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Greg Rucks

Manager (Transportation and Industry)


Greg's role as manager with RMI is the continuation of a career path driven by interest in innovative, design-driven approaches to resource productivity and energy efficiency. He brings to RMI his experience in solar energy, agriculture, international development, and structural design and analysis. Since joining RMI in December 2010, Greg coauthored the transportation chapter of Reinventing Fire and has participated on consulting projects with clients in the automotive, industrial, and buildings sectors. Greg is currently leading RMI's Autocomposites project.


Prior to joining RMI, Greg completed a CUSO-VSO volunteer placement in northern Ghana aimed at implementing agricultural mechanization measures amongst subsistence farmers. At Columbia University he teamed with the Earth Institute on an initiative to supply solar power and multi-use vehicles to a village in eastern Kenya. His work with Boeing focused on application of cross-disciplinary structural optimization and design solutions to realize weight savings on the 787.


  • Bachelor of English Literature, Colorado College, Phi Beta Kappa, 2001
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, 2004