SOURCE: Pentadyne Power Corporation

February 22, 2007 08:30 ET

Managing Director Ansett of Europe EYP Joins Pentadyne Board

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 22, 2007 -- Pentadyne Power Corporation (, the world's leading commercial manufacturer of clean energy storage systems using advanced composite flywheel technology, announced that Ed Ansett, Managing Director of Europe EYP Mission Critical Facilities Ltd., has joined Pentadyne's Board of Directors.

EYP Mission Critical Facilities ( is a global consulting engineering firm focused on the programming, design, commissioning, testing and operations of critical facilities: data centers, command and control centers, trading floors, broadcast facilities, corporate offices and other technology-intensive environments.

"The Pentadyne flywheel system yields excellent performance as both an alternative and complementary energy storage device," Ansett said. "The rapidly growing adoption of Pentadyne's technology at data centers and other mission-critical facilities is a testament to this and to the company's management and engineering prowess. I am looking forward to this opportunity to aid in guiding the company to higher levels of success."

In 2004, Ansett established the first overseas subsidiary of New York City-based EYP Mission Critical Facilities Inc. Prior to joining the EYP organization, Ansett was CEO of Asia Pacific-based DSCO Consulting Engineers, where he founded their mission-critical engineering consultancy. Ansett is a Registered European Engineer, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Pentadyne Board Chairman Lee Bailey (an advisory partner of Rustic Canyon Partners [] and COO of US Renewables Group []) said, "We are very pleased and fortunate that Mr. Ansett has joined our board. He brings a wealth of experience in the specification and operations of many of the world's leading data centers and other mission-critical facilities. Mr. Ansett has developed a number of strategic European and Asian partnerships and has served as project director on a wide range of mission-critical facility projects in these regions. He is a renowned author of many technical white papers and a much sought-after guest speaker at industry conferences. I very much look forward to working with him on leading Pentadyne to new heights."

About Pentadyne Power Corporation

An ISO-9001-certified company, Los Angeles-based Pentadyne designs, manufactures and markets clean energy storage systems using a high-strength advanced carbon-fiber flywheel to ensure power quality and continuity for mission-critical operations at industrial, commercial, healthcare and military facilities in North America and abroad. Integrated into UPS systems -- with or without battery-based energy storage -- award-winning Pentadyne flywheel systems provide an economic, long-lasting, low maintenance, lightweight and environmentally responsible back-up power solution without any hazardous chemicals or other safety concerns. The company is backed by leading venture capital groups and power industry leaders including Nth Power, Rustic Canyon Partners, DTE Energy, Energy InnovationsPortfolio, Electricité de France, Ben Rosen (co-founder of Sevin Rosen Funds and Chairman emeritus of Compaq Computer) and others. Pentadyne OEM systems are marketed in the Americas by Emerson Network Power ( under the Liebert ( brand and by Socomec Sicon ( in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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