CEO & Founder, Advanced Ionics
Chad Mason is the CEO and founder of Advanced Ionics. After being recognized on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt as one of the top 5 start-ups in the country at the end of 2022, the company signed its first pilot project with global energy supplier Repsol Energy through the Repsol Energy Foundation. Chad successfully led Advanced Ionics through its first series funding and secured $12.5 million; the lead investor in the round was the venture arm of global petroleum company bp. Additional investors came from top climate tech and industry investors including Clean Energy Ventures, GVP Climate and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The company was recognized as a finalist in the prestigious BNEF Pioneers Award for accelerating the deployment of clean hydrogen and S&P Global Platts Energy Awards as the Energy Transition Technology of the Year.