Flywheel energy storage company Amber Kinetics has named Daniel Bakholdin as its new chief technology officer.
Flywheel technology inventor and pioneer Bakholdin will be responsible for commercialising the Californian, US-based company’s product.
Bakholdin co-founded Pentadyne Power Corp, now Powerthru, which develops and manufactures flywheel energy storage systems, of which he invented or co-invented much of the technology used in the company’s machines.
He has also been chief operating officer Rotonix USA, which developed a 1MW energy storage flywheel system, running the company’s R&D and overseeing the establishment of its production facility in Beijing, China.
Bakholdin said: “Having been primarily involved in energy storage since graduating college, I am very excited to join Amber Kinetics, which has taken proven flywheel energy storage to the next level.”
“We are very pleased to announce the newest member of the Amber Kinetics senior management team,” said Ed Chiao, chief executive officer.
“Daniel has been in the flywheel and turbo machinery industry for more than 20 years and has shipped over 1,000 commercial flywheels. He brings major bona fides to our flywheel commercialisation efforts.”