Executive Director and CEO
Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC)

Alan Perlstein

Mr. Perlstein was a founder of the organization and its first Chairperson and has remained active with the organization in his capacity on the M-WERC Board and the Board's Executive Committee as Chairperson Emeritus. He agreed to return to the organization in April of 2013 as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Organization.

Mr. Perlstein draws upon 36 years of experience in ship building, power electronics, design development and program management for navy nuclear, ship controls, propulsion, and power distribution technology programs. He has a successful track record for deployment of new technologies affordably and on schedule as the former VP and General Manger of DRS Power & Control Technologies Inc, Milwaukee Wisconsin and Danbury, CT


Alan has worked extensively at building effective public/private partnerships. His leadership has been recognized on the boards of the Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, the Milwaukee Work Force Investment Board, and as a founding member of M-WERC. Alan is recognized as a passionate proponent for economic growth and work force development for Milwaukee and the surrounding regions.

Mr. Perlstein is a graduate of the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University, with a Masters in Business Administration. He attended American University, with a Bachelor of Science and Honors graduate in Economics.