Prabhu K. Rao, has a PhD and dual Masters in Mechanical and Environmental Engineering from Drexel University and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology). He started his career as a founding member of Epyx Inc. and Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. where he has served in many capacities over the last 17 years. As the company evolved from an R&D organization to a commercially focused entity, Prabhu K. Rao was instrumental in establishing the Technology, Product, Supply Chain and Manufacturing operations. Over the last few years as a Chief Commercial Officer, Prabhu K. Rao lead the development of the on-site hydrogen generation business addressing automotive, material handling and industrial markets. He has extensive experience in building teams, developing strategic partnerships with suppliers and customers and growing businesses.