Director of Advanced Technologies at Fulton Innovation in Ada. Baarman is the lead inventor of eCoupled intelligent wireless power technology and is responsible for the technical supervision and development of eCoupled and other Fulton Innovation technologies. He joined Amway in 1997, where he pioneered the use of intelligent inductive coupling in the eSpring Water Purifier. On the market for eight years, the eSpring Water Purifier has sold more than 1.5 million devices in more than 38 countries worldwide. Baarman further developed the technology behind eSpring to power everyday technologies, including consumer electronics, with a diverse range of power needs. By leveraging the physics of near-field inductive coupling and combining it with communications and control properties – made available by microprocessor technology – Fulton Innovation builds its advanced intelligence solutions and proprietary algorithms, which are the keys to eCoupled technology and real wireless power. Baarman’s efforts have led to national and global recognition of eCoupled technology and the acquisition of former competitor, Splashpower, in 2008. A subsidiary of Alticor Corp., Fulton is working with industry-leading companies to integrate eCoupled technology into infrastructure and electronic devices to enable consumers to live a wireless life. Baarman has more than 350 U.S. and foreign patents that are granted or pending.