Our name comes from the Mayan word caban, meaning “Earth”, which represents the vital force shared between the natural world and humans. We draw inspiration from this concept to create a clean energy storage system that keeps critical infrastructure powered around the clock while simultaneously ensuring the sustainability of our future.
Caban was founded in 2018 by two engineers with a shared passion for solving how to decarbonize the most fossil fuel-dependent industries. With over 30 years of combined experience designing and manufacturing energy storage systems for mobile and stationary applications, the pair set their ambition initially on building an alternative energy solution for the telecommunications industry in the Americas.
After several years of company growth and demonstrated success supplying energy for some of the world’s largest telecom operators, Caban has expanded to support clean energy needs across critical infrastructure sectors globally.
Caban’s leadership team represents over 200 years of combined experience across global energy and power, manufacturing, telecommunications, and cloud-based information technology sectors. This depth of expertise and breadth of background supporting projects on all five continents are key differentiators that contribute to Caban’s continued success.
As we grow, we are actively seeking top talent across a range of functions. Caban offers a dynamic, collaborative environment for ambitious professionals who are passionate about making a positive impact on the planet.
Caban is backed by a number of leading private equity firms, infrastructure funds, and venture capital organizations that are uniquely committed to investing in innovative, women-led, climate-forward infrastructure solutions. Caban’s investors bring a wealth of experience and inspiration to our mission to decarbonize critical infrastructure across the globe.
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Caban uniquely combines service, hardware, software, and finance to deliver reliable, clean power and boosts your bottom line. This turnkey approach allows you to work directly with one trusted ESG partner to achieve decarbonization across your operations.
Alexandra Rasch Castillo is the Founder and CEO of Caban. Under Alexandra’s leadership, the company has quickly established itself as the leading innovator in alternative energy solutions for critical infrastructure. Before founding Caban in 2018, she was instrumental in the success of Proterra, an OEM of high-voltage batteries and electric heavy-duty vehicles. A native to Guatemala, Alexandra holds a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Rice University and a M.S. in Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.
As a technologist and battery design expert with more than 20 years of technical experience in the energy industry, Brian Pevear is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Caban. Prior to co-founding Caban, Brian held technical leadership positions at Proterra, QuantumScape, and A123 Systems, where he successfully commercialized battery and energy management systems for frontier technology industries. Brian holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Chief Operating Officer
Allen Pitts brings decades of experience as a global operations leader in the renewable energy and telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Caban as Chief Operating Officer, Allen was the regional president of Eltek AS, a pioneer in power electronics and energy efficiency. Allen holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University.
Chief Financial Officer
Charles Bailey has an extensive background in domestic and international finance across the renewable energy, telecommunications, and energy transition industries. He has spent over 25 years as a finance executive, most recently as the Vice President of Finance for CECO Environmental as well as the CFO, Americas Region for Delta Electronics. Charles received a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and an M.B.A. from University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Chief Legal Officer
Violeta Longino, an internationally recognized executive leader, is the Chief Legal Officer at Caban. Violeta is a dual-licensed multicultural attorney with a career that spans across nearly two decades of experience as General Counsel and in-house senior legal counsel for major Fortune 500 multinational corporations such as Hard Rock International, Kayak, and Accor. She holds a J.D. from University of Miami School of Law.
Head of People
Steve Coman brings over 20 years of leadership experience in human resources to his role as Caban's Head of People Operations. Prior to Caban, he held various HR management positions for global companies such as Microsoft, Coco-Cola Company, and Hewlett-Packard. Steve holds an M.B.A. in Human Resources Management and Services from Penn State University.
Armin Paya, a dynamic leader in the telecom power products design and engineering, is the Vice President of Engineering at Caban. Before joining Caban, he served as the Vice President of Engineering for 15 years at Delta Electronics, a leader in energy efficiency management and enhancement. Armin holds a B.S.E.E. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Director of Software Engineering Cloud Services
Tina Tung is a serial entrepreneur, business leader, and software engineering pioneer with nearly 20 years of experience in developing, building, and leading multiple international engineering teams. As the Director of Software Engineering Cloud Services, Tina has been instrumental in designing and scaling Continuo, Caban’s SaaS solution and “secret sauce.” Prior to Caban, she was the founder and CEO of HiTec.AI, Co-founder of AI4quant and held various management positions for well-respected enterprise software companies such as Composite Software, Oracle, and Intacct Corporation.
Director of Firmware Engineering
Jana M. Fernando, Embedded Software Leader with 20+ years of success in fast-paced, agile, and results-driven environments, especially in green technology. Graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Prior to Caban, previously worked at Auto Motive Power, Rivian, Faraday Future and General Motors.