Mr. Kinnier is working to speed up the next industrial revolution, focusing on solar energy utilization, thermal efficiency, energy conversion devices, energy storage, and biofuels.
Over the past 10 years, Alex has successfully created, launched, and grown a variety of technology and household products. As a Group Product Manager at Google, Alex built the Agency display advertising team and created Google’s next generation third party serving and targeting system. On the consumer side of Google’s business, Alex earned an Executive Management Group award for leading the product response to Microsoft’s IE7 browser launch that significantly increased Google’s search share. In Brand Management at Procter & Gamble, Alex leveraged a forgotten technology and led two award winning marketing campaigns to build his brand to $80 million in sales. And, in Product Development at Procter & Gamble, Alex led the development and launch of three new-to-the-world Febreze products that helped the brand achieve sales of over $400 million in 50 countries in 24 months. In 2002, Alex began in cleantech, founding Ocular Technologies to commercialize enhanced efficiency evaporators utilizing a proprietary monolayer coating that improved air conditioning performance.
Growing up outside of Philadelphia, PA, Alex earned a BS in Chemical Engineering with honors from Lehigh University and later an MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School. He lives with his wife and daughter in the San Francisco Bay area.