Klean advisors are comprised of technology and business leaders with in-depth knowledge of waste, energy, and environmental issues related to the industries we serve. The Advisor Team provides Klean with insight and advice into important technical, business, and engineering aspects of the technology and business of converting waste and biomass into clean energy, fuels, chemicals, and other high-grade commodities. The Advisory Team is there to provide Klean's management team with assessments and consultations of Klean's approach to technology discovery, development, and deployment.
The Advisory Team is designed to review technology applications, acquisitions, deployment of technologies, regulator climate changes, R&D developments, and the directions being pursued by the company while providing strategic feedback on opportunities to enhance Klean's technical and market position. Individual members consult with Klean on particular aspects of the business. In addition, the group provides Klean with insight into a wide range of other issues relating to developing and creating sustainable development through resource recovery and efficiency.
Klean is extremely proud of its partnerships and associations with world-leading academic, government, and private research organizations, NGO's, and non-profits groups as well as with innovative corporations situated along today's and tomorrow's value chain. Klean believes in ideas and innovation and the reality that not all good ideas are created internally. We are constantly seeking partners with new and better ways to make our technologies and processes more efficient and effective.
Hector has over 25 years of practice experience in a broad range of industry sectors, advising on corporate and general matters, complex domestic and cross-border public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers and international partnering and licensing transactions. Hector provides general and strategic advice to both senior and emerging public companies as well as early to later stage private companies, investment banks and investors in public and private domestic and cross border equity and debt financings, mergers, tender offers, corporate reorganizations, and advises boards of directors and independent board committees on corporate governance.
Hector is recognized with the highest ranking (AV) for professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell (the international peer-based rating organization for lawyers and law firms)
Hector is also recognized by Lexpert and American Lawyer Media as one of Canada's Top 100 Leading Lawyers in Canada-US Cross-Border Transactions. Hector is the only British Columbia lawyer recognized by Lexpert and American Lawyer Media as one of Canada's Leading Lawyers in the fields of M&A, Technology and Biotechnology. Hector has consistently been named among the leading 500 lawyers in Canada, by Lexpert.
Hector has advised clients in a variety of commercial industries, including semi-conductor, software, web-based and e-businesses, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, independent power production, medical equipment and devices, mining, manufacturing, transportation and fitness services.
Kevin Levey’s practice focuses on international business transactions in the infrastructure sector, such as project development, project finance, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and privatizations.
Kevin has been actively involved in the development and financing of solar, wind, battery storage, biomass, biofuels, and other renewable energy power projects in the US and throughout Latin America, including Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, and Panama.
He has also advised large multinational companies on the construction, financing, operation, acquisition, and sale of major power generation, liquefied natural gas terminal, and pipeline projects in Latin America, including Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.
David is a corporate partner who has extensive experience advising companies and individuals on the acquisition & disposal of businesses, fundraisings, joint ventures & shareholders’ agreements, group reorganizations, commercial arrangements, and equity capital markets transactions on the London Stock Exchange. David also focuses on the renewable energy and cleantech sectors.
He has been actively involved in advising a number of AIM-listed companies that are focused on private equity transactions and natural resources both in South East Asia and in Europe for companies such as Origo Partners Plc, Kalahari Minerals, Van Dieman Mines Plc, Micro Focus International Plc, Slater & Gordon.
David has also been advising Clipper Windpower, the wind turbine manufacturer, on various equity fundraisings, commercial arrangements, and strategic alliances. David acted as Clipper's primary point of contact for all day-to-day legal services in the UK prior to the sale of Clipper Windpower to United Technologies Corporation in December 2010.
David has also acted for Carbon Limiting Technologies Limited which advises new clean technology businesses and provides services for The Carbon Trust's Fast Track scheme, along with advising numerous early-stage companies in the renewable energy and cleantech sectors on fundraisings and commercial contracts.
David also attends and speaks at a number of conferences. Other recent speaking appearances include the implications of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (the UK carbon reduction commitment scheme) and a seminar on renewable energy and cleantech legal issues for local government.
John Pierce is a partner in Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's Seattle office, where he represents clients in connection with the development and finance of projects involving wind, solar (including photovoltaic, concentrated, and thermal), geothermal, and biomass energy, as well as those involving alternative fuels such as ethanol, biodiesel, and advanced-generation biofuels. John's practice encompasses project sponsors and investors, and is international in scope, with extensive dealings in South Asia, Southeast Asia, China, India, Africa, and the Middle East.
His clients include both venture-backed companies in the renewable energy industry and traditional renewable energy project companies. Among many transactions, John has advised on the development of ethanol production facilities in western states, as well as on their project financing and construction. He has provided counsel on wind energy projects in the U.S. and Canada, advised U.S. energy companies regarding joint ventures in a biomass-fuel-powered project in the Philippines, and provided counsel on the acquisition of Indonesian geothermal power projects and the development of plants in the Philippines, including the drafting of the principal transactional documents and negotiations with lenders, as well as major overland and subsea gas pipelines in Asia.
He also has broad international experience in infrastructure development and financing, including projects involving ports (bulk and containers) and industrial zones; joint ventures and other transactions in the aviation field; investments in Internet and software companies; telecommunications-related regulatory, commercial, and licensing matters; and the financing of oil and gas projects.
John Mizroch is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he specializes in providing regulatory counsel and legislative insight to clients in the areas of energy and environmental technology.
Prior to joining the firm, John served as Acting Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), which manages the federal government's principal investments in clean technology and energy transformation. He had been with EERE since 2006 when he was appointed by the President to serve as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary. During his tenure, John was responsible for overseeing the programs, staff, and policies of the agency, and working with major energy stakeholders and groups, including a variety of other federal departments and agencies; members of Congress and senior staff; leading industry associations related to energy, power production, and efficiency; and foreign governments. Among his accomplishments at EERE, John led the implementation of the first two landmark bipartisan energy policy acts to have been passed in more than a decade (EPACT 2005 and EISA 2007); developed and launched the Solar America Initiative, the 20% Wind Energy by 2030 report, and the National Biofuels Action Plan; and served as the DOE's primary representative to the US-China Strategic Economic Dialogue and the Asia-Pacific Partnership for Clean Development and Climate Change. John also negotiated and implemented many significant energy and environmental technology accords with China, India, Brazil, Denmark, Sweden, and Spain, among other countries.
Before his tenure at the Department of Energy, John was president and chief executive officer of the World Environment Center (WEC), an international not-for-profit organization promoting corporate social responsibility, sustainable development, and the responsible use of natural resources. Earlier in his career, he was president of the Environmental Export Council, the first prominent international environmental trade association created to promote technology transfer and exports of environmental technology, goods, and services, and a senior advisor to the Joint Economic Committee of the Congress, a role in which he advised on policy, legal, and technical issues with the aim of improving U.S. industrial competitiveness and strategic trade interests. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Trade Development at the International Trade Administration, and as a foreign service officer in South Africa with the U.S. Department of State.
From his youth in Australia to career experiences in Europe, Africa and all parts of the United States, Mr. Tamminen has developed expertise in business, farming, education, non-profit, the environment, the arts, and government.
A United States Coast Guard-licensed ship captain, Mr. Tamminen has long been drawn to the undersea world, starting in the 1960s with a family-run tropical fish breeding business in Australia and continuing with studies on conch depletion in the Bahamas, manatee populations in Florida coastal waters, and mariculture in the Gulf States with Texas A&M University.
On land, Mr. Tamminen managed the largest sheep ranch east of the Mississippi, assisting the University of Minnesota in developing new methods of livestock disease control. Terry also managed a multi-million dollar real estate company, owned/operated a successful recreational services business, and assisted the west African nation of Nigeria with the creation of their first solid waste recycling program.
An accomplished author, Mr. Tamminen's latest book, "Lives Per Gallon: The True Cost of Our Oil Addiction (Island Press)," is a timely examination of our dependence on oil and a strategy to evolve to more sustainable energy sources. He has also authored a series of best-selling "Ultimate Guides" to pools and spas (McGraw-Hill) and several theatrical works on the life of William Shakespeare. Terry is an avid airplane and helicopter pilot and speaks German, Dutch and Spanish.
In 1993, Mr. Tamminen founded the Santa Monica BayKeeper and served as its Executive Director for six years. He co-founded Waterkeeper programs in San Diego, Orange County, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. He also served for five years as Executive Director of the Environment Now Foundation in Santa Monica, CA and co-founded the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic at the School of Law, University of California Los Angeles.
In the summer of 2003, Mr. Tamminen helped Arnold Schwarzenegger win the historic recall election to become Governor of California. He was appointed as the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency in November, 2003, and Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, in December, 2004. He continues to advise the Governor on energy and environmental policy. In April, 2007, he was named the Cullman Senior Fellow and Director of the Climate Policy Program of The New America Foundation, a non-profit, post-partisan, public policy institute. In September, 2007, he was appointed as an Operating Advisor to Pegasus Capital Advisors.
In July of 2016 Mr. Tamminen became CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. As CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Terry oversees operations, the implementation of a new comprehensive climate change action plan, and numerous global environmental and climate change initiatives.
LDF implements solutions that help restore balance to threatened ecosystems, ensuring the long-term health and well-being of all Earth's inhabitants. Through grantmaking, public campaigns and media initiatives, LDF brings attention and needed funding to four focus areas---protecting biodiversity, oceans conservation, wildlands conservation, and climate change.
Bob Bibb is the President of B&A, Inc. and oversees the firm's operations and management. Bob founded B&A, Inc. in 1979 after a nine year career at a prominent engineering company. Although Bob sold the assets of B&A in late 1998, the corporation continued and in late 2003 he undertook to rebuild the company. B&A, Inc. at one time employed over 200 people before selling to Peter Kiewit Sons.
Under Bob's leadership, B&A developed a significant presence in the design of facilities for commercial, power, military, industrial, and educational sectors. B&A worked on over 1,500 individual assignments for more than 500 clients during Bob's oversight as CEO. These projects had a cumulative construction value of about $1 billion and were located in more than 40 states and seven foreign countries.
Mr. McArthur is a Managing Partner in in the Tokyo of for DLA Piper, a global law firm. He represents a broad range of clients in their M&A and business law matters, including their investments, expansions and operations domestically as well as internationally.
Tony practices in the area of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, international commercial transactions and finance, with an emphasis on M&A, natural resources and energy, infrastructure projects/PPP.
Tony has resided in Japan for over fifteen years and speaks Japanese. He was admitted as a practicing lawyer to the Bar of British Columbia, Canada, in 1983. In 1996, he was admitted to practice foreign law in Japan. In 1997 Tony was the founding partner in the Firm's Tokyo office, establishing the first Canadian based law office in Japan. He has lectured frequently in the field of international legal and commercial affairs. Tony is ranked as a leading lawyer for corporate/M&A for Japan and Canada by Chambers Global: Guide to World's Leading Lawyers.
Mr. Shinji Teshima has over 36 years of international business experience working with major trading companies and has spent 25 years in senior executive positions holding many managerial responsibilities throughout his career.
Shinji is the founder of Teshima International a specialized consulting agency that he has developed over a 15 year period as an independent consultant. Teshima International is focused on developing long term relationships with both new and existing companies in the Japanese market place. He has delivered consulting services to a number of North American and Japanese companies in the area of research & marketing, introductions, executive advice, general management, contract negotiations, establishing joint ventures and strategic alliances, and often acts as an on the ground representative for foreign companies in Japan.
Shinji spent 40 years as a senior executive of Mitsui & Co., Ltd and retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsui & Co., Canada Ltd in 1996. During his career at Mitsui he held a number of positions throughout the organization and spent 20 years working in both Canada and the United States.
Shinji is fluent in English and understands both Western and Japanese cultures and their business motivations. He graduated from Hitotsubashi University and specialized in Economics. Shinji currently sites on the Dean's Advisory Board of the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto, Canada and is a Director of the Canada-Japan Society. Shinji was born in 1937, in Tokyo Japan and is married with one son.
Natalia is a founder and partner in Venture Intelligence Institute, an educational and consulting firm, where she built and commercialized software for screening new business ideas and co-authored a book focus on new venture evaluation.
Previously, she was an innovations manager at Bell Security Solutions Inc. (Bell Canada), where her accomplishments included design of the corporate framework for new venture assessment, several strategic partnerships with smaller innovative companies, She completed a highly competitive WestLink Technology Commercialization Program. Through WestLink, Natalia assessed business plans and investment presentations in Telus Ventures, a $100M corporate venture fund, advised on multiple technology commercialization projects and facilitated a number of start-ups through the University of Victoria incubation facility.
Natalia has broad experience in international markets. She was a marketing controller for Bols Poland (Remy Cointreau Group) in Poland; an accountant in International Finance Corporation and a consultant in Price Waterhouse in Ukraine. Natalia received her MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Victoria, Canada and MBA with Distinction, International Relations, from Odessa State University of Economics, Ukraine.
Paul Williams is Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Leeds and has a research background in both applied chemistry and process engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Energy.
He has published over 200 academic papers in the area of environmental engineering, including waste and biomass pyrolysis, waste incineration and the development of analytical methodologies for the detailed analysis of complex organic liquids, characterization of the organic fraction of particulate emissions and the speciation of heavy metals in flue gases.
He has also recently authored a second edition of a text book entitled "Waste Treatment and Disposal" (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). In addition, he has been awarded 16 EPSRC research grants and numerous industrial research grants, totaling over £2.5m. His research work has been honored by several awards including the Steetley-Magnesia Award, The Redlands Minerals Award and the Lubbock-Sambrook Award.
He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals, Environmental Technology, Journal of the Energy Institute and also Fuel. Current industrial research collaborators, include the British Plastics Federation, the Society of Automotive Manufacturers and Traders, Reichold UK Ltd., Pera Technology, Shanks Group PLC, Varian Instruments Ltd., and Onyx Group. Academic collaborations have included the Universities of Sheffield, Alicante and the Technical University of Istanbul. He has supervised 29 PhD students to success.