Infinitum Electric Recruits Former GE Executive as New COO
Dr. Mark Preston joins Infinitum Electric as the company positions itself for fast-paced growth
March 1, 2019 9:00 AM CENTRAL
AUSTIN, Texas— Infinitum Electric, developer of ultra high-efficiency, durable, lightweight and cost-effective electric motors, built with patented printed circuit board (PCB) stator technology and integrated control systems, today announced that longtime industry executive, Dr. Mark Preston, will join the Infinitum team as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
“Mark is an industry executive with a unique blend of technology and leadership experience that creates a perfect fit for our COO role,” said Ben Schuler, CEO, Infinitum Electric. “After our successful series A funding round last month, we’re experiencing stronger momentum than ever before, and our growth is rapidly accelerating. We’re thrilled to have Mark’s skillset at this exciting and crucial time for the business.”
“I have worked in the industrial industry for the last thirty years, and what Infinitum has accomplished with its incredibly unique electric motor is unlike anything else I’ve seen,” said Preston. “I’m honored to join such a talented team, and I look forward to working together to help the company grow.”
The new COO role will focus on securing commercial deals and ensuring the right team is in place to execute on Infinitum’s business model.
Preston’s 30 plus-year career has centered around developing technology and products related to power electronics and electro-mechanical systems. He has served in executive roles at GE, Northern Power Systems, Glacier Bay, MegaWatt Solar, Vestas, Innovus Power and, most recently, Array Technologies, the world’s leading manufacturer of solar tracking systems, where Preston served as the VP of Engineering. Preston is also the author of more than 10 publications and he has been granted 18 patents. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a DPhil from the University of Sussex (England).
About Infinitum Electric
Infinitum Electric was born in 2016 by founders with decades of experience and a deep understanding of how electrification will impact the world. Infinitum Electric’s mission is to disrupt the way electric machines consume and create electricity. The company’s patented PCB stator technology forever changes the electric landscape, allowing for light weight, lower cost electric motors and generators with unparalleled efficiency and durability.
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