Alan Perlstein became the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium's (M-WERC) second Executive Director and CEO effective April 16, 2013. Mr. Perlstein was a founder of the organization and its first Chairperson and has remained active with the organization in his capacity on the M-WERC Board and the Board's Executive Committee as Chairperson Emeritus. He was most recently leading M-WERC's Organizational Development activities.
Mr. Perlstein draws upon 35 years of experience in ship building, power electronics, design development and program management for navy nuclear, ship controls, propulsion, and power distribution technology programs. He has a successful track record for deployment of new technologies affordably and on schedule.
Alan has worked extensively at building effective Public Private partnerships. His leadership has been recognized on the boards of the North West Side Community Development Corporation, the Milwaukee Work Force Investment Board, and as a founding member of M-WERC. Alan is recognized as a passionate proponent for economic growth and work force development for Milwaukee and the surrounding regions.
Mr. Perlstein is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, with a Masters in Business Administration. He attended American University, with a Bachelor of Science and Honors graduate in Economics.