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Manager Product Development

Concord, California, United States
November 27, 2017

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Woodside, CA


Gianluigi Mascolo Chief Design Officer and Founder Profile Proven leader of Teams. 50+ Patents for consumer products and energy applications. Several products managed and designed that are currently in production and sold worldwide today.(Ducati superbike, solar, lighting, Sports, ID)

Managing teams of direct report professionals.

17+ years of experience in Product/Project management, Product Design Eng, Product Marketing Mngmt, throughout the entire value chain with customer relation experience.

Strong communication and persuasion skills with experience in technical leadership, Biz. Development for Domestic and International Markets

Successfully managed several projects in challenging conditions from design, testing to production release saving 40%+ product cost while increasing revenue by 25%.

Prod. Dev. Manager for one of the biggest solar farms, working cross functionally With heads of department. Cost models, Cost of Energy (LCOE), MRD, PRD.

Managed and Directed highly automated manufacturing processes of solar panels, balance of system BOS, biomass reactor and consumer products. PDP, Lifeclycle, EOL.

Product Designer for Ducati Motorcycle and Industrial Design products

Technical Director on presale, post-sale and asset management Professional Founder and CDO, Veloce Solar 02/17 to present Experience Developing and managing disruptive solar solutions for commercial and utility scale solar projects. In stealth mode, we’ve been partnering with leading industry players. Director, Product Development, Beamreach Solar 05/15 to 02/17

Direct Company’s product development of the entire Balance of System (BOS) for Residential, Commercial and Utility solar power applications. Managing Designers and Engineers in daily execution activities. Supervisor of large installations and testing. Extensive OEM foreign partners negotiation with large supplier portfolio, executed sales, NPI, LCOE. Inventor of Intersolar’s award winner “Sprint” product. Director, Product Development, All Power Labs Inc. 07/14 to 5/15

Direct Engineering activities for the design, manufacturing, sale of power generating Equipment + heat and cold generation using renewable energy bio fuels.

Worldwide application and manage requirements and customer needs, lead teams in multiple technical activities related to innovation and scalability. Success in fund raising with department budget. Managed large teams to execution. Sr. Product Manager, Petra Solar 04/13 to 05/14

Direct Engineering activities and roadmaps by using strong ties to the PV industry and deep connections to Engineering, Sales, Operations, Service, Reliability and Executive teams.

Develop and communicate crisp product requirements for the Utility and ground solar structures solutions that enables breakthrough financial performance (LCOE).

Designed the new utility pole mount system for LED lighting control and energy management. Direct the definition and continuous refinement of the whole product and value proposition in partnership with multiple resources including Product Marketing, Services, Field App, Marketing Com. and Sales.

Internal and external authority on critical market segment issues and actively engage up and down the organization with energy and ability to motivate others. Sr. Product Development Manager, Nanosolar 11/12 to 04/13

Owned the overall NSLR Balance-of-System initiative across all applications. Focusing on developing the partner strategy, commercial and technical product offerings working through partners to enable the lowest overall system cost. LCOE analysis, cost model, BOM and test sites, pilot management.

Developed business plan for product offering including reference designs, resell items obtaining e-staff approval.

Managed the execution of business plan leading external resources/partners to achieve business metrics including 10% more revenue, 13% more gross margin.

Provided R&D /Module Product Mgmt. with direction for the module integration to optimize overall system cost. Lead cross functional team with Supply Chain to ensure leading pricing and volume capability with our partners on long-term.

Technical expertise of complicated systems, certification, regulation, service related issues in mechanical BOS, Injection Molding and construction of commercial products. Sr. Product Manager, Enecsys. 11/11 to 11/12

Responsible for executing tactical activities, which include serving as the product owner in product development process, managing detailed product requirements, driving product introductions, PDP directing engineers.

Manage Gen 2 micro inverter and gateway products throughout the product lifecycle; organizing and prioritizing cost, performance and customer requirements.

Owner of the product cost structure and performance roadmap Monitoring systems.

Contributes to business development, satisfying demand for technical due diligence while articulating and demonstrating the technical value proposition for components and solutions. Strong emphasis on Product look and feel for customer acceptance. Sr. Product Development Manager Solyndra. 3/2009 to 9/2011

Managing a team of engineers designing, developing and marketing new products.

Designed and introduced Domestic and International products: rooftops, ground mounts and elevated structures. Use of Product Dev. Plan (PDP), NPI, schedule, risk matrix, cost model tools, interacting with marketing and sales for feasibility studies and business opportunity analysis. Budget minded focus reducing cost by 25%

Lead highly visible projects such as elevated structures, greenhouses for EU market

Deep design knowledge of solar BOS and hands on expert of PV installation.

Construction manager for EMEA projects: ground mount based.

Recruiting resources and evaluating new technologies for potential partnership and integration with extensive customers facing and partner interface.

NEC, UL, ASCE, TUV experience. Commissioning of power plants experience. Product Engineering Manager, OptiSolar 1/2007 to 2/2009

Product development leader of a team developing one of the biggest utility Scale solar farm at that time (desert topaz) independently producing and selling power.

Cross-functionally managed 10 people for the development of a more efficient PV panel and BOS for very high installation rate and market-cost competitive.

Invented and developed solar systems for desert and uneven terrain applications

Work closely with Structural and Electrical Engineering staff on delivering UL/CAISO compliant designs, performing cost analysis projections and reports (LCOE).

Inventor of a self ballasted PV tracker and a deployable shipping devices.

Detected standard practices for Utility Scale and built accuracy models coordinating with internal Groups.

Lead Product Engineer, PowerLight (Sunpower) 2/2002 to 1/2007

Nineteen (19) patents invented with PowerLight (SunPower).

Product Leader Development Engineer, working cross-functionally with R&D, Manufacturing, Sales and Business Dev; conception to release owner.

Invented “T-10” and “T-5”, PV systems for worldwide commercial roofs.

Co-designed “PowerTracker” for PV ground mount (15MW).

Invented and co-developed “Suntile”. First Class A fire rating system for homes.

Managed and executed critical to success product developments. Design Engineer, PowerLight 2/2000 to 1/2002

Developed the “SunTile” residential PV array and developed specifications that optimized function, ROI and production cost/method of solar electric systems.

Designed solar PV systems and DC components. Extensive Plastic molding and metal design and high volume manufacturing experience. Additional Product Designer, Valextra Fashion Milano, Italy 2000 Experience Industrial designer, Ducati motorcycle, Bologna, Italy 1998 Created concepts and models for Supermono 600cc.

Industrial designer, Grazioli toys, Padova, Italy 1997 Designed and prototyped a baby fitness center.

Industrial/Graphic and Interior designer for private clients Present Produced graphics, presentations, LEED interiors, household products. Vice President, Horse Park Polo Club, Woodside CA Present Education Polytechnic University School of Design and Engineering, Milan Considered the best Engineering and Design University in Italy

- (BS) Bachelor in Industrial Engineering, 2000

- (MS) Master in Industrial Design, 2001

- Training: NPI Management, System Engineering, Lean manufacturing, Risk analysis Publications/ Multiple publications of my designs in San Francisco Chronicle, European Newspapers TV Interviews Photon International, brochures, Tele Genova, Italy. GQ Italian magazines for Valextra “avietta” design and Product sold a Barney’s NY, etc, GTMedia, Social media look for Beamreach Solar and LinkedIn for sample products I designed and managed. Patents and Portfolios are available for viewing, as well as my letters of recommendation., / Gianluigi Mascolo, check also for patents

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