-executive position).
Barry has deep industry knowledge and front-line experience in nuclear power plant and abandoned Uranium mine cleanup, flowback and produced water purification, utility-scale solar and wind electricity generation, hydrogen energy production through end-use, converting waste-to-energy and waste-to-products, manufacturing commodity and high tech products, chemicals, plastics, and consumer electronics. He has significant cross-border experience in Asia directing engineering teams in Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea.
During his career, Dr. Stevens led R&D, engineering, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing organizations to higher levels of productivity and quality and ultimately to critically acclaimed products, including the development of CD-Read Only Memory discs in the mid 1980’s for which he held various rights to Kodak’s Photo CD. Barry managed a wide variety of revenue-generating ventures with more profitable product lines including several high-tech manufacturing start-ups with budgets up to $780 million.
Mr. Stevens directed operations with limited manpower and resources to realize milestones and goals while stretching budgets to productivity needs. He also has an extensive background in business and technology development, program management, technology transfers, and completing multi-faceted high-tech manufacturing startups at the right quality, cost, and time.
Barry raised $112 million in investments from institutional and angel investors, obtained five U.S. patents, published numerous articles, presented at international summits and symposiums, and conducted Webinars on enviro-economic technologies. Mr. Stevens has been awarded several recognition awards for “turning creativity into reality.”
Dr. Stevens earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Science (tri-major, biology, chemistry and physics) from Fairleigh Dickinson University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, 1st in his class. Barry successfully completed Managing Managers Program, Texas Christian University (TCU), Office of Extended Education.
"Knowledge comes from finding the answers, but understanding the meaning of the answers is what brings wisdom."
by Barry Stevens