Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Pete Johnson is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Monolith. He leads technology development and optimization activities for the company. He most recently served as the director of product development and deputy chief engineer for AREVA Solar, leading a team of over 25 engineers, scientists and technicians across the U.S., France, Australia and India. His team developed custom design solutions for projects ranging from power plant augmentation in the U.S. to large 125 MW stand-alone power plants in Rajasthan, India. Through these efforts, the team drove product development to meet shifting market requirements.
He was the founding engineer at Ausra, the California-based private equity-backed company that was acquired by AREVA in 2010, and built a world-class technology team that was integral in the company value at the time of acquisition. During his time at Ausra and AREVA Solar, Mr. Johnson sat on the solar boiler subgroup committee for ASME Section I and was integral in developing key international regulations to ensure safe and effective construction and operation of solar boilers.
Prior to his time at Ausra and AREVA, Mr. Johnson was the founding engineer for Allux Medical, a venture-backed medical device startup in Silicon Valley. He has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford and a bachelor’s degree in applied physics from the University of Utah. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of California.