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Gerry Runte

Worthington Sawtelle LLC



Areas of Expertise:

Biofuels, Carbon Capture and Sequestration, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Energy Economics, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal, Hydrogen, Nuclear, Power Sector, R&D, Regulation, Renewables, Smart Grid, Transmission

Gerry Runte is a forward thinking business leader with a broad perspective of the energy business who can rapidly assess circumstances and identify potential solutions. His expertise in renewable energy, alternative fuels, and hydrogen energy systems drives actionable approaches to evolving issues and clear communication of often complex concepts.

As a Principal at Worthington Sawtelle, a consultancy specializing in emerging energy technology markets, and previously as General Manager of Clean Energy at ARES Corporation, Gerry has played a central role in developing partners, structuring joint ventures, and guiding product commercialization in the clean energy and alternative fuels sectors. He is also a contributing analyst to market research firms on smart grid, nuclear power, HVDC and distributed generation sectors. At ARES, was instrumental in the launch of a biodiesel joint venture and also formed a strategic alliance with a waste-to-energy technology firm building plants in the U.S. and overseas.

Earlier, Gerry served in executive leadership roles at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and two of its fuel cell development companies, Mosaic Energy and M-C Power Corporation. At GTI, he achieved 40% annual revenue growth and established the company as a key player in the hydrogen energy sector. Gerry’s experience also includes numerous roles in strategic planning, new business development, and regulatory affairs at General Public Utilities Corporation, an investor-owned electric utility holding company acquired by First Energy in 1999.

Gerry holds a bachelors in Math and Chemistry and a masters in Nuclear Engineering, both from Pennsylvania State University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Council for Hydrogen Energy Implementation and previously for the U.S. Fuel Cell Council and the Fuel Cell Power Association. He is also a frequent speaker and author for conferences and trade publications.

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