Altergy’s Board of Directors
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Gary L. Watson, J.D.
Chairman

Mr. Watson is a private investor whose career includes a long history of executive and legal positions in both public and private companies. He currently serves as the Managing Director of Hydrogen Power Source, LLC (HPS), a firm that manages and operates alternative energy companies in the United States, South America and developing nations worldwide.

Prior to joining HPS, Mr. Watson was General Counsel of Mannatech, Incorporated and Executive Director of MannaRelief Industries both headquartered in Arlington, Texas. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Sunstates Acceptance Corporation; Vice President and General Counsel for AgriTech Labs, Inc.; Chief Operating Officer of Quantum Leap, LLC; and President and Chief Operating Officer of Life Changes International, Inc. He also has maintained a private law practice.

Mr. Watson’s public service activities have included two terms on the Indiana Future Farmers Association Foundation Board from 1976 to 1984, and participation on the State of Indiana Air Pollution Control Board from 1976 to 1982, including serving as Chairman from 1978 to 1982.

Mr. Watson earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Agricultural Economics at Purdue University, and a Juris Doctorate at Indiana University.


 

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Eric S. Mettler
Director

Mr. Mettler has more than 30 years of engineering, manufacturing and executive management experience leading cost effective business operations, including general management with P & L responsibility, project management, contracts management, financial management, business development, research & development, engineering, product development, high and low volume manufacturing, supply chain management, and quality assurance.

He brings a consistent record of dynamic leadership, hands-on, results oriented management, and on-time and on-budget performance. He has been successful in two prior start-up experiences: Power Technologies Inc., an integrator of advanced power and water desalination equipment solutions, and Manufacturing Technologies Corporation (MTC), a water desalination equipment company. Prior to MTC, Mr. Mettler built a 20-year record of achievement with GenCorp Aerojet, a leading aerospace and defense company. He is an inventor of issued and pending patents on fuel cell technology and the architect of Altergy’s manufacturing technology breakthroughs and high volume production processes.

Mr. Mettler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Production, Operations, and Systems Management from California State University-Sacramento. His post-graduate work includes completion MBA program coursework at California State University-Sacramento, and completion of the Advanced Management Program, Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA, and the Executive Management Program at the UC-Davis Graduate School of Management.


 

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Mr. Roy Rose
Director

Roy Rose has over 30 years of experience in the private equity market as a financial and strategic professional with diverse experience in leverage buyouts, real estate, analysis and private investing.

He developed corporate strategy and restructuring plans for actionable business and financial transitions to propel company growth, expansion and diversification.

Mr. Rose facilitated the growth of companies by capturing and closing exclusive deals, creating and implementing unique market entry strategies, and establishing complex multinational business relationships.


 

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Jerrold E. Franklin, Ph.D.
Director

Dr. Franklin has been leading engineering activities for over 32 years. His engineering experience spans advanced materials and processes, rocket engine technology, high temperature environments, and design for manufacturing and assembly. He holds three issued and eleven pending patents on fuel cell technology and applications and an issued patent on jet engine technology.

Prior to joining Altergy, Dr. Franklin served as Director of Technology for Power Technologies Inc., an integrator of advanced power and water desalination equipment solutions, and served as Director, Engineering for Manufacturing Technologies Corporation, a water desalination equipment company, and engineering project manager and project engineer for GenCorp Aerojet.

Dr. Franklin holds a Ph.D. in Engineering/Materials Science, a Master of Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State University-Sacramento.


 

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Harmit Singh, MBA
Director

Mr. Singh is a Director in Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Strategic Capital Group, which originates, executes and manages private equity investments that are intended to provide strategic benefits to the bank.
Mr. Singh focuses his investment efforts in early stage technology opportunities and also manages the bank’s alternative investments portfolio of fund and limited partnership interests.

Previously, Mr. Singh was a Vice President in Merrill Lynch’s Global Markets and Investment Banking Business Development team, which he joined after completing two years as an investment banking associate in the Financial Institutions Group at Credit Suisse.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Singh spent several years in the San Francisco area working with start-ups as a business consultant with Scient, with a focus on developing and implementing efficient strategies for online businesses. He later joined Hotwire as one of its earliest employees and helped turn the company profitable before its sale to InterActiveCorp in 2003.

Mr. Singh earned his M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.