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Advisory Board: CleanTech Rocks

David Winchester, Chief Learning Officer, CleanTech Rocks, LLC

David WinchesterDavid Winchester is the founder and Chief Learning Officer of CleanTech Rocks, a company with the mission to stimulate the development and success of cleantech companies and professionals. CleanTech Rocks focuses on developing innovative business and learning programs across all sectors of clean technology to provide companies and individuals with a competitive advantage.

David has developed and directed the CleanTech QuickStart program to rapidly transition experienced "professionals in transition", entrepreneurs, students and executives into the CleanTech sector. David’s ability to identify and recruit individuals to the program, encourage high performance and provide valuable learning experiences has led to the program’s success and significant positive outcomes.

David’s prior successes include establishing and formalizing the human resources department with the primary focus of recruiting, retention and professional development as EVP HR and Dean of Invision University at MindSHIFT Technologies, Invision.com.

David’s varied experience with start-up businesses and business development makes him a substantial candidate for leadership roles within his professional affiliations. David is the second Vice Chair on the Board of the Hauppauge Industrial Association and Chair of Business of CleanTech Committee. He is the Chair of Advanced Energy Conference Sponsorship Committee, Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center. He is on the Advisory Board of the Center of Emerging Technology, Stony Brook University and on the Board of Directors, Co-Chair Technology Committee, Tomorrows Hope Foundation.

David is currently Project Director, Labor Market Information Improvement Research team, Advanced Energy Center at Stony Brook University. The LMI research team will estimate the number of green jobs and identify new, emerging and enhanced skills needed for green jobs. It is the first comprehensive New York research project to measure employer demand for green jobs against the capacity of educational and training resources to address these needs. The research project is a partnership between the Department of Labor and the State University of new York’s Office f Business and Industry Relations, the Advanced Energy Center at Stony Brook University, New York City Labor Market Information.

David is the recipient of HIA’s "Those Who Stood The Test of Time Award" – 2010.

David holds a BBA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

David is a Vietnam Veteran.

Randolph H. Manning PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Division of Business and Technology, Suffolk County Community College

Randolph ManningDr. Manning is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the Grant Campus of Suffolk County Community College. He supervises the Division of Business&Technology and is on the cutting edge of Clean Energy Technology spearheading the development of new criteria in technology including Manufacturing Technology, Solar Technology, Smart Homes Technology and Nanotechnology. In addition to his more than 30 years as an educator Dr. Manning served for 5 years as an Education Consultant to Symbol Technologies, served as the Administrator/Coordinator and Consultant to the ReRout Program, Co-Director of the Council of International Programs, Consultant to the N.J. Department of Higher Education, an evaluator&team chair for the Commission on Higher Education Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and for the past 10 years has served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Professional Advancement.

Additionally, Dr. Manning has been a keynote speaker for conferences throughout the United States and has presented on topics such as Aging and Self Concept, Developmental Education, Transplantation, Multiculturalism, Outcomes Assessment, Student Retention and Technology in Education. He has also been published on a number of these subjects including his paper Access Does Not Equal Success, published in Current Research, and his manuscript for the book Student Persistence in the Open Enrollment Community College has been accepted for publication by Mellen Publications.

Dr. Manning has been recognized, and a recipient of numerous awards; S.U.N.Y. Distinguished Alumni Chancellors Award; Who's Who Among Black Americans; Who's Who in American Education; Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Award; and the National Kidney Foundation "Man of the Year" award, to name a few. In addition, he has received many proclamations and certificates in recognition for his contribution in education. Dr. Manning currently serves on the New York State Board of Professional Medical Conduct; Hauppauge Industrial Association Committees; the Advanced Energy Conference Sponsorship Committee; is the 2nd Vice President of the Board of Literacy Suffolk, and as a Board member of Marriott's Villas at Doral. Dr. Manning has an Associates Degree from Suffolk County Community College, a B.A., M.A.,&Ph.D. from S.U.N.Y at Stony Brook.

Pat Malone, Executive Director of Corporate Education and Training Stony Brook University

Pat Malone Pat Malone is the Executive Director of Corporate Education and Training and the Center for Emerging Technologies in the Office of the Vice President for Economic Development at Stony Brook University. She has over 20 years experience in employee training and development. Pat has assisted 100's of companies in developing and implementing comprehensive training programs in software, technology, quality, lean manufacturing and management, in both credit and non-credit formats. She co-edited the book "Enhancing Creativity in Adult and Continuing Education" published by Jossey Bass and has given numerous presentations on workforce development including a joint presentation with Symbol Technologies on the partnership between the university and corporate universities. She is on the Suffolk County Workforce Investment Board and the Town of Brookhaven workforce Board. Pat works closely with the Empire State Development Corporation, the New York State Department of Labor, the community colleges, and the state education department, local business associations, and the three workforce investment boards to leverage resources for workforce development within the region. Pat holds degrees from the University of Dayton and Stony Brook University, with a specialization in human resource management and adult education.