Dears began his career on General Electric’s Test Engineering program, testing large steam turbines and generators used by utilities to generate electricity, followed by three years on GE’s Manufacturing Management Program, where he worked in a variety of departments, including DC motors, small jet engines, naval ordnance, locomotive, distribution transformer, and medium steam turbine. This was followed by manufacturing and marketing assignments at the transformer division. Later he led an organization servicing GE products in the United States. Following his retirement as a GE senior executive, Dears continued to study and write about energy issues. He currently is president of TSAugust, a 501(c)(3) think tank comprised entirely of volunteers. He writes for www.tsaugust.org and www.powerforusa.com.