C3E 2013: Energy Technology and Innovation Award Winner, Milo Werner

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Presented by Nancy Pfund, @NancyPfundDBL
Managing Partner
DBL Investors
Moderator, Entrepreneurship and Innovative Business Models
Award Presenter, Energy Technology and Innovation

Ms. Nancy E. Pfund is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Investors, a venture capital firm located in San Francisco, whose goal is to combine top-tier financial returns with meaningful social, economic and environmental returns in the regions in which it invests. As a leading player in the growing field of “impact investing”, DBL has helped to reveal the power of venture capital to promote social change and environmental improvement, and Nancy writes and speaks frequently on this topic. Ms. Pfund currently sponsors or sits on the board of directors of several companies, including; SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY), BrightSource Energy, Primus Power, Eco.logic Brands, Eco- Scraps, OPx Biotechnologies, Powergenix and, prior to their public offerings, Tesla Motors and Pandora Media.

Ms. Pfund is a member of the Advisory Board of the UC Davis Center for Energy Efficiency; the Advisory Council of the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University; the California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet) board of directors; a C3E Ambassador to the US Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Program, led by the US Department of Energy in partnership with the MIT Energy Initiative; and is a founding officer and director of ABC2, a foundation aimed at accelerating a cure for brain cancer.

Ms. Pfund received her BA and MA in anthropology from Stanford University, and her MBA from the Yale School of Management.

Presented to Milo Werner
New Product Introduction
Tesla Motors
Innovation and Technology Development Winner

Ms. Milo Werner has served as Manager of New Product Introductions for Tesla Motors since 2010. In this position, she is responsible for the successful launch of all new vehicle powertrain models including development and execution of program schedules, driving cross functional teams, and managing external relationships. Key projects include Tesla Model S, Toyota Rav4, and Daimler Smart Car. Prior to that, Werner was a New Product Planner, also for Tesla Motors, where she developed and maintained all automated planning systems including master schedules, forecasting and MRP. Additional responsibilities included establishing sourcing strategy for new products, shaping Tesla’s sales and operation planning (S&OP), building financial models used to establish outsourcing decisions and vehicle pricing.

Before joining Tesla Motors, Werner was a Geotechnical Engineer for Jacobs Associates from July 2002 to June 2005 where she was a member of the engineering team providing design and construction management for large underground infrastructure projects. Responsibilities included designing underground support structures, packaging design and construction contracts, exploratory drilling field supervision and interpretation and on-site inspection of active excavation.

Werner received two BS degrees, one in Civil and Environmental Engineering and the other in Geology, from the University of Vermont. She also received a masters’ degree from MIT in Civil Engineering, with a focus on Supply Chain and Logistics and an MBA in Operations Management. Werner was enrolled in  Leaders for Global Operations is a dual-degree program that offers an MBA and MS through a joint partnership between MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT School of Engineering. The program is subsidized by industry partners.

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