Dr. Barry Stevens is the founder and president of TBD America, Inc. a Technology Business Development consulting group serving the public and private sectors in the energy, fuels and water treatment industries. Barry has deep industry knowledge and front line experience in unconventional gas development (shale gas and coalbed methane), renewable energy (solar, wind, and biomass), biofuels, waste-to-energy, produced water management and treatment, and utility-scale alternate energy power generation. He specializes in developing technology, bringing superior products to market ahead of the competition, business development, technology transfers, regulatory affairs, program management, and feasibility studies. Barry is a globally recognized coach, trainer, speaker and author.
Prior to his current role, Barry was Sr. Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Engineering with Superior Concrete Product, during which time he was instrumental in growing the start-up company to industry leader with nine consecutive years of higher levels of revenue and earnings. In 1997, Barry co-founded the National Hydrogen Fund. Previously, he served as Senior Director of Engineering for RadioShack where he merged consumer electronics engineering with computer engineering, dramatically reduced time-to-market and significantly improved product quality; Associate Director of Development - Medical Devices for Alcon Laboratories where he led the development and FDA approval of the most successful intraocular lens eye implant on the market; Director of Operations and Strategic Development for Memory-Tech (a Mitsubishi joint venture) where he led the start-up, operations, development and commercialization of CD-ROMs in the late 80’s; Operations Manager, Venture Projects for Eastman Kodak Company where he championed and obtained funding for two optical disc ventures and produced CD ROMs in the mid 80’s; Director of VideoDisc Development and Coordination for CBS Records where he directed the technology transfer, manufacturing start-up and improvement of RCA’s revolutionary capacitance electronic VideoDisc; and Member of Technical Staff for RCA’s Video Disc Operation and Picture Tube Division where he helped develop and commercialize the revolutionary VideoDisc.
Barry raised $112 million in investments from institutional and angel investors, obtained five U.S. patents, published many papers, presented at trade conferences and symposiums and awarded several recognition awards for turning creativity into reality.
Dr. Stevens has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Science (tri-major, biology, chemistry and physics) from Fairleigh Dickinson University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, 1st in his class. Barry successfully completed Managing Managers Program, Texas Christian University (TCU), Office Extended Education, October 20, 1992.