Allied Converters, Inc.
Richard Ellenbogen has a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He began his career with IBM Watson Laboratories and Bell Telephone Laboratories in their Power Systems Laboratory, before joining Allied Converters, a plastic food packaging manufacturer in New Rochelle, N.Y. As president of Allied Converters, Ellenbogen has overseen the company’s transformation into a green manufacturer with 100% waste recycling/repurposing, a 65 KW CHP System, and a 50-kilowatt solar array. For nearly the past two decades, Allied Converters has generated approximately 80% of its electric energy onsite and has operated with a Carbon Footprint 40% lower than the utility system.
His design work includes a patented plug in device to correct reactive power losses on the utility system, a large scale reactive power mitigation system for a building service entrance, and a specialized pump that was used to help a major research hospital and a large corporation with an experiment to detect diabetic episodes. He was an invited speaker at a NY State Conference on Power Line losses and has done utility system research for NYSERDA.
He lives in Pelham Manor, N.Y. with his wife and two daughters.