BladeRunner Team

Moriel Arango, Co-Founder and Technology Lead

Moriel is a mechanical engineer focusing on processes and technology for renewable energy generation. Moriel is the latest addition to the team of founders at BladeRunner Energy LLC and brings experience in resource and technology assessment for hydrokinetic deployments, industrial installations, system controls, and data acquisition. Additionally, Moriel’s native bilingual (Spanish-English) skills will be an asset for reaching emerging markets in the Americas.

Moriel received his Masters of Science degree from the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Washington, where he participated in the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) and performed his thesis work under the direct supervision of the then co-director of NNMREC, Dr. Philip Malte.

Paul Vosbeek, Co-Founder

Dutch Consulate Portrait -91 PaulPaul is an experienced entrepreneur having founded, funded, and grown multiple successful technology companies. His international business experience includes energy, environmental, and agricultural technology transfer programs and projects between the Netherlands and the US, as well as Spain, Brazil and Japan.

Paul holds a Bachelor degree in International Business obtained in 1992 at the Higher School of Economics in Groningen, the Netherlands and the Ryerson University of Toronto, Canada. Paul is an Honorary Board Member of Bioneers.


Matt Ross, Co-Founder

Matt is a multidisciplinary technologist focusing on business development for clean energy markets such as smart grid/cities, energy storage and renewable energy generation. Matt has previous experience in the development and commercialization of a number of renewable energy technologies including small wind and flywheel energy storage.

Matt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012 with a B.S. in Environmental Science and a minor in Physics. When he’s not thinking about energy challenges, Matt loves to surf and increase his knowledge of flowing water.