The old ways are broken; it is time for Plan B. Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) is a company of driven individuals united in focus of helping our customers lower or eliminate their dependance on fossil fuels. We believe we can help to provide a healthy future for our children and grandchildren; a future where the air is safe to breathe and where the water is clean to drink. Together, our dedicated team provides heavy industry the ability to operate cleanly and efficiently for a healthier planet.
The PBES and Sterling & Wilson partnership agreement brings together the primary owners of Sterling and Wilson and PBES. The agreement provides a vehicle to stabilize PBES and move the company forward in its marine electric and hybrid energy storage business.
In operations since 1865, the Shapoorji Pallonji Group of Companies has grown to become a large business conglomerate. Over time, it has evolved and grown exponentially into multiple business segments with over 60,000 employees operating in more than 20 sectors.
From being a company that was mainly focussed on mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) engineering in India, over the past 5 years Sterling and Wilson has set up global operations of diesel generation sets, gas based power plants, waste to energy, turnkey data centers, transmission & distribution and solar EPC.
PBES is now SPBES. Financial stability with renowned PBES commitment to quality and service. SPBES will maintain existing relationship and support existing PBES product going forward. We are the same company only stronger. Now better able to provide the high level of service, support and quality product that our customers have grown to know us for.
Brent Perry is a leader in energy solutions for the commercial marine and industrial sectors. Brent has personally been involved in most of the hybrid and electric ferry projects on the water today. A thought leader for the industries he works in, Brent speaks at numerous climate and energy conferences including: United Nations COP21, ENOVA, and ZERO.
Chris Kruger is responsible for PBES’ technology strategy and implementation. Chris possesses a unique ability to understand energy storage from the design side as well as the end user side and has a reputation for integrity of character and quality of delivered product. As the technology leader at PBES develops energy storage solutions that exceed customer expectations.
Paul Hughes has extensive expertise within the renewable energy, alternative fuels and biochemical sector. His career includes senior management roles in both start-ups and established energy companies. Paul has co-founded energy companies in Europe and North America, has led an energy company from start-up through to IPO.
Geoff Davenport has 40 years of experience in senior sales and strategic leadership roles including IBM, BCTel and Alpha Technologies. His experience and ability to build teams, combined with a passion for renewable energy brings additional strength and focus to building PBES’ advanced energy storage business.
Grant BrownVP Marketing
Grant Brown is a passionate environmentalist, driven by a need to “leave it better than he found it”. This drive, combined with a capacity to understand power solutions of all types, gives him the ability to explain the benefits of energy storage and inspire others to become a part of the change towards clean energy.
Brian GrisonVP Global Service
Brian Grison has spent his entire working life in the marine industry – specializing in Marine Technology and Marine Design Management. He has commissioned and serviced the energy storage components of a wide range of hybrid installations including ferries, port cranes and tugboats.
Edward CarneyGlobal Director Business Solutions
Ed Carney has spent the last 30 years as a marine industry professional with a strong sailing and technical background. He is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point) as a marine engineer and has most recently worked as head of technical operations for a cruise line as well as Business Development Manager with ABB Marine.
Espen KristiansenVP Business Development
Espen Kristiansen brings decades of experience in the ferry industry and has worked with some of the largest hybrid and electric vessels ever produced. Previously, as VP of Procurement with Scandlines Danmark A/S, his work includes four large ferries on the Rødby-Putgarden route, including the world’s largest electric ferries.
Silvie VotrubovaMarketing Manager
Silvie Votrubova has spent the last 9 years in the clean technology sector, with her experience in digital and content marketing she promotes and educates the industrial industry on hybrid and electric solutions. A passion for mountains and the ocean drives her commitment to work with innovative and sustainable technology.
Jennifer StapletonProject Manager
Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt University, with a focus on construction and project management. Jennifer has spent the last 5 years involved in the design and management of various marine structural projects, including container and bulk terminals, quay structures, and ferry terminals.
Aimee AmezquetaProject Manager
Aimée has decades of experience with fleet strategy, operation, sales & purchase of vessels. focussing on ship efficiency and green technologies. She was manager of feeder new-build projects and worked with certification such as Lloyds register. Aimée holds a M.Sc. Eng. in Maritime Transport and Administration and is an ISO auditor by Lloyds Register.