Colorado State University Clean Energy Guru is Focus of ‘Spotlight at CSU’ Event Nov. 3

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Tim Reeser, a Colorado State University alumnus and chief operating officer of Cenergy, the business component to Colorado State University’s Clean Energy Supercluster, will talk on Nov. 3 about the university’s efforts to take clean energy innovation from laboratories to the marketplace.

The talk, part of the Colorado State Alumni Association’s Spotlight on CSU series, will be 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at the Fort Collins Hilton, 425 W. Prospect Road. Registration is $10 for Alumni Association members, $15 for non-members and $8 for students.

A networking event will precede the lecture from 5:30-6 p.m. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided, but registration is required by contacting (800) 286-2586 or

Reeser will discuss real examples of how Colorado State University is working closely with industry to commercialize new inventions, incubate startups, and leverage university laboratories to help industry develop solutions that will have a global impact.

As chief operating officer of Cenergy, Reeser focuses on forming business alliances and developing new commercial opportunities for clean energy-related technical innovations developed through university research. Reeser graduated from Colorado State University in 1993 with a degree in mechanical engineering.

In March 2008, Colorado State created the Clean Energy Supercluster as an innovative model to rapidly move the university’s clean energy research into the global marketplace, creating new companies and jobs that enhance the state’s economy while improving lives throughout the world. The model pairs Professor Bryan Willson, a university scientist who oversees research in clean energy, with Reeser, a businessman who understands market timing for new clean energy products. Willson is chief scientific officer for the Clean Energy Supercluster.

Reeser has a long history of entrepreneurship in Colorado. After working on the Natural Gas Vehicle Challenge and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Project in CSU’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory as a student, Reeser co-founded Engineering Computer Consultants, an engineering IT services organization that he grew to $7 million in revenue and led for 11 years prior to selling to 3t Systems. Reeser then served as a Partner at 3t Systems, a private technology consulting and software firm. He started and managed multiple practice groups at 3t, including the Managed Services, Advanced Infrastructure, and Hardware and Software sales practices. During his three-year tenure as partner, 3t grew from $15 million to $39 million in revenue.

After leaving 3t Systems, Reeser co-founded Lightning Hybrids, a Loveland- based hybrid car company startup, where he remains active on the board of directors. More recently, as part of Cenergy’s role in Prieto Battery, Reeser was named CEO of the company, which is expected to manufacture batteries up to 1,000 times more powerful, 10 times longer-lasting and cheaper than traditional batteries – technology that could revolutionize the military, automobile and health care industries.

Spotlight on CSU highlights the latest Colorado State University innovations and programs in a social atmosphere where professional relationships and partnerships are developed.