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Midwest Program Leadership

Garrick Villaume - Co-Region Director
Garrick Villaume

Dr. Garrick Villaume is a technology executive, physicist and systems innovator with over 25 years of experience developing advanced technologies and producing remarkable products.  He’s helped deliver industry firsts and best-in-class products in the disc drive and solar energy businesses leading large engineering, program management, operations, and quality organizations.  Dr. Villaume is the Chief Technology Officer for NetZro, LLC, and serves as a Mentor and Board of Advisors member for the Cleantech Open Midwest.  He consults for technology  innovators and helps organizations develop engineering management and process systems to scale and optimize core business operations as President of Physical Systems, Inc.   Garrick earned his B.S. in Physics and PhD in High Energy Physics from the University of Minnesota, and a certification in Strategic Leadership and General Management from Harvard Business School.

Ian Rodricks - Co-Region Director
Ian Rodricks

Ian had more than two decades of experience in technology oriented businesses at a Fortune 100 Company, including global marketing and business development,  strategic planning, joint ventures, acquisitions, alliances, and technology acquisition.He has been involved with the Cleantech Open Midwest Region since its inception in 2010 in several areas, including recruiting, and mentoring.