Leadership & Advisors
Ellie Rusling (CEO)
Ellie is an experienced entrepreneur having previously managed her own startup and provided consulting to a number of others in new technology to market, grant writing, communications, investor relations, and supplier development. While leading MicroEra Power in its startup mode, she draws from the expertise provided by the Advisors identified below.
James Grieve (CTO)
James has over 30 years automotive engineering experience with emission controls, engine management systems, solid oxide fuel cells, hybrid vehicles, and alternative fuels. He is named on over 40 patents included all of those licensed.
Retired business executive and Harvard Business School professor, now serving as the Public Service Commissioner of the St. Croix Energy and Telecommunications Commission. He is responsible for regulating utility services, including energy, telecommunications, and water while assuring reliability and competitive rate structures. Member of the Nation Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).
Senior Consultant at the Alliance Consulting Group responsible for providing business strategy services. He is the former Transportation Director of the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Climate Initiative.
Dr. Galen Fisher
Adjunct Research Professor at University of Michigan and catalyst expert, formerly at Delphi/GM. He has extensive knowledge and experience in heterogeneous catalysis, lean NOx emission controls, fuel processing for fuel cells, emission controls, thermochemical recuperation (TCR), and exhaust sensors.
Electrical engineer with extensive experience in electrical power systems, energy efficiency technologies and renewable energy. Prior positions involved sales and marketing both wholesale and retail electrical products.
CEO, Leader Professional Services, a Rochester-based environmental and energy consulting firm. His client list includes numerous Fortune 500 corporations and his firm is currently involved in numerous energy efficiency studies.
CEO, Parachute Executive Solutions. Former CEO of a large equipment manufacturing company. Supporting MicroEra Power with customer discovery and benchmarking.