He is currently an independent director of the Integrated Micro Electronics Inc, Metrobank and Energy Development Corporation. He is also in the advisory boards of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation and Coca Cola FEMSA Philippines. He is the Chairman of the Makati Business Club, De La Salle University Board of Trustees, DLSU Science Foundation and the Philippine Eagle Foundation. He is also a trustee of various Colleges, of civic and business organizations.
Edgar holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the De La Salle University, Manila (1978) and completed a senior leadership course at INSEAD, Fontainbleau France. He has received various awards including the 2014 Outstanding Chemical Engineer Award, Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2013 Management Association of the Philippines “Management Man of the Year,” and 2005 CEO EXCEL for Excellence in Communication in Organisations.
Prior to Amber Kinetics, Ed worked in utility-scale solar development with Cleantech America, which when acquired in 2010 by Meridian Energy was a leading developer of PV farms in California with a pipeline of over 380 MW of utility-scale solar projects throughout the U.S.
Ed received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and has completed additional course work in energy policy and cleantech entrepreneurship at Stanford University. He is the recipient of the Chinese Institute of Engineering Scholarship Award, presented by Dr. Steven Chu, the former U.S. Secretary of Energy.
He followed his work with the conception, design, fabrication and test of a fully integrated homopolar motor/generator flywheel system. This system featured a solid steel rotor, but was fabricated solely from high strength alloy steel, similar to that used in the present Amber Kinetics rotor designs.
Dr. Sanders has extensive experience as an electric machine designer and electric machine control system designer. Since his days as an undergraduate and graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he has carried out projects centered on induction machines and on permanent magnet machines. These have been as primary research projects and as supporting system components in numerous projects.
Dr. Sanders received his bachelor’s and master’s of science degrees and his PhD in electrical engineering from MIT. He has served as chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Computers in Power Electronics and as a member-at-large of the IEEE PELS Adcom.
Before joining Amber Kinetics, he was chief financial officer for Alliance Select Foods International – a public listed company in the Philippines. Prior to that position, he was general manager, finance, for Isla Petroleum and Gas Corp, Makati, Philippines, a major liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) player in the Philippine market.
Earlier in his career, Gary spent almost 12 years with Shell Philippines in both its downstream and upstream businesses. He was project finance manager of Shell Philippines Exploration B.V for the USD1Bln Malampaya Deepwater Gas-to-Power project, Phase 2 and 3, under the Service Contract 38. He was also the distribution finance manager for the Philippines and North Pacific Islands Cluster.
Before leaving Shell Philippines, he served as the special project advisor for liquefied natural gas (LNG). In that role, he was responsible for integrating project costs and opportunities as well as engagement with various internal and external stakeholders to support the LNG implementation in the Philippines.
Gary is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant, a designation granted by the globally recognized program of the Institute of Certified Management of Australia. He completed the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) strategic finance program; he is a graduate member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and an MBA candidate from De La Salle University. He earned his bachelor in science for accountancy degree from University of Sto. Tomas in 1994.
Before joining Amber Kinetics, Dr. Senesky was part of Texas Instruments’ Kilby Labs corporate R&D group, with a focus on power electronics for renewable energy and energy storage. From 2007 to 2009, he worked for Tesla Motors as part of the team that released the groundbreaking Tesla Roadster.
Dr. Senesky received A.B. and B.E. degrees from Dartmouth College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California – Berkeley.
Held a number of roles in Shell Philippines initially as a Supply Chain Manager as for Retail, Commercial business and Corporate Functions and moved on to regional responsibilities in Asia such as Procurement Manager for East Asia and Oceania con-currently with Transport Logistics Category Lead for Asia. Had extensive exposure in Procure Goods and Services systems implementation first as Country Process Lead for Requisition-to-Pay for the Philippines and, eventually led a team of 9 Process Experts covering Asia as Procurement Systems and Process Manager prior to joining Amber Kinetics.
Currently serving as President of the Philippine Institute for Supply Management (PISM), the premiere organization for Supply Management professionals in the Philippines.