Who’s Who at DTI

Ken Visser, Co-Owner (in charge of the Technical Things)

ken-visserKen Visser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University.  After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame in 1991, he took a research appointment at NASA Langley until 1994. A position at the Boeing Aircraft Company followed, involving development and design aspects of the HSCT and the 767-400ER.  Teaching at Clarkson University since 1998, he has been working with small wind for over a decade, trying to improve their performance and efficiency.  Based on recent encouraging results of a prototype tested at The University of Waterloo and supported by NEXUS-NY, he and Paul Pavone formed the company Ducted Turbines International, in an attempt to bring the more efficient and cost effective wind energy to the home owner.

Paul Pavone,Co-Owner (in charge of the Business Things)

paulpavonePaul Pavone is a Distributed Energy Commercialization Consultant and has worked worked for several energy start-ups in the past. His experience as a geologist and environmental assessment coordinator for URS Corporation, including projects at the Paattsburgh Air Force Base and Iberdrola, is an invaluable asset in pushing this company forward.