CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA, March 6, 2019 – Silicon Turbine Systems announced today that energy technology industry veteran Denise Rushing has joined as Chief Executive Officer to lead the company's next phase of development, including fundraising and technology proof-of-concept efforts. This is part of the company's re-launch of its Angel funding series. Rushing is replacing Geoff Williamson who, as a major shareholder, will remain Company President and provide her and the team with operational, advisory and business development support.
Previously, Ms. Rushing served as Vice President of eMeter, an innovative energy enterprise software company for electric utilities. Over the past three decades, Rushing has led the
marketing and business development of a variety of revolutionary energy technologies. Notable roles have included Vice President of Marketing and Sales for CellNet Data Systems, General
Manager for Invensys’s Goodwatts business unit, Vice President of Business Development for Sage Systems, and Director of Sales and Marketing at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Ms.
Rushing brings extensive experience in energy management, renewable energy technology, with experience in capital raising and a reputation for innovative industry leadership. She also served two terms as a county elected official, spearheading two of the largest solar energy installations in the Western United States.
“Denise Rushing brings an accomplished level of industry experience and innovation to Silicon Turbine Systems,” said Joe Beyers, Board Chairman. “She will provide both solid executive
leadership and visionary marketing and business development capabilities. Ms. Rushing will guide our funding and technology development to the next level. In the past twelve months, we
have secured an additional patent, bringing our total patents to seven, and have further secured the company's intellectual property by prevailing in legal challenges, We are ready to redouble our efforts toward commercializing this important technology."
“Silicon Turbine Systems has a an important contribution to make toward a clean energy future,” said Ms. Rushing. “The Company’s technology innovation has the potential to revolutionize distributed and mobile generation of electricity. I am thrilled to help make this happen.”
Ms. Rushing brings to Silicon Turbine Systems an exceptional record of leading growing organizations and guiding new initiatives to maturity. Her successes have included guiding CellNet Data System’s marketing and sales transition from start-up to the first industry-accepted network-based meter reading system. Early in her career, she launched PG&E’s award-winning
Commercial Energy Efficiency Services Program and Clean Air Vehicle Market Development, efforts as part of the California Collaborative for Energy Efficiency.
About Silicon Turbine Systems
Silicon Turbine Systems, Inc. is the creator of breakthrough innovations in energy: the “Vortex Flux Generator” and the “Vortex Flux Refrigerator.” Once proven in scale, these inventions have the potential to enable clean, portable, scalable and dispatchable energy generation at competitive prices. Silicon Turbine Systems has been granted or has pending six U.S. patents and five international patents. The Company targets licensing its technology in a variety of applications in aerospace, transportation, energy, communications and computing.
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