Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Jimmy Fund Walk at the Boston Marathon


Formerly of American Superconductor, where he was the senior vice president of global manufacturing operations, Angelo Robert Santamaria most recently worked with Oasys Water. During his tenure with American Superconductor and beyond, Angelo R. Santamaria has supported The Jimmy Fund (TJF), which has been raising money to support cancer care and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute since 1948.

TJF holds several events each year to bring together supporters and fundraise, including the Boston Marathon Jimmy Walk (BMJW), sponsored by the car manufacturer Hyundai. Taking place during the Boston Marathon in September each year, the walk allows participants to select from four routes, the full 26.2-mile marathon, half-marathon, and five- and 10-kilometer walks. All routes end at Copley Square, where participants enjoy food, receive their medals, and listen to speakers.

The 2016 BMJW attracted over 9,400 walkers who, with the help of more than a thousand volunteers, raised over $8.7 million.

Friday, June 2, 2017

American Superconductor’s Innovative Power-Transmission Cable System


In past leadership capacities with American Superconductor, Angelo Santamaria helped guide a Massachusetts-headquartered developer and licensor of wind turbine designs. Angelo Santamaria also engaged with American Superconductor in a pioneering commercial superconductor wire technology platform. 

Launched by the company in 2008, the power-transmission cable system is able to operate at high temperatures and deliver approximately 150 times the electricity that copper wires of similar size are capable of. The Department of Energy-funded project was integrated within the grid of the Long Island Power Authority and encompassed three cables with a total power of 138 kilovolts. When running at full capacity, it meets the power needs of 300,000 households. 

At the time, the system represented a technology breakthrough at a significant cost associated with silver-coated wires. The underground system operated on newly developed high-temperature superconductor cables, which are kept at extremely low temperatures of between –200 C and –210 C. This is accomplished by running liquid nitrogen through the cable. Following successful deployment, the next challenge was described as perfecting copper, which costs 80 percent less than silver, as a coating material.

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A former executive at American Superconductor, Angelo Robert Santamaria helped increase company revenues by $375 million over the course ...