K. LEE WHEELBARGER
Lee Wheelbarger has over 30 years experience in Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) of battery-centered, high-reliability hybrid power systems and electronics, including cutting-edge systems for critical infrastructure, military and marine applications, and is responsible for dozens of patents and inventions. As Senior Technologist and Lead Technical Integrator for the U.S. Army Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab (DBBL), Fort Benning, Georgia, he managed a budget of over $400MM, evaluated dozens of systems and led the testing and integration of the first battlefield-ready “MilSpec” (1342B 2) hybrid battery-generator system. Mr. Wheelbarger subsequently oversaw the design and testing of mobile auxiliary battery-based systems that have been successfully installed in hundreds of police, emergency and utility vehicles, including ambulances. He currently designs and consults on hybrid solar generator systems that incorporate battery storage using best-of-breed lithium batteries to provide reliable power for critical infrastructure, mobile power and telecommunications applications. He is also managing a project to test sustained solar-battery propulsion and auxiliary power for vessels.
ROGER B. WAGNER
Roger Wagner has acted as legal and strategic advisor to leading energy and resource companies over his 35-year plus career, including as in-house counsel to the renewable energy subsidiary of a Fortune 200 company, senior partner in the energy and resource practice of two international law firms and an advisor to companies developing renewable energy, unconventional gas exploration technology, multi-minerals deposits and renewable power. He has counselled companies and government clients of The World Bank, The Asian Development Bank and US AID on reform of the energy and resource sectors, renewable energy and project development and finance. He is currently an advisor to a hybrid power solutions company, a solar energy technology company and an advisor/sponsor of a project to convert vessels to solar-battery power. He was educated at Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law.