Leadership Team

Rinaldo Brutoco

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Co-Founder/Board, JUST Capital; Chair, Finance & Audit Committee; 15+ years – Renewable energy; 25+ years – Business growth specialist: 3.5+ Bn; Founder and CEO of World Business Academy.

Dawa Tarchin Phillips


Founder, Empowerment Holdings; Co-Founder, IMTA; Co-Founder of UCSB’s Center for Human Potential; 14+ years – Conscious capital entrepreneur.

Marie Case

Vice Chairman

Chair, World Business Academy; Founder, Case Leadership; 30+ years – Change initiatives, M&A leadership, FTSE & Fortune 100; SVP, CSC Index; Led integrations for multiple BP acquisitions.

Robert Shelton

Vice President, Administration

President, ShangriLa Group; Former CEO, Private Access, Inc.; Founding Director, VP Licensing, Allcare Health Mgt Systems; Named inventor, 12 issued patents.

Peter Georgescu

Senior Strategic Advisor

Author, brand management specialist; Former CEO and Chairman Emeritus, Young & Rubicam, one of the world’s most effective marketing communications companies.

Ángel Gurría

Global Strategic Advisor

Secretary-General (2006-21) of the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); formerly served as Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico.

Other Key Company Personnel, Directors, and Advisory Board Members

Matt Knapp

Consulting Aeronautical Engineer

Aeronautical engineer, Former Chief Engineer and Co-Founder, Zunum Aero hybrid electric aircraft company; Former Lead Designer of ATV Javelin light jet and chief aerodynamicist.

Michael Schley

Corporate Counsel

Partner, Schley, Look, Guthrie & Locker law firm, with almost four decades of experience in financial regulation and corporate business law, corporate governance, securities, and M&A.

Erika Kelleher

Talent Acquisition

25+ years – Recruiting in the aviation and aerospace industries; 20+ years – Founder/Owner of boutique recruiting firm; former Head of Talent Acquisition, Boom Supersonic.

Joe Powell, Ph.D.

Advisory Board Member

Former Chief Scientist for Shell Oil, who during his 36-year career led R&D programs; Chair of the U.S. Dept of Energy’s Hydrogen Technical Advisory Committee; former Director of American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Mitch Ewan

Advisory Board Member

Hydrogen Systems Program Manager, Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute; former Co-Chairman of National Hydrogen Association; former submarine commanding officer.

Dr. Abas Goodarzi

Advisory Board Member

President/CEO, US Hybrid; a 30-year veteran of the electric & fuel cell industries, including as Technical Director of GM’s EV1 program and Senior Scientist at Hughes Aircraft.

VADM Phil Wisecup (USN, Ret.)

Board of Directors, Advisory Board Members

Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral; past-President, U.S. Naval War College; former Naval Inspector General; and Director of the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group.

Janice Lin

Advisory Board Member

Founder and CEO of the Green Hydrogen Coalition and professional services firm Strategen, Co-Founder of the California Energy Storage Alliance and Global Energy Storage Alliance.

Bob Colucci

Board of Directors

Formerly President of H2 Clipper and Harte Hanks Logistics; formerly CEO of PuRxCell Regenerative Medicine Company and the Institute of Regenerative Medicine; retired US Navy Captain.

Bob Boyd

Advisory Board Member

Internationally recognized expert in hydrogen delivery systems, safety codes and standards; former Chairman of Hydrogen Industry Panel on Codes and CGA & NFPA-2 Hydrogen Technology Committees.

Bob Fornaro

Advisory Board Member

Former CEO of Spirit Airlines; former Chairman, President and CEO of AirTran Holdings and its subsidiary, AirTran Airlines; formerly held key strategic and/or operating positions at Trans World Airlines, US Airways and Braniff.

Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D.

Advisory Board Member

Founding Professor, Florida International University; coauthor, Freedom from Mid-East Oil; 40 years’ experience in renewable energy including advisory services to emerging enterprises; represents H2 Clipper in the Iberian Peninsula.

Michael Harmon

Advisory Board Member

President at Harbor Capital, LLC; Former CFO at Galey & Lord; Extensive financial & mgt experience with Burlington Industries, Galey & Lord, Pillowtex Corporation, and others.

Jim Villanueva

Advisory Board Member

Managing Director, Global Partnerships Social Venture Fund; former Executive Director, Eleos Foundation Social Venture Fund; impact investor and entrepreneur in growth companies.

Massimo Masini

Advisory Board Member

Vice President Operations and General Manager, TECT Aerospace; former General Manager of B/E Aerospace; Head of Global Manufacturing Operations, CTC Global Composite; and adjunct MBA professor at CSULB.

Stephen S. Tuttle

Board of Directors

President and CEO of JOT Enterprises; Board of Advisors for AFO Research; 30+ years’ experience in the aviation and aerospace industries building world class implementation teams, including both early stage and hyper-growth entities.

Diane Cirincione, Ph.D.

Board of Directors

Founder and Executive Director of Attitudinal Healing International; President of the Jampolsky Outreach Foundation. Internationally recognized clinician, lecturer and author. Board Member of The Unstoppable Foundation.

In Memoriam

We owe a debt of gratitude to these former Company Directors and Advisory Board Members.

John Hofmeister


Former President of Shell Oil Company; Founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy; Member U.S. DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee. Advisory Board Member.

VADM Jerry O. Tuttle (USN, Ret.)


Naval aviator; Former Naval Inspector General; Special Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations; and Deputy Director for Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency. Board Member.

RADM James M. Seeley (USN, Ret.)


Renowned Naval aviator with over 5,000 hours of flight time and more than 1,000 carrier landings; Former Rear Admiral, Director of Joint Analysis and Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Board Member.


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