A new paradigm

We are a technology company

Enedym is a technology start-up company from McMaster University. The company is headquartered at the McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Enedym has ownership of over 50 patents and pending patent applications and related inventions developed by the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain Dr. Ali Emadi and his research group at the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC), McMaster University. Our vision is to cut the cost of electric propulsion motors significantly and power a new paradigm in the electric motor industry through novel switched reluctance motor (SRM) drive technologies. We aspire to help save the planet, one electric motor market at a time.

Core Values

Sustainability

We employ holistic, long-term
thinking to make a positive impact
on the earth and its communities

Data-driven Intelligence

We’re the motor drive experts
with deep engineering capability
and robust processes

Diversity

Broad capabilities and
experiences are the foundation on
which positive change is made possible.

Enedym Leadership

Ali Emadi

Founder, President, and CEO

Dr. Ali Emadi is a Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate and a Professor at McMaster University. He is also the holder of the NSERC/Stellantis Industrial Research Chair in Electrified Powertrains and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Transportation Electrification and Smart Mobility. Before joining McMaster University, he was the Harris Perlstein Endowed Chair Professor of Engineering and Director of the Electric Power and Power Electronics Center and Grainger Laboratories at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL. He is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and has successfully transferred technology from his university research to industry. For the past 20 years, he has been leading many industry-university initiatives and has contributed significantly to numerous products commercialized by the industry. Ali is the Founder, President, and CEO of Enedym Inc.

Berker Bilgin

Co-Founder and VP of Engineering

Dr. Berker Bilgin received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, IL, in 2011, and MBA degree from DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, in 2018. He is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University. He is the principal inventor/co-inventor of over 10 patents and pending patent applications. He is the lead editor and author of the book titled Switched Reluctance Motor Drives: Fundamentals to Applications. He was the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC). Berker is the Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering of Enedym Inc.

Randy Reisinger

Co-Founder and Board Member

Mr. Randy Reisinger is a business adviser and strategist with a strong technology background ranging from software systems to vehicle electrification and beyond. After joining Apple in the early days of Personal Computing, he rose through the ranks to manage the $1.5B Apple //e product line and helped form Apple’s first corporate sales group. He participated in business and IP licensing strategy at the famed Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where mice were invented, and icon computing originated amid early ethernet and internet implementations. His reputation for winning strategies led to decades of experience advising companies in Silicon Valley and around the globe. Randy holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and is a licensed pilot. He is the Co-Founder of Enedym Inc. and serves on the Board of Directors.

Scott Macwilliam

VP of Business Development and Strategy

Mr. Scott Macwilliam received his MBA specializing in innovation and entrepreneurship from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 and Bachelor’s degree in psychology from McMaster University in 1998. Previous roles and current board appointments include: Founder and CEO of technology company (Kite Mobility); CEO, President, and Director of micromobility and electric powertrain companies (BionX International and Elby Mobility, owned by Magna International); Advisory Board Chair, AGM, and Operations Manager within automotive company (Nissan & INFINITI Canada, part of the Renault Alliance); and Network Development and Sales Manager with recreational products company (BRP Inc.), including successful IPO’s within the U.S. and Canadian stock markets. He is passionate about solving large problems with technology which have lasting and positive impacts on the world and is driven to move people and machines more efficiently and sustainably. Scott is the Vice President of Business Development and Strategy of Enedym Inc.

Nick Markettos

VP of Partnerships

Retired from McMaster University as Assistant VP of Research Partnerships and Innovation, Nick Markettos’ career spans the fields of engineering, public policy with focus on climate and cleantech, and academia. He worked in the power industry, in the Ontario government, and at McMaster University and has a particular interest in industry-university partnerships and innovation-driven economic development. At McMaster, he leveraged the University’s research strengths to stimulate regional economic development. He led several strategic initiatives for the University and the Golden Horseshoe region related to manufacturing, automotive, and biosciences. He led the development of the McMaster Innovation Park (MIP) where he served as the CEO in 2018. Nick holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Sciences from Sussex University (UK) and a M.Eng. in Control Systems from McMaster University. Nick is the Vice President of Partnerships of Enedym Inc.

Enedym Milestones

We believe in disruption for the good of our planet and each other. Now is the time to challenge the status quo. The results can have a massive, lasting, and positive impact on the world.

1

March 2020

Enedym signs a new agreement with McMaster University for significant additional space next to MARC for Enedym expansion and rapid prototyping facility.
2

September 2019

Enedym raises seed funding.
3

February 2019

Enedym signs an amended and expanded license agreement with McMaster University. Enedym has ownership of 50+ patents and pending patent applications and related inventions developed by Professor Emadi and his research group at MARC.
4

May 2018

Enedym begins operation.
5

June 2015

Enedym Inc. is formed as a technology start-up spin-off company of McMaster University. Enedym signs a license agreement with McMaster University.
6

May 2013

McMaster University opens 80,000 square-foot McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC). Professor Emadi’s research group moves to MARC and starts developing the CERC research laboratories and test facilities in 25,000 square feet of space.
7

August 2011

Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) announces $11.5 million funding to McMaster University to create the $26 million 80,000 square-foot McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) at the McMaster Innovation Park (MIP).
8

MAY 2011

Ali Emadi joins McMaster University as the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Hybrid Powertrain—the only CERC in Canada related to the automotive, transportation, and electric motor industries.
9

MAY 2010

Ali Emadi named Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Hybrid Powertrain receiving $10 million in federal funding in addition to significant support from McMaster University to develop a world-class research program in transportation electrification at McMaster University.

Ontario, Canada

Hamilton is The Electric City

Over one hundred years ago, Hamilton was known as “The Electric City”. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada was among the very first cities in the world to have electric power, and it was clean hydro power.

About Enedym - Enedym designs and builds electric propulsion motors, located in McMaster Innovation Park, overhead view of McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton Ontario

Photo courtesy of McMaster Innovation Park

For several years, it was home to the cheapest electric power in the entire world. This enabled many industries and significant manufacturing. Hamilton was then known as the “Home of the Manufacturer”. The first Westinghouse manufacturing operation outside of the U.S. was established in Hamilton in 1897 on the very site where McMaster Innovation Park is located.

Enedym is headquartered at the McMaster Innovation Park on the very site George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla had their operation some hundred years ago. We are developing the next generation of electric propulsion and our story is part of the comeback story of The Electric City. We are proud and humbled to contribute to electrifying Hamilton, where it all began, and changing the world for the better, a Brighter World

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