Team

Team

Leadership Team

 

Lu
Lu Yan
CEO
Lu has 20 years experience in leading energy companies across both technical and business functions. Lu worked at companies such as Ernst & Young in their Energy & Utilities Business Unit, General Electric for their Marine & Industrial Engines Department, and also in smaller greenfield energy projects. Lu has experience in engineering, management consulting, government contracting, finance, and operations management. He is a BSME with an Executive MBA from Columbia Business School.
MJ
Dr. MJ Yan
CTO
MJ has spent over 30 years working as a PE in various aspects of research and development for power generation. He graduated with a PhD from Princeton University, and has worked for NASA, Babcock & Wilcox, and GE Aircraft Engines prior to spending a decade at Daimler-Chrysler as the lead technical engineer for several R&D programs, including a hybrid electric vehicle powertrain.
Greg
Greg Simmons
Chief Engineer
Greg is a Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience developing and racing competition vehicles with Audi, Ford and Honda. Greg was Technical Director at Elektromotive, helping to grow this start-up to be Europe’s leading company for manufacturing and operating electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
James
James Glover
Lead Designer
James is an experienced Chartered Mechanical Engineer & Naval Architect, with extensive technical design experience covering both the automotive and marine industries. He has design and produced custom race cars for teams, including those in Formula One, World Rally and Touring Cars. Prior to the motorsport world, James worked for Delphi on common rail fuel injection systems, was Head of Engineering Design for a high performance powerboat company, and was a consultant for BAE Systems and James Fisher Defence.
Declan
Declan Coleman
Director of BD
Declan has been an entrepreneur  across the globe for 30 years and a technical innovator who marries business and technology.  He has been innovating successful technology companies starting with Ideal Systems in 1989, and now has offices in 15 global locations with Microsoft, Bloomberg & Morgan Stanley as clients.  Declan led the first investment into YAN Engines Group in 2013 and is Director of Business Development.