TODD THOMPSON

C0-FOUNDER

Todd has over 25 years of strategic, financial, and corporate development experience. Prior to Carnot, Todd held multiple leadership roles with a publicly traded industrial company. Todd began his career in management consulting, where he advised clients on corporate finance, strategy, and value based management.

HANS SHILLINGER

CO-FOUNDER | CO-INVENTOR | COO

Hans is a named co-inventor on Carnot’s patents. He is registered as a professional civil engineer in California, with a broad engineering background with an emphasis on project and engineering management. Prior to Carnot, Hans was president of an operating unit for a large civil construction firm, where he led design and construction of utility scale solar projects worth over $150M

CHRIS FINLEY

VICE PRESIDENT ENGINEERING | CO-INVENTOR

Chris is a mechanical engineer with over 15 years’ experience in R&D, engineering, product development, and business development for mechanical systems in oil and gas applications. Chris is a recognized cryogenics expert and has published numerous papers on cryogenics, expanders, pumps, and turbines, with a focus on LNG applications.

DR CHRISTOPHE DUCHATEAU

SENIOR SIMULATIONS ENGINEER | CO-INVENTOR

Christophe is a process engineering specialist who worked in oil and gas R&D for 10 years, followed by 2 years in fluid flow simulations for product development. He has a proven track record in a broad range of engineering topics spanning applied thermodynamics, chemical engineering and fluidics. Christophe earned his PhD in process engineering and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.

DR PAUL BLOMERUS

VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Paul is an internationally-experienced research and innovation leader with track record of results in the clean energy and power systems technology industry. He has held leadership positions at Westport Innovations in Vancouver, Rolls-Royce Aerospace in the UK and McKinsey & Co. in Chicago. Paul holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford.

KURT SCHOELLER

SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Kurt Schoeller has 15 years of sales and service experience in the compressed air industry, including roles with BOGE and Atlas Copco. Kurt is also an experienced Drill Sergeant in the US Army and serves as a career counselor to military veterans.


Carnot’s board is composed of the following co-founders, all of whom are significant owners

Todd Thompson

Hans Shillinger

Sean Kilgrow

Wayne Hagan

Larry Leis


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