Chief Deputy Executive Officer
California Air Resources Board
Mr. Cackette has been with the Air Resources Board since 1982 and currently serves as the Chief Deputy Executive Officer. He manages the Board's motor vehicle emission control program, which develops regulations and other programs to reduce vehicle emissions. He also manages the Board's Monitoring and Laboratory Division, which performs ambient air quality monitoring and develops test methods. Overall, 400 professional and support staff are dedicated to these programs, which are contributing to a steady decline in air pollution in California's major urban areas.
Mr. Cackette has been involved in many aspects of air pollution control since 1974. He served as a Legislative lobbyist for the ARB and worked eight years for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Motor Vehicle Emission Laboratory in a variety of technical, management and policy positions. Prior to that he was involved in rocket engine production and test and flight performance analysis at Rocketdyne in Los Angeles, where he gained first-hand knowledge of living in the smoggiest city in the U.S.
He holds a Masters of Science degree in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has published papers for the Society of Automotive Engineers and Air and Waste Management Association, and is a frequent speaker on air quality issues. He lives in Sacramento with his wife and two children.