Joe Landon is CEO & President of Planetary Power, a company offering hybrid and renewable energy technologies. Joe also serves as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of the asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, Inc. and Managing Director of Space Angels Network. Prior to joining Planetary Power, Joe led Spaceflight Program Development at Space Adventures Ltd.
Mr. Landon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering-Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He holds a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard Business School and was an Arthur Rock Entrepreneurial Fellow.
Roger Lenard is CTO of Planetary Power. A distinguished physicist, engineer and former US Air Force fighter pilot, Roger recently held roles of Master Systems Engineer at NASA and Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. Roger served on two Presidential Study Commissions, served on four Defense Science Boards, and is an academician with the International Astronautical Academy. He is the Secretary of Commission III with the Academy on advanced technologies. Previously, Roger was a Special Advisor to the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Advanced Systems and Concepts. Roger holds a BS in Physics from Portland State University and an MS in Chemical Physics from the University of Puget Sound. Roger was awarded twelve patents and seventeen technical advances.
Bud Brittingham is leading PPI’s development of its advanced mobile solar concentrator, specializing in structure and mirror optics. Bud has decades of research and development experience in renewable energy and solar thermal product design, construction, installation and testing for utility-scale projects. His major expertise includes electro and mechanical design, manufacturing, project supervision, cost development and control, as well as DFMA (Design for Manufacturability Analysis). His work has included engineering, management and hands-on support for the design, development, construction and installation of large-scale, power tower heliostat and renewable energy systems (both dish and solar thermal systems).
Angus Jackson is the Director of Business Development of Planetary Power. Previously, Angus led high profile programs for the United Kingdom Government across the Middle East and North Africa, specializing in delivering power and water solutions. Angus holds a Master’s Degree in Geophysics from Leeds University. In 2008, he was awarded the honor of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of his contribution to the reconstruction of Iraq.
Eric Anderson is an entrepreneur with a history of introducing innovative products and services into new markets. He is most well-known for pioneering the development of the space tourism industry as the co-founder of Space Adventures. Anderson is involved in a portfolio of technology companies including Intentional Software Corporation, Planetary Power and Planetary Resources. He serves as a trustee of the X Prize Foundation, a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. Anderson received SmartCEO magazine’s “CEO of the Year” award, and won the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. He graduated from the University of Virginia with degrees in aerospace & software engineering.
Miguel R. Forbes is Forbes President of Worldwide Development. He was appointed to his present position in January 2013. In this role, he supervises the strategic creation and development of new business opportunities for the company through partnerships and acquisitions. These include Forbes-branded television projects, licensing of international local-language editions and licensing initiatives in finance such as the Forbes Private Capital Group and Forbes Family Trust.
Miguel Forbes is also co-founder of Planetary Power, Inc., a firm offering the next generation of renewable energy technology for commercial and industrial users worldwide.
Mr. Forbes has a B.A. in English and an M.S. in Publishing from New York University. Mr. Forbes belongs to the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the Young Global Leaders, and serves on the board as Vice Chairman of the Forbes Family Trust.
Richard Garriott de Cayeux is a video game developer and the first American second-generation astronaut. In 1980, Richard launched his legendary fantasy role play game series, Ultima. His gaming company, ORIGIN Systems, was then sold to Electronic Arts and in 2001, he founded Destination Games which was acquired by NCsoft. In 2007, he launched the online game Tabula Rasa and in 2008, he followed his life-long dream to fly to space following in his father’s footsteps. Currently, he is is involved in the gaming company Portalarium.
In 2008, General Moseley completed a distinguished 40+ year military career as the 18th Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. In that capacity he served as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organizing, training and equipping of over 700,000 Active Duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and Civilian forces. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Moseley and the other service chiefs served as the principled military advisers to the President, the National Security Council and the Secretary of Defense. In this capacity, General Moseley also served as the Nation’s senior Airman.
General Moseley also served on the Joint Staff in Washington, D.C. as the point of contact for all military, policy and political engagement with the countries of the Middle East and Asia.
Rod Stohler is currently the President of Stohler Capital Management that controls investments in manufacturing, distribution, commercial and residential real estate. Prior to this Rod spent 25 years working for Cummins Inc. a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of diesel and natural gas engines and generators. In his last role he served as President & CEO of Cummins Northwest LLC a large distributor with operations covering a five state territory handling the sales and service of all Cummins products. Previously, Rod spent 18 years working for the former Florida distributor for Cummins. During his tenure he worked in all areas of the business including sales, sales management and operational leadership roles. Rod holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and is also a graduate of the OPM program at the Harvard Business School.