Dr. Lon Bell
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Bell is a leading expert in the mass production of thermoelectric products. He has authored more than 20 publications in the areas of thermodynamics of thermoelectric systems, automotive crash sensors, and other electronic and electromechanical devices. Five of his inventions have gone into mass production and dominated their target markets. In 1991, Lon founded Amerigon Inc. and has been a consultant since December 2010. He has served many roles in Amerigon, Inc., including CTO, Director of Technology, Chairman and CEO, and President. He also served as CEO and President of BSST LLC, an Amerigon subsidiary. Previously, Lon co-founded Technar Inc., which developed and manufactured automotive components, and served as its Chairman and President until selling majority ownership to TRW Inc. He also co-founded Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicle Co Ltd. in 1994 and serves as its Vice Chairman. He has been a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Nextreme Thermal Solutions, Inc. since 2006. Dr. Bell received a BSc. in Mathematics, MSc. in Rocket Propulsion, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
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R. Daniel Brdar
Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Mr. Brdar has over 25 years of experience in the power systems and energy industries and has held a variety of leadership positions during his career. From 2006 through 2011, he was President and CEO of FuelCell Energy Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company with a market cap of over $250 million. During his tenure, the company's revenues increased 235%, to $100 million, manufacturing production increased by over 200% and over $100 million was raised from institutional and strategic investors. Prior to joining Ideal Power Inc., Mr. Brdar served as the Chief Operating Officer of Petra Solar, a privately held, venture funded solar and smart grid company, where he held full P&L responsibility and led a cross-functional management team across several international markets. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Brdar held management positions, including Gas Turbine Product Manager, for GE's Power Systems Division, a world leader in power generation systems and products. Additionally, Mr. Brdar has extensive research and development experience at the U.S. Department of Energy through various roles at the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Brdar has a BS in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Mark L. Baum, JD
Mark L. Baum has more than 15 years of experience in financing, operating and advising small capitalization publicly-traded enterprises, with a particular focus on restructured or reorganized businesses. As a manager of capital, he has completed more than 125 rounds of financing for more than 40 publicly-traded companies. As a securities attorney, Mr. Baum focused his practice on U.S. securities laws, reporting requirements and public company finance-related issues that affect small capitalization public companies. Mr. Baum has actively participated in numerous public company spin-offs, restructurings and recapitalizations, venture fundings, private-to-public mergers, asset acquisitions and divestitures. In addition to his fund management and legal experience, Mr. Baum has operational experience in the following industries: pharmaceuticals, human diagnostics, closed door pharmacies, cleaner and renewable energy, and retail home furnishings. Mr. Baum has a history of board of director service, and presently serves on the boards of directors of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.imprimispharma.com) and Ideal Power, Inc. (www.idealpower.com). He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Endra, Inc. (www.endrainc.com). Mr. Baum is a published inventor and is an inactive member of both the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Texas.
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David B. Eisenhaure
From 1985-2008, David served as the President and CEO of SatCon Technology Corporation, a developer of products for utility, hybrid vehicle, ship building, industrial automation, semiconductor processing, and defense markets. He founded SatCon and was also a director from 1985-2009. SatCon is well known for its work in advanced electric drives; inverter technology for smart grid and photovoltaic applications; and the development of lightweight, high-power electronics, which contributed to the development of practical hybrid and electric vehicles. David brought SatCon public in 1992 and subsequently oversaw the acquisition of eight private companies and one public company, reorganizing SatCon from an R&D company into a diverse organization with four plants in the United States and Canada. Prior to SatCon, David was the Technical Director of the Energy Systems Division at Draper Laboratory, where he oversaw the development of magnetic bearings, flywheels, energy storage, advanced solid state power converters, advanced motors and generators, and adaptive control systems for highly dynamic and otherwise unstable systems. Prior to Draper, David worked at MIT's Instrumentation Laboratory, as a graduate student research assistant and later staff engineer, designing and developing electromagnetic and thermal control systems to support the national space and defense programs. From 1985-1997 he was a Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. He has been awarded over 20 patents covering inventions in magnetic suspensions, motor drives and controls, flywheel systems, automotive components, energy storage, and solid state power converters. David holds a B.S., M.S., and an Engineer's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
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