Our Team

Surinder Singh

Surinder Singh

CEO

Dr. Surinder Singh, an esteemed executive, focuses on pioneering ClimateTech innovations through a blend of science, engineering, and business expertise. With more than a dozen publications and over 50 patents in ClimateTech, he's a recognized leader, featured in Business Insider, Fortune, and Microgrid Knowledge. Previously leading Energy Management at NICE America Research and holding key roles at GE and China Energy- World’s largest power producer, Dr. Singh also mentors’ startups in Climate and Energy at prominent organizations like Breakthrough Energy and Third Derivative.

Ratnesh Sharma

CTO

Dr. Ratnesh Sharma heads technology creation at Relyion Energy Inc. With 20+ years in energy management across diverse sectors, including roles at Hewlett-Packard, NEC Corporation, and NICE America, he's led teams at the intersection of energy storage systems and AI/ML software. Holding a PhD from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BTech. (Hons.) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, he's a licensed Professional Engineer. Ratnesh has (co)authored over 200+ papers/technical reports and holds 150 US patents.

Ratnesh Sharma
Frank Blohm

Frank Blohm

COO

Frank Blohm is an Operations Executive with over 25 years of Industry experience in Automotive and Energy Storage with deep knowledge in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Automation, Facilities, IT, HR, Outsourcing, M&A. Thought leader and team builder who builds loyalty with customers, investors and employees. As an executive he has taken several companies from launch to unicorns several times.

Jim Thompson

CFO

Jim Thompson is an accomplished executive with extensive financial expertise spanning both the automotive and start-up sectors. His notable roles encompass serving as the Chief Financial Officer for Our Next Energy, an ex-pat role as Finance Director for South American Region for Johnson Controls and Mergers and Acquisitions Leader for Visteon. A transformational leader, Jim has consistently achieved success by implementing effective product and cost optimization strategies. Importantly, Jim brings a wealth of experience in fundraising to the Relyion team, fortifying the organization's financial foundation and positioning it for sustained growth.

Jim Thompson
Joshua Lehman

Joshua Lehman

Head of Product Management

Led Stem's product management team in the years leading up to and through their 2021 IPO. Launched new, AI-enabled energy storage solutions for commercial and industrial customers, public power agencies, and independent power producers. During this time, the product team's efforts enabled Stem to multiply assets under management by 70x and increase yield per asset more than 20%, all while increasing headcount by only 50%.

Cor van de Water

VP Engineering

Cor van de Water is an industry veteran and multi-faceted technology integrator. He specializes in pioneering products that merge diverse technologies. With profound expertise spanning software, hardware, wireless protocols, remote powering, battery management, EV/Hybrid drivetrains, and environmental design, his portfolio ranges from telecom enclosures with enhanced thermal efficiency to EV charging stations. He managed international product certifications and actively engaged from concept to design and testing. His electric truck, powered by re-engineered Nissan Leaf battery packs, embodies his commitment to innovation in everyday life.

Cor van de Water
Rohit Dantkale

Rohit Dantkale

Mechanical Engineer

Rohit Dantkale is a mechanical engineer who has optimized battery manufacturing at Proterra, employing process engineering in Visio to streamline operations. He is experienced in ensuring quality via PFMEA documents, Nomuda Visual Factory, and AutoCAD using lean principles, boosting KPIs. He conducts tolerance analysis and fixture redesigns, alongside DFM/DFA/DFS principles, enhanced sustainability and cost-effectiveness. Leveraging Catia and supply chain management, he cut downtime by 35%, sourcing critical parts. Employing RCA/FMEA techniques, he reduced scrap costs by 16% in battery pack rework. His expertise in Lean, Six Sigma, and process engineering drives continuous improvements.

Aaron Juan

Mechanical Engineer

Aaron graduated from Santa Clara university with a Bachelors degree Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Aerospace Engineering, and is in the process of getting his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering emphasizing in design and manufacturing. He has experience working with x-ray machinery and fluid cooling systems, and also held the roles of Engineering Project Lead and President of the Santa Clara University chapter of Engineers Without Borders where he helped design and implement a water transportation and filtration system.

Aaron Juan

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