Peter Le Lievre
“Having worked closely with Peter for five years I know he has outstanding and innovative manufacturing process design skills as well as being able to raise significant development capital for start-up companies without falling into the claws of venture capital investors at the first step. I recommend Peter without hesitation for your award in Advanced Manufacturing”- Graham Morrison, Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the University of New South Wales
Peter Le Lievre is a global leader in high technology commercialisation, with over 10 years experience in the development of innovative clean technology products. As Co-Founder and CEO of Chromasun, a leading manufacturer of advanced high temperature solar panels, Peter helped lead the construction of California’s largest high temperature rooftop project at the Benson Center at Santa Clara University in 2011.
Peter was also the Co-Founder and Founding CEO of Ausra, one of Australia’s most successful solar companies and responsible for construction of the world’s first direct steam generation solar steam plant in the Hunter Valley NSW. Peter is Director of Sunwater Solar, California's leading commercial solar thermal installer, and Aurora Algae, a world leader in the development of high performance, sustainable algae-based alternatives.
An accomplished industrial designer, Peter is named in 21 patents and more than 30 peer-reviewed papers. Starting his career with Advanced Multi-Hull, Peter helped design the world’s largest Catamaran Ferry, as well as the wave piercing hull for the Chinese Houbei Class fast attack ships. Peter is a graduate of Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney and Master of Business Administration at the Australian Graduate School of Management.
Peter won the 2013 Advance Global Australian Advanced Manufacturing Award.