President & Chief Executive Officer

Brian is a recognized leader in the automotive sector, with over 30 years working with OEMs, suppliers, start-ups and consulting firms. He joins Fusion from Linamar Corporation, a global leader known for excellence in precision machining, where he held various executive positions, including President of the European Group and previously the President of the Canada/US Group. Brian has also served as the CEO of Transonic Combustion, Inc. and President of McLaren Performance Technologies.

Fusion has commercialized a patented, disruptive technology that uses supercritical CO2 as a cutting fluid to dramatically decrease operational costs, increase productivity, and eliminate worker health and safety incidents for manufacturers in large sectors such as medical device, aerospace, and automotive. Brian’s successful track record of business leadership in the machining industry make him a perfect fit for Fusion as the company continues to scale its technology and expand its commercial footprint.

Brian holds an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, an MA in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from DePauw University in Economics.

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Steve Skerlos is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.  He is known internationally for his research of sustainable technology systems, particularly in the areas of product design, manufacturing, and water.  Professor Skerlos discovered and led the development of supercritical carbon dioxide as a material removal fluid – permitting breakthrough increases in speeds and tool life while improving surface finish and eliminating critical environmental and health impacts.  Prior to founding Fusion Coolant Systems, Professor Skerlos co-founded Accuri Cytometers which was based on his earlier work to reduce the cost and footprint of cell analysis in the biotechnology sector, resulting in the creation of over 100 jobs in Michigan and a sale of the company to BD Biosciences for $205M.   His work with student teams in over a dozen countries, in addition to his creation of new courses, centers, and programs has led him to receive the highest honor that the University of Michigan offers for excellence in teaching.