Our Team

From PhDs and mechanical engineers to company builders and fuel cell category specialists, meet the team working hard every day to bring you the world’s most sought after portable and backup power solutions. 

Leadership

Mike Edison

Chief Executive Officer

Mike is a veteran of the clean energy movement. With degrees in Chemical Engineering and Energy Systems and an MBA from the University of Michigan, his entire career has focused on energy and the environment. Most recently Mike developed and financed distributed energy systems and service projects as a business development leader for DTE Energy, LLC in Detroit. He began his career with Trinity Consultants, an environmental services firm, where he provided environmental permitting and compliance expertise to a diverse manufacturing customer base. Mike is a Michigan native and also served on the Board of Growing Hope, a nonprofit in Ypsilanti that fosters an equitable and sustainable local food system.

Ranvir Gujral

Chairman

As Managing Partner of Sleeping Bear Capital, Ranvir acquired a majority stake in Adaptive Energy in 2018 and now focuses on business development as Chairman. He was co-founder and CEO of Chute Corporation, a Y Combinator and venture-backed marketing technology company, which he sold in 2018. Ranvir was founder and President of Blue Whale Labs, a product strategy consulting and software development firm, and InsightPath, a provider of governance-related information. He was an investor at Silver Lake, a California-based private equity firm, and a private equity analyst at Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. A Michigan native, Ranvir graduated with honors from the University of Michigan and served on the Board of The Detroit Foundation.

Engineering

Tom Westrich, PhD

Shaowu Zha, PhD

Senior Scientist

Chris Ridgard

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Chief Technology Officer

Production

Rick Martin

Vice President,

Operations

Matt Russell

Senior Advanced Development Engineer 

Sales & Marketing

Jennifer Kay

Chief Marketing Officer

James Hart

Sales Manager

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