Leadership Bios

Peter Pollak CEO Peter Pollak has worked for Dynapower since 1976. As General Manager through 1980, he was responsible for engineering management, semiconductor specification and procurement as well as the introduction of a perpetual inventory system. In 1980 he assumed the role of President and took full engineering, manufacturing and sales responsibility. Additionally he introduced the first full scale ERP system and coordinated the first of two plant expansions. Peter became President and CEO in 1986. During his tenure he has acquired Kirkoff Electric’s cast coil transformer division, Rapid Power Technologies, DP Converters and iTherm technologies. Under his strategic vision Dynapower successfully completed the first high precision power systems to Fermi National Laboratory and became a key supplier to all of the high energy physics laboratories in the country. He recently led the initiative into the energy storage and grid tied energy storage systems market. Peter graduated from the University of Michigan’s College Of Engineering with dual degrees in Applied Mathematics and Physics. He went on to work in the Graduate Research laboratory in high vacuum thin foil technology, where he co-authored several research papers on electron time of flight. He later moved to Vermont and was a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Vermont before joining Dynapower.

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Adam Knudsen President Joining Dynapower in 1993 as a sales engineer, Adam’s initial work in new product and market introduction included extensive work in Asia and the development of the company’s High Power Rectifier group and Cast Coil Power transformers. In 1998 Adam became Dynapower’s Sales and Marketing Manager. He managed seven full time sales engineers, OEMs and distributors throughout the United States. Adam was a key strategic force behind new market development and personally managed high value strategic accounts. As a member of senior staff Adam lead the strategic market effort and growth strategies. Adam Became Chief of Operations in 2004. As COO, Adam has full operational responsibility for engineering, manufacturing and sales. Adam led the first large scale market introduction of “Chopper” technology (high frequency converter AC to DC megawatt systems), successfully penetrating the mining and electrochemical industries. His role continues in the daily management of Dynapower, overseeing 200% growth and the current penetration of the Energy Management market. Adam graduated from University of Maine with a degree in Engineering Physics, with concentrations in Electrical Engineering and Economics.

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Chip Palombini  Sales Manager, Energy Management Systems

Chip Palombini currently leads the Energy Solutions Group (ESG) at Dynapower Company of South Burlington, Vermont. Dynapower is the world’s leading independent manufacturer of power conversion systems for energy storage applications. Prior to leading of ESG, Chip was a research and development engineer and project manager responsible for the development of the first commercially available multi-port solar and storage inverter system. During his work as a development engineer Chip was responsible for power conversion systems for battery energy storage applications, primarily for the integration of large scale distributed renewable generation. These developments have been integral to Dynapower capturing >50% of the domestic energy storage market.