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Core Team

Here is the core team that founded Modular Energy Solutions.  We present a portion of the capabilities that each member brings to the organization.  Out of respect for trade secrets of former and current employers, we are not able to disclose in greater detail the projects and accomplishments of our core team members.

Chuck Nolan - President

Chuck Nolan has extensive experience in management and manufacturing technology in the semiconductor and alternative energy industries.  He has founded companies in the materials fabrication and solar hydrogen generation markets.  He held management positions as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ovation Systems Technologies and Director of Manufacturing at EverWatt, Inc., where he worked on the design of hydrogen fuel cells and electrolyzers, and worked on the development of stationary power units, similar to those from Honda.  As the CRM Process Manager at Appro International, he coordinated the implementation of ISO9001 re-registration.  He worked for over ten years in technical support of information technology products at 3M Company and was a Senior Engineer at Advanced Micro Devices, where he worked on solving problems related to implementation of new manufacturing technologies.

Clyde Stanley - Vice President of Operations

Clyde Stanley has a broad engineering background with experience in information technology and environmental engineering.  He has over 15 years experience in information technology and software development.  At Solectron he was responsible for deploying new information technologies in a worldwide corporate environment. He has worked as a computer systems engineer and software developer for several start-up companies.  He also has 9 years experience as an R&D engineer in air pollution control technology at Acurex.  He holds BS degrees in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the University of Texas and in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic University.  He is an active member of the American Hydrogen Association and the Windows NT Engineering Association.

Steven Carmen - Vice President of Business Development

Steven Carmen has over 30 years of experience in Business Development, Project Management, Engineering, and Software Development. He has managed and directed major programs for The Defense Logistics Agency, The Directorate of Industrial Plant Equipment, Rockwell International, Lockheed Martin, Sverdrup Technology, NASA, and DARPA. He specializes in the analysis and evaluation of exotic technologies and bringing products based on those technologies to market through economical production processes.

He was Manager for New Business Development at Information Communication Architects, a software tools developer, where he authored and directed a reorganization plan and created new business opportunities. He was also responsible for creating and selling a new business approach that resulted in $2 million in new sales per year. At the Directorate of Industrial Plant Equipment he created a reorganization plan that achieved major reductions in maintenance, overhead, and personnel costs within existing budgets and with no impact to ongoing operations. At Lockheed he directed $60 million testing and development efforts for major programs and national assets. At NASA Ames he was responsible for Systems Engineering and was Co-manager for a $50 million international program and Deputy Program Manager for a major neurological research program.

Frederick Zeise - Chief Scientist

Frederick Zeise has wide technology experience in software and hardware with a strong physics background and 4 patents in optical computing. He was the physicist for a heat transfer startup and has been active in the renewable energy field for over 10 years. He was a Senior Staff Engineer in Advanced Development at Maxtor working on drive instrumentation and attended MIT and UC Berkeley. He is a member of the AAAS and IEEE. He is an expert in embedded systems development and has developed disk firmware, motor control, and optimized hardware-software tradeoffs.

Don Clark - Senior Project Manager

Don Clark is a senior project manager within the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry involved with 300 mm spectrometer metrology tools, modular profile application computers, plasma etch reactors kits for 300 mm wafers, and gas boxes. He has worked as a project manager with Therma-Wave and Lam Research. In 2003, he began his quest to work on energy solutions and to generate electrical power via non-fossil fuels from stationary fuel cell units (four or five kilowatts).

In 2005, he became a member of the Energy & Economic Committee (E&E) of the Technology & Society Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Two pressing issues being addressed within the E&E Committee are: 1) Renewable Energy Economics, and 2) A National Energy Master Plan that will be presented to ASME.

He also has extensive experience as an R&D engineer working with project teams at Thoratec Laboratories characterizing an internal medical device prior to its clinical trials. With his knowledge of materials, he has designed pressure vessels and cryostats at the Superconductor Super Collider Laboratory. He has over fifteen years experience as a vacuum engineer performing complex mathematical calculations for distributed ion pumping while assisting in the design of high energy physics experiments. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Mechanical Engineering.


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