Mohan Misra, Ph.D., Founder, Chairman, and CEO—Dr. Misra directs daily operations and guides technology development and commercialization strategies. Dr. Misra founded ITN Energy Systems to pursue the advancement of technologies in energy, space, and environmental areas, and has assembled a team of top scientists, technicians, executives, and business staff that shares his passion for the company's goals. Dr. Misra has pioneered a business model where technologies developed through advanced research are brought to the commercial market through strategic alliances with established manufacturing enterprises.

Throughout his career, Dr. Misra has developed and implemented several key technologies, including thin-film photovoltaics, smart materials and structures, advanced composites, and lightweight structures. Dr. Misra received Martin Marietta‘s Jefferson Cup (the corporation‘s highest award for outstanding technical achievement) in 1984 and 1987, Martin Marietta’s Inventor of the Year Award in 1982, and the American Foundrymen’s Society award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in 1980. Dr. Misra holds a BS-Metallurgical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University – India, a MS-Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Washington – Seattle, and a Ph.D.-Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

ITN’s executive management team meets regularly with potential customers and/or joint venture partners to determine market needs and requirements. Product requirements and business objectives are then communicated to the program area leads to begin the team effort in formulating a comprehensive business plan. With ITN’s significant technology transfer and scale up experience, this team has the right mix of expertise to successfully address the technical and marketing issues in commercializing these new clean energy technologies.

Mr. Neelesh Ullal, Director of Business Operations—Mr. Ullal oversees all business operations at ITN, and is responsible for corporate negotiations with government and commercial partners and investors. Before assuming this position, he served in two of ITN’s spinoff companies. With Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems Group (formerly MicroSat Systems, Inc.), he was responsible for coordinating financial project management and large programs as the company transitioned to its new home. He then became Senior Manager of Sales Operations for Ascent Solar Technologies, where he was instrumental in developing financial and infrastructure systems. Mr. Ullal holds Bachelors of Accounting and Masters of Accounting degrees from Bombay University, India, and a Masters of Science (Information Systems) from the University of Colorado.

Ms. Janet Casteel, Controller—Ms. Casteel is responsible for management of government contracts and government accounting reporting and compliance with DCAA, as well as supporting contract development and corporate infrastructure for new spinoff companies. Between 2006 and 2010, she served as Chief Accounting Officer and Director of Financial Reporting for one of ITN’s spinoff companies, Ascent Solar Technologies Inc., (ASTI). At ASTI she was responsible for meeting all public reporting requirements for the successful completion of over $100 million in capital raising and subsequent SEC financial reporting along with implementation of internal controls for SOX compliance. Prior to ASTI she developed ITN’s accounting and financial infrastructure for four start-up Research and Development technology companies including management of government contracts, reporting, and compliance. Ms. Casteel is a registered certified public accountant. She holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Nebraska College of Business and a BS degree in Accounting from Metropolitan State College in Denver.