Bruce Sohn
A Kinestral board member since 2015, Bruce was most recently the CEO of Siva Power. Prior to that, he led First Solar’s rise from start-up to the world’s largest solar manufacturer and utility systems contractor with $3.2 billion a year in revenue. He began his career at Intel after graduating with an engineering degree from MIT, playing a leadership role in developing and manufacturing semiconductor technologies for 25 years.
Bruce SohnCEO
Howard Turner, Ph.D.
Howard is a co-founder of Kinestral. He was formerly VP R&D at Symyx Technologies where he pioneered the use of combinatorial methods for the discovery and optimization of functional materials. With a Ph.D. from MIT, Howard started his career with Exxon. He has authored more than 60 scientific publications and 200 issued patents
Howard Turner, Ph.D.CTO
Sam Bergh, Ph.D.
Sam drew from his experience in process development and systems design to co-found Kinestral. Previously VP Engineering at Symyx, Sam has written over 25 issued patents. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara
Sam Bergh, Ph.D.COO
Alok Gupta
Alok has over 25 years of experience in investment banking (IB) and the industrial sector. Before joining Kinestral, Alok headed the semiconductor and electronics IB at Mizuho Securities and at Citigroup before that. His engineering experience includes senior roles at Denso, Honeywell, and Northrop-Grumman. Alok holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School.
Alok GuptaChief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer
Paul Nagel
An accomplished senior technology manager with a broad experience in developing, building, marketing, and selling consumer lifestyle technology products, Paul was previously with Control4, 3Com, and Compaq (HP). He holds a BSEE from the University of Utah.
Paul NagelChief Product Development Officer
Ian Chao
Ian has over 25 years of experience in semiconductor, display and renewable energy industries. He was formerly CEO of GMZ energy in Boston and President of E-Ton Solar Tech, a public traded company in Taiwan. He holds an MBA from Purdue University and an MS from University of Texas at El Paso.
Ian ChaoPresident, Kinestral Taiwan
Tom Quinn
Tom has 25+ years of experience leading sales teams in the hardware, software, and electronics industries. He was formerly VP of sales and marketing at Lunera and SVP of sales and marketing at Samsung Semiconductor. Tom holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Tom QuinnPresident, Halio North America