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A History of Making Big Things Happen

Co-founder, CTO

LinkedIn Profile

  • Solar Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Development at California Institute of Technology NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
  • Broad background in materials science and energy systems
  • PhD Chemical Engineering, MS Nanoscience & Microsystems

Co-founder, Chairman

LinkedIn Profile

  • Currently CEO-Founder of Vertech Solutions Group; software and services in the mortgage industry
  • Extensive startup experience
  • Worked with Jeff at Proterra enabling the sales and marketing team to sell more buses

President & CEO

LinkedIn Profile

  • Co-founder CEO of Proterra Inc
  • Executive leader of 3 startups from zero to > $500 million
  • McKinsey & Co Growth Practice
  • VC and Private Equity Executive
  • E&Y Mergers & Acquisition Group
  • Kellogg GSM MBA

Team Accomplishments

  • Successfully developed and launched products such as the Proterra Electric Transit Bus
  • Have rallied global markets to support new products and businesses
  • Have developed strong buy-in and commitment to product vision from employees, investors, customers, supply chain and governments
  • Built and scaled multiple businesses from startup to >$500 Million
  • Proterra now has customers in over 60 cities, has greater than a 70% market share of the North American electric bus market
  • Deep network in key areas to grow the business with the best talent and partners

Alligant Company Timeline

Cool Timeline



Seamless, high strength joining of metals with carbon fiber and Kevlar achieved



 All provisional filings are converted to full, multinational patent applications



 Reuben Sarkar contracted as COO, initial focus on product prioritization and development



 Dendrite-free metal electrodeposition under normally challenging conditions is demonstrated

About Us

We live our company values

  • As a company, and as individuals, we value integrity, honesty, openness, personal excellence, constructive self-criticism, and continual self-improvement
  • We are respectful, helpful and kind to one another. We take on big challenges, and pride ourselves on seeing them through
  • We hold ourselves accountable to our customers, shareholders, partners, and each other by honoring our commitments, providing results, and striving for the highest quality

We encourage one another

  • Be consistent, communicate frequently, recognize contributions
  • Focus on Operating Excellence – We must focus on performance to deliver on the full operating and financial potential of our company.
  • Act with Speed – With increase in size comes the challenge of operating in a timely fashion. We must avoid bureaucratic delays. We must remain agile enough to act faster than our competitors as this is one of our true advantages.
  • Communicate Openly – We want good news to travel fast and bad news to travel even faster. We need to be mindful of the importance of honestly communicating problems as well as successes. The sooner we communicate a problem, the easier it is for us to solve it.