Paul Reep, Senior Vice President of Technology
With more than 25 years of senior management experience in technology and engineering, Paul Reep has a proven ability for facilitating government and private sector partnerships, including a major multi-agency technology transfer initiative with the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Interior, Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency. The result of this work is still ongoing at the Department of Energy, where bio-energy is a key mission area.
A patent and licensing veteran, Mr. Reep holds four US patents as principal inventor in highly complex technology domains. He recently completed an assignment as Manager of Technology Advancement and Licensing at the Stevens Institute for Innovation at the University of Southern California, where he worked directly alongside researchers and scientists to identify and develop patent and licensing opportunities for USC inventions. For the past three years, while at USC, Paul also served as a commercial/industry reviewer for the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant programs. The NSF SBIR Program funds over $30 million annually to help development stage technology companies.
Paul Reep’s achievements span decades and he has achieved numerous firsts in the technology arena. For Applied DNA Sciences, he developed and patented the first DNA anti-counterfeit system that received awards for “Best New Security technology”. As Founder and CEO of Milestone Technology, Inc., he created the world’s first mobile, combine-harvester-mounted near-infrared cereal grain analyzer, and secured the exclusive license for a walk-through concealed weapons detection portal technology which was showcased at the Northrop-Grumman Security Exposition in Washington D.C., and featured in Reader’s Digest among the “Top Ten Technologies to Help Fight Terrorism”.
In his role of Technology Program Director, and manager of Environmental Engineering at the Department of Energy’s National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory (INEEL), Reep was responsible for the environmental characterization of an 840 square mile government reservation and the investigation of alternative technologies to be used to close defense and nuclear-related projects to meet RCPA, EPA, State and Federal mandated milestones.
As a program manager for Lockheed Martin, Reep led the Measurement Engineering Business Unit that developed sensor and control systems for numerous government agency programs. During his tenure at Lockheed, Reep also spearheaded an initiative for the DOE’s National Environmental and Engineering Laboratory aimed at conversion of defense and energy-related technologies to strengthen the international competitiveness of the U.S. agriculture industry. The theme of this major multi-agency technology transfer initiative continues today helping to enable DOE’s Bio-energy Program.
Reep has held several governmental advisory positions including the White House National Science and Technology Council, which focused on environmental sustainability and alternative fuels development. He has advised the National Academy of Sciences on policy issues and has been nominated for an appointment to the Secretary of Agriculture – Policy Advisory Committee for Trade. He has been a technical reviewer for the past several years for the National Science Foundation.
Paul’s education was in Geology and Petroleum Engineering, coupled with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration Management. His early career includes extensive technological achievements at the Illinois Power Company, Mountain States Energy, Inc., Atomics International (Rockwell) and Lockheed Development Center.
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