Catherine von Burg
Chief Executive Officer/President
SimpliPhi Power Inc.
Catherine Von Burg is a Founder and the President & CEO of SimpliPhi Power, a technology company that designs and manufactures non-toxic, efficient, and enduring energy storage and management systems that seamlessly integrate solar, wind, generator, or any other power generation source – in conjunction with or independent from the grid.
Catherine’s career spans a diverse portfolio of strategic planning, policy development, executive management, and multidisciplinary team building in the fields of biomedical engineering and research, health and human services and environmental conservation. Committed to the transformation of the grid and creating universal access to clean energy, she has published white papers and spearheaded national program, policy and business- initiatives with organizations such as Pew Charitable Trusts, Rockefeller Institute, Columbia University, NY March of Dimes Foundation, John Hopkins School of Biomedical Engineering, Wilderness Education Association and First 5 Commission of California.
In 2017, representing SimpliPhi, Catherine was nominated to participate in an exclusive entrepreneur program hosted by the U.S. Department of State and the Unreasonable Group. Global business leaders were carefully selected as being the best positioned to solve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Under Catherine's leadership, SimpliPhi has deployed energy storage solutions in 30+ countries, providing access to power in some of the harshest and most remote environments globally. The company has grown to offer a full range of mobile, residential and commercial storage solutions that combine non-hazardous lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) chemistry with proprietary manufacturing processes and materials, battery architecture, power electronics and Battery Management Systems (BMS). Catherine has also lead partnerships that have granted SimpliPhi batteries endorsement by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps and exclusive ‘Special Permission’ by the FAA to air-ship worldwide.
Catherine graduated from Columbia University in New York and holds a Master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy.
Wednesday, September 26
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM