EnerG2, founded in 2003 in Seattle, Washington, developed its patented Carbon Technology Platform to enable large-scale production of carbon materials that surpass the limitations of the naturally occurring carbons traditionally used in energy storage applications. Polymer chemistry is the foundation for EnerG2’s market-leading innovations. EnerG2 has developed laboratory-scale technologies and translated those technologies to commercial-scale manufacturing, all based on finely controlled and ultra-high purity polymer chemistry. Delivering these tailored carbons to energy storage device manufacturers allows our customers to increase device utilization and performance to create better cost/performance value to the end consumer.
EnerG2′s Management team has extensive experience in business formation, engineered materials, technology and product development.
Rick has led EnerG2 as CEO and Co-founder since 2003 through all its stages of growth. Initially focused on developing the technology platform, Rick and the founding team explored technical and commercial opportunities in hydrogen and natural gas storage before officially launching the company in 2008 as the world's premier source for next-generation carbons for batteries and capacitors. Read Full Bio
As Co-CEO of EnerG2, Dr. Kirill Bramnik helps lead the executive team through development and execution of strategies to facilitate rapid growth as a new member of part of the BASF family of businesses. With his extensive experience from BASF's energy storage materials businesses, Kirill brings deep operational expertise along with an entrepreneurial mindset enabling EnerG2 to continue rapid growth on the BASF foundation of stability and resources.Read Full Bio
Jack serves as Chief Financial Officer at EnerG2. In his role as CFO, Jack oversees all financial and administrative aspects of day to day operations while guiding the financial strategy of the company. Coming with deep cross-functional experience within BASF, Jack also ensures integration with our BASF parent's systems and policies.Read Full Bio
Concentrating on the synthesis and processing of high-performance carbon materials, Aaron is a global expert on the move to engineered materials solutions for clean technology. Aaron co-founded EnerG2 and has written and spoken extensively on nanotechnology topics. He has led the company’s technology development from inception at the labs of the University of Washington in 2003 to a venture-backed business today. Aaron is also the custodian of EnerG2’s Carbon Technology Platform and provides guidance and technical direction for the company, including the strategy and execution of EnerG2’s intellectual property strategy.
Under Aaron’s technical leadership, EnerG2 closed it’s first large sales and implemented it’s products in a commercial setting. This was the result of many people’s hard work and, in addition to reinforcing EnerG2’s vision, it showed that the company could deliver a genuine cost benefit for its customers as well as a really useful solution. EnerG2 has never been about science for science’s sake; instead it’s about developing products that people can actually use to improve the world. Read Full Bio
Cynthia leverage the benefits of EnerG2’s BASF Joint Development Program / Relationship as well as the strength of Marubeni, EnerG2’s exclusive distribution partner in China, Japan and Korea. She quickly expanded the sales pipeline, driving multiple customers to advanced validation stages in support of grid, telecommunications and automotive start / stop applications. In addition, she cultivated and closed EnerG2’s first high-volume sales contracts in support of lead acid and ultracapacitor markets. As a result, she was a major contributor to the company’s record-setting 2015 revenue.Read Full Bio
Phil Souza has 40 years experience in supply chain, manufacturing operations and quality systems in the chemical industry with over 8 years of start-up experience in electronics and energy technology companies. After almost 30 years at Polaroid Corporation in a variety of manufacturing roles spanning thin film coating, chemical process, battery manufacturing and precision optics, he moved to E Ink Corporation in Cambridge, MA as VP Manufacturing to lead the development and manufacture of electronic ink products that are manifested today in the display used in the Kindle, Nook and other eBook products. Phil then was hired by BASF to lead the commercialization of high temperature fuel cell assemblies in New Jersey. He developed their supply chain and manufacturing capability for the production of electrodes, membranes and assemblies in the Somerset, NJ facility. The assemblies are used in applications ranging from commercial fork trucks to residential CHP devices to mobile devices. Phil joined EnerG2 in June of 2009 and is responsible for supply chain, manufacturing and quality systems and is currently managing the construction and start-up of the EnerG2 activated carbon plant in Albany, OR. Phil received a BS in Chemistry from Bridgewater State College and an MBA from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.