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About Titan

Titan Advanced Energy Solutions, headquartered in Salem, MA, develops revolutionary, ultrasound-based battery cell inspection systems. Using non-destructive, high-resolution, high-speed ultrasound technology, Titan’s IonSight™ detects and characterizes critical manufacturing anomalies that elude conventional electrical inspection methods, directly addressing safety concerns and in-field risks. The novel in-line technology integrates into existing cell manufacturing processes, providing real-time quality control at pre- and post-formation, end-of-line or inbound inspection prior to pack integration.

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Titan's Leadership

At Titan, we deeply value the efforts of every member of our team. We all follow a clear vision of the world breaking away from its dependence on carbon-based fuels. We know exactly where our company’s mission fits within this process, as we leverage our collective expertise in applied physics, computer science and advanced manufacturing. We believe ultrasound is the key to unlock advanced battery intelligence leading to safer and more efficient batteries, and until this technology is successfully deployed globally, the promises of this vision can be attested by our drive and our commitment, as well as by the track record of Titan's founders and leaders. We packed this page, as sparingly as we could, with their past titles, achievements and innovations.

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Shawn D. Murphy
Co-founder, CEO, CTO

Shawn is an entrepreneur, inventor and technologist with over 25 years of experience in industries such as energy systems, oil and gas, aerospace, defense, IT security, semiconductors and consumer electronics.

 

During his career, Shawn founded four start-ups, including an eBook company in the ’90s that held the first Digital Rights Management (DRM) patent for internet subscription payments and a fabless semiconductor company that designed a pioneering hardware/software miniature anti-tamper system. In addition to multiple entrepreneurial endeavors, Shawn created an innovation engineering center for Royal Dutch Shell (Shell TechWorks) with the sole purpose of developing, testing, deploying and commercializing revolutionary technology. Prior to this role, Shawn was the Head of Earth and Space Science at Draper Laboratory where he led numerous missions such as LADEE and CYGNSS and deployed instruments and spacecraft for NASA.

 

With a knack for building world-class teams and organizations, Shawn has devoted his career to solving societal problems using an eclectic combination of science, systems thinking and philosophy that range from the micro- to the macro-scale. Among Shawn’s greatest accomplishments are the Phoenix 2 Lander, the ExoplanetSat nanosatellite technology demonstration mission and the confidential design, development and deployment of the Blowout Preventer following the failure of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Sean O’Day
Co-founder & CCO

Sean is a successful entrepreneur with an extensive background across multiple business verticals from traditional manufacturing, e-commerce, utility and grid-scale solar/storage to advanced battery management technology.

 

In 2016 he co-founded Titan and has served as the CCO and President since. Titan develops and deploys revolutionary, ultrasound-based technologies to diagnose and actively manage lithium-ion batteries in battery factories, electric vehicles, laptops, phones, energy storage systems and battery recycling. 

 

Sean’s endeavors have been focused on solving the challenge of deploying cost-effective, energy storage solutions for renewable energy generation combined with utility-scale energy storage to meet global sustainable energy demands. Previously, Sean was a partner and investor, and he served as the Director of the Future Solutions Division of Sonnedix, a global solar independent power producer.

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Prescott Logan
Chief Business Officer

Prescott began his career in healthcare at Baxter International before spending over a decade scaling businesses at GE where he served as General Manager of a wind turbine components business and then as founder-CEO of a standalone battery energy storage startup.  After GE, Prescott held both turnaround and startup assignments, first as divisional President of a PE-owned waterjet business, and then as Commercial Head of a VC-backed, agtech startup where he helped build a multi-sided grain marketplace.

Prescott’s professional foundation in sales, marketing, product management, and P&L management have grounded him in the operational rigor required to lead profitable industrial technology manufacturing businesses.  But his passion lies in building early-stage, hard-tech ventures with the potential to do good.  Prescott graduated from Yale University and holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

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Julian Bourne
VP of Sales & Business Development

Julian’s career spans 25 years of sales and business development serving global technology markets. As divisional president at Morgan Advanced Materials PLC., Julian focused on process engineering solutions for high growth advanced energy markets. More recently, in product leadership roles at Hearst Inc and Agero Inc., including brands BlackBook and MOTOR, Julian has delivered data and software solutions that have changed the landscape of the automotive and auto insurance industries.


In his spare time Julian paints contemporary portraits.

Little known facts: Next time you receive a “Time to leave” traffic notification on your mobile, think of Julian, he was the inventor and has licensed his patents to the global tech leaders.
 

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Mike Bell
Director of Data Science & Engineering

Mike is an astrophysicist, data scientist, and leader with years of experience delivering signal processing and machine learning algorithms in the fields astronomy, space-based sensing, mobile telematics, and fleet management. He holds a PhD in Physics from Brandeis University and worked at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics as a postdoc studying cosmic magnetism and helping to commission the LOFAR radio telescope array. Mike comes to Titan from Agero, where he was the Sr. Director of Data Science and Analytics, where he lead a team of data scientists, engineers, and analysts, and was responsible for developing industry leading AI-driven products and architecting a high performance, cloud native data management platform.

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Nemanya Sedoglavich
Head of Product Development, Battery Manufacturing Inspection

For the past 15 years, Nemanya Sedoglavich, PhD, combined his passion for systems thinking, engineering and entrepreneurship through diverse experiences developing optoelectronic sensors and instrumentation, driving products from customer needs to delivery in the fields of life sciences, energy, and electrification.

 

His extensive entrepreneurial experience and knowledge of running high tech startups began at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, Entrepreneurship Program, and continued by co-founding two startups in robotics and life science instrumentation, and working in early- and mid- stage startups in the medical instrumentation and clean tech energy sectors.

 

As Head of Product Development at Titan Advanced Energy Solutions, responsible for rapid development and delivery of battery manufacturing diagnostics and quality control systems. Prior to Titan, Nemanya worked at Shell TechWorks on New Energies projects in distributed energy resources, mobility electrification and hydrogen, as well as subsea sensing instrumentation and automation. He was an Industry Panelist and Speaker on topics of renewable energy, distributed energy resources, mobility electrification and hydrogen challenges. Prior to that, he worked at Cytonome, leading research and development of medical instrumentation optical cell sorter products for life sciences and genetic selection in livestock industry, designed optical subsystems, high speed electronics, automation software and FPGA firmware.

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Ed Minasian
Head of Product Development, Second Life (2L)

Ed Minasian has over 30 years of experience in industries spanning across Cable and Telecommunications, Defense, IT security, Big Data & Cloud Enterprise Storage, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Fault Tolerant Computing Systems, and Machine Learning based inspection systems.

 

For the last 15 years, Ed has mainly served leadership positions in product management and product development.  Some of Ed’s prior achievements include contributions to one of the worlds’ first Digital Video MPEG Multiplexers, EMC’s (now Dell Technologies) launch of their very first cloud infrastructure solution and the deployment of an AI based Wind Turbine Blade Inspection platform which leveraged image data acquired through airborne drones, an efficient cloud ingest and workflow platform and an AI based assessment algorithm to provide a rapid method for screening and grading risk projections for wind turbine operational health.

 

Currently, Ed serves as Head of Product for 2L at Titan.  2L is Titan’s second life product line intended on revolutionizing the second life battery market by applying novel Ultrasound Technologies and Machine Learning algorithms for efficient and accurate SoH/SoC measurements, eliminating the barrier to entry of the unknown or inaccuracies of battery states and unlocking their potential for second life deployments.

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Colin Campbell
Head of Program Management

For the better part of his career, Colin Campbell has led the formation and rapid scaling of international technical teams, while simultaneously maturing the skill and capabilities needed for the business to thrive in the long term. By taking ownership for the goals of the customer, he has led teams to deliver award-winning battery-tech products having differentiated value and lasting success in competitive consumer and commercial marketplaces.

 

In the last 15 years, Colin has held executive leadership positions in R&D project portfolio management, general business management, and R&D operations with Schneider Electric. Prior to Schneider Electric, Colin was a VP of R&D for American Power Conversion where he built international technical and product management teams; networking groups in India, Taiwan, China, Brazil, Europe and the US to ultimately form a global "design factory" capable of predictably delivering market leading products globally known for their reliability and value. Colin holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the Technical Leadership program from MIT Executive Education.

 

As Head of Program Management at Titan, Colin leads product development teams to unite on our strategic purpose; deploying agile tools and techniques that build empathy for the customer, and ultimately deliver robust solutions to today's battery management and diagnostic challenges.

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George Kapodistrias
Head of Ultrasound R&D

George is the Head of Ultrasound R&D and Systems Engineering. He has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. George is an accomplished technologist and leader and has repeatedly guided cross-functional teams to successful completion of R&D projects and other business development activities.

 

He has has an extensive track record in the ultrasound industry for Philips and Samsung with many successful products in the areas of general imaging and Women’s Healthcare. As part of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems he led a Radar Modeling and Simulation team to success in the first Missile Defense Agency Digital System Pre-Mission Test resulting in flawless Runs for Record.

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Jeffery Durand
Head of Software

Jeff is a software architect, leader, and life long learner with decades of experience building the systems and teams that build products and platforms. While at UMass Amherst pursuing his masters degree in Operations Research, he built and managed the software and infrastructure used to run simulations of multi-agent distributed biological systems. Post graduate, Jeff co-founded a software development agency that built music recommender systems, dabbled in SaaS monitoring, launched and sold a gaming platform, and scaled e-commerce operations. Jeff comes to Titan from Agero, where he built and led an enterprise architecture practice which was responsible for delivering patterns, practices, frameworks and shared infrastructure to over 20 Software Engineering, Data Science and DevSecOps teams.

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Flavia Calvar
Head of Operations & Communications

Flavia is an eclectic systems thinker with a background in industrial engineering and an interest in all things efficiency. As a consultant for numerous years, Flavia worked with Fortune 500 companies to maintain strong market positions in light of disruptive competition and technological advancements. Since 2019, Flavia has been Titan’s Head of Operations and Communications, working side-by-side with the company’s founders to craft the Titan story and value proposition, enable business operations, own company-wide communication, and ensure organizational health.

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Kristina Lukas
Head of People Operations

Kristina is experienced in managing organizational design and effectiveness initiatives that drive corporate objectives. She is passionate about developing a workforce that is thriving, effective and anchored, by creating opportunities for growth, recognition of impact and value, community building, and continuous internal process improvement. She has recently focused on managing all aspects of HR at tech start-ups, in addition to experience in operations and financial management. Kristina is skilled in financial forecasting and analysis having begun her career in investment management and valuing companies for M&A in Eastern Europe. She is an active member of her community, having held multiple leadership positions including President of Land Sake Board.  During her twenty five year-long career, she has earned an MBA, CFA, Six Sigma green belt and Lean Project Management certification.

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