Michael is a long time innovator and Family man with a passion for nature and living life to the fullest. His earlier works include the oversight of $50MM construction projects, specializing in OSHPD Hospital Construction, including clean rooms, surgical rooms, and he managed the only project in the history of Cedars Sinai Medical Center that was under budget and completed early, out of billions of dollars of work. He has been in the environmental business since 2001 working to help lessen the impact of petroleum by increasing efficiency and reducing emissions, as well as optimizing utilization of current oil field resources.
Mike has been an integral part of creating and developing technologies in the petroleum field and holds multiple patents in over 70 countries. While at Biofriendly Corporation he managed the verification of the fuel additive Green Plus A that was thoroughly scrutinized by the US EPA and TCEQ. After completion of this process he over saw the deployment of the product into the majority of the state of Texas’s diesel fuel creating at one time revenue streams of over $60MM per year. This product is still used today in this market. He also developed an oil field application system for MEOR, which has show to be the most successful technology in this field. Mike has directed the operations for two international corporations Biofriendly Corporation and Titan Oil Recovery. This work included establishing worldwide international distribution and supply chains as well as setting up local offices and training local operation and sales forces. As the energy industry has grown so has Mike’s interest and vigor for b eing a part of new, safe, clean energy.
Phil is an innovator, entrepreneur and the inventor of the Helios Powerball solution. He has a broad technically focused background with fortune 500 companies including PG&E, Sutter Health and Quest. Phil is a US Navy veteran who has, over his career, served in several roles from Engineer to Program Manager to Executive Leader. His core competencies are problem solving, technical innovation and leadership.
Phil was awarded two patents (#8,446,032 & #8,692,404) for his Distributed HydroElectric Generation (DHEG) invention, fondly referred to as the PowerBall. In 2008 he founded CHAUP Inc. and assembled a team of business, technical and legal experts to promote the vision. The CHAUP Team successfully prototyped, demonstrated and developed the technology; worked with landowners and water agencies to develop projects (in the highly regulated energy and water markets); generated and secured investment. The last act of the CHAUP Team was to develop the partnership with HeliosAltas; ultimately leading to the merger of two companies in which CHAUP was dissolved.
Mory is An engineer by training, he has more than 25 years of experience in the energy business ranging from design and building natural gas infrastructures, power plants and developing new energy technologies to establishing and leading several successful energy start-ups in U.S. and Asia. Prior to joining Helios, he was the president and CEO of Catalyst Energy Technologies Corp. who specialized in providing power storage solutions for the off-grid and grid-tied applications in U.S. and Southeast Asia.
In the past Mory held positions as the President of Bowman Power Systems in U.S.A, Vice President of International Sales at Capstone Turbine Corp. and Managing Director of the Williams Distributed Power Company. As an international energy consultant, Mory has advised clients in U.S, Asia and Mexico in the areas related to Distributed Power, CNG, LNG, power technologies and alternative fuels. He is on the Advisory Boards of several energy companies in U.S. and Asia and a member of the Board of Energy Technology Advisors for Gerson Learman, a venture capital group in U.S. He received a B.S in structural engineering from University of Mississippi, an MBA from Westminster College and advanced Gas Processing Engineering training at Colorado School of Mines. He is a patent holder in U.S. for a unique process for producing automotive quality LNG without refrigeration compressors at gas processing plants.
John served as President and CEO of the 20,000-member California Restaurant Association (CRA). He served the CRA from 1998 to 2004 and led the 100 year-old southern-California-based trade association into the 21st century. In 2003, he was appointed by Governor Gray Davis to serve as Chairman of the State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), California's largest provider of workers' compensation and as a member of the California Travel and Tourism Commission. He also served five years in Governor Pete Wilson's Administration as Chairman of the Air Resources Board (CARB), where he was responsible for implementation of the California and Federal Clean Air Acts. From 1993 to 1994, he served Governor Wilson as Chief Deputy Director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control where he managed external affairs, legislation, and technology development programs. Prior to his state service, John worked for the South Coast Air Quality Management District for over 11 years serving as Public Advisor. John has been active with the California Travel Industry Association (CALTIA) serving as Chairman in 2002 and serving as the long-time Chair of their CALTIA Political Action Committee; he has served on the Board’s of the National Restaurant Association, the California Taxpayer’s Association and the American Red Cross.
John B. Mitchell, age 66, is a Professor of Finance at Central Michigan University since 1975. He holds a DBA (Finance) and MBA from Kent State Univ. and serves on several for-profit and not-for- profit corporate boards. Mr. Mitchell has authored over 30 articles such as, "Migrating with Black Swans: Climate Risk and Retirement Planning" Journal of Retirement, forthcoming; "Lifetime Expected Income Breakeven between SPIAs and Managed Portfolios" Journal of Financial Planning, 2014; "An Age-Based, Three-Dimensional Distribution Model Incorporating Sequence and Longevity Risks" Journal of Financial Planning, 2012; "Retirement Withdrawals: Preventive Reductions and Risk Management" Financial Services Review, 2011; "The Case for Flexible Retirement Planning" Journal of Personal Finance, 2009; "Financial Implications of Accounting for Human Resources Using a Liability Model" Journal of Human Resource Costing & Accounting, 2008; "Dynamic Retirement Withdrawal Planning" Financial Services Review, 2006; "Citation Patterns in the Finance Literature" Financial Management, 2001; and the "Stock Market Reaction to Plant Closings" American Journal of Business, 1993. Access his papers.