John J. Rockwell, Address to First Year Engineering Students at Michigan Technological University at Rozsa Center. August 30, 2011
John J. Rockwell (‘79 Business Administration)
is managing director of DFJ Element in Menlo Park, Calif., a venture capital firm investing in clean technologies. The firm has affiliates in over 30 cities around the world. Previously, Rockwell was a partner at Advent International Corp., where he focused on advanced materials, energy storage, renewable energy and supply chain management. Prior to that, he was at Materia Ventures Associates, where he focused on early-stage companies that were commercializing advanced material technologies.