David Blittersdorf 2012
July 16, 2012 - Upstate New York
Title: Founder and CEO
Company: AllEarth Renewables, Inc.
Location: Williston, VT
Place of birth: Proctor, VT
College: Wentworth Institute and the University of Vermont (B.S. ME)
First job unrelated to your current field: Core drilling for Vermont Marble Company
First job in current field: Designing towers for Elifin Corp's 10kW turbines
What your firm does now and its plans for the future? Manufacturer of the AllSun Tracker, a solar energy system that follows the sun. We plan immediate growth throughout the northeast and to ultimately be a major part of solar as an energy solution.
Hobbies: Hang-gliding, hiking, biking, and hockey
Favorite novel: "The Prize" by Dan Yergin
Favorite film: "Back to the Future"
Keys to success: Be passionate. Find a niche. And control your destiny in business.
Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Einstein because he could look at the big picture, create things, and explain them simply and Gandhi because of his ability to lead and deal with the adversity of being a leader.
If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Public speaking and teaching.