William A. Schmitz – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
William A. Schmitz joined Arista Power when the company went public in November 2009. Mr. Schmitz brings an extensive management and engineering background to Arista. Read More
From 2002 until joining Arista Power in 2009, Mr. Schmitz served as chief operating officer of Ultralife Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of power and communications systems worldwide. During his tenure there, Ultralife’s annual revenues increased from $32.5 million to $254 million.
Prior to joining Ultralife, Mr. Schmitz served as director of new product development for Bausch & Lomb’s Global Eyewear business, which included the Ray-Ban brand, from 1995 to 1999.
Mr. Schmitz holds an M.S. in Operations Management from the University of Rochester and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Molly Hedges – VP of Finance, acting CFOVP of Finance, acting CFO
Ms. Hedges is responsible for the oversight and management of all accounting and financial matters of Arista Power. She was appointed to this executive position on March 1, 2010. Read More
Prior to joining Arista Power, Ms. Hedges served as Vice President of Finance and Controller at Ultralife Corporation, where she also formerly served as the Director of Finance and Vice President, Supply Chain.
Ms. Hedges holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ithaca College.
Mark Matthews – VP of Sales & MarketingVice President of Sales & Marketing
Before joining Arista Power, Mr. Matthews served as vice president of government and commercial sales for Ultralife Corporation, where he managed a direct sales force with over 50 distributors and agents located in six continents. Read More
Prior to that, Mr. Matthews was vice president and general manager of governmental products, and was responsible for all sales and engineering activity in the government business unit. During his nine-year tenure at Ultralife, Mr. Matthews was a key contributor in driving company revenues from $32 million to over $250 million through product design and sales leadership.
Prior to joining Ultralife, Mr. Matthews served as a lithium sulfur dioxide cell designer from 1997 to 2000 at Saft America and as a thermal battery design engineer for Eagle Picher from 1995 to 1997.
Mr. Matthews holds a B.S. in Engineering Management and Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Cherrie Mahon – VP of IR & Corporate CommunicationsVice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
As Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Cherrie Mahon develops and manages the company’s communications and handles the investor relations and public-company requirements of Arista Power. Read More
She brings over 15 years of communications, financial market knowledge, and management experience to the Arista Power team. Prior to joining Arista Power, Ms. Mahon managed communications and investor relations for several small to mid-size companies, as well as edited financial newsletters and contributed to many other written pieces.
Ms. Mahon has a B.S. in Sociology and Communications from Sate University of NY at Brockport and a Masters in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Adeeb Saba – VP of OperationsVice President of Operations
Adeeb Saba is responsible for gearing up Arista Power’s production in response to the strong demand the company is experiencing for its turbines. Prior to joining Arista, Mr. Saba was vice president of manufacturing for Ultralife Corporation. Read More
During his tenure at Ultralife, as well as previous positions at Titmus Corporation and Bausch & Lomb, he developed an expertise in the areas of engineering, procuring components, manufacturing and quality control. Mr. Saba is known for his metric-based approach to production. This approach continuously focuses not only on reliable production and timely delivery of products but also on margins, cost control, company financial performance and quality.
Mr. Saba holds a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.