Lance Hagenbuch

VP, Engineering and Technology
Lance Hagenbuch
Lance Hagenbuch is SolarReserve’s Vice President of Engineering and Technology, responsible for driving the company’s worldwide efforts in advanced solar thermal technology, product development, and equipment supply.

Hagenbuch brings over 20 years of program management and engineering experience in both the energy and aerospace markets.  Since joining SolarReserve in March 2008, Hagenbuch has led the deployment of SolarReserve’s equipment supply including the successful design, engineering, fabrication, and commissioning of the world’s first commercial capacity molten salt tower receiver at the company’s flagship Crescent Dunes Solar Power Plant.

Lance Hagenbuch joined SolarReserve from the Boeing Company, where served for over 11 years in program management and business development leadership positions.  His most recent position was Deputy Program Manager for the A160 Hummingbird Program Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) which set several world records for rotorcraft UAS flight endurance.  Prior to that, Hagenbuch served in a variety of program management and business development positions covering satellite and rocket propulsion markets.   Before Boeing, Hagenbuch worked for Owens Illinois, a leader in commercial glass and plastics, and led the startup of a prototype production facility producing next generation ink jet printer cartridges for the Hewlett-Packard Corporation. 

Hagenbuch served in the U.S. Navy for over 8 years, primarily as a Naval Flight Officer on E-2C Hawkeye aircraft on board the USS Ranger aircraft carrier.  His flight experience included 44 combat missions totaling 175 hours in Operation Desert Storm and was twice awarded an Air Medal with Valor for control of US and Coalition Force aircraft.

Hagenbuch received his Bachelor of Science (Magna Cum Laude) degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his MBA from University of Rochester.