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Brian Bennett's Email & Phone Number

CEO at Thrive Agritech

Brian Bennett's Email Addresses

b****[email protected] Personal Email

Brian Bennett's Phone Numbers

(213) ***-*361 Phone number

Brian Bennett's Work Experience

Thrive Agritech

CEO + Founder

May 2015 to Present

Illumis Lights

Technology Director

April 2013 to May 2015

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Toyota Tsusho America

Director of Engineering - LED

September 2012 to April 2013

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Brian Bennett's Education

Y Combinator

January 2015 to January 2015

University of Rochester

January 2004 to January 2008

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Brian Bennett's Ranking

Ranked #773 out of 15,460 for CEO + Founder in California

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Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)

Average Tenure

2 year(s), 0 month(s)

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About Brian Bennett's Current Company

Thrive Agritech

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Brian Bennett works for Thrive Agritech

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Brian Bennett is CEO + Founder

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Brian Bennett works in the Semiconductors industry.

About Brian Bennett

💼 Past Experience

Brian Bennett is currently a Electro-Optical Engineer at GSI Group from June 2008 to September 2008 (4 months). Designed, developed and tested highly accurate laser based electro-optical systems, in both the visible and infrared spectrums, for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Concentrated on characterizing and integrating acousto-optic modulators and deflectors into the optical system. Technology Director at Illumis Lights from April 2013 to May 2015 (2 years 2 months) in Greater New York City Area. Illumis Lights is a supplier of advanced LED lighting fixtures throughout England and the United States. I was Illumis'​ first employee and instrumental in developing and executing our business plan.• Tasked with building and managing Illumis' technical teams.• Responsible for overseeing a variety of technologies to support Illumis Lights' LED lighting business• Responsible for developing key upstream and downstream partnerships• Lead China based Quality Assurance and Quality Control teams• Oversee product testing and conformance to regulations including LM79, EnergyStar, DLC, UL and CE. Director of Engineering - LED at Toyota Tsusho America from September 2012 to April 2013 (8 months) in Greater New York City Area.• Manage engineering department and oversee all product development ranging from concept to prototype to mass production.• Lead LED and lighting market analysis and market projections and allocate resources accordingly• Interface with key component suppliers including LED and IC manufacturers to develop relationships based on competitive advantages• In charge of International Sales including territories in Europe, Australia, and South America. Senior Applications Engineer - LED at Toyota Tsusho America from May 2010 to September 2012 (2 years 5 months) in Greater New York City Area.• Responsible for all Energy Star and Design Light Consortium activities including testing and listing and gearing product development activities towards utility and government rebates• Study and identify market trends in LED lighting in order to introduce competitive products capable of gaining traction in the marketplace• Perform return on investment and payback analyses accounting for energy consumption and product lifetime characteristics• Develop and deliver educational presentations regarding LED technology and the competitive landscape in which it falls• Initiate and foster new business relationships with customers resulting in >$1M worth of LED package, module and fixture sales in both domestic and international markets• Manage all private label activities for LED retrofit bulb products including product validation, business agreement development, forecasting, and distribution and sales through major retail environments like Wal-Mart and Product Manager at Philips Lighting from March 2010 to May 2010 (3 months) in Greater New York City Area.• Developed product portfolio roadmaps for LED lamps ensuring Philips’ position as leader of LED Retrofit market• Managed the introduction of a complete LED lamp product line into North America: Managed spec creation, product packaging, and consumer product placement; composed technical marketing materials• Studied LED lighting marketplace and identified competitive trends; collaborated with Product Development Team for an innovative and competitive North American LED Retrofit line• Effectively forecasted and grew lamp sales in United

🎓 Education

Brian Bennett's education and work readiness background is based on his studies at Y Combinator in 2015-2016 and his experience as an optical engineering student at the University of Rochester from 2004-2008. In 2015-2016, he was a part of the startup accelerator at Y Combinator and prior to that, he was a research associate at Google Images. So his skills andeducated background make him an ideal candidate for a position in a startup or large company. Brian Bennett is excited about his future in terms of a career in startups, and he is constantly looking to refine and improve his skills so that he can provide the best possible service to his clients and colleagues.

💡 Technical & Interpersonal Skills

Brian Bennett has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1995, and he is currently a Electro-Optical Engineer at GSI Group. His work experience includes four years as a Technology Director at Illumis Lights, two years at Toyota Tsusho America, and two years as the Manager of Engineering at Philips Lighting. He is also the Product Manager for LED Retrofit products for Philips Lighting.

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