Chuck J. McDermott

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Charles McDermott "joined the Board of Directors of Advanced Electron Beams in March 2007.

"He is a General Partner of RockPort Capital Partners. Mr. McDermott began working in the energy and environmental area in 1984, when he joined Citizens Energy Corporation as Manager of Project Development, helping to pioneer the creation of the nation's first bulk electric power trading company. He later served as Campaign Director and then as Chief of Staff for a U.S. Congressman from 1986-1990, directing all political, constituent, and legislative matters.

"In 1990, Mr. McDermott joined the government relations staff of Waste Management, Inc., the world's largest environmental services company, and was made Vice President and officer of the corporation in 1993 responsible for the company's federal advocacy before the White House, U.S. Congress, and other federal agencies. He relocated to Boston in 1998 and helped form RockPort's merchant bank in that year and the venture fund in 2001.

"He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Cerox Corporation, Renaissance Lighting and Practical Instruments. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors and President of the CEO Coalition to Advance Sustainable Technologies, a member of the Board of Advisors to the Cleantech Venture Network, Chairman of the Gridwise Alliance and Board Member of the Flax Trust, a business incubator in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

"Mr. McDermott studied at Yale University before becoming a producer, performer, writer and music company executive, recording three albums, and founding Homecoming Records with John Stewart in 1982." [1]

Charles J. “Chuck” McDermott "began his cleantech career over 20 years ago helping to launch in 1984 the nation’s first independent bulk electric power trading company, the predecessor to Citizens Power. In 1986, having directed the successful campaign of Congressman Joseph Kennedy II, Chuck served two terms as his Chief of Staff. He then joined Waste Management, the world’s largest environmental services company, as Vice President for Government Affairs. During his 12 years of senior level energy and environmental policy work in Washington, DC Chuck established strong administrative and strategic relationships that have put him at the forefront of cleantech policy deliberations today. He brought this public/private sector experience to RockPort when he joined in 1998. Chuck studied at Yale University before beginning a 14 year career in the music business as a songwriter, performer and recording artist." [2]

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  1. Chuck J. McDermott, Advanced Electron Beams, accessed September 8, 2008.
  2. Chuck McDermott, RockPort, accessed February 20, 2010.