Senior Vice President of Global Sales
Blake is Senior Vice President of Global Sales, and brings over 20 years of experience delivering high-value energy storage projects to customers. He has a successful track record of leading sales and business development efforts in the fast growing grid-scale sector of the energy storage industry. Blake’s broad industry experience and deep technical expertise makes him uniquely qualified to provide value to customers, end-users, and channel partners, as well as advise on the advantages of flow batteries compared with other technologies.
Prior to joining UET, Blake was Vice President of Sales for Saft America where he led the creation and growth of its energy storage business. He closed multiple large-scale contracts with utilities, renewable developers, transit authorities, and the U.S. Department of Defense, with projects located in California, Hawaii, the Northeastern U.S., Alaska, Arizona, Canada, Bolivia, Mexico, and the Caribbean basin. Earlier in his 15-year career at Saft, he managed marketing, business development, and communications for two Saft international business units selling lithium and nickel metal hydride batteries with over $400 million in annual revenues. In addition, Blake has extensive technical expertise from his work at Energizer, where he was responsible for product development including novel technologies for new rechargeable battery products.
Blake holds three U.S. Patents, and his team was recognized by the Energy Storage Association in 2015 with the Brad Roberts Outstanding Industry Achievement Award. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Florida.