Santos, Pedro

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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Pedro conceived and invented OsComp’s near-isothermal multiphase compression technology while finishing his graduate studies in 2009 and has pioneered the additional technological and engineering developments focused on reducing the cost of transporting gas including delivered CNG on trucks and ships. He is the primary inventor named on all 7 of OsComp’s patent applications. Pedro has been the recipient of numerous technical awards including the Goradia Innovation Prize in 2011, and was a winner in 8+ technical and business competitions. OsComp is a recipient of multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and the US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), most recently awarded a contract from the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) which is managed by the US Department of Energy. He has been featured on Compressor Tech Magazine, Chemical Engineering Magazine, and received the Dominican Republic presidential award in 2012 recognizing the most accomplished professional in the country under 35 years of age. He was named by Forbes as one of its inaugural “30 under 30” award in the field of energy in December 2011. Prior to starting OsComp, Pedro had been an operations director with a Latin American affiliate of Ingersoll-Rand, one of the World’s largest compression technology and equipment companies, using his expertise to reduce the total operating costs of manufacturing operations throughout the Americas. He holds a certification as one of the youngest professionals to have attained the United States’ Department of Energy’s Airmaster+ certification in compressed air systems and has completed more than 80 industrial energy audits for compression systems. Pedro received Bachelor of Science degrees in engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra and the Rochester Institute of Technology, graduating from both with highest honors and an Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management (MIT Sloan) in Cambridge, MA.