Water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity of which coal is not capable
— Jules Verne,
The Mysterious Island

The Ohmium founding team is equipped with more than 100+ person-years of experience in designing and deploying innovative products of the hydrogen fuel-cell, power electronics & renewable verticals. We create a state-of-the-art suite of energy products that enables the world to transition into a sustainable future in a clean, safe & cost-effective manner. We are ably supported in this mission by our subsidiary, enArka India Private Limited which operates from Bangalore, India.

Mission

Our mission is to create innovative products and solutions which enable a sustainable way of life.

Our people & technology contribute to green hydrogen generators and efficient power electronics devices, to generate a plethora of possibilities for the current and future generations.

Driven by the passion to create a sustainable world, the Ohmium team, through its innovation and speed of execution, is focused on delivering an efficient, affordable, scalable PEM-based electrolyzer.

Leadership Team

Arne Ballantine

CEO and Co-Founder

Arne Ballantine

(CEO and Co-Founder)

20 years of experience commercializing hydrogen generation and power generation technologies with PEM and Solid Oxide cell technologies. Engineer certified US Navy submarine officer; semiconductor thin films experience; Palo Alto Utilities commissioner experience


Kirsten Burpee

COO and Co-Founder

Kirsten Burpee

(COO and Co-Founder)

Product compliance industry leader with over 25 years of product compliance and standards development experience.


Dr. Chock Karuppaiah

CTO

Dr. Chock Karuppaiah

(CTO)

Seven product launches from ideation to commercialization over a period of 25 years in the field of PEM, Solid Oxide Fuel cell and Flow Battery technologies. Electrochemical engineering professional with education and training from CECRI, Karaikudi, RPI and LANL



Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan

Managing Director, India

Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan

(Managing Director, India)

Over 28 years of experience in Power Electronics product development & Manufacturing Operations for Industries such as Semiconductor, Medical, Fuel Cell, T&M and Solar. Worked at Kepco, Lambda & Bloom Energy.


Dr. Rasool Aghatehrani

Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer

Dr. Rasool Aghatehrani

(Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer)

20 years of experience in power and renewable energy industries with expertise in project development, grid integration and power market analytics.


CDR Fred Freeland

USN (Retired) Chief of Safety

CDR Fred Freeland

(USN (Retired) Chief of Safety)

Executive Leader with US Navy Submarine and Nuclear Propulsion Engineering, Operations and Safety. (31 years)


Marco Borsari

Head of EMEA Sales & Business Development

Marco Borsari

(Head of EMEA Sales & Business Development)

Sales & Business Development Executive with strong background in specialty gases, chemicals, turn-key installations, silicon wafers, HVAC and over 28 years of experience, working at Praxair, Air Products and Sunedison Semiconductor