|Jonathan R. Read |
President and Chief Executive Officer, ECOtality
Jonathan Read, President and CEO, is an entrepreneur, experienced brand manager, international developer and licensor with a passion for the discovery and realization of clean technology solutions. Over the last 30 years, Read has grown corporations in various markets through global licensing agreements, strategic partnerships and creative management guidance.
At ECOtality, he brings his executive management experience to the team. He is instrumental in shaping the direction of the company with a vision to transform nascent clean technologies for global commercial adoption through commercialization and licensing agreements.
Prior to founding ECOtality, Read was the founder, former Chairman and CEO of Park Plaza International (Park Inn International/Park Plaza Worldwide). Read grew the hotel chain from just four hotels to a leading global hotel group focused on licensing and joint ventures with operations in 32 countries. In 2003, he sold the companies to Carlson Hospitality and Golden Wall Investments in 2003.
Read also served as Chairman and CEO of Shakey's International from 1984 to 1989. After further expanding the business into a worldwide franchise and licensing group with operations in the United States, Southeast Asia, Japan, South America, Mexico, Europe and the Caribbean, Read sold the global corporation in 1989.
Read attended Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California.
|Dr. Jerry Y.S. Lin |
Director & Chairman of the Technology Committee, ECOtality
Dr. Jerry Y.S. Lin currently serves as the Director and Chairman of the Technology Committee for ECOtality and provides guidance on technical issues related to the company's effort in the development of various renewable energy technologies. This is in addition to his role as Professor and Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at the Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona.
Dr. Lin's extensive teaching career has encompassed professorships at the Technology University of Cincinnati, where he served as Professor of Chemical Engineering and Co-director of the NSF Center for Membrane Applied Science, and a post-doctoral staff position at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. His expertise in inorganic membranes, solid oxide fuel cells, adsorption and catalysis has resulted in more than 150 refereed journal publications, 2100 SCI citations, and he currently holds three patents.
Dr. Lin is also a much sought after speaker having presented at over 100 global lectures in academia and industry events. Dr. Lin has received numerous international professional and academic awards including the United States National Science Foundation Career Award. He has also headed many research programs funded by such federal agencies as the United States Department of Energy and Department of Defense, and private sector companies such as Amoco, BP, Exxon, Honda and the Petroleum Research Board.
Dr. Lin has served on editorial boards of several journals including the Journal of Membrane Science. He was the conference chairman of the 8th International Conference on Inorganic Membranes (ICIM8).
Dr. Lin earned his bachelor's degree from Zhejiang University in China, and his master's and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts.
|Harold (Hal) Sciotto |
Corporate Secretary & Treasurer
From June 1964 until his retirement in May 1993, Sears Roebuck & Company employed Mr. Sciotto in various sales and management positions. These positions encompassed store sales and department management positions, store merchandise manager, district business manager for six states and store manager of three stores in Arizona. His duties included, but were not limited to, sales, advertising, personnel management, financial statements and accounting. Prior to and after retirement, Mr. Sciotto has been an independent business consultant to a verity of new startup business ventures. The consulting services Mr. Sciotto provides these businesses include, but are not limited to, business development, advertising, accounting, e-commerce, merchandising, web design and publishing. Mr. Sciotto attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and Ohio State University.
|Slade Mead |
Slade Mead is a lawyer, professional sports consultant and former Arizona State Senator. The founder of The Baseball Players Group, Mr. Mead specializes in arbitration cases and represents several professional athletes, including Andy Roddick. Previously, Mr. Mead worked for Advantage International, a leading global sports management firm, where he ran the London office and represented several professional tennis and baseball players. Mr. Mead is a former Arizona State Senator who served on the Appropriations, Government and Education (Vice-Chair) Committees. With a deep commitment to education, Mr. Mead was voted the Arizona School Board Legislator of the Year (2003), Arizona Women's Political Caucus Legislator of the Year (2004), and Arizona Career Technical Education Policy Maker of the Year (2004). Mr. Mead remains very active in education and state politics as he ran for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2006, and is a Court appointed School Board and Receiver Board member for the Maricopa Regional School District.
Mr. Mead received his B.S. from Yale University and his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
|Colonel Barry S. Baer |
Chief Financial Officer, ECOtality
Colonel Barry S. Baer is the Chief Financial Officer at ECOtality. He has enjoyed an extensive career in financial management and formerly served as the CFO at Obsidian Enterprises, Inc. prior to joining ECOtality. In addition, Colonel Baer has served as CFO at a number of manufacturing corporations including: Max Katz Bag Company and Apex Industries. Previously, he worked with the City of Indianapolis as its Director of Public Works. Currently, Colonel Baer also serves as CFO for Favored, Inc. (FVRK.PK) and is a member of the State of Indiana Unemployment Insurance Board.
As a retired U.S. Army Colonel and a Certified Public Accountant, Colonel Baer's military service includes Commander of an armored cavalry troop in Vietnam; Director of the Accounting Systems for the U.S. Army; Commander of the 18th Finance Group during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in the first Gulf War and Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management for the Army Material Command.
Colonel Baer earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and master's degree from the University of Colorado.