Chris DeBone is the Acting Director of the DER Council. Chris is Managing Partner of Hawai'i Energy Connection and acting President of the Distributed Energy Resources Council. He has over 20 years of business operations, management, sales and marketing experience in the printing industry which began in 1997 when he started working for Hawai‘i’s largest commercial printing company, Hagadone Printing. In early 2007, Mr. DeBone resigned from his position at Hagadone to start Hawai‘i Energy Connection (HEC). Fueled by the passion for creating affordable renewable energy options for the people of Hawai‘i, HEC launched the popular Kumukit solar packages in early 2008 with over 7,000 residential and commercial systems installed to date. In 2011, HEC was named third fastest growing company in Hawai‘i according to the Hawai‘i Business News. HEC was also accepted on the Inc. 500/500 list for 2012 and again for 2013 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the nation.
Tad Glauthier is Acting Vice President of the DER Council. Tad is Vice President of Stem Hawaii Operations and is responsible for executing on Stem’s market development activities in Hawaii including business development, marketing, regulatory affairs and utility relations. He is part of the founding team at Stem and, prior to moving to Hawaii, led the business development team through the first five years of the company's trajectory. Prior to joining Stem, Tad worked at the Boston Consulting Group, where he specialized in growth strategies for Fortune 500 Companies. Tad sits on the Steering Committee and Board of the DER Council of Hawaii. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University and holds an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Treasurer and Secretary
Ms. Lisa Laughner is the Founder, President and CEO of Go Electric Inc., a green-tech startup developing energy services solutions that accelerate a renewable energy future. A veteran at creating technology startups, she was formerly Vice President of Rolls Royce Corporate Ventures, and with her colleagues launched six technology companies. Go Electric is her ninth startup.
Lisa has 25+ years’ experience in new product development, program management and technology commercialization. She earned a Bachelor Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, a Masters in Business Administration from Open University (Milton Keynes England), and Professional Engineering Licenses in Indiana and Arizona.
Ms. Laughner is Board Member Emeritus and past President of Women & Hi Tech; a former member of IUPUI Kelley School of Business’s Board of Visitors and the Purdue University School of Technology Dean’s Executive Council.
Michael Jung is the Vice President for Policy, Government, and Regulatory Affairs (a.k.a., Chief Policy Wonk) at Varentec, a Silicon Valley pioneer in innovative voltage control solutions for grid-side energy efficiency and distributed energy resource integration.
Previously, he served as Policy Director at the cleantech powerhouse Silver Spring Networks, where he shaped policies and influenced regulations to make possible the deployment of smart grid infrastructure that connects nearly 30 million homes and businesses across five continents. He chaired an energy task force for Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and earlier served as a policy advisor to the campaign and administration of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, where he helped architect landmark, comprehensive energy legislation, OH SB221. Michael began his career managing environmental and climate change policy at American Electric Power, where he also served for a time as founding chief of staff to the President/COO of the company’s flagship operating company, AEP Ohio.
Michael is a U.S. Fulbright Fellow, Tae Kwon Do black belt, former competitive ballroom dancer, professional ski instructor, ping pong entrepreneur, active tennis player, and Eagle Scout. He is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale College, and the Harvard Kennedy School. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he and his wife are decidedly outnumbered by their three young children.
Theodore (Ted) Peck is a Steering Committee member of the DER Council. Ted is Chief Executive Officer and Lead Developer of Holu Energy, has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in business, government, and energy management, including development of the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative as the state’s energy administrator. He led energy planning, shaping of the state’s approach to renewable energy permitting and facilitation, the state hydrogen program, the greenhouse gas emission reduction task force, energy assurance planning, and other strategic initiatives and programs. In 2010, Peck re-entered the private sector where he continued to focus on reducing the state’s dependency on fossil fuel through transformation, recapitalization, and the use of renewable energy. He is a seasoned expert in energy management and understands the unique challenges of Hawaii’s energy landscape and the value that efficiency and renewable energy brings to the islands he calls home.
Peck is a retired Navy nuclear submarine officer and earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. At Johnson Controls, he led the Solutions team that closed the largest performance contract in the company's history, a $150M retrofit of the 12 airports of the State of Hawaii. As a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, he opened the Honolulu office and led it through 40% CAGR growth in its first five years. In 2004, he was named a “Forty Under 40” by Pacific Business News and in 2006 became a Pacific Century Fellow. Peck was selected as one of state’s “20 Leaders For the Next 20 Years” by Hawai‘i Business Magazine in 2010.