Lian Niu - Managing Member
Lian has been actively involved in multiple facets of commercial and utility scale solar project deployment since 2009. While completing his Master's in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York, Lian worked with REgeneration Finance as an Associate Engineer to help finance 12 MW of projects across 40+ school sites across the country. After Regeneration Finance, Lian left New York City to join Orlando based solar project developer, SolarBlue. SolarBlue developed projects in Puerto Rico, where Lian became familiar with early battery storage technology for deployment in island grid infrastructure in combination with solar. Later on, Lian was instrumental in helping an Orlando based EPC company scale operations. At Eitri Foundry, Lian is responsible for project evaluation, acquisition, strategic planning and marketing.
Zachary Sadowsky - Director of Business Development
Zack holds a BSBA in Business Management from the University of Central Florida. Diving right into solar after graduation, Zack managed financial modeling, project development, and acquisition evaluations for a number of utility scale solar projects. Zack was instrumental in sourcing and developing greenfield projects by working with landowners, negotiating land securities, working with third party consultants and executing on contracts with a total appraised worth of over $30M in his first year in solar.
Zack joined the Eitri team to continue his career path in business development and business management in the energy industry. At the Foundry, Zack is responsible for managing projects through their permitting and development phases. Additionally, Zack manages channel relations with third party financiers.
Andrew Hsu, PhD - Senior Technology Manager
Andrew is the Senior Technology Officer of Eitri Foundry. Andrew holds a PhD in power systems and has had one year of postdoctoral research at NASA Ames Research Center. His studies have been focused on power systems and related engineering skills such as control systems, electromechanical machines and test systems. Andrew holds and has been involved with filing numerous patents related to line flow computing and various methods to control AC power flow. At the Foundry, Andrew is involved in various engineering tasks, but is primarily tasked with establishing relationships with the various battery manufacturers and the technologies offered. Andrew will be the key technical personnel in gauging how technology may guide the market or direct the Foundry’s strategy and resource allocation. Andrew will also be in charge of research and development for new products and customized solutions for energy storage applications.
Alexis Tejada - Senior Project Manager
Alexis is Eitri Foundry’s Senior Project Manager. Alexis holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, with a focus on photonics and remote sensing. Prior to joining the solar industry, Alexis managed $15M worth of high-technology manufacturing projects at Princetel, Inc. Seeking a new challenge and greater technical involvement, Alexis joined the fight for renewable energy in 2016 when he became involved in the development, analysis, and engineering of over 100 MW of utility scale solar projects, with a special focus on Latin American solar bids and auctions. At Eitri Foundry, Alexis is responsible for developmental, technical, and project management support.