Executive Team

 
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Ben Schuler, Founder and CEO

Prior to founding Infinitum Electric, Ben spent the previous 15 years leading the design and deployment of complex industrial automation equipment across Taiwan, Japan and the United States. He was involved in the production ramp of Corning’s Gorilla Glass, Bloom Energy’s solid oxide fuel cell and Solyndra’s thin film solar module. Infinitum is the direct beneficiary of Ben’s expertise, which helps him lead the mission of disrupting the way industrial machinery and electric motors consume and create electricity. Ben has been granted 6 patents and has dozens more pending.

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Dr. Mark Preston, COO

Mark’s 30 plus-year career has centered around leading the development of products related to power electronics and electro-mechanical systems. He has served in executive roles at General Electric, Northern Power Systems, Vestas, and most recently, Array Technologies, the world’s leading manufacturer of solar tracking systems, where he served as the VP of Engineering. Mark is also the author of more than 10 publications and he has been granted 18 patents.

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Bhavnesh Patel, VP of Business Development

Bhavnesh provides 20 years of Business Development expertise, the majority of his career spent leading sales and marketing efforts for global industrial automation leader, Rockwell Automation. Most recently, Bhavnesh was CEO of Volt480, an innovative work order platform for industrial automation companies. His industry expertise spans across multiple domains including Hardware, Discrete Manufacturing, Process, Transportation, Energy, Industrial Automation Software and Industrial IoT.

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michael gray, SVP Supply Chain & Manufacturing

Michael has 30 plus years experience in Global Supply Chains, logistics and manufacturing. His career has encompassed growing and optimizing supply chain and manufacturing infrastructures in the metals, metal fabrication industries (forging, casting, fabrication and assembly) serving the power generation, oil and gas and nuclear industries. He has served in executive roles with Frisa Forge, Energy Alloys, Ryerson / Intergris Metals and most recently Array Technologies the world’s leading supplier of solar tracking systems. At Array Technologies he was responsible for the Global Supply chain and expanded Array's supply and manufacturing base around the world.

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Paulo Guedes Pinto, VP Technology

In a career that extends for almost 40 years, Paulo has over 27 years of experience in the design and manufacture of large AC and DC motors, traction motors, axial flux permanent magnet machines, high speed permanent magnet motors for subsea and land applications, as well as medium voltage drives. Before joining Infinitum Electric, Paulo held engineering and R&D leadership positions at TECO-Westinghouse, Boulder Wind Power, FMC Technologies, GE Canada, JDS Uniphase, and Indústrias Villares (now Gevisa, a GE company). Paulo holds nine patents related to electric machines and drives.

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Tracy Gill, Director of Engineering

Tracy comes to us with over three decades of engineering and management experience. He has worked in various industries including Oil & Gas exploration, semi-conductor, renewables and defense. He has patents in sub-sea geophysical with Anti-Submarine Warfare applications and Mass Flow Controllers in the semi-conductor industry. He has a strong background in design, development and product validation with both large and small companies, most recently Raytheon Missile Systems in their Directed Energy program competing with the Air Force Research Lab and Sandia National Laboratories.

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