TV and Akwamag Lab Setting Tuyen Vo, Founder & CTO, has a background in magnetic materials research in the data storage industry. He developed numerous products including industry-first and award winning products.
 Quan pic Rick Quan, Co-Founder & VP of Media Relations, has substantial experience in broadcast journalism. He has won 2 Emmy Awards.
 Schmidt pic Rich Schmidt, Co-Founder & Prototype Developer, has excellent craftsmanship abilities developed during 30 years of experience. He follows his passion in boat building.
Advisory Board
 Crockett pic Dr. John Crockett is the Director of Research Project Development at San Diego State University Research Foundation. He has a deep knowledge of the energy and water nexus.
 Erickson pic Chuck Erickson is currently a Business Consultant. He advised over 100 startup companies in successful market entry and helped raise more than $900 million for them.
 Freund pic Dr. Friedemann Freund is a Senior Scientist at NASA-Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute. Based on advances in understanding physical properties of rocks and their role in generating electric/electromagnetic signals during stressing, he is currently developing a Global Earthquake Forecasting System to give days of warning before major seismic events.
 Marc - crop Marc Gottschalk is a partner at the international law firm of Sidley Austin LLP. Prior to that, Marc served as chief business development officer and general counsel for Proterra Inc, an electric vehicle manufacturer and served as the co-chair of the Energy and Clean Technology practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where he assisted dozens of innovative cleantech companies go to market.
  Paul Hauser is the General Manager of the Trinity Public Utilities District, located in Northern California. Paul previously served as the Director of the Redding Public Utility District and directed a municipal utility in Kirkwood, Missouri.
  Dick Jacquet is currently a business consultant. He has been a C level executive at several Fortune 500 companies. He was Vice President of Administration of Administration at Ampex, a leading storage company with responsibility for finance, human resources, IT, and several other functions. More recently he was Senior Vice President of Bell Microproducts, a leading value added storage distribution company.
  Raleigh Ormerod has a background in business development and brand management with companies such as Rain Bird, Stanley, and Procter & Gamble.
  Steve Payne is a partner at Architect Partners, specialized in M&A. He has been the EVP of Product Development & Marketing, and a venture capitalist.
Dr. Bradley Stone is a Professor of Chemistry at San Jose State University, where he served as the Department Chair for 9 years. His research interests are: laser spectroscopy and molecular photophysics, planetary atmospheres and computational fluid dynamics in microfluidic systems. He has developed long-standing research collaborations at NASA Ames Research Center, Imperial College London and the ETH, Zurich.

 

 

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