Brent Perry, CEO
Brent Perry is a leader in energy solutions for the commercial marine and industrial sectors. Brent has personally been involved in most of the hybrid and electric ferry projects on the water today.
A thought leader for the industries he works in, Brent speaks at numerous climate and energy conferences including: United Nations COP21, ENOVA, and ZERO and is a Special Adviser to the Chinese Government for Energy Policy.
Chief Technical Officer
Chris Kruger is responsible for PBES’ technology strategy and implementation. Chris possesses a unique ability to understand energy storage from the design side as well as the end user side and has a reputation for integrity of character and quality of delivered product. As the technology leader at PBES develops energy storage solutions that exceed customer expectations.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul Hughes has extensive expertise within the renewable energy, alternative fuels and biochemical sector. His career includes senior management roles in both start-ups and established energy companies. Paul has co-founded energy companies in Europe and North America, has led an energy company from start-up through to IPO.
Geoff Davenport has 40 years of experience in senior sales and strategic leadership roles including IBM, BCTel and Alpha Technologies. His unique combination of experience and demonstrated ability to build teams, combined with a passion for renewable energy brings additional strength and focus to building PBES’ advanced energy storage business.
VP Brand and Marketing
Grant Brown is a passionate environmentalist, driven by a need to “leave it better than he found it”. This drive, combined with a capacity to understand power solutions of all types, gives him the ability to explain the benefits of energy storage and inspire others to become a part of the change towards clean energy.
VP Global Service
Brian Grison has spent his entire working life in the marine industry – specializing in Marine Technology and Marine Design Management. He has commissioned and serviced the ESS components of a wide range of hybrid installations including ferries, port cranes and tugboats.
Solutions & Marketing Team
VP Business Solutions
Espen Kristiansen brings decades of experience in the ferry industry and has worked with some of the largest hybrid and electric vessels ever produced. In his previous position as Vice President of Procurement with Scandlines Danmark A/S, his work includes four large ferries on the Rødby-Putgarden route, including Princesse Benedickte, the world’s largest hybrid ferry.
VP Business Solutions – Mediterranean
A Graduate mechanical engineer, Sven comes from a position of Sales & Business Development Director at Odense Maritime Technology. For 15 years he was director for MAN Diesel & Turbo in Spain; 4 years as representative of Spanish shipyard group Astilleros Españoles as Managing Director Deputy, followed by 10 years as CEO for Spain for all group companies and simultaneously responsible for business development in Latin America.
Marketing & Brand Manager
Silvie Votrubova has spent the last 8 years in the clean technology sector, spending the last 4 using her experience in digital and content marketing to promote and educate the industrial industry on hybrid and electric solutions. A passion for mountains and the ocean drives her commitment to work with innovative and sustainable technology.
Engineering & Operations Leadership
Tom Orlowski has over 25 years of experience building and leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams around the world. With a background of computer engineering, he has been the architect of many products in the areas of telecommunications, digital television, and SCADA. Tom brings his passion for excellence and holistic engineering design to the leadership of the PBES engineering team.
Software Development Manager
Jeff Fieldhouse leads the PBES software engineering team. Jeff has 15 years of experience in firmware/software development. He previously worked at Xantrex/Schneider Electric for 13 years as a firmware engineer and program manager, working on new product development for solar based inverters or charge controllers.
Melanie Arabsky Ledger
Operations Manager, Canada
Melanie Arabsky Ledger has a background in business systems, project management and business continuity, and holds an Associate degree in Computer Information Systems and an Advanced Project Management Certification. She has a passion for process and project delivery and living the motto: ORDO AB CHAO (“Order out of chaos”).
Melody Waterberg draws on more than a decade of experience working with businesses in a variety of sectors. Inspired by the vision and by the passion of the PBES team, she left her accounting practice to manage the accounting department at PBES.
Aubrey Van der Hoven
Senior Manager, Compliance and Quality
Aubrey has over 23 years of international engineering and business development experience. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and a BCom (Financial Management) degree. He combined these diverse skills for a fresh approach in power generation and in energy storage compliance and quality. Aubrey represents PBES on the IEC’s Canadian mirror committee for Secondary cells and batteries.
Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt University, with a focus on construction and project management. Her varied background includes experience with various project delivery methods, material management, technical design, and sustainable urban development. Jennifer has spent the last 5 years involved in the design and management of various marine structural projects, including container and bulk terminals, quay structures, and ferry terminals. Her work includes conceptual and detailed design, project management, and field services.
Eirikur Jon Gunnarsson
European Service Manager
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
Sr. Electrical Engineer