Archive for October, 2014
RME was officially welcomed as the newest member of the IMERC (Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Center) in Ringiskiddy in a gala celebration held at Cork City Hall on October 16th. Pictured from left to right above are: Bill Staby, RME co-founder and CEO; Conchur O’Brady, Director, Science Foundation Ireland Marine Renewable Energy Initiative (SFI-MaREI); Gabriela O’Mahony, Director of Resolute Marine Limited financial operations; Simon Coveney, Minister of Defence, Agriculture and Food & the Marine; Olivier Ceberio, RME co-founder and COO; and Dr. Darragh Clabby, Resolute Marine Limited Engineer.
“We’re confident our decision to set up operations in Cork is a good one,” Bill Staby said. “Because IMERC is located at the nexus of the National Maritime College of Ireland, the Irish Navy and the soon-to-be-completed Beaufort Research Center, we’ve positioned ourselves in the middle of a maritime innovation hub that will yield great benefits for our company over time.” Staby continued, “We’re also planning to draw on some of the years of accumulated experience in marine renewable energy research & development present in many of the leading Irish universities including University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, NUI Galway, Maynooth University and University College Dublin.”
Resolute is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Parish to its Advisory Board. Andrew has over 25 years of senior experience in the water and energy sectors. He commenced his career in water treatment working in both municipal and industrial organizations and has spent many years in energy policy, energy efficiency and power generation. He served as CEO of the wave energy company Wavebob and was founding director of the wave project development company, Tonn Energy, which was a joint venture with the European utilities, Vattenfall and Bord Gais.
Andrew specializes in supporting advanced technology commercialization and is founding partner of IP Activation Group. He serves on the development board of the School of Engineering in Trinity College Dublin, is a member of the Institute of Directors; the Institute of Engineering and Technology; and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Parish said, “I’m excited by the opportunity to contribute to Resolute’s mission of bringing its unique wave-driven desalination systems to developing countries to alleviate severe water shortages that take such a toll on the health and welfare of millions worldwide.”