Dan L. Vogler, Chief Executive Officer
Dan Vogler is CEO of UtiliCell Energy Storage Systems, a leader in Lithium Ion battery based energy storage technologies. Dan is a champion of renewable energy as our only solution to plan now for the passing of “peak oil” and our best effort to mitigate against green house gases and global warming. An experienced renewable power project developer, his prior company Falcon Green Energy, developed the largest rooftop solar PV power project in Texas at the time. Winnco Solar One, a 1/2 Megawatt solar array for CPS Energy in San Antonio, a rooftop solar project atop the Room Store in San Antonio, will produce 20 years of clean energy for the utility with a lucrative 27 cents / KW-Hour PPA. Dan attended the BSEE undergraduate program at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, were he went on to first work at University of California’s LANL Los Alamos National Laboratories, the world’s largest pure R&D facility. His tasks at LANL went from working on DOE power projects ranging from a Jemez Mountain Geothermal power project to research into a Laser controlled Nuclear Fusion reactions to generate power without radiation. Moving to Austin, Texas, Vogler has served as a guest lecturer at the University of Texas, speaking on engineering math for co-generation energy projects, while he has built several successful electronics companies, including Lintech, CHS, American Infoscience, 88net, The HDTV Group, and Falcon Green Energy,…. all to the point of profitability and in 4 out of 6 cases, on to a lucrative exit by acquisition. UtiliCell represents his latest efforts into the renewable energy business.
David R. Cox, Chief Operations Officer
Prior to joining UtiliCell in 2014, Cox served as CEO of Falcon Green Energy, a solar development firm. Falcon Green has been a successful solar integrator of rooftop and ground-mounted systems largely as a result of his efforts. As an entrepreneur, Cox also spent the last 12 years growing a successful real estate development firm called East Village Properties in Austin, Texas. He has held international executive sales positions at Pervasive Software as well as MYTECH Corp. (a manufacturer of lighting controls). At MYTECH he was instrumental in the company’s acquisition by Hubbell Corp., a multi-billion dollar electrical equipment maker. Cox earned an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California, graduating with honors, and he holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas; he speaks French and Spanish fluently after studying abroad and working in international business for the State of Texas Department of Commerce.
Andres C. Carvallo, Advisor
Mr. Carvallo is the founder and CEO of CMG, a strategy consulting and advisory company enabling Smarter Cities, Utilities, Enterprises, Vendors, and Startups. CMG’s mission is to help define and accelerate the digitalization and transformation of its customers. CMG has world-class expertise in Energy, Telecommunications, and Software technologies and markets. Mr. Carvallo is an award winning engineer, speaker, author, and executive with 28 years of experience in the Energy, Telecommunications, Computer and Software industries. Mr. Carvallo is globally recognized by the IEEE as one of the early developers of the smart grid concept and technology. Mr. Carvallo defined the term Smart Grid on March 5, 2004. Mr. Carvallo co-authored the best selling book “The Advanced Smart Grid”, has received 34 industry awards since 2005, and is a popular speaker and guest lecturer. As chief technologist reporting to the CEO and a member of the Austin Energy Innovation & Opportunity Development Executive Board from 2003-2010, Mr. Carvallo championed Austin Energy’s industry leading smart grid program design and implementation as their CIO. While at Austin Energy, Mr. Carvallo also co-led over $ 4 billion in investments into two wind farms, a solar farm, a biomass power plant, a natural gas power plant, two cogeneration power plants, two district cooling microgrids, roof top solar, over 100,000 thermostats for load control, a fiber communications network reaching every substation, 100% smart meter coverage, a smart grid architecture, and all the smart grid infrastructure. Mr. Carvallo also architected the Pecan Street Project as its CTO from 2008 to 2010. Since 1992, Mr. Carvallo has held P&L responsibilities and senior executive titles while being responsible for the strategy, development, and commercialization of over 40 products as EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Proximetry, EVP and Chief Strategy Officer at Grid Net, CEO at HillCast Technologies (acquired by DSL.net), President & General Manager at Philips Consumer Communications, General Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, General Manager at Borland, Regional Manager at SCO, Product Manager at SCO, and Windows Product Manager at Microsoft in Redmond, WA. Mr. Carvallo received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Kansas with a concentration in Robotics and Control Systems in 1986. And Mr. Carvallo has also post-graduate certificates in Business Management from Stanford University in 1992, in Quality Management from the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania in 1993, and in Power Utility Management from The University of Idaho in 2008.
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