SOURCE: Pentadyne Power Corporation

March 29, 2007 11:00 ET

Managing Director Tobin of UK's TelecityRedbus Joins Pentadyne Board

CHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- Pentadyne Power Corporation (, the world's leading commercial manufacturer of clean energy storage systems using advanced composite flywheel technology, announced that Michael Tobin, Chief Executive Officer of the London, UK-based TelecityRedbus Group (, has joined Pentadyne's Board of Directors.

TelecityRedbus is the leading independent provider of colocation, managed data center, hosting and connectivity services in Europe. The company specializes in designing, building and managing business-critical web infrastructures to help companies reduce the cost, complexity and risks associated with maintaining web and online environments. TelecityRedbus has facilities in London, Manchester, Milan, Amsterdam, Paris, Stockholm, Dublin and Frankfurt, has over 300 employees and is host to over 2000 customers, many of which are global brands.

Three years after joining TelecityRedbus in 2002, Mr. Tobin was named number 31 of Britain's "Top 50 Entrepreneurs." Also in 2005, Mr. Tobin and the company won the "Business Turnaround of the Year 2005" in the London Business Awards. Following TelecityRedbus' September 2006 acquisition of the hosting and internet network infrastructure leader Globix UK Ltd., Mr. Tobin was named Private Firm Technology CEO of the Year at the recent UK Technology Innovation and Growth Awards 2007. The title is awarded annually to the one individual that drives the success of the UK's fastest growing technology companies in the previous year.

Last week, at the Data Centres Europe 2007 Awards ceremony, Tobin won the "Outstanding Leadership in Data Centres" award and TelecityRedbus was named "Best Pan-European Data Centre."

Prior to joining TelecityRedbus, Mr. Tobin was Managing Director of Fujitsu Corporation's Frankfurt operations, General Manager of ICL Fujitsu Services in Copenhagen, and International Business Development Director at the Paris-based GlobalServe SA, a leading European consortium of systems integrators. Mr. Tobin also worked with a Paris-based US manufacturer of multiprocessor Intel SuperServers and with other computer and robotics companies.

Pentadyne Board Chairman Lee Bailey (an advisory partner of Rustic Canyon Partners [] and Managing Director of US Renewables Group []) said, "We anticipate that Mr. Tobin will be another exceptional source of leadership on Pentadyne's Board of Directors. In his five years with TelecityRedbus, he has generated significant growth in a challenging market and improved the company's profitability considerably, in turn generating accelerated shareholder value. He has also been widely credited with leading the recovery of the data centre and hosting market in the UK and Europe. I and the other Board members look forward to working with him on further growing Pentadyne's success."

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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