The green hydrogen company for industrial decarbonization

Scaling up electrolyzers that deliver the lowest LCOH, Verdagy is at the forefront of decarbonizing heavy industry through green hydrogen.

Ongoing history of electrolyzer innovation

Verdagy is innovating advanced AWE technology for the large-scale production of green hydrogen. The team behind this next generation of green hydrogen production is led by industry veterans in the hydrogen, solar and battery sectors. The core team has been together for years and has been working non-stop with every aspect of the technology. With this strong team, Verdagy has assembled a wealth of knowledge on producing hydrogen at-scale and delivering winning solutions to customers with urgent decarbonization needs.

Leadership team ready for growth

Marty Neese

Chief Executive Officer

Marty brings decades of scale-up and growth executive experience in the hydrogen space (Ballard Board), solar energy (COO at SunPower COO) and manufacturing services industries (COO at Flex).

Tom McWaid, PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Tom has more than 30 of years experience in product design, systems development, and engineering management. He holds 15 patents in heat transfer, fluid mechanics and electrochemical cell design and operations; also, several hydrogen-related patents are pending.

Peter Cousins, PhD

Chief Operating Officer

Peter brings deep experience in innovating, scaling new technologies and building teams at leading clean technology companies. In particular, he guided industry-best solar and battery products through research, development, deployment and production while at SunPower and Tesla.

Kirk Edelman

Chief Commercial Officer

Kirk is a driven leader and proven finance executive with more than 25 years of success managing multi-cultural teams focused on investing in power, oil gas, natural resources and infrastructure projects. He knows the energy business from many perspectives having been a developer, advisor, OEM, lender and investor in this space.

Gal Mariansky, PE

Senior Vice President, Process Engineering

Gal is a professional chemical engineer with 16 years of experience in design, operations and launch of pilot, demo and commercial plants. He has demonstrated leadership across biofuels, chemicals and hydrogen sectors.

Tom Albrecht, PhD

Vice President, Research & Development

Tom is a proven inventor, holding 15 US patents based on more than 10 years of research, design and development in redox and electrochemistry innovations.

April Mendoza, MBA

Vice President, Finance & People

April has extensive international and domestic financial management experience that includes risk management, internal controls, compliance, financial analysis, cost modeling, inventory/supply chain management, and continuous improvement. She has been a proactive business partner in the industries of manufacturing and agriculture for more than 17 years.

Chase Pilchowski

Director of Plant Operations

Chase is a seasoned Senior Operations Manager with more than five years of experience spanning plant engineering, operations, construction, and compliance.

Directors & Technical Advisors

Rajesh Swaminathan

Director | Partner, Khosla Ventures

Marty Neese

Chief Executive Officer, Director

Dr. Ryan Gilliam

Founder, Director

Anil Achyuta

Director | Managing Director, TDK Ventures

Vikas Gupta

Director | Partner, Shell Ventures

Eric Olsen

Director | CEO, Aliaxis

Corporate culture balancing
innovation and lifestyle

Verdagy is close to major centers of science and culture, but in a world of its own. Our coastal & Silicon Valley locations helps us focus on the challenge of decarbonizing industry, yet it also keeps us grounded in the natural beauty and positive lifestyles that make reducing carbon emissions so necessary.