C-Power Harnesses the Immense Power of Ocean Waves to Deliver Groundbreaking Solutions
C-Power’s solutions for lower-power needs change the ocean from a power desert into a power- and data-enriched environment, reducing operational costs, carbon, and complexity for offshore, island, and coastal applications. The systems are easy to transport and deployable anywhere in the world, unlocking innovation in critical industries such as offshore energy, defense and security, aquaculture, science and research, and communications. C-Power’s solutions for higher-power needs will unleash the next wave of zero-carbon energy for terrestrial electric grids and remote onshore or offshore minigrids.
R&D Mechanical Engineer
Andrea joined the C-Power team as a full-time research and development engineer following a two-year internship with the company during her undergrad. She received her bachelor’s in mechanical engineering with a minor in aerospace engineering from Oregon State University. During her time with the company, Andrea has been involved in C-Power’s low power and next generation wave energy conversion projects. Andrea enjoys fishing, hiking, playing tennis, and working on airplanes.
President & COO
Brad has 30 years of operational, executive, and sales management experience. Previously, he co-founded InteLex Corp., a trusted-source provider of online academic research in over 40 countries since 1995. There, he served as president and COO. Prior to InteLex, he had been with GE Medical Systems since 1982, including a sales management posting in Asia Pacific and domestic program management and sales postings for the full line of capital medical diagnostic imaging equipment. Brad received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University.
R&D Mechanical Engineer
Bridger received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University in 2023. His research has examined topics ranging from machine learning to the techno-economics of hydrogen energy. His interest in alternative energy generation and thermal fluid science led him to C-Power, where he works in heat transfer analysis and thermal management. Outside of work, Bridger enjoys camping, reading, and playing guitar.
R&D Mechanical Engineer
Emma graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in computer programming. During undergrad, she was on NC State’s solar car team and conducted research on collapsible, self-deploying composites for use in zero gravity. Her interest in innovative renewable technologies brought her to C-Power following graduation, and she is excited to continue gaining experience with and knowledge about wave energy conversion systems. In her spare time, Emma loves playing competitive ultimate frisbee, birdwatching, and hiking.
SeaRAY Product Manager
Since joining C-Power as an intern in 2009, Erik has become an integral part of the engineering team and currently serves as a research and development mechanical engineer. He is the lead engineer for C-Power’s SeaRAY k2 and TigerRAY w100 AOPS products. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University. Previously, he worked as a numerical control programmer with Boeing. Erik enjoys running, biking, and snowboarding throughout the mountains of Oregon.
George is a chartered professional engineer with the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET), with over 30 years experience within the power generation and oil and gas industries. George started with C-Power in November 2018, working in the business development and engineering functions. George holds a bachelor’s degree in electro-mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in technology. Starting in 1998, he worked in research and development at Cummins Power Generation, then moved to Dresser-Rand in 2005 as engineering manager, which led to a role in business development within Siemens. In his spare time, he follows football (soccer) and walks his dogs.
Logistics and Procurement Associate
Jakob has experience working in the maritime industry along the U.S. West Coast and received his captains license in 2016. In 2017, Jakob graduated from Cornell College with a major in economics and business. At Cornell College, he was a member of the football team and competed in track and field. Since graduating, Jakob has worked in manufacturing operations. He enjoys hiking, baking, and spending time on the water.
Director of Oregon Corporate Operations; Electrical Engineering, Group Lead
Joe has 19 years of research and development experience in wave energy technologies. Joe started working with C-Power during his graduate degree program at Oregon State University in 2005, designing and building the SeaBeav generator. In 2008, he officially joined C-Power as a lead in power generation design and was a PI on the LandRAY generator project. Prior to earning his master’s degree specializing in ocean wave energy, Joe worked at Portland General Electric and served in the U.S. Navy. He is also a licensed professional engineer in Oregon and holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering. In his spare time, he enjoys motorcycles, the outdoors, surfing, camping, and hiking.
Julia serves as an administrative associate for C-Power, where she is responsible for office coordination and management to increase overall office efficiency and productivity. Julia holds a bachelor’s degree in supervision and management from Florida Southwestern, where she graduated magna cum laude. In her free time, Julia loves to visit her home country of Germany, read a good book, and go on trail walks with her dog.
Mechanical Engineering, Group Lead
Before becoming a full-time employee of C-Power, Kelen was involved with C-Power projects for several years as the manufacturing engineering lead at Why’s Consulting. In his position with C-Power, he is in charge of designing the climate control system for the generator as well as various mechanical systems for power take-off. He also serves as the assistant project manager for C-Power’s structural optimization project as well as its rotary direct-drive test. Kelen enjoys skydiving and golfing in his spare time.
Corporate and Business Development, Senior Associate
Kristi joined the Corporate and Business development team at C-Power in June 2022. She is responsible for helping to build customer, partner and investor relationships; manages recruitment, marketing, and DEI strategies; and supports the growth of the C-Power team. She graduated with distinction from Duke with a BA in English and Psychology and has previous experience in non-profit work, research, writing consulting, and account management. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, playing soccer, and cooking new recipes.
Systems Engineering Group Lead
Landon joined the electrical research and development team at C-Power in 2022. Prior to C-Power, Landon earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at North Carolina State University, where he developed facilitating technologies, specifically new circuit protection systems, for renewable ocean energy harvesting. While completing graduate studies, he also started a wave-powered disaster relief desalination company, Water Bros, in response to the Department of Energy Waves to Water Prize. As a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine electrician veteran, Landon has extensive experience operating and maintaining complex electrical and mechanical systems in the challenging ocean environment. In his free time, Landon can be found hiking and camping with his German Shepherd, scuba diving, and learning to cook new cuisines from around the world.
Larry has 30 years of financial, private equity, and project development experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining C-Power, he co-founded The ERORA Group, which, until its sale to DE Shaw, developed utility-scale power generation facilities and provided consulting services to Fortune 500 financial, industrial, and utility companies. Larry has led start-ups, managed M&A transactions, structured joint ventures, raised equity, and managed investor relations. At LG&E Energy, he was responsible for all financial analysis respecting nonregulated acquisition and development activities. Prior to LG&E Energy, he managed venture capital investments for Humana. Larry holds a bachelor’s in quantitative economics and a master’s in civil engineering, both from Stanford University, and is a CFA Charter holder.
R&D Electrical Engineer
Lennie holds a degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University. He has worked with C-Power intermittently since 2010. His experience includes system integrations for use in marine environments, aircraft, unmanned vehicles, and robotics. He has extensive design, development, and deployment experience with power systems, marine and arial sensors, and robotic systems. Within C-Power, Lennie continues expanding his understanding of wave energy conversion systems with an emphasis on data systems and power electronics. In his free time, he enjoys camping, mountain biking, traveling, and outdoor adventures.
R&D Mechanical Engineer
Lisa graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and is pursuing a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University. During her time in university, she was involved with her universities’ Formula SAE teams. She has previously interned at Tesla, The Raymond Corporation, and NASA Ames Research Center, and she is excited to gain experience in the offshore energy industry at C-Power.
StingRAY Product Manager
Pukha joined C-Power in 2010 after earning his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University. He was principle investigator for C-Power’s successfully completed structural optimization project and is currently the principle investigator for C-Power’s next-generation wave energy converter design project. Additionally, he serves as a U.S. subject matter expert for the International Electrotechnical Commission’s Technical Specification on Wave Energy Resource Assessment and Characterization. When he is not working, Pukha takes joy in wilderness backpacking, photography, and trail running.
Reenst has 30 years of operational, executive, and financial experience in his career. Prior to C-Power, he co-founded a seed and early stage venture fund, Tall Oaks Capital Partners, where he served as managing director and CFO. He has run a series of successful businesses, including a maritime logistics spin off, TradeSource, Inc., that he created, led, and managed. During his career, he has been responsible for all aspects of business management, including strategic planning, marketing, and information services. His customers have been based in over 20 countries and ranged from Fortune 50 corporations to small businesses. Reenst graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in history. He also holds an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Ryan has over a decade of engineering, operations, and leadership experience. Prior to C-Power he served as the VP of Engineering at WAVE Charging. Throughout his career Ryan has had the opportunity to lead and grow engineering teams and technology with experience ranging from developing emerging technology to growing an established industrial product line used worldwide. He has participated in standards development at SAE, accomplished the first ever UL field evaluation of WAVE 50kW and 250kW wireless charging systems, and supported over 7MW of customer electrification projects throughout the USA. Ryan received his M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a part of the WEMPEC group under Professor Robert D. Lorenz. He also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University.
Sean joined C-Power as a consultant in 2023 before becoming a project manager full-time. After serving in the Marine Corps in logistics and expeditionary energy, Sean worked as a contractor at Navy laboratories as a program manager for advanced power & energy efforts and then depot logistics for remotely operated vehicles.
R&D Electrical Engineer
Suraj joined the C-Power team in 2024 and received his master’s in electrical and computer engineering from Oregon State University. He completed his undergrad in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Mumbai in India. Outside of work, In his last year of his undergraduate degree, Suraj built an Omni Directional Surveillance Robot, which is currently waiting for patent approval in India. Suraj enjoys hiking, camping, playing cricket, and taking long road trips.
R&D Mechanical Designer
Ty has been involved with C-Power since 2011. He started as a temporary employee and was soon hired as a full-time employee with the company. He is the assistant project manager for C-Power’s full-scale, open-water test in Hawaii.
Hydrodynamic Modeling, Controls and Simulation, Group Lead
Zhe received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 2009 and 2011, respectively. His research was in the area of control, power electronics, SCADA, and numerical modeling; specifically, advanced control techniques for various renewable energy conversion applications, such as wave power generation. He has performed research on C-Power projects since 2009 and began working for C-Power in 2011. He brings a strong capability to rapidly adapt to new modeling challenges. Currently, Zhe serves as the principal investigator for C-Power’s dynamic controls project with Sandia National Laboratories as well as its load measurements project with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and hiking.
Electrical Engineering Intern
Sara is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in electrical & computer engineering at Oregon State University while working as an intern for C-Power. She is also planning to minor in computer science. Sara is looking forward to learning more as an electrical engineering intern and gaining hands-on experience. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and playing card games.
C-Power is a leader in the emerging ocean energy sector, with decades of wave-energy technology development experience. From humble beginnings as graduate research at Oregon State University to the ground-breaking solutions we are delivering to customers today, C-Power has completed over 13,000 hours of system testing and tens of thousands of hours of modeling, design, and engineering.
In April 2022, C-Power announced the first commercial sale of a SeaRAY™ AOPS — nicknamed the TigerRAY. The unit was used by the University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory to conduct a U.S. Navy-sponsored R&D project to investigate at-sea charging of uncrewed underwater vehicles.