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Executive Director, NEXUS-NY
Doug Buerkle, a senior business executive who has guided the growth of multiple technology companies, is Executive Director of New Energy Xcelerator in UpState NY (NEXUS-NY), one of three clean-energy Proof-of-Concept Centers designated and funded by The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
Prior to joining HTR, Doug lead efforts to commercialize novel energy storage materials developed in the research labs at Corning, Inc. Other company affiliations include president and co-founder of Lumella, Inc., a high-technology startup, and the Newport Corporation, where he held multiple roles, including general manager of its diffraction grating business.
Doug graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He later earned a master of business administration degree, with an emphasis on marketing and operations management, at the Simon School at the University of Rochester.