Robert Jackson is the Executive Director of the Retired Engineer, Scientists, Technicians, Administrators, Researchers, and Teachers (RESTART) Program at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, MI. RESTART@LTU is a collaboration between the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) that provides energy efficiency (EE) and sustainability services at no cost to qualified Michigan businesses with less 500 employees statewide and institutions of any size. RESTART@LTU also operates an internship program in partnership with other Michigan institutions of higher learning and manufacturers to place students in an industrial setting to work on EE and sustainability, or climate projects during the summer. For information on RESTART services visit www.restartmi.org.
Prior to RESTART, Mr. Jackson directed EGLE’s State Energy Office and sustainability programs which includes the Retired Engineers, Scientists, Technician, Administrators, and Teachers Program (formality known as the Retired Engineers Technical Assistance Program), Grid Resilience (40101d), Energy Efficiency Conversation Block Grant Programs, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Revolving Loan Fund, Clean Manufacturing Programs, Charge Up Michigan, Recycling Infrastructure, Materials Market Development, and EGLE’s Fuel Transformation Programs.
Mr. Jackson also severed as the Energy Ombudsman for Michigan with responsibilities for resolving public and private sector energy disputes with investment-own utilities and monitors electric and gas utility companies’ compliance with the Michigan Public Service Commission’s code of conduct.
Mr. Jackson sits on the Board of Director the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Past Chair of National Association of State Energy Officials (NAESO) and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, and former Vice-chair of the U.S. DOE State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB). Mr. Jackson received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from Wayne State University.