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David Nations – Manager of Operations

David brings to Inspired Energy his 25 years of experience in Industrial Engineering, Quality Management, Manufacturing, and Process Improvement. In his career, he has worked in the battery, commercial aerospace, defense, and logistics industries. He is committed to Safety, Quality, and Productivity – in that order – so that Inspired Energy will be the first choice both for local employees and prospective employees as well as for customers looking for the best smart battery systems.

David holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Master of Science in Statistics, both from the University of Florida. He is also a Honeywell-Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has been married to his wife, Heather, for 26 years, and they have 4 incredible children.

Jeff Barbera – Manager of Technology

Jeff is responsible for the engineering operations of Inspired Energy, ensuring the best cell technologies and electronics’ design are available to our clients via research and development in advanced smart battery systems.

Jeff became part of the battery industry in early 2001.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of North Florida and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Lori Brewster – Finance Manager

Overseeing all critical accounting functions for Inspired Energy, Lori brings nearly three decades of finance and business experience to her role of Accounting Manager.  Her previous experience includes Accounting Manager at the University of Florida for the school’s construction projects and operating two successful businesses within the trucking and equipment sales industries.

Lori graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, a master’s degree in Information Systems and Operations Management, and holds a Florida CPA license.

Dave Hellriegel – Sales & Marketing Manager

Dave started in the Smart battery field with Energizer Power Systems working in the Engineering Department R/D lab supporting Smart Battery new product development. As one of the original Inspired Energy team members Dave headed the Quality Department supporting production and customer needs for 6 years before moving into the Sales Department as Product Manager.

Dave brings more than 20 years-experience in the Smart battery business, the last 10 years successfully supporting customer growth for Inspired Energy.

Board of Directors – Alexander Jacobs, Richard Hudson, Eugene Kropp, David Baggaley


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