Mike has formed several successful small businesses with a proven track record of investing in smart, useful technologies that improve - or make possible - industrial and mechanical processes, systems, and products. Mike's background in Nuclear Engineering has given him the foundation to carefully analyze sophisticated systems and bring several technologies to market. His vast knowledge of engines and related systems makes him an ideal leader for Virtual Energy's team and innovative technologies.
Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer
With an in-depth understanding of business operations and technology development, Fernando leverages his scientific and engineering background to guide and drive Virtual Energy's technical direction. He is a proven leader, emphasizing his core beliefs of maintaining scientific and corporate integrity while encouraging technical curiosity and creativity.
Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer
Deron was Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Nexus IS, Inc. where he was responsible for strategy, leadership, growth and development of operations as it grew into a $600 million business. In 2004, Deron led the management buy-out of the former operations of Nexus from Expanets, and acted as President and Chief Operating Officer through 2008. He has since operated on several business board committees as a lead member and adviser.
With 15 years in R&D administration, Ellen uses her knowledge and expertise in IP management, legal, administrative, and business functions to support the Virtual Energy team and facilitate the company’s success. Prior to R&D, Ellen spent several years in Higher Education, providing assistance to high-level executives and trustees, as well as holding positions in sales and marketing, student and graduate services, and finally as her campus’s chief executive.
Mechanical Engineer - Design
With years of machining experience, Steve transitioned mechanical engineering in the year 2000. His primary focus is in mechanical engineering concept creation and design with experience in multi-physics analysis and manufacturing engineering support.
Mechanical Engineer - Combustion Analyst
Tibor is an expert in combustion analysis providing numerical simulation in support of engine, engine subsystems and hydraulic system development.
Mechanical Engineer - Engine Testing and Calibration
With a background in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on combustion systems, Dave is responsible for dynamometer operation, engine calibration and emissions analysis equipment operation. With a diverse role, Dave assists in mechanical drafting and system analysis.
Electrical Engineer - Hardware Design
Chris is the electronic hardware design lead for all programs including fuel injection controllers, hydraulic valve actuation controllers, engine controllers, pump controls and irrigation controls.
Electrical Engineer - Software Controls
Matt is the embedded software lead for our engine and valve train controllers with expertise in advanced control strategies focusing on reliable and robust software controls and on-board diagnostics.
Glenn brings years of experience in electronics assembly with stringent expectations for defense related programs. He utilizes his experience to provide reliable installation of electrical components on all of our electronic controllers and harnessing.
Mechanical Technician, Fabrication
With years of Naval experience as a mechanic, Bob is responsible for mechanical assembly and fabrication in our dynamometer and hydraulic test cells. Bob can handle any custom fabrication needs with welding and fabrication experience.
Mechanical Technician, Machinist
John is a long-time employee that is considered a jack-of-all trades with experience in mechanical assembly and fabrication in our dynamometer and hydraulic test cells. In addition he is capable of providing precisely machined mechanical solutions.
Machinist, Precision Grinding and Lapping
One of the best machinists you will find, Scott is considered an artist with materials. From CNC to precision grinding to hand-lapping, Scott can make a complex design look simple to make. While he is not operating the machining tools, he is always willing to spin a wrench or two and assist with mechanical assembly.
Facilities, Precision Lapping
Scott brings years of construction experience to the company which makes him an ideal asset for keeping our facilities in operation. With his inherit curiosity and mechanical and electrical savviness, he has proven to be reliable in engine assembly, precision lapping, and other machining disciplines.