Our Team

Anbaric Microgrid Team

Edward Krapels

Edward N. Krapels is a leader in the rising industry of non-utility electric transmission and distribution development. He is the CEO of Anbaric Development Partners, a company behind $5 billion in independent transmission and microgrid projects buil read more
Edward N. Krapels is a leader in the rising industry of non-utility electric transmission and distribution development. He is the CEO of Anbaric Development Partners, a company behind $5 billion in independent transmission and microgrid projects buil read more

Dirk van Ouwerkerk

Dirk van Ouwerkerk is Anbaric’s Lead Partner for Microgrids. He has more than twelve years of experience as a strategic consultant and M&A advisor to the electric power industry in the US and Europe Mr. van Ouwerkerk is specialized in an investment category he defines as “market-based cleantech”, i.e. the segment of advanced energy business … read more

Dirk van Ouwerkerk is Anbaric’s Lead Partner for Microgrids. He has more than twelve years of experience as a strategic consultant and M&A advisor to the electric power industry in the US and Europe

Mr. van Ouwerkerk is specialized in an investment category he defines as “market-based cleantech”, i.e. the segment of advanced energy business models that can benefit from new regulations and government incentives, but that doesn’t need to rely on them for growth. His most recent focus has been on the “productization” of the microgrid: an attempt to turn world-class microgrid examples like those at Princeton, Cornell University, and the FDA into scalable solutions for a broader set of customers.

Timothy Vaill

Tim Vaill is the Chief Financial Officer for Anbaric Development Partners, LLC (ADP). In this role he oversees the firm’s financial planning, financial management, and strategic growth. He is the key liaison with ADP’s co-owner and investment partner, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Mr. Vaill is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Boston … read more

Tim Vaill is the Chief Financial Officer for Anbaric Development Partners, LLC (ADP). In this role he oversees the firm’s financial planning, financial management, and strategic growth. He is the key liaison with ADP’s co-owner and investment partner, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Mr. Vaill is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc, a publically-held (NASDAQ) wealth management company with banking and investment activities nationwide. Prior to his work at Boston Private, Mr. Vaill was an Executive Officer for an American Express subsidiary, The Boston Company, and a senior financial consultant for Fidelity Investments in Boston. Just prior to joining Anbaric Development Partners, Mr. Vaill was on the Economic Development Team for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under Governor Deval Patrick.

Mr. Vaill holds a MBA in Finance from the Harvard Business School, a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BS degree in Mathematics from Tufts University. He serves on several boards and was formerly the Chairman of the Economic Development Council for the Town of Andover, where he resides. He continues as a member of the Investment Committee for the Massachusetts $60 billion State Pension Fund, MassPRIM.

Clarke Bruno

Clarke Bruno oversees the company’s legal affairs and projects in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as projects in Canada. He has almost two decades of experience in the private and public sector in energy and environmental policy, project development, and litigation and regulatory law. As counsel to former New Jersey Governor Corzine, Mr. Bruno helped … read more

Clarke Bruno oversees the company’s legal affairs and projects in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as projects in Canada. He has almost two decades of experience in the private and public sector in energy and environmental policy, project development, and litigation and regulatory law.

As counsel to former New Jersey Governor Corzine, Mr. Bruno helped prepare the State’s energy master plan and provided legal and policy analysis on the State’s initiatives to upgrade the grid, spur renewable energy projects, redevelop brownfields, and increase public and private infrastructure investments. As a senior attorney during Mayor Bloomberg’s first term in New York City, Mr. Bruno led the team that won dismissal of four twenty-year old class action lawsuits and revitalized a 50-member legal department. Before entering government, he was a regulatory lawyer and litigator for nine years and clerked for a federal judge for one year. Mr. Bruno has also developed 195 units of low and moderate income housing in New York City.

Mr. Bruno graduated with honors from Swarthmore College where he won a Watson fellowship and cum laude from New York University School of Law where he was awarded a Hays fellowship. He has lived in France, Ghana, and Brazil and is fluent in French and Portuguese.

Luis Ortiz

Luis Ortiz is a Project Manager for Microgrids at Anbaric Development Partners. Most recently, Mr. Ortiz served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Solar Grid Storage (SGS). Prior to joining SGS, Luis was President and co-founder of Ambri (f/k/a Liquid Metal Battery Corporation). Ambri is an early stage company working to develop … read more

Luis Ortiz is a Project Manager for Microgrids at Anbaric Development Partners. Most recently, Mr. Ortiz served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Solar Grid Storage (SGS). Prior to joining SGS, Luis was President and co-founder of Ambri (f/k/a Liquid Metal Battery Corporation). Ambri is an early stage company working to develop and commercialize a radical, new battery technology that will revolutionize gridscale electricity storage. Prior to founding Ambri, Mr. Ortiz served as the Research Director of GroupSadoway at MIT from 2008 to 2011.

An accomplished technologist, Mr. Ortiz has ten years of commercial experience in the commercial battery industry serving as both an independent consultant and as a Program Manager for technology transfer while with Valence Technology. Prior to entering the energy sector, Mr. Ortiz was a Six Sigma Blackbelt in Honeywell’s Electronic Materials Division. Mr. Ortiz holds an S.B. and Sc.D. from MIT’s Department of Materials Science & Engineering.

Anthony DeCristofaro

Anthony DeCristofaro is a Project Manager for Microgrids for Anbaric Development Partners, where he is currently serving as the program manager for NYSERDA NY Prize projects, and a specialist for conventional generation, electrical distribution system design and economic modeling. Anthony has over 25 years of experience in energy generation and infrastructure design, development and acquisitions. … read more

Anthony DeCristofaro is a Project Manager for Microgrids for Anbaric Development Partners, where he is currently serving as the program manager for NYSERDA NY Prize projects, and a specialist for conventional generation, electrical distribution system design and economic modeling. Anthony has over 25 years of experience in energy generation and infrastructure design, development and acquisitions.

Prior to his role with Anbaric Development Partners, he held the position of Director of Engineering at an Alstom company and managing positions at private equity and engineering businesses where he was responsible for direct equity investment in generating assets, M&A support, project development and engineering services. In total, he has been involved in the support of well over 100 power generation (including fossil-fueled, hydropower, solar, biomass and other renewables) and transmission and distribution network acquisitions, development or financing. In addition, he has performed project management, technical design and studies on power, industrial and commercial projects. Mr. DeCristofaro holds current Professional Engineering licenses in the states of New York and Texas. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from New York University and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts

Dan Dobbs

Dan Dobbs is Vice President of Microgrid Products & Finance for Anbaric Development Partners.   Dan started his energy sector career at SunEdison, where he progressed through finance, marketing and product management roles.  He left to co-found Solar Grid Storage, where he served as CFO and developed the finance and operations models that created the first … read more

Dan Dobbs is Vice President of Microgrid Products & Finance for Anbaric Development Partners.   Dan started his energy sector career at SunEdison, where he progressed through finance, marketing and product management roles.  He left to co-found Solar Grid Storage, where he served as CFO and developed the finance and operations models that created the first 3rd-party financed storage-as-a-service business.  Dan returned to SunEdison in 2015 following its acquisition of Solar Grid Storage.  Most recently, Dan was responsible for Product Management at Greensmith, a battery storage software company that is now part of Wärtsilä’s Energy Solutions business.

Mr. Dobbs has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Technology & Policy and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.