F. William Capp
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bill Capp joined Beacon Power as president and CEO in 2001. Since then he has led Beaconís technology development and commercial deployment efforts to align the companyís patented flywheel technology with grid-scale energy storage opportunities. He has secured significant public and private sector investment in the process, and effectively encouraged key regulatory reforms to allow energy storage to compete in organized U.S. electricity markets. With its first full-scale flywheel plant now operating in New York and another plant under development, Beacon Power is making the transition from technology developer to a commercial enterprise. Prior to Beacon, Bill was president of the Telecommunications group of Bracknell Corporation. Previously, he also served as president of a division of York International. From 1978 to 1997, he held various key positions at Ingersoll Rand, including VP/GM of its Compressor Division. Bill has a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University, and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from the University of Michigan.
Matthew L. Lazarewicz
Chief Technical Officer
Matt Lazarewicz joined Beacon Power in 1999 as Vice President of Engineering, and has served as our Chief Technical Officer since 2002. Prior to joining Beacon, Matt worked for General Electric Company in various capacities. He started his 25-year career with GE in the gas turbine division as a design engineer. After a transfer to GE Aircraft Engines, he progressed through a variety of positions in design, manufacturing, quality, marketing, and product support in both military and commercial applications. Most recently he served as a manager of program independent analysis from 1996 to 1999, and he was the mechanical design manager for the F414 engine used in the Navy front line F/A18 fighter. He won the GE Aircraft Engines "Engineer of the Year" and the Department of Defense "Excellence in Acquisition" Awards for his leadership of this project. Matt is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and received both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a Master's Degree in Management from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
James M. Spiezio
Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Jim Spiezio joined Beacon in May 2000 as Corporate Controller, and has been Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer since July 2000. He has over 30 years of diversified manufacturing and financial management experience. Prior to Beacon, Jim worked as a financial consultant from November 1999 to May 2000. Before this, Jim was the Chief Financial Officer at Starmet Corporation, a diversified metallurgical manufacturing company, from January 1993 to November 1999. While at Starmet he also served as president of a wholly-owned manufacturing facility for five years and held additional financial management positions including Corporate Controller and Manager of Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining Starmet, Jim held financial management positions with United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Group in accounting, cost and business analysis. Before Pratt & Whitney, he held financial management positions with General Electric Company in both the Power Systems and Apparatus Services business groups. Jim is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Business.
Judith F. McQueeney (formerly Judson)
Vice President of Asset Management and Market Development
Judith McQueeney was promoted to her current position and made an officer of Beacon Power in April 2010, after serving as the company's Director of Regulatory and Market Affairs since January 2008. She played a key role in the creation of tariffs within several deregulated electricity markets that now allow non-generation resources like Beacon's flywheels to participate, and she continues to lead the effort to help shape language in market rules and implement pay-for-performance-based compensation commensurate with Beacon's high-performance, fast-response technology. As head of asset management, Judith manages a team that is developing the company's merchant frequency regulation plants in the U.S. In that capacity she oversees site selection, plant development and interconnection, and is responsible for project management, budgets and schedules. As each plant is built, she will oversee operations and direct the regulation services bidding process so as to maximize Beacon's revenue and profit potential. Before Beacon, Judith worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2003 through early 2007, where she rose to become the state's head energy and telecom regulator. As Chairwoman of the Mass. Department of Telecommunications and Energy, she managed a 150-person team to regulate the state's $11-billion energy industry and $4-billion telecom industry. Judith holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University.