Team/Advisors

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.

Management

team-alexAlexander von Welczeck (San Francisco, USA)
President & Chief Executive Officer
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-royRoy Schwartz (San Francisco, USA)
Vice President & Chief Commercialization Officer
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

Dirk Kayser Ph.D., (San Francisco, USA & Germany)
Director, Products & Services
10 years in industrial engineering including renewable energy analysis and technology manufacturing facility development in China. Executive at DETECON | BMP Venture Capital | Chinese Academy of Sciences | University of California (Los Angeles) | United Nations University | HTW Berlin

Loren Simpelo, MFA (San Francisco, USA)
Director, Marketing & Communications
25 years in marketing, communications including design and brand management for consumer and industrial products and services | Executive at SIMPLE DESIGN | Academy of Art | University of Missouri

Erik Stenberg, (San Francisco, USA)
Manager, Systems & Projects
15 years in product and project management including military, commercial and Industrial infrastructure, energy, water and international logistics | Former professional at EVOQUA | NEXXGEN | WIRED RITE | US Army | Southern New Hampshire University

Directors & Advisors

team-tarekTarek I. Zohdi. Ph.D., (Berkeley, USA)
Chief Technology Advisor
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

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Charlie Kuffner, P.E. (San Francisco, USA)
Chief Operating Advisor
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-davidDavid Noyes, CPA, MBA (Irvine, USA)
Chief Financial Advisor 
40 years in corporate financing and development | UCLA and USC | General Power Corporation | Global Efficient Energy | Monarch Capital | KOR Company

Dirk Michels , Esq., J.D. (Los Angeles, USA)
Chief Legal Advisor
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

James Poole, P.E. (San Francisco, USA)
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, USA)
Advisor, Innovation & 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

William “Bill” Kelly, (San Francisco, USA)
Advisor, Water Markets
25 years in business and market development, and advising the municipal water, wastewater and renewable energy sector across the USA | Former CEO Lucid Energy, executive at Severn Trent Services, and President of Isle Utilities, Inc. | California State University

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

Cliff Tsay, P.E. (San Francisco, USA)
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

Adam Nicolopoulos, P.E., MBA (San Francisco, USA and Greece)
Advisor, Globalization & Project Financing 
25 years in technology, industry and infrastructure financing; fuels and energy, alternative energy, water and mining | President of ADN Capital Ventures | Former Executive at UBS Investment Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Edison International | Stanford University, New York University, UC Berkeley