Sierra Lobo, Inc. Wins R&D 100 Award

Milan, OH – The Cryo-ForceTM Power-Cell has been selected by an independent judging panel and editors of R&D Magazine as a recipient of a 2011 R&D 100 Award. This prestigious award recognizes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the past year. This is the second time Sierra Lobo has won an R&D 100 Award.

The Cryo-Force™ Power-Cell System is a completely integrated, closed-loop liquid oxygen (LOX) and liquid hydrogen (LH2) Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell system.  It is designed to power Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs), and provide a green energy source for transportation and stationary power systems.

“We are proud of our research team and co-developers, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), and believe theCryo-ForceTM Power-Cell will help revolutionize the Navy’s capabilities to conduct long duration missions,” said Mark Haberbusch, Director of Research and Technology at Sierra Lobo.

CEO George Satornino said, “We clearly recognize the criticality of research.  Recognition like this confirms our efforts and spurs us on to continue developing technology that helps explore new frontiers, bettering security and the quality of life for future generations.”

Winners of the R&D 100 Awards are selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of R&D Magazine. The publication supports research scientists, engineers, and other technical staff members at high tech  companies and public and private laboratories around the world.

Winners will be recognized at the R&D 100 Awards Banquet on Oct. 13, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. A list of winning innovations is on the R&D 100 Awards website,

About Sierra Lobo

Sierra Lobo is a provider of engineering and technical services that support NASA and DoD research and technology development efforts.  It was founded in Fremont, OH in 1993.  Today it employs over 500 people in seven states, including: Ohio, Virginia, Texas, Louisiana, California, Florida, and Alabama. Sierra Lobo’s Technology Development and Engineering Center, testing facility, and operations office is located in Milan, OH.

For more information on Sierra Lobo, go to or call 419.499.9653.