Prior to joining OPT Pellegrino’s career encompassed extensive experience in energy technology, direct sales of electricity products to electric utilities and major multinational companies, and the negotiation of power supply arrangements with independent power producers and large-scale power project developers. Pellegrino’s previous positions include six years as President of Super Power, Inc, a subsidiary of Royal Philips Electronics (formerly Intermagnetics General Corporation). Super Power develops and sells second generation high-temperature superconductors for customers in the electric power, industrial and military sectors. Before joining Super Power, Pellegrino was Chief Executive Officer and Director of the New England Independent System Operator (the New England electrical power grid), Senior Vice President of the Transmission Business Unit of the New York Power Authority, and he held several positions at American Electric Power Service Corporation.

Pellegrino holds a Master of Science degree in industrial management from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from City College of New York. He is also a past member of the electric-power-research-institute’s Research Advisory Committee, and Chair of its Retail Energy Council.