Dr. Dr. Barry Stevens is founder and President of TBD America, a Technology Business Development consulting group serving the public and private sectors in renewable energy, biofuels, fossil fuels, and water remediation. Barry has over 35 years of highly productive executive experience leading globally competitive companies, both mature and startup, to higher levels of profitability and growth.
Prior to TBD America, Barry cofounded and presided over the National Hydrogen Fund, established to commercialize emerging hydrogen technologies demonstrated by the U.S. Department of Energy. He also held executive positions with Superior Concrete Products; Radio Shack; Alcon Laboratories; Eastman Technology a division of Eastman Kodak, and CBS Records.
Dr. Stevens has deep industry knowledge and front-line experience in over $3 billion of U.S. utility scale solar and wind projects in the U.S. He created the tools necessary to streamline the development process of solar, wind and biomass projects from concept to commercialization. Barry was retained as an expert witness in a $14 million lawsuit against the U.S. Navy, general contractor and material supplier. Recently, he was retained by the developer / plaintiff of a 30 MW windfarm in a lawsuit filed against several electric cooperatives.
Additionally, Dr. Stevens has extensive experience in the water treatment, natural gas (upstream to downstream), chemicals, plastics, nuclear site remediation, and electronics industries. Barry was also responsible for several first in world high-tech manufacturing operations. He has significant cross-border experience in Asia directing engineering teams in Hong Kong, Japan, 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. Barry managed a wide variety of revenue-generating ventures with more profitable product lines including several high-tech manufacturing start-ups with CapEx and OpEx budgets over $100 million.
Dr. 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 technology transfers and completing multi-faceted high-tech manufacturing startups from site selection to full operations.
Barry raised $112 million in investments from institutional and angel investors, obtained five U.S. patents, published numerous papers, presented at international summits and symposiums, and conducted numerous Webinars. He was awarded several recognition awards for “turning creativity into reality.” He also held rights in the Photo CD technology launched by a former Fortune 25 company.
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