Our DNA

We are product engineers motivated by solving tough technology challenges.

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The focus of our attention and time is climate change mitigation. We strive to enable responsible global growth and believe technology, particularly in overlooked industries, plays a significant role in that objective.

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Data

We always make data-driven development decisions, no exceptions. This approach provides justification and validation, two critical components required to launch technology in entrenched sectors.

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Economics

We only develop technology with near term economic value. We assess current thermal processes and invent alternatives that align better with the dynamic cooling requirements of our customers.

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Relationships

We embrace collaboration with like-minded individuals. We seek out mission-driven professionals who strive to solve hardware development challenges using a data-focused approach.

Our People

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Kevin Davis

CEO/Co-founder

Kevin Davis is the CEO/Co-founder of Rebound and responsible for all non-technical activities, including, but not limited to, company strategy, business development, fundraising, communications, accounting, legal, and human resources. While taking on multiple roles comes naturally to Kevin, his core competencies are A) strategic planning and B) stakeholder management. These skills help Rebound maintain the direction and relationships necessary to meet commercialization milestones. Since 2012, Kevin has raised $3.5M in non-dilutive grants and an additional $1.8M in private investment for Rebound.

Prior to Rebound, Kevin managed R&D projects for Abengoa Solar, an international company focused primarily on concentrated solar power and high temperature, thermal energy storage technologies. Managing the arpa-e funded project, “Solar Thermochemical Fuel Production” helped reinforce the importance of solving difficult technical problems using economically-practical solutions, one of the core drivers behind Rebound’s technology development strategy. After three years working alongside Russell Goldfarbmuren at Abengoa, the two decided to start Rebound Technologies.

Mr. Davis holds a Masters in Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Bachelor’s of Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis.

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Luke Erickson

Lead Product Engineer

Luke Erickson is the Lead Product Engineer at Rebound and is responsible for IcePoint® engineering, equipment specification, and technological validation. Luke’s primary skillset is analyzing open-ended, novel thermofluids challenges and solving them by engineering innovative equipment and processes. Since joining Rebound in 2014, he has modeled and prototyped fluid separation technologies, built novel, high efficiency ice makers, developed cloud-based control software, and scaled up IcePoint® from prototypes from 100W to 10kW. These technology development efforts drove Rebound’s recent commercial pilot successes.

Previously, Luke worked at Abengoa Solar where he focused on design and performance modeling of innovative concentrated solar power technology. He patented four inventions at Abengoa, including three as first author. Luke has also conducted research in sulfur compound synthesis for geoengineering and biomass gasification for biofuels.

Luke earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Physics from Hendrix College.

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Russell Goldfarbmuren

CTO/Co-founder

Russell Goldfarbmuren is the CTO/Co-founder of Rebound and the inventor of Rebound’s IcePoint® technology. While his technical knowledge traverses several engineering and scientific categories, he specializes in the thermal sciences, process equipment design, and transient performance modeling. Under Russell’s technical leadership, Rebound has raised $3.5M in non-dilutive grants for technology development, primarily from the National Science Foundation, but also including the Department of Energy, USAID and the State of Colorado.

Prior to Rebound, Russell was the technical lead on several Department of Energy and arpa-e grants awarded to Abengoa Solar and focused primarily on thermal energy storage options for grid-scale solar thermal power plants. Russell also won over $5M in US government grants for his ideas while at Abengoa.

Russell is technically motivated by solving tough energy problems using economically practical means, a path that led him away from high temperature storage research and towards ambient condition alternatives. After seeing startup after startup fail to approach energy related problems with the long term, nuanced, and integrated approach they require, Russell decided to act. He created IcePoint® on the fundamental idea that new technology integrated into existing infrastructure can provide energy services like energy storage at a fraction of the cost of stand-alone energy storage technologies like batteries.

Russell graduated magna cum laude from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana spending his summers interning at two startups, NASA @ JPL, and NREL. He received his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley focusing on increasing absorption cycle efficiency via thermal energy storage. Immediately after passing prelims and entering the PHD program, Russell realized that the development pace in academia was too slow to create the impact he desired and thus he left for industry with a Master’s degree in September 2008.

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Chance Lord

Director of Manufacturing

Chance Lord is the Director of Manufacturing at Rebound Technologies and is responsible for developing and managing the manufacturing processes required to bring IcePoint® to market. Chance’s core competencies are technical design, process development, and manufacturing systems optimization. Chance possesses an in depth knowledge of World Class Manufacturing concepts such as Continuous Improvement, Lean, & Six Sigma. His background will allow Rebound to develop manufacturing operations that ensure IcePoint®’s reliability, performance, and on time delivery.

Prior to joining the Rebound team, Chance held several engineering and production titles in the Defense industry. As Continuous Improvement Manager, Chance led the introduction and implementation of Lean, SixSigma, and Process Improvement, while also guiding the implementation of a formal operations management system and employee learning/development program. He was also responsible for the design, construction, and consolidation of multi-state manufacturing operations into an optimized, world class manufacturing facility.

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Josh Nelson

Product Engineer

Josh Nelson is a Product Engineer at Rebound Technologies focused on system design, construction, documentation, and validation. Josh excels in ideation, applying known solutions to new problems, and technical communication. This expertise has particularly helped Rebound develop the system controllers, generate ice maker designs, building system prototypes, and create system documentation.

Before joining the Rebound team, Josh served as Program Chair for Mechanical Engineering Technology at Ivy Tech Community College teaching, developing courses, advising students, and managing the program’s transfer agreement. Prior to instruction, Josh gained first-hand experience in both large and small scale manufacturing operations via positions with Caterpillar and Lafayette Instrument Company. He also spent significant time repairing and modifying vehicles—including the construction of an electric vehicle for personal use.

Josh holds a Masters in Technology (with a focus on Mechanical Engineering Technology) and a Bachelors in Secondary English Education, both from Purdue University.

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Alex Yang

Product Engineer

Alex Yang joined Rebound as a Product Engineer, filling the gap between the R&D and Production teams. Previously, Alex worked as a Lead Engineer at General Electric’s New Product Introduction division, developing clean-sheet engine hardware on GE’s next generation gas turbines. His efforts in non-linear mechanics, transient turbine behavior, and creep mitigation led to improvements in rotor architecture, enabling notable increases in turbine firing temperature capability and combined cycle efficiency. Alex brings seven years of product development experience, with an emphasis on rigorous technical design, design of experiments, and extensive analysis with computational and probabilistic methods. His systems integration experience, as well as hardware verification and validation expertise, puts him in a prime position for separation system design, balance of systems trade studies, and IcePoint® product commissioning.

Prior to GE, Alex designed motorsports hardware with a Pirelli World Challenge touring car team, a natural continuation of his three seasons of Formula SAE. Alex holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, and is pursuing a Master’s in Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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