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Michael Ondusko has been named the new Vice President of Operations for CPower. Michael joined the Company in 2014 and has 28 years of engineering, procurement, manufacturing and project management experience. He has worked for Daimler Trucks, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, and US National Security Agency. Michael holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. In his new position, Michael is responsible for project planning and execution, and the engineering and support team, which is based in Corvallis, OR USA, will report to Michael.

Joe Prudell, who joined CPower in 2008 as part of its initial engineering team and currently holds the position of Senior Research and Development Engineer, has assumed additional responsibilities as Director of Oregon Corporate Operations. In this role, Joe will be responsible for corporate facilities and infrastructure in Oregon, USA. Joe holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a MS in Engineering from Oregon State University, where he specialized in ocean wave energy and electromechanical energy conversion.  Prior to Columbia Power, Joe served in the US Navy as electrician on nuclear powered submarines and worked for Portland General Electric.