O’Rourke attended Lowell Technological Institute. With over 35 years’ experience in manufacturing from design conception to production as well as in acquisitions, mergers and managing the operational side of start-up businesses, O’Rourke (the Vice Present and General Manager of SatCon Technology Corporation, the Manager of Drive Systems for its Applied Technology business unit and the Manager of its Magmotor business unit) was responsible for SatCon’s day-to-day operation and subsequently was instrumental in the formation of SatCon’s successor: SatCon Power Systems.
O’Rourke then founded CM Technology (which designs and manufactures custom motors for the automotive, industrial and robotic markets as well as high power rotary uninterruptable power supplies (RUPS) for the distributed generation, industrial, telecommunication, cloud data center and power quality markets). O’Rourke, who is still actively involved in CM, joined Powerdyne as a consultant in 2013 and was elected its CEO and a Director in 2014.
Married, O’Rourke lives in Massachusetts.