Founder and Chief Executive Officer, OsComp
Pedro Santos 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.
Santos has received numerous technical awards, including the Goradia Innovation Prize in 2011, and was a winner in 8+ technical and business competitions. OsComp has received multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and the US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and was most recently awarded a contract from the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA), which is managed by the US Department of Energy. Santos has been featured in Compressor Tech magazine and Chemical Engineering magazine; he received the Dominican Republic’s 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” in the field of energy in December 2011.
Prior to starting OsComp, Santos served as 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 is one of the youngest professionals to have attained the US 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, Mass.