Key Team Members

Darryl Pollica

President and CEO

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"At Ivys Inc., we pride ourselves on our multi-disciplinary approach and experience with a portfolio of technologies. We believe in 'connecting the dots' between technology, markets and people to foster innovation. We strive to develop simple, elegant and cost effective solutions that create value for all stakeholders." 

Darryl, founder of Ivys Inc., has a proven track record of architecting complex energy systems, including distributed power generation, residential combined heat and power and on-site hydrogen generation and refueling. Darryl began his career at A.D. Little Consulting and was then a founding member of the Epyx Corporation, later becoming Nuvera Fuel Cells. He served as both Platform Leader for Nuvera’s on-site hydrogen generation system and Vice President of Product & Supplier Development, managing a team of over 45 technical & business-minded staff. Over the last few years, he oversaw and directed the safe deployment of eight hydrogen refueling facilities across the U.S., spanning the material handling and merchant gases markets. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.


Chris O'Brien

Chief Technology Officer

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Chris has been working in the transportation and energy industries from graduate school through today, with a consistent focus on alternative energy and sustainable transportation. As a member of Nuvera Fuel Cells, Chris had the opportunity to work with all aspects of fuel cell and hydrogen infrastructure technology for more than a decade, including automotive and stationary fuel cell engines, onboard and distributed hydrogen generation systems, and hydrogen delivery infrastructure. As the Systems Architect for Nuvera's PowerTap line of hydrogen generation and delivery products, he led interdisciplinary technology and product teams to design, test and deliver hydrogen systems for industrial and automotive applications, with more than a dozen industrial stations online today. Chris also has experience in the automotive industry as part of GM's early hybrid and electric vehicle programs. Chris holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and an AB in Chemistry from Princeton.