Andrea Wood — Mechanical Engineering Intern
Andrea is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Oregon State University. She joined the C·Power team to learn about mechanical design and gain experience with real-world engineering. While at C·Power, she has enjoyed integrating knowledge gained in the classroom in work applications and, inversely, applying work experience to her classes. In her free time, Andrea enjoys fishing, hiking, playing tennis and ultimate Frisbee, and singing in choir.
Bradford Lamb — President & COO
Erik Hammagren — Senior R&D Mechanical Engineer
Joseph Prudell — Director of Oregon Corporate Operations, Senior R&D Electrical Engineer
Joe has 17 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 the motorcycles and outdoors, surfing, camping, and hiking.
Kelen O’Hearn — Project Manager, R&D Mechanical Engineer
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.
Lennie Rummel — R&D Electrical Engineer
Lennie received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Oregon State University in 2008. He began working with C·Power in 2010 while also working in GIS and remote sensing. His experience includes system integrations in various aircraft, unmanned vehicles, and robotics platforms as well as product development for remote and unmanned data acquisition systems, and power systems design. Joining C·Power full time in 2019, he continues this work while expanding his understanding of wave energy conversion systems. In his free time, he enjoys camping, traveling, mountain biking and spending time outdoors.
Michael Ondusko — VP of Operations
Michael joined C·Power in 2014 as a project manager and currently serves as Vice President of Operations. He started his career with Allison Gas Turbine as a test engineer and then a design engineer. He moved to the General Motors Truck Group supporting high volume production plants as a manufacturing engineer and later as a ride and handling development engineer at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds. More recently, Michael worked at Daimler Trucks North America (Freightliner, Western Star, and Sterling) as a manufacturing engineer. Along the way, he gained 30 years of project management experience. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Purdue and did graduate studies at the University of Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Corps as a signals intelligence interceptor/analyst and is an instructor with Team Oregon, a motorcycle rider training program.
Pukha Lenee-Bluhm — Senior R&D Mechanical Engineer
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 WEC 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 Lesemann — CEO
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.
Ty Toney — CAD Tech, Assistant Project Manager, IT Support
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.
Zhe Zhang — Senior Controls Engineer
Stephen 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, Stephen serves as the principal investigator for C·Power’s dynamic controls project with Sandia National Laboratory as well as its load measurements project with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.