Dr. Dallas Weaver (Aquaculture and Water Treatment)

Founder of Scientific Hatcheries – a leading high-tech fish hatchery that produced and sold 20,000,000 fish a year primarily to the research and ornamental fish markets. Among the many innovations created by Dallas are the invention of fine media fluidized bed biofilters for both waste treatment and aquaculture; the application of packed column re-aeration in aquaculture; the use of pure oxygen systems with feedback control in aquaculture; the design, development and use of automated feeding systems; and the use of computer automation for feeding, monitoring and control functions. Ph.D. and M.S. in Applied Science from University of California at Davis, B.S. in Engineering from University of California at Los Angeles.


William H. Spuck (Engineering Design)
Dr. Spuck is the Principal of the William Spuck Consulting Group, a firm offering system engineering and technical management services to government and industry. In 2000 he left the Jet Propulsion Laboratory after a 40 year career, during which he managed the development of several multi-disciplinary programs and hundreds of technical projects, including projects to mature and commercialize space technology. He attended Stanford University (B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering) and the University of Southern California (Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering).


Donald Phillips (Finance)
Don has worked in financial services for over 25 years. Most recently at GE Capital he served as Vice President, Vendor Programs for GE Technology Finance. He led the strategic planning, budgeting processes and sales operations for the business units responsible for bringing lease and loan structures to the marketplace for several leading information technology providers such as Apple, Sun and Unisys. Don has arranged and overseen financing for more than $1.5 billion worth of commercial leases and collateralized loans for corporations and governmental entities throughout the United States. MBA in finance and international business, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, B.A. in political science, Occidental College.


Joseph E. Zuback (Water Technologies and Strategies)
Mr. Zuback is the President and Founder of Global Water Advisors, Inc., a firm that specializes in providing support to global water managers, solution providers, and investors regarding the performance, development, and commercialization of advanced water technology products and systems. Mr. Zubackís thirty-five years experience in the water industry spans the spectrum of municipal, industrial, commercial, and residential water and wastewater treatment markets around the world. He retired at the end of 2008 from Siemens Water Technologies Corp. where he served as Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President, and a member of the Executive Council management team. Before that, he was in a variety of leadership roles at USFilter from 1994 to 2004 and at Infilco Degremont and Dow Chemical. He is a serial inventor of many water technology improvements and a passionate supporter of continuous global water technology innovation. B.S. Purdue University in Chemical Engineering and licensed General Engineering Contractor in the State of California for 20 years.


Richard J. Ward Jr. (Intellectual Property)
Mr. Ward is Of Counsel at Christie, Parker and Hale and has over 40 years of experience in patent law. In his practice he has an emphasis in intellectual property litigation, counseling, prosecution and licensing in many fields including aerospace, computers and networking, defense and security technology, electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering, medical devices and telecommunications. He was admitted to the bar in California in 1965. He is registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Ward was Special Master U.S. District Court, Central District of California. From 1991 to 1993, he was Lawyer Representative from Central District of California, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Mr. Ward graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1958 and from the University of California with a Juris Doctor degree in 1964. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Pasadena since 1996 and is also a member of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.


Elefant (Marketing Materials & Design)
Elefant is a creative agency that offers clever designs and storytelling to help companies and artists promote their brand.  Elefant’s services include advertising, branding, content strategy, creative design, customer analytics, marketing materials, report design, web design, and writing services.


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