Gary Klinkhammer – Founder and Chief Science Officer
Dr. Klinkhammer is a preeminent global geochemist, with over 30 years of experience in environmental monitoring and earth sciences. Dr. Klinkhammer’s experience includes research and design of chemical sensors, analysis of environmental samples, and study of particle-metal interactions. Dr. Klinkhammer has more than 100 research papers published with over 3700 citations. Dr. Klinkhammer’s background includes research at the University of Rhode Island, Leeds and Cambridge Universities in the UK, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Oregon State University as Director of the W.M. Keck Collaboratory for Plasma Spectrometry. Dr. Klinkhammer directs all research efforts of ZAPS.
Matthew Johnen – President, CEO / COO
Mr. Johnen is responsible for day-to-day and strategic direction of ZAPS. Mr. Johnen has over 30 years management and executive experience at several hi-tech companies utilizing a wide range of advanced technologies including optical, laser, magnetic, precision mechanical, data storage, data management, high speed data processing, software development, test development, visualization, and chemical compounds. ZAPS represents the integration of many of these technologies.
Paul McClelland – CTO
Mr. McClelland is responsible for managing the Company’s intellectual properties and advanced product development activities. Mr. McClelland has over 40 years materials’ industry experience focused on compounds, compound processing, chemistry, and product development. Mr. McClelland holds over 50 patents relative to materials and processing.
Don Jackson – Engineering Director
Mr. Jackson is responsible for product development at ZAPS. Mr. Jackson has over 30 years of hi-tech experience covering design, development, productization, process engineering, quality systems, system modeling, failure analysis and management encompassing electrical, mechanical, fluid, and software systems, including chemical micro-reactor technologies, gas-to-liquid reactor technologies, and bio-polymer technologies.
Michael Brown – VP, Marketing & Business Development, CMO
Mr. Brown is responsible for all Marketing and Business Development activities at ZAPS. Mr. Brown has over 30 years of hi-tech experience including product development and commercialization, marketing, business development, strategic planning, and management. Mr. Brown holds several patents related to hi-tech products.
Brad Musick – VP, Water Applications
Mr. Musick is responsible for assisting customers with the integration of real-time monitoring equipment into their water and wastewater plants, distributor and sales rep support, and market strategies for ZAPS. Mr. Musick has over 30 years operations, management, and consulting experience related to water and wastewater processing, and holds the top wastewater certification level in several states.
Jack Winter – VP Finance, CFO, and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Winter is a CPA and is responsible for financial management and corporate governance activities of ZAPS. Mr. Winter has served as an officer, director or financial advisor for several privately held technology companies over the past 14 years. Prior to this he was a partner with Arthur Andersen and served as the Managing Partner of Andersen’s Pacific Northwest audit and business advisory practice. His client base included manufacturing, distribution and financial services companies.
Board of Directors
In addition to Mssrs. Klinkhammer and Johnen, the board consists of:
Nicholas Fowler – Chairman of the Board
Mr. Fowler combines 20 years of hi-tech industry experience with over 10 years of board level experience, corporate development, oversight, investment, and investment management. Industry experience ranged from the creation of several multi-billion dollar business units to new companies starting from zero, from complex global organizations to start-ups. Mr. Fowler sits on the Boards of several businesses as well as charitable and non-profit organizations.
Milt Cheever – Board Member
Mr. Cheever is the principal founder of The Talents Venture Fund, L.P. and the managing partner of Cheever Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Cheever has a diverse professional background with over 40 years of executive management experience in finance, banking, savings and loans, commercial real estate finance and development, providing seed through growth funding for new companies, movie development, and private securities. Mr. Cheever served as chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Oregon Association of Mortgage Professionals, initiating important new legislation that was successfully passed into laws now regulating the industry. Mr. Cheever has served as Chairman of the Western Regional Mortgage Lenders Conference, sits on several boards including several non-profit charitable organizations.
Board of Advisors
Dr. Richard Sincovec – Henson Professor Emeritus, Computer Science and Engineering, Senior Science Fellow, Office of the Executive VP and Provost, and Science Advisor to the President of the University of Nebraska
Dr. Sincovec advises ZAPS on the application of advanced software techniques to resolve large scale, multi-dimensional matrixes. Dr. Sincovec’s research includes scientific computing, parallel computing, numerical algorithms, software, and the application of modern software engineering and computer science concepts to scientific computing. Specific applications include groundwater modeling, petroleum engineering, coal and oil shale gasification, atmospheric simulation, semiconductor device modeling, and electrical network simulation, to name a few. Dr. Sincovec’s primary research contributions are in the development of algorithms and general-purpose software for the solution of engineering and scientific problems described by coupled systems of nonlinear partial differential equations, and in the solution of differential/algebraic systems. Dr. Sincovec has held Director positions at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (RIACS) located at the NASA Ames Research Center. Dr. Sincovec has conducted research at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Boeing Computer Services in Seattle, Kansas State University, and Exxon Production Research in Houston, HP, the Air Force Academy, and Carnegie Mellon. Dr. Sincovec is the co-author of five books, coeditor of a two-volume conference proceeding, numerous papers, and a member of SIAM and ACM. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the SIAM Review from 1994 through 1998.