About enerG2 | Energy Storage Technologies


enerG2, founded in 2003 in Seattle, Washington, developed its patented Carbon Technology Platform to enable large-scale production of carbon materials that surpass the limitations of the naturally occurring carbons traditionally used in energy storage applications. Polymer chemistry is the foundation for enerG2’s market-leading innovations. enerG2 has developed laboratory-scale technologies and translated those technologies to commercial-scale manufacturing, all based on finely controlled and ultra-high purity polymer chemistry. Delivering these tailored carbons to energy storage device manufacturers allows our customers to increase device utilization and performance to create better cost/performance value to the end consumer.


enerG2′s Management team has extensive experience in business formation, engineered materials, technology and product development

As CEO of enerG2, Dr. Kirill Bramnik helps lead the executive team through development and execution of strategies to facilitate rapid growth as a new member of part of the BASF family of businesses. With his extensive experience from BASF's energy storage materials businesses, Kirill brings deep operational expertise along with an entrepreneurial mindset enabling enerG2 to continue rapid growth on the BASF foundation of stability and resources.

Dr. Kirill Bramnik
Chief Executive Officer

Benjamin has been with the company since 2010 and was a key member of the research team that developed enerG2’s advanced carbon aerogel technology platform. During his tenure at enerG2 he has focused on development of novel materials for advanced performance in lithium ion, ultra-capacitor, adsorbed natural gas, and lead-acid systems. As a researcher he has worked to bolster lab success and provide industrial scale-up solutions to enerG2’s advanced materials. As Director of R&D he oversees the implementation of new solutions and provides guidance and technical direction for the company, including the strategy and execution of enerG2’s intellectual property.

Benjamin Kron
R&D Director

Mike serves as enerG2’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He brings extensive technology and sales experience to the team. He spent 25 years in the Assistive Technology realm, is a former member of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America and a trusted confidant of many State Associations supporting individuals with special needs. Mike’s accomplishments extend into the sales field as well. His leadership over a team of Sales professionals in the Lead Acid Battery business resulted in explosive growth in that field. He is a master at relationships and it is important to him to really hear the customer and work with them to assure their needs are met. Mike works closely with the other members of the Executive Team to execute enerG2’s short and long term strategies around the world.
Michael McCarthy
VP of Sales & Marketing
Chris serves as VP of Manufacturing at enerG2’s 74,000 square foot state-of-the-art production facility in Albany, Oregon. In this role, he facilitates all aspects of day-to-day operational efforts to safely manufacture advanced engineered carbon and meet enerG2’s customers needs. In addition, Chris is responsible for driving the strategic scale up of new and existing technologies and capabilities as enerG2 continues to broaden its footprint within the energy storage market. Chris joined enerG2 as Engineering Manager in 2016, bringing engineering and operations management experience from both industry leading chemical manufacturers and start up environments.​
Chris Hohman
VP of Manufacturing
Ritesh is experienced in business development and related areas in diversified market segments such as Industries, R&D Labs, Pharmaceuticals & Bio-Pharma Industries, Analytical Labs, Govt. Institutes etc., with strong technical and sales acumen. His dynamic career of 14 years reflects pioneering experience and success in achieving revenue and business growth objectives both as an Individual Contributor & Team Leader. He has been exposed to diverse technologies and environments, and has applied knowledge and expertise in creating opportunities and expanding businesses. Ritesh has had outstanding success in building and maintaining relations with key decision makers; established large volume, high profit accounts; Displayed entrepreneurial skills through establishing operations; researching, identifying and developing markets; developing new clients; and strategizing the long-term business directions of the region to ensure maximum profitability in line with organizational objectives.

Ritesh Kumar
Sales Manager, India
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Song serves as Sales Manager in the China region. With 20 years technical sales, marketing & business development experience in different industries, and with enerG2’s high quality carbon aerogel, creative solutions and best services, Song works closely with customers to bring value to the market.

Song Tao
Sales Manager, China
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