Key Team Members
Frank MezaCEO & President
Frank, principal and general manager of parent company Flexible Manufacturing LLC, holds an Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Arizona and an MBA from University of Southern California. He has over 25 years of experience in precision electronics manufacturing, having held a variety of management and executive positions at Procter & Gamble, Hughes Aircraft, and Smartflex Systems, Inc.
Evert van BallegooyenDirector of European Operations
Evert started his career in power conversion more than 35 years ago after graduating with a MEE degree from Rens & Rens Technical College in the Netherlands. He has held senior engineering positions at International Rectifier and was VP of Engineering and subsequently Managing Director of KRP Power Source. He founded Power Technics in The Netherlands, a power supply company later acquired by Broadband TelCom Power, Inc. He was responsible for the successful completion of over 400 custom power conversion system designs. Evert is also responsible for the European subsidiary, BTCPower Europe SL, headquartered in Spain.
Anil ParyaniChief Technology Officer
Anil has 21 years of electric vehicle experience. He specializes in developing software for battery charging and controls. Before joining BTCPower, he lead Tesla Motors and Aerovironment's battery management and charging systems for commercial vehicles and military applications. Prior to that he was Senior Engineer and Battery Test Leader at Honda R&D Americas. He has a BSEE of California State Polytechnic University, where he was a member of their Solar Car and Hybrid Electric Vehicle programs.
Carlos Cortes / BTC PowerPrincipal, Chief Engineer, Program Manager
Carlos holds an MSME degree. He is a highly experienced design engineer with over 17 years of experience in large scale project product development and program management including BTC Powers EV charge stations. He has been instrumental in ensuring that the communications and SMART system interfaces in the EV infrastructure currently deployed by BTCP are scalable and include the control mechanisms needed to allow SMART grid EV charging control.
Gary RandallChief Architect, Power Systems
Gary Randall has 20 years of direct experience in the power supply and analog electronics industry. He has held positions of Design Engineer, Director of Engineering, Vice President of Engineering, and Division President at Martek Power Inc. (formerly Modular Devices Inc.) Gary has been directly involved in numerous power supply development programs involving a wide range of topologies and applications. Gary holds a BSEE (1988) and a MSEE with Control Systems Emphasis (1989), both from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he graduated with highest honors. He is also a member of IEEE.
Jack GaikwadDirector of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Jack, holding a BSEE degree and a MSEE from Pacific States University and numerous certifications such as ASQ-CQA, CQE and CRE, has extensive experience in quality assurance and regulatory compliance for electronics, medical devices and electro-mechanical high technology environments. He has held management positions at companies as Cardionet, Agile Materials and Technologies, Agility Communications, Saturn Electronics and Cherokee International.
Mike PetersonSenior Firmware Engineer
Mike has a very broad skill set and wide experience with a focus on mechanical construction and embedded control hardware. He has held senior level engineering positions at Applied Minds, Sony Development, Walt Disney Imagineering, Cambridge Instruments, Fender Musical Instruments and National Technical Systems. Mike graduated with highest honors from UC San Diego and holds a Bachelors degree in Applied Physics and Information Science.
Leila YangSupply Line Manager China
Leila, based in her native China, is very experienced in the Asian manufacturing industry and has a very extensive relationship network. She successfully headed the electronics assembly division of Hirakawa Hewtech in China for 15 years, before joining the BTCPower team.
It is the mission of BTCPower to achieve rapid growth by providing innovative, reliable and cost-effective power management solutions for industrial and alternative energy applications and to be become a major player in the market for electric power management and charging systems for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.