Mr. Hamilton is the Director of Programs for Economic Development. He oversees five major program areas within Economic Development, to include Center of Excellence in Wireless Technology (CEWIT), Center in Integrated Electric Energy Systems (CIEES), Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR), Manufacturing and Technology Resource Consortium (MTRC), and Advanced Energy Center (AEC). As the former Executive Director of the virtual Clean Energy Business Incubator Program (CEBIP), Mr. Hamilton brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the CEBIP Executive Advisory Board.
Mr. Hamilton started his professional career with the Long Island Lighting Company managing independent power producers. From there, he has been involved in the design, development and implementation of Sirius Satellite Radio’s terrestrial transmitters, developing sales and marketing plans for aerospace and IT companies, managing the sales and operation of hydrogen fuel cells for Plug Power, and most recently developing the commercial sales and marketing for EmPower Solar, a leading Long Island turnkey solar provider.
His education includes a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University and a MBA in Marketing from Hofstra University. He brings a focus in clean energy technologies with experience in business development, commercialization of engineering technologies, marketing and sales, as well as an ability to communicate well with early-stage entrepreneurs in the clean energy arena.