Ekona Power Presentation by Chris Reid, CEO
Chris Ried is the CEO of Ekona Power Inc., Managing Director of Innovative Breakthrough Energy Technologies (IBET), and an Executive Board Director of Rotoliptic Technologies. He is also the EIR founder of the Foresight Cleantech Accelerator. Prior to this, Mr. Reid worked for Plug Power as GM of the Motive Power Division. He was responsible for directing the commercialization of fuel cell power products for material handling customers. Prior to joining Plug Power, Mr. Reid was co-founder of Cellex Power Inc. and had been CEO since it was incorporated in 1998. Cellex was a pioneering company that introduced fuel cells products into the material handling industry and was acquired by Plug Power in 2007. Before Cellex, he was the Managing Partner in General Exergy Inc., an energy technology consulting firm and before that, he worked as a principal researcher for a fuel cell development program at EISVic. Mr. Reid holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from the University of Manitoba and a MSc degree from the University of Victoria. Mr. Reid is a director of the Working Opportunity Fund (EVCC) Ltd and a former director of Vancouver Aquarium and ACETECH, an academy for Technology CEOs.
This presentation was given at the New Business Opportunities in Hydrogen session at the Hydrogen Business Council’s (HBC’s) Hydrogen, Sustainability and Finance Conference 2020.