Benjamin Freas is a research director leading Navigant Research’s custom research offerings in Europe. He develops innovative research methodologies to address pressing concerns in emerging energy technology markets. His experience includes both market research and technical expertise in the design and construction of buildings. Prior to joining Navigant Research, Freas was a content director at Hanover Research, where he managed custom research projects for a variety of industries including oil & gas, manufacturing, and transportation. He has also worked as a mechanical engineer and project manager at J.B. Wyble & Associates. Freas holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland as well as an MBA from the University of St. Gallen.