Tom Stepien is CEO of Primus Power, a leader in grid-scale electrical energy storage. He helped launch Primus Power in 2009 and has raised over $120 million from venture capital sources, strategic investors and government grants. He has over 30 years of engineering, operations and general management experience at small and large companies.
Prior to joining Primus, Tom was a Vice President and General Manager at Applied Materials, a Fortune 500 provider of semiconductor, solar and flat panel display equipment and services. He had P&L responsibility for a $500M business unit with complex set of systems, global customers, manufacturing and support.
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) fills key gaps in the U.S. energy innovation system.