Eric Simpkins

Eric leads a team seeking to give Oregon a once-in-a-century chance to lead a new industry built upon civilian space systems.Taking the lead in civilian space systems will make Oregon a world leader in sensor development, data acquisition and analysis—with emphasis on earth sciences and the environment—law enforcement, and energy-efficient transportation. These new technologies will create a new robotics infrastructure that will support all cutting-edge modern industry.

Eric has served as a quality control engineer, designed and manufactured space systems—including nuclear-powered spacecraft—and has worked at the national and regional level to shape alternative energy policy and develop fuel cell businesses.