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Leadership profiles

Titans of the Industry

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.

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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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Nemanya Sedoglavich
Head of Product Development, BAQA

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, ESS

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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Srdan Mutabdzija
Head of Product Development, ESS/EV

Srdan has more than 20 years of cross-functional experience in product management, strategic planning and product development within data center physical infrastructure and electrical industries. Srdan started his career as electrical engineer in American Power Conversion (APC) designing UPS and battery systems and launched multiple new products into factories around the world. After Schneider Electric acquired APC, his focus shifted on customer-facing roles in quality and customer relationships where he managed OEM customers such as Dell, HP, Hitachi, IBM and many others. His work on micro-datacenters and liquid cooling solutions solved existing data center problems in innovative and more sustainable way. He also presented and spoke on various data center conferences, webcast and podcasts. In his last role, he led product management, project management, R&D and industrialization teams for Mersen’s overvoltage protection business. He was fully responsible for P&L, product portfolio performance, direct and digital marketing, demand generation and forecasting. He was directly responsible for 30% increase in revenue in four years period.

Presently, Srdan leads Titan’s product development efforts on ultrasound battery management system (UBMS). His passion for innovation and problem solving is the driving force behind using ultrasound technology to make battery systems safer, to enable circular economy and to make batteries footprint environmentally friendlier. His main areas of expertise are ESS and EV applications where his main focus is on how to improve existing BMS solutions to have better thermal runaway response and accurate SoH/SoC measurements.

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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.