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Q&A: 'My worst disappointment? Realising I wasn't going to be an astronaut'

Lorry Wagner is president of the Lake Erie Economic Development Corporation (LEEDCo) in Cleveland, Ohio. The non-profit, public-private partnership is developing the 19MW Icebreaker, the US's first freshwater offshore wind farm. A professional engineer with multiple degrees from Purdue University, Indiana (majoring in heat-transfer technologies for fusion reactors), Wagner has worked for 30 years in the power-generation, automotive, aerospace, chemical and manufacturing industries.