Meet Our Team of Experts in Vanadium Battery Technology

Leadership

A technical team with demontrated lateral thinking, technical creativity and several Patent Awards is behind the StorEn venture.

 

Decades of experience  in Vanadium Flow Batteries and PEM Fuel Cells that support the fruitful generation of new technical solutions. 

John Davis
CEO

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John has over 28 years executive level experience in sales and business development heavily focused on emerging technology solutions for the telecommunications and utilities industries.  Most recently, John held the position of Director of Business Development for XNRGI, Inc, an early stage lithium battery developer building an innovative solid state lithium battery technology. 

 

Over the course of the last 20 years, John has worked with a number of flow battery and fuel cell developers including, ZincNyx, RedFlow LTD, Deeya Energy, VRB Power, ReliON Fuel Cells and Metallic Power.  During his time at VRB, one of the first vanadium flow battery companies, John oversaw the sales and delivery of the first flow battery installed at a telecom site.  John was also instrumental in the standardization of hydrogen fuel cells used as stationary backup power at many telecom sites in the US and the Caribbean. 

 

In the mid 1990’s, John held the position of Sr. Director, European Sales with Tekelec Inc. managing an extensive distribution network in 15 countries.  John has a strong engineering background with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clemson University.

Angelo D'Anzi
Founder & CTO

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Angelo has served as our chief technology officer and a director since our inception in January 2017, and is primarily responsible for the technical development of our products.  Since May 2018, Angelo has also served as a director of Arco Fuel Cells S.r.l., where he was responsible for the company’s fuel cell technical development activities.

In March 2013, Angelo founded Proxhima, a vanadium flow battery company, which was sold in May 2015 to the Gala Group, a utility listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2000, Angelo founded ROEN-EST, a fuel cell company acquired by the Arcotronics Nissei group in 2003, and served as chief executive officer and chief technology officer after the acquisition. Arcotronics Fuel Cells was subsequently acquired by the Morphic Group, a cleantech holding company listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Angelo was retained as chief executive officer of Morphic Fuel Cells, until the acquisition of the Group by General Electric in 2009.

Angelo holds 14 international patents and received the 2003 Sapio Award in the Energy and Transportation category with a paper titled “Technological Transfer between Research Institutions and Private Companies in the Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Technology".

Angelo holds a MBA degree from the LUISS Business School in Rome.

Gabriele Colombo
Founder & Secretary

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Gabriele has served as our secretary since our inception in January 2017.  Between February 2019 and the present, Gabriele has served as the chief executive officer of Leonardo Hispania S.A., a subsidiary of the Leonardo Group of Italy, an aerospace, defense and security conglomerate. Between April 2017 and February 2019, Gabriele served as Senior Vice President - Head of Line of Business at Leonardo Hispania S.A. where he was responsible for the profit & loss of one product line. Prior thereto, between January 2012 and March 2017, Gabriele served as Regional Manager at Leonardo Hispania S.A. where he led a team of 25 country business regions with responsibility for marketing analysis, strategy development, and imitative deployment and goal setting.

In 2013, Gabriele was a founder of Proxhima S.r.l.

Gabriele holds an Honors Degree in Computer Engineering (University of Pisa) and a II Level Master Degree in Business Leadership (University of Genova).

We have the following individuals serving on our board of advisors: 

AD MEMORIAM: With great sadness, the Board of Directors of StorEn mourns the passing of Dr Robert Pfhal in November 2021. We shall honor his legacy and his valuable contribution to StorEn.

Advisory Board