Our Leadership Team

Jae Wan Park, CEO 

Jae Wan has conducted over ten years of research on the reuse of electric vehicle batteries for solar energy storage in coordination with PG&E, the California Solar Initiative, the California Energy Commission, and the US Navy. Dr. Park has authored over 70 academic publications on batteries and fuel cells, including 2 book chapters.

Joe Lacap, CTO

Joe has over five years of experience with second-life energy storage design, fabrication, controls, and simulation. He led development of the team's 300 kWh prototype at the Robert Mondavi Institute in Davis, California. He also led development of machine learning algorithms used to measure battery health.

Ryan Barr, COO

Ryan holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Energy Systems from the University of California, Davis. Ryan has worked on the design and implementation of energy storage policy at the California Independent System Operator and as a management consultant for electric utilities 

Ben Lyon, VP of Business Development 

Ben has over a decade of experience bringing new technologies to market at startups in the clean energy sector. Most recently, he served as Director of Marketing and Product for Enlighted, a building controls and automation startup acquired by Siemens in 2018. 

Robert Mondavi Institute - Davis, CA - 60 kW / 300 kWh
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