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.
Gary Simon has a broad-ranging 33-year career that includes Fortune 500 companies, small start-up businesses, and consulting to major energy companies. Mr. Simon served Acumentrics as its Chief Executive Officer from July, 2004 until December 31, 2009. 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. He was responsible for analysis of markets, competitors, new business ventures, acquisition targets and business unit performance. 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. Earlier in his career, Mr. Simon was Vice President of sales and marketing for El Paso Natural Gas Company. He also served four years as the head of forecasting and planning for the California Energy Commission and five years as senior consultant to the energy committees of the California State Assembly. Mr. Simon holds an MS from the University of California, Davis, and a BA from Indiana University.
Mr. Simon also serves as President of Sigma Energy Group, a clean technology investment and advisory firm. He is a board member of Capstone Turbine, SmartPower, and Rentricity, as well as the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance, and the McClellan Technology Incubator.
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.
Adam P. Briggs
Adam Briggs has spent over 25 years in global power sources industries, with specific experience developing and marketing new power generation source products including uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). Mr. Briggs joined Acumentrics in June 2009 as President and was named CEO in January 2010. Prior to joining Acumentrics, Mr. Briggs was President of Millennium Cell Inc., a hydrogen storage technology company. From 1984 to 2001 he was with Duracell, the battery company that became a division of The Gillette Company. During his 17 years at Duracell, he held roles of increasing responsibility in the technical, sales, marketing and program management functions. Most recently, he was Vice President of Duracell's global OEM sales and consulting group that was responsible for the company’s worldwide business with manufacturers of battery-powered electronic devices when he was recruited to join Millennium Cell. He holds a BS in physics from Bowdoin College.
To learn more about our Rugged-UPS™ (RUPS), Industrial-UPS (uninterruptible power supply) or SOFC (solid oxide fuel cells), contact Acumentrics today.