Acumentrics Board of Directors
Guiding our Rugged-UPS™ and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Businesses
James Rosenfield, Chairman
James Rosenfield is co-founder of SourceSquared, an investment partnership specializing in energy technology and services. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), the leading provider of information on global industries, markets and economics. He is an entrepreneur and innovator who has created and built several firms. He co-founded Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), an international energy research firm known for independent insight into the energy future, and led CERA's growth for two decades prior to its acquisition by IHS. He is a founding board member of the New England Clean Energy Council and a Trustee of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Mr. Rosenfield received his MBA from Boston University.
James Wilson has been a Managing Director of Boston Ventures since its formation in 1983. Prior to that, he was a Vice President of First Venture Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of Bank of Boston Corporation, and initiated, structured and monitored First Ventures’ investments. Mr. Wilson received his MA degree from Cambridge University, England in 1974.
John Humphrey is the Chairman and Principal of Humphrey Enterprises, LLC, the parent company to Humphrey Companies of which he is President. The Humphrey Companies include Hadley, Corvac Composites, and Eleison Composites which are suppliers to the automotive and heavy-duty vehicle markets. Prior to forming Humphrey Enterprises in 2002, he was Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of The Forum Corporation which helped clients to develop learning strategies and solutions to deploy their strategies. Mr. Humphrey graduated from Iowa State University with a BS in Industrial Engineering and received his MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Rick Pierro is Co-founder and owner of Superior Controls, a leading automation engineering company that serves clients that desire world-class manufacturing. He has 23 years of control systems experience. In addition to serving on the Board of Acumentrics, Mr. Pierro serves on the Board of E-Trolz, a leading provider of technology for electrophysiological medical devices. He received a BA in Chemistry from Boston University in 1981, and an MS in Chemical Engineering from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1983.
Douglas Foy is the President of DIF Enterprises, a company devoted to sustainable business practices and the development of social enterprises. Prior to founding DIF Enterprises in 2006, Mr. Foy served as the first Secretary of Commonwealth Development in the administration of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In leading this "super-Secretariat", Mr. Foy oversaw the agencies of Transportation, Housing, Environment, and Energy, with combined annual capital budgets of $5 billion, and a total workforce of over 11,000. Before his service in the Romney administration, Mr. Foy served for 25 years as the President of the Conservation Law Foundation, New England's premier environmental advocacy organization. Among other awards, Mr. Foy has received the President's Environmental and Conservation Challenge Award, the country's highest conservation award, and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service from the Woodrow Wilson Center, the national memorial to President Wilson. Mr. Foy graduated from Princeton University as a University Scholar in engineering and physics, attended Cambridge University in England as a Churchill Scholar in geophysics, and graduated from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Simon has a broad-ranging 40-year career that includes executive positions at Fortune 500 companies and leadership of small start-up businesses, as well as consulting to major energy companies. He served as Acumentrics Chief Executive Officer from July, 2004 until December 31, 2009 during which time the Company grew to record performance levels. He remained an active member of the Company's Board of Directors while returning to California to mentor a number of clean energy companies.
Prior to joining Acumentrics, he was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Northeast Utilities, where he held responsibility for corporate R&D as well as for business planning and strategic M&A transactions. In that position, Mr. Simon had a major role in over $2.5 billion of transactions, was the head of corporate venture investing, and was a member of the senior management committee. Previously, he was Senior Director and head of the Global Power Practice for Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) for nine years, where he provided advice on the future directions of the energy industry and the sources of strategic advantage, including the emergence of new power technologies.
He is also Chairman, Capstone Turbine Corporation and serves as a board member of two nonprofit organizations, SmartPower and the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance.
Mr. Simon holds an MS from the University of California, Davis, and a BA from Indiana University.
Mark Bertolami is a global senior operating executive with over 25 years of experience in the portable power industry with Duracell’s battery business. Most recently, Bertolami served as president of Procter & Gamble’s Duracell Global Business Unit, a position in which he held full responsibility for the $2.5 billion global Duracell franchise. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of China Battery Holdings – a majority-owned joint venture. He currently serves on advisory boards for Lilliputian Systems, OwnerIQ, and OCOOS. Bertolami holds a B.S. from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.
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