Barton Joins NGP Energy Firm as Principal

NGP Energy Technology Partners, L.P., a leading energy technology private equity fund, today announced that Brad L. Barton has joined the firm as a Principal.

Prior to joining NGP Energy Technology Partners, Brad served as the Director of Commercialization & Deployment for the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). While at DOE, Brad was responsible for accelerating the deployment of emerging energy technologies into the marketplace. In this role, he worked closely with national research laboratories such as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, industrial partners and leading venture capital firms to develop unique public-private partnerships. The National Lab Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, the Technology Commercialization & Deployment Fund and the Department of Energy Venture Capital Technology Showcase are among the innovative programs implemented under Barton's leadership. Brad was also responsible for developing ideas to implement the department's new authority to establish an Advanced Research Program Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) program and advised on tax policy pertaining to renewable energy.

Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Barton spent seven years at Hillwood Development, a Perot Company, where he managed investments in natural gas, pharmaceuticals, clean energy and enterprise software. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

NGP ETP's Managing Partner Philip J. Deutch stated, “We are very pleased that Brad is joining NGP Energy Technology Partners. Brad's background mirrors the focus of the Fund – he has experience in both private equity and energy technology and at the DOE, Brad focused on commercializing technologies, precisely what the companies in our portfolio do every day. Brad is an excellent addition to our team.”