Albert (Bert) Nelson has worked since the 1990s in the energy and new technology sectors in senior positions spanning product development and testing, product management, project financing, marketing and business development and general management. An experienced entrepreneur and financier, he has helped start seven energy technology companies. Most recently, he has helped launch Stalwart Power serving as COO and Executive VP. Mr. Nelson also served as the CEO of Applied Superconductor, Inc. and its predecessor companies Zenergy Power and SC Power Systems until January 2014. He is also currently a Senior Technical Consultant to Applied Materials, Inc. for the development and commercialization of power systems equipment for the electric grid. Mr. Nelson is an investor and director in several businesses including Sargent Electric, GELI, Inc., Sequentric Energy Systems, Histogen and Smart Wire Grid. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Nelson served on the advisory board of the Wolfson Magnetics Centre at Cardiff University, and he has served on the advisory board of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University since 2011. Mr. Nelson graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Naval Architecture, completed the submarine and naval nuclear power curriculums, qualified as Chief Engineer on the S6G submarine nuclear reactor plant, and graduated with distinction from the Naval War College JPME I program.