Jeff Greason is a commercial space entrepreneur and innovator with 20 years’ experience in all aspects of the commercial space transportation industry. He is the chief technical officer (CTO) of Electric Sky, chief executive officer (COO) of Agile Aero, and chairman of the board of Tau Zero Foundation. At Electric Sky, he has invented technologies for the transmission of wireless power and its use for propulsion and other purposes. At Agile Aero he has led efforts to develop aerospace rapid prototyping technologies and provided consulting services to space companies. At the not-for-profit Tau Zero Foundation, he has identified high-leverage technologies for advanced space propulsion projects applicable to interstellar flight. Jeff was a founder of XCOR Aerospace and served as its CEO from 1999 to early 2015. Prior to XCOR, he was the team lead at Rotary Rocket for engine development, and an engineering manager in computer processor development at Intel.
Jeff is an Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a recipient of the Space Pioneer Award for Entrepreneurial Business from the National Space Society, and a recipient of an Intel Achievement Award, the company’s highest recognition. He was named a Time magazine Inventor of the Year in 2002 and holds 23 U.S. patents.