Farm Field

Roger Saillant's Biography


Roger Saillant was a child of the foster care system for eighteen years where he lived with multiple families. Despite those challenging childhood circumstance, he was able to earn a scholarship to Bowdoin College, a PhD in chemistry at Indiana
University, a UCLA post doctorate, and an honorary doctorate at SUNY Cobleskill.

He worked thirty-years at The Ford Motor Company in various senior management positions until he became CEO of Plug Power. Ultimately, he was appointed an Executive Director and adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University.

He co-authored the environmental thriller, Vapor Trails, with RP Siegel and was one of several co-authors of the book The Flourishing Enterprise.
He and his wife, Mary Lou, live in Saratoga Springs, New York where he writes, consults, and raises wildflowers.