Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Board Member

International Centre For Democratic Transition

Twenty-person international board comprised of presidents, ministry officials, ambassadors, business leaders and royalty. Actively involved as one of the twenty international board members as well as involved with the strategic planning committee and as a water infrastructure development expert.

Feb 2011 - Present

President & CEO

Energy Recovery, Inc.

Energy Recovery, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells energy recovery devices (ERDs) that harness the reusable energy from industrial fluid flows and pressure cycles in the United States and internationally. Its ERDs comprise energy recovery devices and turbochargers for water desalination. The company also offers complete energy recovery systems comprising turbines and industrial pumps for oil and gas operators; and energy generating systems that enable oil and gas operators to capture hydraulic energy and generate electricity from high-pressure fluid flows. The company markets and sells its products through its global sales organization and through authorized, independent sales agents. Energy Recovery, Inc. was founded in 1992, has offices in Shanghai, Madrid & Dubai and is headquartered in San Leandro, California.

Jan 2010 - Jan 2012

Board Member - Technology Advisory Board

Advanced Energy Industries

Advanced Energy is a publicy-traded (NASDAQ: "AEIS") global leader in innovative power and control technologies for high-growth, thin-film manufacturing and solar power generation. Specifically, AE targets solar grid-tied inverters, solar cells, semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products, architectural glass, and other advanced product applications.

Served as a member of the corporation's five-person Technical Advisory Board.

2009 - 2010

President & CEO

SPG Solar is the second largest solar integrator in California and one of the largest solar integrators in the United States.  A proven leader in the manufacture, design, financing and installation of solar photovoltaic power systems, with over 1,500 grid-connected photovoltaic systems in service throughout the United States and a senior staff with decades of experience in manufacturing, project finance, electrical engineering, construction and project development.

Jan 2003 - Jan 2007

President & CEO

Insituform Technologies, Inc.

$880-million, 3,000-employee publicly traded company; global leader in sophisticated plastics and water infrastructure technologies for municipalities/government ministries, industrial manufacturers and oil/gas companies worldwide (NASDAQ: AEGN).

1997 - 2003

Senior Vice President

$3-billion leading design-build construction management firm for the commercial, institutional and governmental sectors

Jan 1982 - Jan 1997

Various Positions

$8-billion leading commercial/industrial construction and project management company specializing in multi-purpose office buildings, airports, sports/ entertainment complexes and manufacturing facilities.


Sep 1988 - Aug 1991


The University of Chicago

Specialization in Finance

Dean's List

Aug 1978 - Jun 1982


Cornell University
  • NCAA Football
  • NCAA Lacrosse