It would have been foolish for WNDW to have a bunch of employees just sitting around. BUT in the past six months that have added employees and consultants as they gear up for production.
Do you think WNDW could have attracted these highly experienced men to the company without a product? They have reputations to uphold.
They have added two real estate marketing experts who specialize in commercial real estate development.
Dr. Alastair K. Livesey, PhD. is a a consultant in the renewable energy field and the former Executive Manager of New Business Development and Strategic Planning at Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.
Curtis Watkins is an experienced energy and IT professional helping drive innovative technology solutions in the regulated utility and municipality code enforcement industries. Curtis was named by the Charlotte Business Journal to the top ‘Forty Under Forty’ for 2013 and was the Young Professionals in Energy ‘Person of the Year’ for the Charlotte chapter in 2011.
Mr. Patrick T. Sargent has nearly two decades of high tech product design and development experience. In the solar-glass industry, Mr. Sargent joined Asahi Glass Company (AGC), a global glass leader reporting nearly $16 billion in 2010 sales.
At AGC’s Flat Glass business division he was appointed Photovoltaics Cover Technology Leader for the North American Solar Business Unit, eventually assuming leadership for Market Intelligence & Governmental Relations at AGC Solar North America. As Director of Solar Market Intelligence for Asahi’s Solar Business Unit, he’s credited with the award of millions of dollars in grants, and for successfully performing predictive intelligence which correctly forecast market behavior prior to its realization.
Mr. Paul Devers is co-founder of Cawley Architects, a firm with over 500 high-value projects in their portfolio, including numerous award-winning Platinum, Gold, and Silver-LEED certified buildings.
During his career, Paul has developed hundreds of projects, including many multimillion-dollar facilities, for a wide range of industries. Paul holds professional registrations in Arizona, Texas, Colorado and New Mexico and is a Self-Certified Professional for the city of Phoenix and Surprise.
He is also a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board, the USGBC, and the Center for Health Design. Among clients, Paul is highly respected for his expertise, responsiveness, and collaborative style.
With over 42 years of experience as a practicing architect, Mr. Devers has provided senior architectural services for a wide range of clients and a variety of building types, including retail, industrial, hospitality, medical and office, the first market for the company’s electricity-generating glass.
Mr. Paco Bono brings more than 20 years of international glass industry experience across all segments of the business, including solar, architectural and automotive glass.
He is a second-generation glass manufacturing professional with extensive experience across North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Mr. Bono currently serves as the Vice President of International Development at LandGlass Technology, a global leader in the production of glass tempering furnaces and tempered vacuum insulated glass.
Mr. Dave Gralnik has more than 30 years of energy services and renewable energy experience. He has a broad range of expertise in consulting and business development across many companies and deregulated utility subsidiaries. He has an extensive background in leading the development of integrated projects that incorporate offsite renewable energy with onsite microgrid, HVAC and lighting solutions. These integrated projects were developed while considering a wide range of financial deal structures.
Dr. Christopher Harris joined Vanderbilt University’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization as Director of Licensing in October of 2011 and is responsible for leading all licensing activities. Prior to joining CTTC, Dr. Harris was the Associate Director for Licensing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado where he managed a team of licensing executives. He was also previously the Senior Licensing Manager at the University of Virginia Patent Foundation.
Dr. Harris received his doctorate in nuclear physics from the University of Virginia in 2001. His doctoral work focused on the use of polarized electron-proton scattering to determine the charge distribution within the proton, a fundamental quantity known as GEp.
Mr. Kelly Provence is the President of Provence Electric Inc. and CEO of its subsidiary, Solairgen. Currently he provides design consulting and inspection services to PV installation professionals. He holds three NABCEP certifications; Certified PV Installation Professional, Certified PV Technical Sales Professional and Certified Solar Thermal Installer and has been a Licensed Master Electrician since 1995.
Mr. Provence holds a degree In Marketing and Management and has spent most of his professional life working on electrical systems and solving solar PV engineering problems. In 2011 he was awarded Master Certified PV Trainer status from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).
Tim Widner has overseen the production of 300 million square feet of tempered glass and more than 30 million insulated glass units (IGUs). Mr. Widner has amassed a broad range of valuable experience in the glass fabrication operations of the commercial, residential and transportation segments with expertise in manufacturing operations, product design and development, strategic sales, and process engineering. Currently, he manages glass fabrication operations throughout North America and Europe as the Director of Glass Fabrication and Technical Services for Lippert Components, Inc., which is a subsidiary of New York Stock Exchange listed LCI Industries.