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President & CEO

Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII)

Energy Recovery, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells energy recovery devices that harness reusable energy from industrial fluid flows and pressure cycles in the United States and internationally. The company is a technology leader in both the water/desalination industry and the oil & gas industry with its revolutionary VorTeq fracking device.  It pioneered a line of 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. Energy Recovery, Inc. was founded in 1992, has offices in Shanghai, Madrid & Dubai and is headquartered in San Leandro, California.


President & CEO

SPG Solar

SPG Solar (a private equity owned company) was 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.  SPG was ultimately sold to a strategic buyer.


President & CEO

Insituform Technologies (Now Aegion Corp. NASDAQ: AEGN)

$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.


Board Member - Technology Advisory Board

Advanced Energy Industries

Advanced Energy is a publicly-traded (NASDAQ: "AEIS") global leader in innovative power and control technologies for high-growth, thin-film manufacturing and solar power generation. The company 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.


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.


Senior Vice President


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


Various Positions

Turner & Centex

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





Published Articles / Features appearing in New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Washington Times, C|NET, Engineering News Record, Construction Financial Management Association magazine and other worldwide publications

Business Speaker / Commentator for NBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, C-SPAN, FOX News and NPR Radio