Kedar Munipella is the CEO of TAE Technologies’ power management spinoff, Power Solutions.
A noteworthy leader in the renewables industry for over 15 years, Kedar joined TAE Power Solutions from a Fortune 200 company, Applied Materials, where he was Vice President and General Manager.
Kedar holds a master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, where he completed his General Management Program.
His broad experience across operations, engineering, management, product development, and ecosystem development gives Kedar a unique perspective in his leadership role. Having initially put his expertise to highly effective use in the global semiconductor and photovoltaic markets, Kedar has made a significant impact in bending the cost curve to increase the affordability of solar energy and accelerate the adoption of photovoltaics around the world.
Having been at the vanguard of the drive to improve global access to renewable energy for over a decade, Kedar is a passionate and proven leader in guiding the market towards a cleaner, greener, safer and more affordable future.
Ben Russell is the Chief Commercial Officer of TAE Power Solutions.
A seasoned commercial and business development veteran, Ben possesses a strong, diverse technical background in numerous engineering disciplines, including automotive, motorsport, energy and renewables. Formerly the Chief Commercial Officer at Sprint Power and Eltrium, Ben brings a wealth of leadership experience to TAE.
With 20 years of industry experience in world-class, technology-led businesses such as Ricardo PLC, Prodrive, Cosworth and BP, Ben has helped multiple international corporations transform and innovate their business strategies to embrace opportunities and secure future growth.
A graduate of the University of Huddersfield, Ben has built his career on taking a highly focused engineering approach to sales and business development, delivering long-term sustainable results for companies of all scales and natures.
At TAE Power Solutions, he’ll lead with a vision and passion for delivering revolutionary energy storage and e-mobility capabilities to a growing market.
Ben holds a BSc with First Class Honors in Automotive Technology from the University of Huddersfield.
As Chief Strategy Officer, Lu-Fong Chua leads market intelligence, strategy development and marketing communications for TAE Power Solutions.
Lu-Fong has spent most of his professional life working with diverse advanced technologies, across two countries and both the public and private sectors. He has built a track record in solving complex business challenges, building trust, leading collaboratively, and developing robust market insights across myriad technology inflections.
Prior to joining TAE Power Solutions, Lu-Fong served as the Deputy CMO of Applied Materials’ Display Technologies, where he led emerging technology evaluations and organizational projects. He has also served as Cybersecurity Chief of Staff at Uber Technologies, where he drove organizational maturation supporting the company’s IPO; developed product strategy at Corning for Gorilla Glass’s adjacency applications; and led naval operations as a warship second-in-command in the Singapore Armed Forces.
Lu-Fong believes that TAE’s approach to fusion and power management addresses a genuine planet-scale challenge in energy scarcity, and he joined TAE Power Solutions to support its mission of clean, abundant energy for all.
Lu-Fong holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management; an MS in Political Science from MIT; and a BA with Distinction in Economics and International Relations from Stanford University.
Richard Moore is the Chief Operating Officer at TAE Power Solutions.
A highly motivated leader with more than three decades of experience in the automotive industry, Richard is adept at establishing and leading engineering divisions to develop and deliver advanced technical solutions from concept to production.
At TAE, he leads the development and monetization of Power Solutions’ comprehensive catalog of energy storage and power management innovations, which will deliver faster charging, stronger power output, further range, and longer battery life without compromising EV affordability.
Richard, known as “Dickie,” joined Power Solutions from Group Lotus, where he held the position of Executive Director of Engineering, responsible for all Lotus sports car programs, third-party engineering programs and spearheading the rapid expansion of Lotus Engineering. Prior to that, Dickie served as Director of Propulsion at Lotus Cars, formulating and implementing the sports car company’s rapid strategic transition to electric mobility.
Before joining Lotus, Dickie spent eight years with Jaguar Land Rover, where he held the position of Chief Engineer, Electrification Engineering, and led the powertrain development of the Jaguar I-Pace – the all-electric SUV named European and World Car of the Year in 2019. Having initially begun his career in the aerospace sector before transitioning to automotive, he has also held key roles with MG Rover, BMW, Ricardo PLC and Shanghai Automotive.
Francisco Garcia is responsible for the implementation of profitable growth strategies for the Stationary Business Unit to deliver P&L targets at TAE Power Solutions.
He does this by managing operational excellence and efficiency, strong financial planning, and fostering a culture that demonstrates TAE’s commitment to its employees, community, and mission.
With previous roles at Jema Energy, he has a comprehensive understanding of the renewables and energy storage marketplace in the US and establishing the strategies for business positioning, brand building and consolidation in the market.
Francisco’s strong engineering background in high-tech power conversion systems, along with his perseverance, tenacity and proactivity, play a key role in bringing our superior technology to the market and to making the world more sustainable.
With exceptional people skills and an unwavering dedication to supporting and fostering unity within teams, Jacqueline Satterfield plays a crucial role as Chief Human Resources Officer at TAE Power Solutions.
Jacqueline has over 15 years’ experience driving HR excellence and transformation across multiple industries, such as manufacturing, hospitality, gaming, technology, renewable energy, as well as privately held firms. A strategic business partner and force multiplier, Jacqueline has been responsible for amplifying productivity and impact across all aspects of an organization.
This breadth of knowledge has honed her ability to adapt and excel in dynamic and innovative environments like TAE Power Solutions.
She possesses a keen business acumen and a passion for positive change. Jacqueline helps to improve processes and streamline internal communication, while thinking strategically to drive TAE Power Solutions toward continued growth and success.
As Vice President of Software & Security, Gregory Ramsperger ensures TAE Power Solutions is ahead of the curve with cutting-edge software technologies, cybersecurity protocols, and risk management.
Gregory is an accomplished software engineering leader with more than 25 years of experience spanning embedded firmware and cloud services. He’s honed his expertise with a wide variety of organizations and projects, from car-sharing platforms and secure networking devices to stock trading applications and presidential archives.
During his tenure at Sonos, Gregory architected its IoT and cloud platforms, overseeing the secure communication and control of over 37 million concurrently connected speakers. Prior to that, he held senior engineering roles at Zipcar and IBM. His management expertise extends to software engineers, team leads, contractors, external agencies, and offshore resources, effectively driving collaborative efforts across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Gregory is passionate about building robust systems that support growing businesses, and at TAE Power Solutions he leverages his deep technical knowledge in security, IoT, control, and data engineering to bridge the gap between business and engineering.
Blair Mandell is a dynamic, high-energy team builder with exceptional experience in strategic operational growth, whose versatile skill set includes recruiting and developing the best hires at scale for companies at the forefront of innovation.
Blair brings more than 20 years of recruitment leadership to TAE Power Solutions, with a primary focus on building companies that specialize in emerging technologies. Equally passionate about and experienced in the biotech and clean energy sectors, Blair has delivered rapid growth strategies for organizations such as SolFocus, Nanosolar, California Environmental Associates and Climate Works. With a strategic background in HCI (Human Capital Intelligence), Blair has supported many of the world’s leading technology conglomerates, including Microsoft, Google, Apple and Lab126.
Blair was entrusted by Tesla to scale up the company’s solar division technical teams, with responsibility for the strategies and programs essential for global expansion worldwide. His role involved securing top-class talent for Tesla’s Gigafactory in Buffalo, New York, and the company’s facilities in Fremont, California, while growing and developing Tesla’s innovative technology teams worldwide.
Blair joins TAE Power Solutions at a crucial juncture in the company’s history as it seeks to scale its world-class team while delivering transformative solutions for electric vehicles and grid systems to the global market. Blair will build and lead the company’s new People Operations function, helping support the growth of the company and the career growth of the people it hires.
Blair holds a bachelor of arts in liberal studies and humanities from San Jose State.