LiquidPiston announced Peter Hartman has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. In this role, Hartman will oversee LiquidPiston’s engineering and product development efforts and help commercialize the company’s X-Engine technology, the company says.
Hartman is an automotive industry technology and business leader with over 30 years of experience leading global product and engineering initiatives that drove growth, optimized processes, and improved systems, according to LiquidPiston. He has implemented full lifecycle product plans while building successful, cross-functional teams.
“We are thrilled to welcome Peter to the LiquidPiston team,” said Alexander Shkolnik, founder and CEO of LiquidPiston. “His extensive engineering expertise and leadership experience will be invaluable as we continue to develop our rotary engine technology platform and bring the X-Engine to market. We look forward to having him as part of our team as we accelerate the commercialization of our technology.”
LiquidPiston says its X-Engine utilizes the breakthrough thermodynamic concepts of the company’s patented High-Efficiency Hybrid Cycle (HEHC) in a totally reimagined compact rotary engine architecture that overcomes the limitations of the traditional Wankel rotary engine. The result is a purpose-designed power source for auxiliary and hybrid-electric propulsion platforms where portability, efficiency, low maintenance, and jet fuel compatibility all work to overcome current range and payload shortcomings.