Robert R. Emrich II, Managing Director
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.
John Fox, Business Development Manager
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. 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.
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.