Kyle R. Shen
President & CEO / Managing Partner
Kyle R. Shen is a proven leader with the ability to transform businesses, develop high-performing teams, and dramatically increase revenue. Mr. Shen has successfully led four businesses with revenues ranging from $10 to $200 million in the food, industrial manufacturing, and industrial services industries. He received a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Randall M. Stacy
Chief Commercial Officer / Managing Partner
Scott L. Swartz, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Matthew M. Seabaugh, Ph.D.
Vice President, New Product Launch
Matthew M. Seabaugh, Ph.D. is responsible for leading Nexceris’ Product Accelerator Team, which is a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and technicians who apply structured product development methods to fast-tracked technologies. Dr. Seabaugh joined Nexceris in 1998, after completing his B.S. in Ceramic Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Seabaugh has led a broad range of materials development efforts at Nexceris including advanced ceramic composite materials for SOFCs, design and production of electrochemical sensors, and oxide protective coatings for metals. This work has led to ten issued patents and six pending applications
Gene B. Arkenberg
Director, Fuel Cell Business Unit
Gene B. Arkenberg is the Director of the Fuel Cell Business Unit at Nexceris. Mr. Arkenberg holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University. He joined Nexceris in April of 2004 as the lead engineer for catalyst development activities. Mr. Arkenberg was promoted in 2018 to lead the Fuel Cell Business Unit where he works with military customers to implement Nexceris’ solid oxide fuel cell technology. In Mr. Arkenberg is an author and co-author of eleven technical papers, one international patent, one U.S. patent, and two pending U.S patent applications.
Nathan D. Cooley
Sr. Director, Materials Business Unit
Stephen R. Cummings
Director, Sensor Business Unit
Neil J. Kidner, Ph.D.
Director, Materials Science
Geoff Merchant is the Director of Operations at Nexceris, and he oversees all ceramic materials and component manufacturing, quality control and safety assurance work. Geoff has more than 25 years of experience in industrial manufacturing, most of which was with Greif, the world’s leading industrial packaging company. Mr. Merchant has a proven record of successfully transforming Operations throughout his career. He received a Master of Business Administration from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Douglas A. Mitchell
Douglas A. Mitchell leads Nexceris’ multidisciplinary Engineering Team responsible for supporting all cross-functional teams and business units from research and product development through manufacturing. This is accomplished via control systems, signal processing, algorithm development, testing and manufacturing automation, design and fabrication. Mr. Mitchell received his M.S. (2007) and B.S. (2006) in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University studying fluid and wave dynamics, heat transfer and thermodynamics. For seven years, Mr. Mitchell led a team in the Advanced Engineering group at Cummins Emission Solutions studying multiphase flow, mixing and decomposition as well as developing diesel emissions measurement techniques. In 2014, Mr. Mitchell joined Nexceris leading the development of advanced electrochemical sensor systems, testing excellence and automation, multiphysics modeling and physical property measurements of new materials. His career has so far resulted in tens of patents with multiple more pending applications.
Lisa K. Stoker
William Dawson is a board member of Nexceris. He was a co-founder of Nexceris and its CEO for 23 years. Mr. Dawson led the growth of the company from two founders in 1994 to a team of over 40 engineers, scientists, business professionals and manufacturing personnel. Mr. Dawson served 10 years on the Advisory Board for the OSU College of Engineering and on the Board of the Advanced Energy Economy Ohio. He has served on numerous other volunteer boards in the community including Edison Materials Technology Center and Case Western Engineering Advisory Board. Mr. Dawson received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from The Ohio State University and his M.B.A. from the University of Dayton. Prior to founding Nexceris in 1994, Mr. Dawson was a Project Manager at Battelle Memorial Institute for 11 years.
We are honored to announce Li-ion Tamer, a wholly owned entity of Nexceris, has been chosen as The Cleanie Awards Gold recipient for Startups.