Officers and Directors – U.S.A.
Apollo Energy Systems, Inc. & Subsidiary
- Robert Aronsson - Chairman & Director
studied chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering at the University of Idaho. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, major in Accounting and Foreign Trade, Magna Cum Laude, from Woodbury University in Los Angeles, California. He built and operated seven battery plants in various parts of the world and produced over 100 highway electric vehicles in Detroit, Michigan most of which were sold to electric utility companies which operated them successfully for an average of five years. His Lead Cobalt Fast Charge Batteries and Propulsion Systems powered the winning vehicles in the only two cross-country races ever held in the United States (1968 and 1970), the vehicles traveling 3,400 miles from Cal-Tech in Pasadena, California to MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 7-days. He has 18 battery patents in his name in 15 countries, the latest of which has been issued and assigned to the Company with 100 claims allowed by the U.S. Patent Office.
- Professor Dr. Karl Kordesch - 1922 -2011
Dr. Karl Kordesch developed the Alkaline Fuel Cell (AFC) with circulating electrolyte in the late 1950’s and the 1960’s at Union Carbide in Ohio. He pioneered the thin carbon electrode and produced a prototype S|AFC with circulating electrolyte which was considered for deployment as the power source in the Apollo Moon Mission of the 1960.
Dr. Kordesch was also instrumental in filing the 1957 patent for the alkaline dry cell, the predecessor of the Everready Energizer battery. Dr. Kordesch was granted some 150 patents in the field of alkaline fuel cells and batteries.
During this period Dr. Kordesch demonstrated the application of the AFC in an electric car during which time he met and shared a common interest with Robert Aronsson in utilizing the fuel cell as a range extender in electric vehicles.
Following early retirement from Union carbide, Dr. Kordesch returned to his native Austria to to become Technology Director at the Graz University of Technology (TUG-Graz).
In 1997, Dr. Kordesch became Vice President of Apollo Energy Systems, Inc., and under Apollo, his group continued AFC development (Phase 1) using ammonia as a hydrogen source utilizing their patented Ammonia Cracker – originally intended for electric vehicle applications.
During the period 1998-2005, Phase 1 was completed and delivered to Apollo. Important contributions were made by Viktor Hacker (patented Ammonia Cracker) and Dr. Peter Kalal (electrode development).
- Raymond Douglas - CEO, Director
received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Florida Atlantic University. He has had many years of experience in battery and electric vehicle manufacturing in Detroit, Michigan and Freeport, Bahamas. He founded King Sailfish Mounts, Incorporated, manufacturers of fiberglass game fish blanks, and built it to be the largest company of its kind in the world, with sales in 30 countries (www.kingsailfishmounts.com). Once financing has been secured, he will become a full-time employee of the Company and a successor to his father, Robert Raymond Aronsson.
- Dr. Peter Kalal - VP of Fuel Cell Development
received his PhD degree in chemistry from the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic. He worked as a Research Associate under Dr. Karl Kordesch at the Technical University of Graz in Austria for five years. He has served as a VP of research for Astris, Inc. of Ontario, Canada; a research electrochemist for Ontario Hydro Research Division, Ontario, Canada. He has also published a number of technical papers on fuel cells and batteries; and has five patents in his name on fuel cell and batteries.
- Dr. Barry Iseard - VP of Battery Research, Director
received his PhD Degree in Chemistry from Sussex University in London, England. He was Director of Research and Development at Anglo-American Research Limited of Freeport, Bahamas. He has three patents on batteries and battery systems in his name, all assigned to the Company.
- Dr. Nejat Veziroglu - VP of Hydrogen Development
received his PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Heat Transfer at the University of London. He was a professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Miami, Florida. Since 1974, Dr. Veziroglu has been the Director of the Clean Energy Research Institute, one of only three research institutes in the U.S.A. to have been named a Center of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Energy for its work on hydrogen. He is the founding President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy. He is Editor-in-Chief of the monthly scientific journals, the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and the International Journal of Energy Environment Economics. He organized the first International Hydrogen Economy meeting in Miami, Florida in March 1974 and since then has organized many Hydrogen Conferences around the world.
Officers and Directors – China and Southeast Asia
- George Yang - General Manager, of Apollo Energy Systems Subsidiary, Apollo’s operations in China. He has extensive sales and marketing experience in China and Southeast Asia.