Fluence Communications Manager
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Stephen Coughlin leads the Fluence team and its efforts to accelerate energy storage adoption globally, to transform the way we power our world and ensure a more sustainable future.
Before joining Fluence, Stephen led the AES Energy Storage business unit through a high-growth phase and through the merger transaction and integration with Siemens Energy Storage that created Fluence.
Across ten years at the AES Corporation, Stephen led the Corporate Strategy & Investments team, managed the executive team’s capital investment committee tasked with shaping the company’s investment portfolio, served as Chief of Staff to AES’s CEO and Director of Finance for AES’s global wind generation organization.
Earlier in his career, Stephen held positions as an economic consultant and in corporate finance and strategic planning in the telecommunications industry. Stephen holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a bachelor's in commerce and finance from the University of Virginia.
As Chief Financial Officer, Dennis Fehr is responsible for the financial management of Fluence and the development of financial services for Fluence customers, and from a finance perspective the tendering and execution of projects and managing the procurement function.
Prior to joining Fluence, Dennis had a 15-year career with Siemens, holding various finance and business administration positions in China, Germany, Mexico and Indonesia at Siemens’ Medium Voltage business unit.
Dennis holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Berufsakademie Villingen-Schwenningen.
As Chief Operating Officer, John Zahurancik directs the Fluence teams that create and deliver storage solutions and services to leading customers around the world. Working with progressive power system players, John and his teams create valuable business use cases for grid-scale storage, educate storage users in these benefits, manage the deployment of new systems, and help service these systems throughout their complete lifecycle.
John was a cofounder of AES Energy Storage in 2007, a recognized market leader, and led AES' team in pioneering nearly 500MW of utility-scale applications of battery-based energy storage projects in the U.S., Chile, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, and the Dominican Republic.
Accomplishments include the deployment of the world’s largest grid connected lithium ion battery (five times), the first power purchase agreement for energy storage at the 100MW Alamitos Power Center, and the first multi-megawatt scale storage systems approved in six countries.
John is a regular industry speaker on energy storage, innovation, and leadership and is often quoted on these topics in mainstream and industry journals. Prior to energy storage, John worked at AES in retail power and fiber telecommunications, and as a consultant and market analyst to the telecommunications industry.
John holds a master's degree in public policy from the University of Michigan and a bachelor's in economics and social science from Florida State University.
As Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director, Johannes Reinschke leads Fluence’s technology selection, integration design, controls development and market & system modeling for Fluence’s energy storage solutions.
Prior to joining Fluence, Johannes had worked for Siemens for almost 18 years, in sales and software development/commissioning roles at Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services, in the Research Group in Siemens Corporate Technology, and most recently as Head of R&D for Active Power Systems and Storage at Siemens’ Medium Voltage and Systems business unit. Overall Siemens filed more than 100 patent families based on invention reports authored or co-authored by Johannes.
In addition, in 2014, Johannes successfully initiated the EU-funded project “Storage-Enabled Sustainable Energy for Buildings and Communities” (“SENSIBLE”), and in 2015 he was the first coordinator of this project.
Johannes holds a Diploma in Physics from the University of Goettingen (Germany) and a Ph.D. in Control Engineering from the University of Cambridge (UK).
As Vice President for Global Markets, Jan Teichmann oversees Fluence’s global sales and product marketing efforts.
Prior to joining Fluence, Jan led development of Siemens’ global energy storage business, as well as serving in senior marketing and sales capacities for Eaton’s solar inverter business and Siemens in southeast Asia. Jan has worked in the fields of product development, project management, sales and marketing for over 20 years and has a deep understanding of existing power grids and the challenges they face.
While employed by major distribution systems suppliers in Europe and several Asian countries, he built broad knowledge in power distribution products and systems and solutions, for conventional and power electronics-based technologies.
Jan holds a degree in electrical engineering from University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern.
As Vice President for Customer Solutions, Brett Galura leads Fluence’s product development, delivery and services group, responsible for solution engineering, delivery, deployment and follow-on customer service offerings.
Prior to joining Fluence, Brett served in a variety of capacities over 20 years’ experience with the AES Corporation, including leading AES Energy Storage’s Solutions Development team from 2010 onward, architecting and managing the deployment of multiple global information technology projects, overseeing commercial operations development in an AES retail electricity business, co-founding an AES telecom business, and directing AES’ IT operations expansion in Asia and the Middle East.