Company Overview

Promethient was founded in 2012 by Charles Cauchy, a recognized expert in the field of solid state heating and cooling using thermoelectric devices. Promethient’s solid state heating and cooling technology is marketed under the Thermavance™ brand name. As a seasoned inventor, Mr. Cauchy has completed extensive global intellectual property work to protect the company’s proprietary technology.

Upon the receipt of funding from Boomerang-Catapult in 2017, Promethient was reorganized as a Delaware C-corp. Shortly thereafter, Bill Myers joined Promethient as its CEO with the goal of assembling a professional team to bring Thermavance to market.

Leadership Team & Board of Directors

Chuck Cauchy
Founder & CTO

Cauchy is an expert in the field of solid state cooling. In his previous companies, he was responsible for launching many highly successful products in the solid state cooling/heating market including systems for automobiles, medical, food service, consumer products, etc. He is also a published author in the field and has presented at several national and international forums.

Bill Myers

Myers brings 30 years of leadership, sales, organizational development and engineering experience to Promethient. His prior roles include founding TriLink Technical Services, sales management at LMS/Siemens PLM and engineering at Chrysler Motors. Myers has served on Northwest Michigan College’s Board of Trustees and was a founder of Newton’s Road, a Traverse City-based non-profit supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Myers holds mechanical engineering degrees from Michigan Technological University and Oakland University.

Lowell Gruman
Board Chair

Gruman is Principal of Boomerang Catapult, LLC. He has thirty years of senior executive management in investment banking. He has led the growth of businesses in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines and Singapore in senior finance and management roles for Citibank, H.J. Heinz Company and Oaktree Capital Management. He serves as a Director of Atlas Space Operations, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Interlochen Center for the Arts. Mr. Gruman is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Scott Kunselman
Board Director

Kunselman joined the Promethient Board of Directors in December of 2017. Kunselman served Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for more than 30 years culminating in Senior Vice President roles reporting to the CEO in Engineering, Purchasing and Vehicle Safety. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Oakland University and serves on the Board of Directors of Horizon Global. Kunselman has also served on the Boards of the Chrysler Foundation, the Michigan Science Center and the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council.

Casey Cowell
Board Advisor

Serving in an advisory role is Boomerang Catapult, LLC Principal, Casey Cowell, co-founder of U.S. Robotics, Inc. He served as Chairman and CEO throughout the company’s history culminating in its merger into 3COM Corporation. A $200 post-college start-up, U.S. Robotics became the world’s largest manufacturer of modems and related products that connected computers to the global telephone network. Cowell is an active investor, advisor and board member in numerous start-up and early stage companies.

Nik Endrud
Board Director

Endrud joined Faurecia in 2006 as the Marketing Director for North America. Before assuming his current role, Nik served as Vice President of the North American OEM Customer Business Units, Vice President of the Global Faurecia Automotive Seating (FAS) Frames Division, based in Brieres, France and, most recently, President of FAS North America.

Before joining the automotive industry in 2002 with Johnson Controls Inc., Endrud held various manufacturing engineering and operations positions with Procter & Gamble. He also had various operations, sales and marketing positions with, an internet marketing start-up.

Endrud holds an engineering degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.