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.
Nathan D. Cooley
Sr. Director, Finance
Nathan D. Cooley is the Senior Director of Finance at Nexceris. In 2006, he joined the sales and marketing department with a focus on increasing sales, building lasting relationships, and brand recognition within the solid oxide fuel cell market for Nexceris’ fuelcellmaterials (FCM) division. During Nathan’s time with FCM and as Director of the Materials Business Unit, the business expanded its reach to over 700 customers in 70 countries and sales increased beyond $2.5 million. Mr. Cooley uses his business experience in technical fields to form partnerships with industry leaders to create mutual benefit. In 2020, Mr. Cooley became Senior Director of Finance at Nexceris, leading the Finance department and providing action-driven information to aid in Nexceris’ growth strategies. Mr. Cooley graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Human Ecology.
Gene B. Arkenberg
Director, Fuel Cell & Electrolyzer 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. 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.
Stephen R. Cummings
Director, Sensor Business Unit
Neil J. Kidner, Ph.D.
Director, Battery Business Unit
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.
Lisa K. Stoker
Director, People & Culture
Lisa K. Stoker is responsible for leading Nexceris’ Human Resources/Administrative Team. Mrs. Stoker graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2004 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science for Health and Human Services. After moving to Columbus in 2006, Mrs. Stoker joined Nexceris as the Administrative Assistant. As her experience within the company grew, Mrs. Stoker was promoted several times and ultimately became the Director of People & Culture for the team in 2021. In her spare time, Mrs. Stoker enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys camping, hiking and general exploring of new places.
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.
Mike Stoner is a board member of Nexceris. Mr. Stoner was trained in public accounting and progressed to executive leadership roles and currently provides financial planning and investment management services to clients using over 35 years of broad-based business knowledge. His direct business experiences include investment management, taxes, estate planning, personal financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, capital structure, leadership, operational efficiency, human resource issues, financial analysis, profitability improvement and information technology. Mr. Stoner began his career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse. He was the CFO of Abbott Foods that eventually sold to Sysco. Mr. Stoner is currently the President and owner of True North Financial Advisors. He graduated from The Ohio State University. Mr. Stoner is active in the community serving on the boards of Options for Supported Housing, VOICECorps, Mid-Ohio Region Porche Club and Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church.
Nexceris Participated in a DOE Hydrogen Shot Summit Panel Focused on Clean Hydrogen Production Through Electrolysis
The Hydrogen Shot is part of a larger DOE Energy Earthshots Initiative aimed to accelerate breakthroughs of more abundant, affordable, and reliable clean energy solutions in this decade. Nexceris’ own Scott Swartz, Chief Technology Officer, was a panelist of a breakout session on High Temperature (Solid Oxide) Electrolysis.
We are excited to announce that Nexceris has been awarded $1.1 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the DOE’s focus on powering the clean energy revolution amongst American small businesses and entrepreneurs.