Brad Clevenger, PhD
Dr. Brad Clevenger joined SolAero Technologies Corp. in June 2001 and held various leadership positions within Engineering, Operations and Business Development on his way to becoming President and CEO. Prior to joining SolAero, he was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. Dr. Clevenger holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida. He has published over 50 journal articles and holds four U.S. patents.
Mr. Lassiter has rejoined SolAero Technologies Corp. as the Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lassiter has spent several years as an investment banker executing M&A and corporate financing transactions with Houlihan Lokey's Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) Group, and with Deutsche Bank's Semiconductor & Electronics Investment Banking practice in San Francisco, CA. Jeff began his career as a satellite systems engineer, working key roles across several MILSATCOM (Milstar, AEHF, MUOS, TSAT) and Intelligence Community Programs. During his time as a systems engineer, Mr. Lassiter worked at The Aerospace Corporation, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space, LinQuest Corporation, and The Boeing Company. Jeff has a BSEE from UCLA, an MSEE from USC, and an MBA from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA.
Navid Fatemi joined SolAero Technologies Corp. in 1998. Mr. Fatemi oversees the Business Development, Sales & Marketing and Proposal Management functions at SolAero. He has 28 years of experience in the Aerospace and Photovoltaics industries. Prior to joining SolAero, he was a partner at Essential Research, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio and was also involved with Photovoltaic Research & Development activities for space applications at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. He holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University, respectively.
John has spent the last 30+ years in the Aerospace and Wireless industries in Systems Engineering, Program Management and Executive level positions. He started his career in the U.S. Navy where he served as the Electronics Maintenance Officer on board the USS Bainbridge (CGN-25), serving two tours of duty in Desert Storm prior to joining industry as a Systems Engineer at Raytheon. Most recently John was the President of Anderson Power Products in Sterling, MA where he grew the business 40% YoY, improved Operating Income by 43% and identified and closed a strategic acquisition. John holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York and a M.S. degree in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida.
Pravin Patel joined SolAero Technologies Corp. in 2006 and currently serves as Director of Engineering. In this position, Mr. Patel is responsible for Product Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering departments across the solar cell and solar panel product lines. His professional career began with SolAero Technologies as a Solar Cell Device & Materials Development Engineer and has progressed through various leadership roles as a Product Development Engineer, Engineering Manager of Solar Cell Product Development, and now Director of Engineering. Mr. Patel holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Mexico, with a focus in Optoelectronic Materials and Devices.
Silvia Gentile joined SolAero Technologies Corp. in 1996 and currently serves as the Human Resources Manager. In this position, Ms. Gentile is responsible for all of the functions involving the organization’s employees, including, recruitment, hiring, salary & benefits, 401(K) administration, performance management and employee relations. Prior to joining SolAero, Silvia worked for the Miller Brewing Company as Regional Office Manager for the New York Market Area.