Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> March 7, 2024

Interview with the President and CEO: Ideal Power Inc. (NASDAQ:IPWR)

Brdar, R. Daniel
R. Daniel Brdar is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ideal Power Inc. Mr. Brdar has over 30 years of experience in the power systems and energy industries and has held a variety of leadership positions during his career. In addition to his role at Ideal Power, Mr. Brdar served as President and CEO of FuelCell Energy Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company with a market cap of over $250 million. During his tenure, the company’s revenues increased 235%, to $100 million, manufacturing production increased by over 200% and over $100 million was raised from institutional and strategic investors. Prior to joining Ideal Power, Mr. Brdar served as the Chief Operating Officer of Petra Solar, a privately held venture-funded solar and smart grid company, where he held full P&L responsibility and led a cross-functional management team across several international markets. He also served as Gas Turbine Product Manager for GE’s Power Systems Division, a world leader in power generation systems and products. Additionally, Mr. Brdar has extensive research and development experience at the U.S. Department of Energy through various roles at the National Energy Technology Laboratory. He has a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Profile
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TWST: Let’s start with some history and background on Ideal Power.

Mr. Brdar: Ideal Power is a publicly traded company. We’re listed on