Rick Schwerdtfeger

Chief Executive Officer at Leading Edge

Entrepreneur with 25+ years progressive experience in research, development, production manufacturing, executive management, board-level start-up advising and investing. Areas of focus include solar energy, LED and optical materials, Energy Efficiency technologies and Smart Grid technology. B.S. in physics/education, M.S. in applied physics/solar thermal, Ph.D. in materials science/photovoltaics. Technical focus on equipment and process design and optimization for semiconductor, photovoltaic, LED, and energy efficiency industries. *Disclaimer - My views and opinions posted on-line are mine alone, and may not represent the views of my employer.


  • Chief Executive Officer

    February 3, 2020 - present

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