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Former Executive vice-President of Unistar Nuclear Energy, wholly-owned EDF subsidiary in the United States, Michel Maschi took over the reins of R&D’s global operations on June 1, 2012. Before making the transatlantic journey to North America, he held the role of Senior Audit Manager within the Corporate Audit Division in Paris, from September 2006 to December 2009. As such, he oversaw audits involving the principal risks tied to EDF’s activities in France and worldwide, and specifically within the field of nuclear energy with solid field experience under his belt, Michel Maschi also managed the Blayais nuclear power station in the southwest of France, which has four 900-Mw units and 1,250 employees. He also participated in the launch and development of several nuclear engineering projects in France and abroad. For nearly the past twenty years, this graduate from Ecole Polytechnique, graduate from MINES-ParisTech, and father of three, has held a series of high-responsibility positions in the areas of engineering design and preparation for the start-up and steering of multiple projects in the French nuclear sector in Cattenom, Flamanville and Cruas, as well as in China and Slovakia.
Matt Lecar is a Principal Consultant with GE Energy’s Smart Grid Center of Excellence where he advises utility clients on the business case, strategy, and road map for the deployment of smart grid technology. He serves as GE’s project manager for a US Trade Development Agency (USTDA) funded study of smart grid best practice and the development of standards and regulation for the China Electric Power Research Institute (CEPRI).
During a long career in the energy utility industry, Matt spearheaded new product development for Pacific Gas & Electric Company and developed and managed partnerships between US energy technology startups and the Electricité de France Group. He also served as Fund Manager for the California Clean Energy Angel Fund, a seed stage venture capital investment fund focused exclusively on clean energy technology.
Matt is a regular contributor to Greentech Media, Energy Priorities, Smart Grid News, Smart Energy International and Metering International magazines, and wrote a chapter of “Inside the Minds: Energy Venture Capital Best Practices”. He serves on Advisory Boards for Smart Energy International, the California Integrated Renewable Energy Systems (Cal-IRES) institute at UC Davis, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Energy Investment Fund, Fountain Blue’s Clean Energy Entrepreneur series, Green21 Media and Climate Healers. He holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor’s degree with high honors in physics and political science from UC Berkeley.
Xavier Wartelle is the General Manager at PRIME Inc., where his responsibilities are to lead PRIME to promote and develop innovation in the Paris region with American partners. Xavier is the CEO of Hubtech21, a service company that implements and accelerates growth plan for European Tech SMEs in the US. Xavier is driven by a passion for technology and entrepreneurship and a love for both France and America.
Xavier is a serial entrepreneur who has started multiple successful high tech ventures between France and the USA. Xavier’s career spans over 27 years of executive leadership in startups and mature companies, in networking, telecommunication, VoIP, wireless, enterprise software, internet businesses and semi-conductors. He currently serves on the board of several organizations and companies: Shogunmoto – a French e-commerce company, Presto Engineering – a Silicon Valley semi-conductor company, AFAM – a non-profit organization and Arts et Métiers ParisTech – a leading French engineering school.
Prior to joining PRIME, Xavier was the US representative of Expway and Ipanto (acquired by Infoblox). Before that, Xavier was co-founder and CEO of Brixlogic a provider of SOA solutions for the financial industry (acquired by Diebold). Xavier was COO and SVP Business Development of NetCentrex a leading supplier of a VoIP service platform until its acquisition by Comverse.
Previously, Xavier served as CEO of Thomson-CSF Enterprise Networks and in various international positions within Thomson-CSF (now Thales). Xavier holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Arts et Métiers, Paris.