Mr. Atkinson leads Industry Capital's US solar platform, Cratus Energy. Mr. Atkinson has over 10 years of experience in utility scale solar project development, technology development and finance. Prior to Cratus, Mr. Atkinson served as V.P. of Business Development and CFO of Alion Energy, a startup developing ballasted solar racking systems with automated cleaning robotics serving harsh environments. From 2007 to 2012 he was a project development manager for First Solar in the US and China developing a pipeline of utility scale projects. Mr. Atkinson holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.