The latest company news on solid state cooling and refrigeration innovations from Phononic.
Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & CEO
Dr. Atti has led the development and growth of Phononic since its inception in 2008.
As the global leader in solid state cooling technology, Phononic is driving the world to a more sustainable way to cool. Its transformational technology reduces greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions and supports climate goals, while meeting the demanding performance needs of the market. The company’s thermoelectric devices and integrated products are mission critical to how people work and communicate; automobiles ‘see’; the protection and effective delivery of life-saving vaccines and drugs; last mile solutions supporting e-commerce; and innovative methods to cool living and work spaces.
Phononic has received coverage in major publications including The Economist, Fast Company and Forbes, and Dr. Atti has been featured as a guest on national broadcast outlets, including CNBC. Atti earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute at the University of Southern California. He also holds an MBA from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Ithaca College.
Kevin Granucci is the Chief Revenue Officer responsible for the growth of
Phononic’s solid state cooling and heating solutions sold across multiple industries. An innovative sales leader with over 25 years of experience, Kevin is recognized for his ability to drive revenue growth year over year, and for skill at building high-functioning global sales teams as well as global manufacturing networks of reps and distributors. Prior to his current role, Kevin was Phononic’s VP and GM of Optoelectronic Sales where he successfully grew revenue every consecutive quarter for four years.
Throughout his career, Kevin has held various positions in Sales, Planning/Operations and Product Marketing for companies serving the optical component and optical transceiver space, including Hitachi
Semiconductor (now Renesas), Opnext and Oclaro (now Lumentum) with
the last four years at Oclaro spent stationed in Tokyo, Japan driving
Strategy and Product Marketing for their Optical Connectivity Group.
Based in San Jose, Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the
University of California at Davis.
Jason is a seasoned global executive with demonstrated expertise directing human resources for high growth expansion stage to Fortune 100 companies across numerous industries. Recognized for his leadership skills as well as strong tactical execution, he guides executive teams and boards of directors in transformational organizational strategy.
At Phononic, Jason is responsible for defining strategy across the critical Human Resources function and driving breakthrough performance, ensuring Phononic’s continued global leadership in solid state cooling and heating technology.
Committed to diversity across organizations, Jason has served on the Board of Directors of WEBD (Working to Educate Build and Develop), supporting HBCU’s throughout North Carolina, as well as on the Board of The Triangle Chief Human Resources Officer Association. He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jason Ruppert, a native of New Orleans, holds B.S. degrees in both Computer Science and Industrial Engineering from Southeastern Louisiana University and an M.S. in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering from North Carolina State University. Jason has held executive leadership positions in R&D, Operations, Engineering, and IT for both large and small-cap Hi-Tech/Semiconductor companies (Nortel, Ciena, Harmonic, OCZ Storage Solutions, and Toshiba, Nanotron).
His focus has been working in highly accelerated growth companies and turn-around companies/organizations with emphasis on New Product Introduction, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Operations, Quality & Reliability systems, and Information Technology.
Jeff Yardley is an accomplished finance executive with a proven track record of scaling technology businesses for rapid growth. Jeff joined Phononic from Cree, Inc. a global, publicly-traded technology company. At Cree, Jeff had leadership roles within corporate finance and as the finance lead for two high growth business units that grew over 4x during his tenure. He was part of leadership teams that grew and scaled these businesses including strategic development, M&A activity, and a potential IPO. He is known for driving results, streamlining processes, and developing high-performing teams.
Prior to Cree, Jeff held financial leadership roles at Stock Building Supply and TEKELEC, both publicly traded companies. He began his career in public accounting at both KPMG and Ernst & Young serving on audits of various public and private companies in a variety of industries.
Jeff attended Appalachian State University where he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant in North Carolina, Certified Management Accounting, and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and children.
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Sep 19, 2022
The Scalable Comprehensive Cooling Solution for Grocery E-commerce
Sep 19, 2022
Phononic presents the most comprehensive cooling solution for grocery e-commerce at Groceryshop 2022
Online grocery ordering and delivery will be a $250B business in just a few years, but today, grocers lose $14 for every $100 order. The winners in the space will be the ones who invest in innovation and improvements to their cold chain. Phononic’s Actively Cooled Freezer & Refrigerator Totes & Platform: The comprehensive cooling […]
Sep 19, 2022
Home Delivery World 2022 – Event Recap
Hear from the team at Phononic after a great two days at the Home Delivery World conference in Pennsylvania, PA. We just launched the world’s first fully sustainable EV with Sortimo of North America. Check out our event recap below.
Aug 30, 2022
Sustainable Cooling for Last Mile
The first all-electric tri-temperature vehicle, delivering zero emissions and unprecedented sustainability for grocery retail.
Bringing 5G to the world
With innovative thermoelectric technology platforms created expressly for the unique needs of optical communications applications, Phononic leads the industry in TECS for 5G applications.
Ensuring highest-level technology for the future of transport
Delivering highest-level performance, reliability, precision and design, Phononic TECs ensure that the exacting requirements for today’s high-profile automotive LiDAR applications are met — every time.
Driving solid state sustainability for our licensing partners
The world’s cleanest refrigerant. The most sustainable cooling and heating technology on the planet.
Reinventing cooling technology for an exploding segment
Phononic’s actively cooled refrigerated and frozen containers provide simple, scalable and sustainable cooling technology for curbside and last mile delivery.
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