Team

Harnessing the sun’s power takes a powerful team

Mark Anderson

CEO & FOUNDER

With 35+ years of experience as an engineer in the power industry, Mark Anderson, PE, MBA is the founder of Icarus RT. He currently leads ReTech Power and Water Engineering to coordinate all project activities. Mr. Anderson has participated in panel discussions and provided presentations regarding renewable energy projects contrasted with traditional in the US, Africa, India and Haiti. He has provided recommendations to the US Trade Development Agency for feasibility studies resulting in renewable project development and consulted at embassies in South Africa, India and Haiti.

Ronald Pitt

VP & CTO

Ron Pitt has been a leader in alternative energy and energy efficiency technology for over 20 years. He was the President and CTO of Trace Engineering, the world’s leading supplier of electronic balance of systems products to the solar and wind markets. He has founded or co-founded two startups in the energy efficiency and energy management sectors. Ron has multiple U.S. and international patents in energy management software and hardware.

Katherine Lukes

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Katherine Lukes is a former Captain in the United States Marine Corps and completed her MBA with a focus in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Lukes leverages her military experience in global supply chain, and logistics to lead the operations department.

Oyku Demirel

MATERIALS ENGINEER
Oyku Demirel received her BS degree in Chemical Engineering and her MS degree in Nano Engineering from University of California San Diego. Demirel is a globally published researcher, working to develop efficient materials to optimize Icarus’ technology.

Brian Beachnau

PROJECT ENGINEER
Brian Beachnau is a current MSME student at San Diego State University, Brian Beachnau’s research has focused on heat transfer analysis and optimization through computational modeling. He is committed to developing efficient, sustainable technology.

Alexander Yeh

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
Alexander Yeh received his BS in Electrical Engineering from UCSD and is currently an Electrical Engineering graduate student at SDSU. Specializing in power and energy systems, Alexander has research experience in solar energy and wind turbine control systems. He is also Icarus RT’s commercial FAA Part 107 pilot.

Alyssa Dugar

HUMAN RESOURCE & OUTREACH MANAGER
After retiring from the United States Marine Corps, Dugar joined the Icarus team to continue her fight for a better future. With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Hispanic Studies from Rice University, she is a natural fit for HR and Outreach.

Jayanth Franklin

MEMBER, Board of Directors

Jayanth Franklin is a wildlife biologist turned growth focused entrepreneur.  Currently, Jay is co owner of NRG Controls, Inc. which he helped grow from a $2 million business to a $20 million dollar business.  NRG Controls is an energy management and smart building company.  Jay is focused on financially and environmentally sustainable solutions for the company’s clients.

Great Leadership to Execute a DOABLE Plan