Lee Mazzocchi is senior vice president of grid solutions for Duke Energy, where he leads the company’s focus on grid investment, innovation and emerging technologies. He is responsible for the company’s electric transmission and distribution investment strategy and project implementation, as well as research, development and impact analysis of energy technologies.
Mazzocchi has more than 25 years of experience in the electric utility industry, spanning a variety utility functions, including transmission, distribution, customer service, supply chain, nuclear construction, technology and innovation, sustainability, enterprise asset management and merger integration. He formerly served as Duke Energy’s chief integration and innovation officer. Prior to the Duke Energy/Progress Energy merger in 2012, he served in a number of leadership roles for Progress Energy, including vice president of supply chain and chief procurement officer from 2009 to 2012 and vice president of electric power distribution from 2006 to 2009.
A native of Cary, N.C., Mazzocchi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He is past chair for the American Red Cross – Triangle Chapter, and currently serves on several boards of directors, including the N.C. State Engineering Foundation, the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, E4 Carolinas and the American Heart Association – Greater Charlotte Heart Walk.