Upstart Power Expands Leadership Team
Appoints VP of Product Development
Southborough, MA (June 15th, 2022): Upstart Power, a leading developer and manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) power systems for long-duration backup and distributed generation, announces the addition of a new key executive, expanding the company’s leadership team as the global commercialization of its Upgen™ product portfolio continues.
Brent Irvine has recently joined Upstart Power’s executive leadership team as Vice President of Product Development. Mr. Irvine brings extensive experience in engineering and new product development that will further accelerate the innovation, development, and launch of the next generation of Upstart Power’s SOFC backup generators. This executive hire is timely as Upstart plans to commercially launch its initial Upgen™ NXG product in mid- 2023 and to rapidly scale shipments in 2024 and beyond.
‘The extensive depth of knowledge in engineering,
design, and product development Brent brings to Upstart Power will be instrumental to successful launches of our Upgen™ product portfolio,’ said Paul Osenar, President and CEO of Upstart Power, ‘His talent, experience, and leadership qualities are critical, valuable additions to our management team and our product development capabilities.’
Before joining Upstart Power, Mr. Irvine was the Director of Engineering at XP Power, a leading provider of power solutions and high voltage power supplies. Prior to XP Power, Brent held several leadership positions at Quintel, Inc. He also spent time with MKS Instruments, Inc. , Spectrian Corp (REMEC), and Harris Broadcast. Mr. Irvine’s expertise in transitioning innovations into new products from concept to volume production dovetails perfectly with his new role with Upstart Power. Brent brings over 25 years of extensive leadership, engineering, and product development experience to Upstart Power. He holds a B.S. from Purdue University and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois.
About Upstart Power, Inc.
Upstart Power designs and produces market disruptive solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) generators for Residential and Industrial applications that are dependable, sustainable, carbon efficient, and virtually silent. The Upgen™ products from Upstart Power work collaboratively with battery storage to cover for grid outages and solar shortfalls, providing 24-7-365, long-duration resiliency. Founded in late 2018, Upstart Power is a
privately held company, funded by investors including Enphase Energy, Sunnova Energy and Rodgers Capital, LLC.