Derek Berry is a Senior Engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
(NREL) in Golden, Colorado and the Director of the Wind Turbine Technology
Area within the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation
(IACMI) – a Manufacturing USA Institute. He leads the NREL/IACMI team in the
research of innovative composite materials and manufacturing for wind turbine
blades and other components. From 2009 to 2014, Derek was the NREL
Engineering Supervisor at the Wind Technology Testing Center (WTTC) located
in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was responsible for large scale wind turbine
blade test engineering operations. Derek is an Operating Agent for the
International Energy Agency (IEA) Wind Task 45, Wind Turbine Blade Recycling.
He also currently serves as a United States delegate to the International
Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) technical committee for Wind Turbine Blade
Design and Manufacturing (IEC 61400-5). Prior to joining NREL, Derek spent 15
years as a wind blade design, manufacturing and testing engineer at TPI
Composites in Warren, Rhode Island. Derek is a graduate of the United States
Air Force Academy with a degree in aeronautical engineering.