Bruce Sohn

A Halio, Inc board member since 2015, Bruce was most recently the CEO of Siva Power. Prior to that, he led First Solar’s rise from start-up to the world’s largest solar manufacturer and utility systems contractor with $3.2 billion a year in revenue. He began his career at Intel after graduating with an engineering degree from MIT, playing a leadership role in developing and manufacturing semiconductor technologies for 25 years.

Bruce SohnCEO

Howard Turner, Ph.D.

Howard is a co-founder of Halio, Inc. He was formerly VP R&D at Symyx Technologies where he pioneered the use of combinatorial methods for the discovery and optimization of functional materials. With a Ph.D. from MIT, Howard started his career with Exxon. He has authored more than 60 scientific publications and 200 issued patents

Howard Turner, Ph.D.CTO

Sam Bergh, Ph.D.

Sam drew from his experience in process development and systems design to co-found Kinestral. Previously VP Engineering at Symyx, Sam has written over 25 issued patents. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Sam Bergh, Ph.D.COO

Alok Gupta

Alok has over 25 years of experience in investment banking (IB) and the industrial sector. Before joining Kinestral, Alok headed the semiconductor and electronics IB at Mizuho Securities and at Citigroup before that. His engineering experience includes senior roles at Denso, Honeywell, and Northrop-Grumman. Alok holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School.

Alok GuptaChief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer

Paul Nagel

An accomplished senior technology manager with a broad experience in developing, building, marketing, and selling consumer lifestyle technology products, Paul was previously with Control4, 3Com, and Compaq (HP). He holds a BSEE from the University of Utah.

Paul NagelChief Product Development Officer

Ian Chao

Ian has over 25 years of experience in semiconductor, display and renewable energy industries. He was formerly CEO of GMZ energy in Boston and President of E-Ton Solar Tech, a public traded company in Taiwan. He holds an MBA from Purdue University and an MS from University of Texas at El Paso.

Ian ChaoPresident, Kinestral Taiwan

Walter Simon

Walter is an experienced sales and business development leader in semiconductor, manufacturing, sustainability, and real estate technology industries. Prior to Halio, Walter held executive positions developing IoT business at Lunera and Enmetric Systems, was the VP of business development at Flex, and in the management team of Altera (now Intel). Walter holds a BSEE from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and completed the Wharton School of Business Foundations Program.

Walter SimonVice President, Sales, Marketing, and Business Development