Founder & Chairman of the Board
Brian T. Patterson is the President and a founder of the EMerge Alliance, a 501c non-profit corporation developing application standards for hybrid ac/dc powered building and enterprise level microgrids. Patterson has an extensive technical and work history in electronics, fiber optics and building technologies and holds multiple patents in those fields. He is Managing Director of B. L. Coliker Associates, a technology consulting firm and formerly General Manger of Armstrong World Industries. He is the US representative to IEC SysC on LVDC, a member of IEEE and sponsor of its 2030.10 workgroup on electricity access, a representative to NEMA, CABA, SEPA, PSMA, and an active participant in UL/NEMA/NFPA/Emerge task group on DC power. He has held guest professorships in business and innovation management at Long Island University and Susquehanna University.