Frank Van Mierlo
CEO, 1366 Technologies
Mr. Frank Van Mierlo is the CEO of 1366 Technologies, a solar technology company he started together with a team of engineers from RPI and MIT in 2008. The goal of 1366 Technologies is to make silicon based solar competitive with coal generated electricity.
Mr. Van Mierlo’s previous venture was Bluefin Robotics Corp., a company that enjoyed double digit growth and was always profitable under his leadership. Bluefin became the leading robotics company in its field and is known for its technical competence and a customer-centric approach. The company maintained a strong balance sheet, a healthy cash flow, and a team of highly qualified engineers. In May 2005, the company was sold to Battelle.
Mr. Van Mierlo holds engineering degrees from MIT and Stanford University and a business degree from INSEAD.