Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> February 21, 2011

Active Power, Inc. – Jim Clishem

Jim Clishem is President and CEO of Active Power, Inc. Previously, he was Vice President of Business Development for Peregrine Systems, an enterprise software company, which was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in December 2005. He also founded Xodiax, a managed IT services. Prior to Xodiax, Mr. Clishem was Vice President of data services for Broadwing Communications, and before that he served as Chief Operations Officer of, Inc. Mr. Clishem has also held various senior roles at MCI, Ericsson and Tandem Computers. He earned an executive master's in business administration from Southern Methodist University, and master's and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Louisville. Profile
TWST: Please begin with a brief introduction to Active Power, including some highlights from your history as well as an overview of your primary technologies and product lines.

Mr. Clishem: Active