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15 January 2024

QPT appoints Rupert Baines as CEO

Independent power electronics company Quantum Power Transformation (QPT) of Cambridge, UK — which was founded in 2019 and specializes in developing next-generation gallium nitride (GaN)-based motor drives — has appointed Rupert Baines as its CEO, effective from 1 April. He is a veteran of the semiconductor industry with C-level roles including CEO of UltraSoC (sold to Siemens) and chief marketing officer of Codasip.

QPT's CEO Rupert Baines. Picture: QPT's CEO Rupert Baines.

“Rupert has been the lead adviser for QPT since January 2022 and his support has been invaluable,” says founder & chief technology officer Rob Gwynne. “We are now at a very exciting stage: first prototypes, customer traction and raising funding on Crowdcube. We are looking forward to having Rupert on board to accelerate our growth,” he adds.

“Up to 45% of world electricity is used in electric motors, which is increasing as we move to net zero, yet many motors are wasteful of energy,” notes Baines. “QPT’s qGaN technology is designed to make motors more efficient to reduce power consumption and carbon dioxide emissions so I was really proud to collect the winner’s plaque for the ABB ‘Power Density Start-up Challenge 2023 for Motor Drive Products’.

See related items:

QPT wins ABB Power Density Start-up Challenge for Motor Drive Products

QPT opens Crowdcube funding round, with Geoff Haynes as lead investor

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