Rolf Butters, DOE Associate


B.S. Mechanical Engineering — Texas A&M University

Rolf Butters is the Department of Energy (DOE) Associate working in the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), which is headquartered at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Rolf received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Prior to joining the DOE, Rolf worked for a decade in the private sector designing mechanical systems. At DOE, Rolf provides mentoring for corporate leaders on methods to commercialize clean energy manufacturing technologies. He has previously worked in a variety of roles at DOE, including managing research and development projects with small and large technology businesses such as those working on sensors and wireless sensor technologies for harsh environments. He has worked with DOE's Small Business Innovation Research program, on interagency collaborations, and on DOE initiatives to promote inventions and innovation that are now manufactured in the U.S. and used for energy storage, renewable energy production, and energy efficiency. Rolf has won the Entrepreneurs for Energy Efficiency award, Inc.'s "Champion of Entrepreneurs" award, and DOE's "Prince of Teamwork" award.

Rolf has extensive experience in fostering a culture of energy efficiency and in implementing of technologies for advanced manufacturing processes. As the DOE Associate in the AMNPO, Rolf provides technical advice and research coordination support for the Manufacturing USA program. He also coordinates communications with the DOE and the DOE-funded institutes.