General Manager and Founder of Sharp's Energy Systems and Services Group
Sharp Electronics Corporation
Carl Mansfield is General Manager and Founder of Sharp Electronics Corporation's Energy Systems and Services Group (ESSG), which focuses on developing innovative energy management and energy storage products for the U.S. market. Mr. Mansfield is the driving force behind the development and business roll-out of Sharp's SmartStorage® energy management product and has served as General Manager of ESSG since its formation in the spring of 2014. Mr. Mansfield has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, with an emphasis on communications, information technology and control systems. Prior to founding ESSG, Mr. Mansfield spent eight years developing new business opportunities for Sharp, leveraging innovative technologies and business models to create new products and services. He joined Sharp in 1998 as Manager, Sharp Laboratories of America. In 2004, he was named Senior Manager of Home Networking Technologies, where he successfully led development of system and intellectual property for a powerline carrier communications system, and oversaw the successful license and royalty agreements for several patents. He has also served as Sharp's representative on the Board of Directors for HomePlug and WiMedia. He holds a Master of Science in Telecomms Engineering degree from the University of London and an MA in Physics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).