Dr. Rick Cardin, Chairman & CEO,
is Director of Cambridge Strategy Group, LLC where he is active in international technology transfer and strategic advisory services. He serves on the Board of Directors or Board of Advisors of exciting growth companies, including ProOne (environmentally friendly super lubricants and fuel catalysts, www.pro-one.us
); ECO Products Group (unique products for water conservation and agriculture); KESDEE (world leader in e-learning for finance professionals); and Global Green Advanced Technologies. His service as a public company Director has been commended by ISS / Risk Metrics. He is author or co-author of books on conflict of interest in securities, trends affecting the U.S. health care system, entrepreneurship, business finance and recycling. He founded a publicly traded food franchisor acquired by Pacific Equities. Dr. Cardin was formerly a Director and Principal of the Cambridge
Research Institute, an international strategy consulting firm where many of his partners were department chairman at Harvard Business School. Dr. Cardin earned his Doctorate in Finance and
MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he also served on the international finance faculty. He earned a BA summa cum laude from Tufts University where he fulfilled degree requirements in economics, math, and astronomy, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Ajay Parmar, Managing Director,
is a recognized expert on international technology transfer and Business Development, with experience in multiple verticals around the world. Mr. Parmar is a highly accomplished, creative marketing professional specializing in Global Public Relation Strategies with a 25 year track record of success in International Trade, Franchise Consultancy, New Business Development, Global Sales/Marketing, and Product Branding. Mr. Parmar served as the Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Center of Gravity Engineering Solutions Inc, where he was responsible for the company's worldwide business launch.
Prior to Center of Gravity, Mr. Parmar served as Director International Trade and as Vice President of International trade with Sunclare India Pvt ltd, (an Oberois family owned company). He served as Executive Vice President of Franchise Asia, a US-India Joint Venture that was that first Franchise Consultancy to provide franchise consultancy services in India in early 90’s.
Mr. Parmar has also served as Executive Vice President, Wackenhut lancers Ltd, India providing security services and solutions to corporate India. Before moving to Los Angeles, USA in 2001, Mr. Parmar previously resided and worked in India, the Middle East, Mauritius, New Zealand, and Australia. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Politics, is a credentialed corporate lawyer, and founder of Young Lawyers of India. Dr. Jerome Delli Priscoli, Board of Advisors,
is Chair of the Global Water Partnership (GWP) Technical Committee. For over 40 years he has been senior advisor US Army Corps of Engineers at the Institute for Water Resources. He served as a Governor and member of the Executive Bureau of the World Water Council. Dr Jerome Delli Priscoli has been advisor to the World Bank on water policy and to all of the UN water related agencies and IFI’s on water policy issues and works closely with Water Ministers throughout the world. He was an original member of the U.S. delegation to the Middle East multilateral peace talks on water. He co-chaired the DG of UNESCO’s world commission on Water and Freshwater Ethics. He is the Editor in Chief of the peer reviewed journal Water Policy. He facilitates many of the dialogs among diplomats, senior political leaders and NGOs in the World Water Forums. The American Water Resources Association awarded him for achievement in cross disciplinary communications in water. He holds degrees in economics and political science and post doctoral studies in theological studies from Tufts and Georgetown Universities. Christopher Hellmich, Board of Advisors,
is a former Patton Boggs LLP (now Squire Patton Boggs) commercial litigation partner with strong experience handling complex national and international litigation. His litigation experience, including six years in the US Army JAG Corps, gave him the opportunity to personally try dozens of cases to juries and the court. During his fourteen years at Patton Boggs, he was part of the firm’s international dispute resolution group where he formed, managed and led teams of outside attorneys and multi-disciplinary professionals on matters from antitrust and banking to products liability and white-collar crime. Mr. Hellmich now owns his own law firm providing outside general counsel advice to start-ups and litigation services to companies and individuals around the country. Mr. Hellmich is currently litigating an antitrust and patent infringement case against a large publicly traded company.
For the last ten years, Mr. Hellmich has served as a pro bono general counsel to Joint Aid Management (JAM), a South African charity that daily feeds one million malnourished children throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Hellmich was elected to JAM's Board of Directors in 2016. Lawrence Kahn, Board of Advisors,
is CEO and Director of ProOne Holdings, Inc. ProOne has developed proprietary breakthrough environmentally friendly lubrication technology. With applications for oil drilling, manufacturing, mining and transportation, this advanced lubrication technology offers documented bottom line savings, including reducing wear and extending equipment life, increasing productivity, lowering energy. Mr. Kahn served as Vice President, Product Development and Vice President, Marketing for Armor All Products Corporation, where he created multiple new products annually. Mr. Kahn earned his MBA in Marketing and Finance from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Dr. Mansour Mansur, Board of Advisors,
holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California (USC) and has an extensive career in power engineering and clean air technologies. Dr. Mansour started his career as a Senior Air Pollution Engineer with the South Coast Air Quality Management District where he specialized in air emissions abatement.
He joined the research and development department of Southern California Edison Company (SCE) as a Senior Research Scientist where he was responsible for companywide Nitric Oxides (NOx) emissions reduction. At SCE Dr. Mansour was instrumental in the invention of several advanced NOx reduction technologies including Low NOx Burners (LNBs), Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction Systems (SNCR), and advanced combustion systems from the clean combustion of high nitrogen content Shale Oil. Also at SCE, Dr. Mansour worked on advanced energy systems including use of Methanol to replace oil, Magneto Hydro Dynamic (MHD), Compressed Air Storage, solar and wind power.
Dr. Mansour founded his company; Applied Utility Systems, Inc. (AUS). The growth of AUS was phenomenal and was thus recognized in 1992 by INC. MAGAZINE as one of the top 500 fastest growing private companies in the US (http://m.inc.com/?incid=1032
). In addition, Dr. Mansour was recognized in 2004 as finalist-Orange County “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernest and Young.
AUS had a major impact on air quality in Southern California and the US at large. NOx reduction systems installed by AUS included:
- 4000 MW of LNBs;
- 7000 MW of SNCR;
- 4000 MW of Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems (SCR)
A key to AUS success is the ability to form specialized divisions in a vertically integrated strategy to supply all of the emissions reduction needs of its client. Growth was also achieved through a deliberate and consistent process of forming joint ventures or strategic alliances with technological partners.
AUS revenues peaked at $70 and was ultimately sold to Johnson Matthey of Pennsylvania; a $10 billion a year company (http://www.dieselgasturbine.com/October-2009/Johnson-Matthey-Acquires-Applied-Utility-Systems-From-Catalytic-Solutions
). Timothy Wagner, Board of Advisors,
is Senior VP Technology at ProOne Holdings. He has extensive experience in sales and marketing of industrial and consumer products, and well as deep technical knowledge and creativity in bringing together technologies from diverse fields. At Prolong Super Lubricants he was responsible for developing and managing Prolong’s Commercial/Industrial division. Before joining Prolong, he spent 22 years with Procter & Gamble, where he led many of its most successful brand creation and development programs. Elton Alderman, Board of Advisors Emeritus,
is the Chairman of ProOne Holdings, Inc.