ET Employees 11.14
John Fox

John Fox, Chief Executive Officer

John Fox joined ElectraTherm in 2010, where he oversaw the complete design turn of ElectraTherm’s Power+ Generator™ and commercial product launch. His arrival has also since marked approximately $1 million in Department of Defense contracts, a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy and a formal visit from US President Barack Obama. Since his joining ElectraTherm he has led three commercial product launches on waste heat to power generators from 35kW to 110kW. ElectraTherm’s commercial fleet now has 50 global sites with over 325,000 cumulative fleet hours across 9 varying waste heat to power applications. He joined the team following 19 years at United Technologies Corporation’s Pratt & Whitney Power Systems Division, where he was Director and General Manager of the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Business. Fox’s management of the PureCycle® program drove the ORC technology from the development phase through to successful commercialization. Fox graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Engineering Mechanics and he also has an MBA from University of Pittsburgh.

Steve Olson

Steve Olson, President and Chief Financial Officer

Steve Olson joined ElectraTherm in 2007 as its fourth employee, and his focus is on strategic direction, building the team and raising capital to finance ElectraTherm’s growth. Previously, Steve served institutional investors and technology companies at two San Francisco investment banks, followed by founding/operating roles at two startups. Steve spent five years as a Research Analyst at Volpe, Brown, Whelan & Co., covering communications and information services companies. Following that, he was a Partner and Senior Analyst at Pacific Growth Equities, LLC. In 2003, Steve co-founded and served as CFO and West Coast Operations Manager of Satisfactions Services, a retail services company. In 2005, he founded and served as the General Manager of a real estate investment company. Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 1996.

Rob Emrich

Robert R. Emrich II, Vice President, Sales

Following a tour of duty in the United States Marine Corp, Rob’s career began in the livestock feed industry in his home state of Nebraska.  He went on to purchase the company and manage it for five years, sparking his interest in business leadership.  Rob then gained further experience in the pump industry working with the mines and power plants in Colorado and Nevada.  Just prior to joining the ElectraTherm team, Rob worked at Western Nevada Supply, a leader in the pipe, valve and fittings industry where he led the branch sales team for 15 locations, in addition to establishing a pump division. At ElectraTherm, Rob has led the market transition from prototype to fully commercialized units. He has helped put ElectraTherm on the map, leading the small-scale Organic Rankine Cycle industry.

Tom Brokaw

Tom Brokaw, Engineering Manager

Tom Brokaw has more than 10 years of experience as an engineer with an emphasis on product development. Since joining ElectraTherm, Brokaw has overseen the completion of the Series 4000 Power+ Generator™, from design to implementation. He joined the team in 2011 from HyProSys, a research and development company where he managed various projects from idea conception to fabrication. Prior, Brokaw served as Vice President of Research and Development at 6X7 Visioneering, where he assisted in the development of the company’s hydrogen production technology. He is a co-inventor of three patents, and received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering at University of Nevada Reno.