Leadership Team

Ambient’s leadership team combines leading edge low light PV scientific expertise with practical, global experience in high volume electronic device manufacturing.

Bates Marshall

Co-Founder and CEO

Bates Marshall is Ambient’s Chief Executive Officer, co-founder, and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Among his diverse responsibilities, he considers his role as growth champion his most significant — focused on helping both Ambient and its customer partners transform ambitious never-before-imagined ideas into market-transforming products at scale…
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Kethinni Chittibabu, Ph.D.

Co-founder and CTO

Ambient co-founder Dr. Kethinni Chittibabu is a renowned material scientist with specific interest on opto-electronic properties of materials and related devices. Throughout his 30 year career, he has leveraged his uniquely interdisciplinary expertise in synthetic material chemistry, device physics and highly specialized opto-electronic and photovoltaic material development to advance photovoltaic innovation…
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Glenn Gengel


Throughout his career, COO and recognized manufacturing expert Glenn Gengel has successfully brought high technology products from the lab to mass scale over and over again…
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Joshua Wright

VP of Engineering

Joshua leads engineering with a focus advancing Ambient’s energy harvesting technology and delivering proof of concepts for customers seeking to deploy Ambient technology in their products….
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