Lu Yan – CEO
Lu has worked with leading energy companies across both technical and business functions for 20 years. He has worked at Ernst & Young – Energy & Utilities Business Unit, General Electric – Marine & Industrial Engines Department, and in smaller greenfield energy projects. Lu has experience in engineering, management consulting, government contracting, finance, and operations management. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an Executive MBA-Global from Columbia Business School and London Business School.
Dr. MJ Yan – CTO
MJ has worked as a Professional Engineer in various aspects of power generation R&D for over 30 years. He was employed at NASA, Babcock & Wilcox, and General Electric – Aircraft Engines. He spent a decade at Daimler-Chrysler as a Lead Technical Engineer for several R&D programs, including a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain. MJ has a PhD from Princeton University.
James Glover – Lead Designer
James is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with extensive technical design experience covering automotive and marine industries. He has designed and produced custom race cars for teams, including Formula One, World Rally and Touring Cars. Prior to the motorsports world, James worked as a common rail fuel injection systems engineer for Delphi, Head of Engineering Design for a high performance powerboat company, and a consultant for BAE Systems and James Fisher Defence.
Declan Coleman – Head of Business Development
Declan is a global entrepreneur and technical innovator who marries business and technology. For over 30 years, he has grown successful companies. In 1989, he started Ideal Systems, an industry leading broadcast systems integration company, in Ireland. It now has offices in 15 locations around the world and clients that include Microsoft, Bloomberg, and Morgan Stanley. Declan led the first investment in YAN Engines.