Conklin has over 37 years of industrial, commercial, and renewable and alternative energy experience; has provided companies strategic management, operations, and governance expertise, and provided technical and business consulting services to more than 50 technology, manufacturing, and industrial process companies.
His strategic business planning and development work includes the evaluation and analysis of energy technologies and markets; and the review, analysis of, and funding of energy technologies for specific Applications. John has developed and held seats as a Director on Executive Boards and as a Technical Advisor. As a Director on the company Board of Directors, he’s been responsible for the effective management of the company’s business; make strategic and operational decisions for the company and is responsible for ensuring that the company meets its statutory obligations. He has developed and supported operations and administration of Boards by advising and informing Board members, interfacing between Board and staff, and supporting Board’s evaluation of operations, governance, and committees.
Additionally, he has acted in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures, and only exercise powers for the purposes for which they were given; promoted the success of the company, its members, and stakeholders; exercise reasonable care, skill and diligence for the benefit of the company. He’s a dynamic team builder, synergist, and leader offering striking success propelling entrepreneurial startups and turning around start-up, small, and mid-size companies through optimizing comprehensive, integrated change across all areas of operations. Conklin specializes in strategic management and advising entrepreneurs on how to be more effective; make strategic and operational decisions for the company, help companies meet their statutory obligations, and he participates in board meetings to enable the board to reach strategic and operational decisions to ensure company obligations are fulfilled.
He has invented or co-invented more than 18 patent filings and developed more than 20 Trademark filings, is a Licensed Pilot, Certified Football Official, enjoys scuba diving, and outdoor activities and fitness. He earned an Associates in Arts & Science from Broome Community College and a B.S. with Suma Cum Laude Honors of Distinction from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He was inducted into the Gold Key International Honor Society awarded only to the top 15% of class and inducted into The National Society of Leadership and Success (Induction at President Level for Honors GPA). Conklin, while working fulltime, is currently an honors graduate student at RIT.