SkyH2O is a triple-bottom-line … People, Planet & Profit … impact company.  The business is formed by leading Water, Energy, Project Development & Finance, Engineering, EPC construction, Asset Management, and Legal Executives, to proactively develop the growing need for industrial grade Atmospheric Water Generation (“AWG”).  Together the group provides the expertise with the credibility and professional network to deliver within budget utility-scale AWG facilities.


team-alexAlexander von Welczeck (San Francisco)
President & CEO
30 years in business, corporate and project  development | Founder/CEO of Solar Power Partners (now NRG Solar) | Co-Founder of Clean Power Capital (CPC) | Former Executive at DOVER and Thyssen-Krupp  | University of San Francisco

team-charlieCharlie Kuffner, P.E. (San Francisco)
Chief Operating Officer
30 years in large scale commercial and EPC construction, alternative energy, project and executive mgmt | Co-founder of Clean Power Group (CPG) |Former Executive & COO of Swinerton Builders | Stanford University

team-royRoy Schwartz (San Francisco)
Vice President, Project Development and Financing
35 years in commercializing infrastructure systems including hydro, wind and solar |international project development and financing | Former executive of Ally Capital, Solar Power Partners, Phoenix Renewables (Germany) | Antioch University


Directors & Advisors

team-tarekTarek I. Zohdi. Ph.D., (Berkeley, CA)
Advisor, Technology & Engineering
20 years in engineering, research and science including; advanced manufacturing processes, high-strength fabric, particulate/granular flows, multiphase/composite electromagnetic media, the dynamics of swarms |Staff Scientist position at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs,Chancellor’s Professor at UC Berkeley

pooleJames Poole, P.E. (San Francisco, CA)
Advisor, Engineering & Applications
30 years in mechanical engineering including HVAC | Product and Project Development & Management | Management at TRANE |Past President ASHRAE, and member LEED| Montana State University

team-reinholdReinhold Ziegler, P.E. (San Francisco)
Advisor, Technology & Systems
40 years in CleanTech and Renewable project design and development | Inductee into the International Green Industries Hall of Fame | Co-Director at The International Academy of Natural Science (IAONS)| Former Professor at U.C. Berkeley, S.F. Institute of Architecture, and Cabrillo College

team-billWilliam “Bill” Kelly, (San Francisco)
Advisor, Water Markets
25 years in business and market development, and advising the municipal water and wastewater sector across the USA | Former executive at Severn Trent Services, Zep Manufacturing, and President of Isle Utilities, Inc. | California State University

team-davidDavid Noyes, CPA, MBA (Irvine, CA)
Advisor, Financing
40 years in corporate financing and development | UCLA and USC | General Power Corporation | Global Efficient Energy | Monarch Capital | KOR Company

team-dirkDirk Michels , Esq. (Los Angeles)
Corporate Counsel
Ballard Spahr LLP, 20 years advising renewable energy developers and investors on corporate, business and project development and project financing matters | International Award Winning | University of Hamburg (Germany) and University of San Diego, California

team-wayne-1Wayne Iversen, CSI (Monterey Bay)
Advisor, Project Planning
40 years in project development, design and planning  | Cal Poly SLO | Army Corps of Engineers | Independent Architect | Director Construction Specification Institute Monterey Bay

team-thomasThomas Fessler, Esq. (Sacramento)
Advisor, Government Relations
30 years in corporate legal and financial management | Pepperdine Law | Director at VSP | Former Executive at Westinghouse, International Paper, Mellon Bank (Buck Consultants

team-heinrichHeinrich C. Hollekamp, Ph.D., Dipl. Ing. (Germany)
Advisor, Engineering, Energy & Water
20 years in engineering, project management including infrastructure, energy, energy efficiency and water | Former executive of BAYER AG and URENCO |HCH Engineering | University Breslau


Angela Xu (Beijing, China & New Zealand)
Director, SkyH2O Asia Limited
20 years in international business development with technology companies focus China market development UNISON Group | Chinese Women Business Network | Beijing Institute of Tourism, Auckland Design Academy

cliffCliff Tsay, PE (San Francisco, CA)
Advisor, Technology & Manufacturing
20 years in materials engineering including renewable energy projects, and technology manufacturing facility development in China  & USA| Management at National Semiconductor, Altera and EXAR | Tsing Hua Uni., Ohio State University, UC Berkeley