Archive for May, 2012
RME was one of three companies selected to present at a conference sponsored by the London Environmental Investment Forum (LEIF) entitled “Water Innovation in Extractive Industries.” The conference drew over 50 attendees from institutional investment firms including Climate Change Capital and Energy Ventures, several strategic investors including Veolia Water and BP Ventures as well as industry analysts and press representatives from Global Water Intelligence and Reuters.
RME CEO Bill Staby and COO Olivier Ceberio teamed to present RME’s achievements in the potable water industry and detail the company’s early efforts to build a presence in the mining and oil industries. Mr. Staby commented; “while our business development efforts remain focused on providing cost-effective and rapid access to large quantities of fresh water for water-stressed, near-shore and island communities in developing countries, we’re seeing interest from companies whose mining assets are suffering from work slow-downs and shut-downs due to inadequate water supplies.” Bill went on to say; “in many instances, these mining assets are located in the same general areas where we are already working so it do not represent a major diversion from our existing business hubs.
Today, Resolute Marine Energy Inc. announced that it has appointed Pat Rezza as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With more than 25 years of experience with start-up and large companies, Pat brings RME a unique combination of business skills that include engineering, manufacturing & operations management which he has acquired through many years of technology product development experience in the clean tech/renewable energy, wireless and optical telecommunications, and semiconductor industries. Pat has held roles as COO, VP Operations, VP Business Development and Plant Manager at such companies as Kaman Electromagnetics, Intel Corporation, Opnext, and Premium Power Corporation. He has led large multi-disciplinary engineering teams in the development, integration, testing and deployment of advanced electric drive systems, power conversion systems, and grid-scale energy storage technologies each of which contained complex hydraulic and energy management systems. Additionally, he has extensive experience in managing in-house and outsourced manufacturing and supply chain operations. Pat earned his BS degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University, an S.M. in mechanical engineering from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
RME CEO Bill Staby said: “we’re very pleased to welcome Pat on board at a critical time in our company’s development.” “We’re now transitioning from being almost exclusively focused on R&D to making final preparations for commercialization and Pat skills fill that need perfectly.”