John Fox is driven senior executive with a broad base of experience from a Fortune 50 company to a true start-up. Areas where he excels include driving complex engineering, product design, development and manufacturing projects by maximizing investments; human capital and organizational efficiency and optimization. He has proven to deliver successful outcomes within the most challenging environments.
John was most recently ElectraTherm’s CEO and Managing Director. ElectraTherm is a world leader in waste heat to power. He joined in 2010 and oversaw the complete design turn of ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generators followed by commercial product launch. Two of his many highlights during his tenure at ElectraTherm were a visit from former US President Barack Obama, and the company’s acquisition by BITZER, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of refrigeration compressors. Prior to ElectraTherm, John worked for United Technologies Corporation across several Divisions. He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and then an M.S. in Engineering Mechanics. He also graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with an MBA.
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.
Luke Erickson is the Director of Research and Development 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.
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.
As the Director of Engineering, Alex Yang, fills the gap between R&D and Production. Alex brings over nine years of product development experience, with an emphasis on rigorous technical design as well as analysis with various computational and probabilistic methods. His systems integration experience and hardware verification and validation expertise puts him in a prime position for system design, critical hardware implementation, and product deployment and commissioning.
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 of 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. Prior to GE, Alex developed motorsports hardware with a Pirelli World Challenge touring car team, a natural continuation of his three seasons of Formula SAE in his undergraduate studies.
Alex holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and a Master’s in Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Chelsea Bridge joins the Rebound team as a manufacturing technician specializing in welding and fitting. Her eight years of welding experience and certifications are a critical component of Rebound’s transition from product development to production.
Prior to Rebound, Chelsea spent seven years with UE Compression in Henderson, Colorado producing compression solutions for the oil and gas industry and two years producing low pressure vessels for Leed Fabrication, now owned by Tri-Point Oil & Gas Systems.
Murali Anumolu is a Product Engineer at Rebound Technologies focused on mechanical design. Before joining the Rebound team, Murali worked on lithium-ion battery design for 24M Technologies and electro-chemical deposition wafer processing tools for Tokyo Electron NEXX, a producer of semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Murali holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.
Kimsoo Evenson is the Office Coordinator at Rebound Technologies and is responsible for bookkeeping and day to day administrative duties. Kimsoo brings former experience in personal and professional development, office operations as well as sales experience to assist in the growth of Rebound’s future.
Prior to joining the Rebound team, Kimsoo worked in recruitment and development at Northwestern Mutual. She holds a certificate in Life Coaching from CTA and a B.A. in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Will Slayton is a Manufacturing Technician specialized in welding and holds 8 years of experience within the industry. Before joining the Rebound team, Will worked as a structural welder, custom fabricator, as well as an ironworker.
Will attended trade school at Delta Technical College gaining certification as a journeyman welder.