John 'Grizz' Deal

The 2010 CNTA Edward Teller Lecture and Banquet

CNTA's 19th Annual Edward Teller Lecture/Banquet commenced on November 17 at the Doubletree Hotel and Convention Center in Augusta GA. Please click on the link below for pre-event information.

      2010 Pre-Event Flyer

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Our Guest Speaker this year was Mr. John R. "Grizz" Deal, Chief Executive Officer of Hyperion Power Generation. In September 2010, Hyperion and the Savannah River National Laboratory announced a partnership that could lead to building mini-reactors at the site near Aiken, South Carolina. The reactor concept would be part of the U.S. Energy Freedom Center, proposed for the U.S. Department of Energy site to enable partnerships with renewable power firms to help to cut the Nation's oil dependence, including hydrogen fuel cell, biomass, and nuclear energy companies.

Mr. Deal has over twenty years of experience in technology commercialization and fast growing ventures, in both product development and chief executive roles. Grizz was previously the managing director at Purple Mountain Ventures (PMV), serving a dozen international firms on product development, capital expansion, and marketing. Grizz also serves as a director of the U.S. National Lab Seed Fund, a venture capital fund focused on innovations developed by the Department of Energy laboratory complex.

Grizz is the former TVC entrepreneur in residence with the U.S. Department of Energy/NNSA, visiting entrepreneur at Los Alamos National Laboratory, chief marketing officer for Space Imaging, the founder and former CEO of LizardTech, and a consulting scientist at Los Alamos.

Grizz is a frequent speaker and writer on energy technology and policy, starting and growing advanced technology-based ventures, and issues in raising capital for such ventures. He is a member of the board of directors for the International Clean Energy Alliance, and serves on the boards of several PMV portfolio firms. Grizz holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in geography from Texas A&M University.

Other highlights of the Teller Lecture and Dinner included the presentation of the 2010 Fred C. Davison Distinguished Scientist Award and the 2010 Robert Maher Memorial Scholarship.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our many sponsors, our CNTA membership, and supporters of the 2010 lecture.

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