Ocean Power Technologies | Leadership

Philipp Stratmann, Eng.D.

President, Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Philipp Stratmann is OPT's President and Chief Executive Officer, based in the company's New Jersey headquarters. Philipp joined OPT in December 2019 as Vice President, Global Business Development, bringing with him broad energy industry experience from oil and gas to renewables, both offshore and onshore.

Prior to OPT, Philipp was Vice President, Biofuels, for Velocys, which he joined in 2015 as Business Development Director. He previously served as General Manager Global Development and West Africa for InterMoor and has held leadership positions with Acteon Group and Ernst & Young, in addition to experience with VT Group and Shell.

Philipp is a graduate of the United Kingdom’s University of Southampton, where he received his Engineering Doctorate and his Master of Engineering degree in Ship Science.

Robert P. Powers, CPA

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Robert Powers is OPT's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, based in the company's New Jersey headquarters. He joined OPT in December 2021 with more than 25 years of experience providing domestic and international leadership to entrepreneurial, privately owned, and founder-led companies, as well as SEC registrants and private equity backed companies.

Prior to OPT, Bob was CFO of Constellation Advisors, a private equity-owned provider of outsourced back-office operations and compliance services. He has held financial leadership roles with Sterling Talent Solutions, Wood Group PPS – a division of Wood Group, GTE, SABIC Innovative Plastics, and Plug Power . He has also provided financial consulting services to various companies.

Bob began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Fordham University and an MBA in Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and he is a Certified Public Accountant.

Matthew Burdyny

Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing

Matthew Burdyny is OPT’s Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing. Matt joined OPT in March 2022 after 13 years with Teledyne Marine, a segment of Teledyne Technologies, bringing strong experience in sales, business development, marketing, and product development.

Most recently Matt was Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Teledyne Marine, a group of leading-edge undersea technology companies, where he drove segment growth, defining key market opportunities and acquisitions, while leading a sales organization.

Matt received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Victoria and a Master’s degree in Management from Harvard University.