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It Takes a Team to Win

The OWS team provides decades of experience in Energy, Organic Waste Management, and Water Remediation.

We have developed and commercialized energy technologies across the globe, founded organic waste recycling businesses, created soil biocarbon technologies, and pioneered new concepts in the field of Natural Biological Systems wastewater treatment.

In the service of our mission, we work as a development partner or as a consultant, identifying, analyzing and overcoming the main barriers to creating efficient bioenergy from your organic waste stream, and addressing otherwise impossible water remediation challenges. Our knowledge and research covers all processes necessary for establishing successful "bioenergy chains" to produce heat, electricity, biofuels and soil carbon products, and clean water, for the energy and agriculture end-use market.

The OWS Partners:

Evan Edgar

Evan has thirty years of experience in all aspects of solid waste management as a registered civil engineer. Mr. Edgar has advocated on for green energy incentives, compost market development, greenhouse gas reductions policies, and practical regulations in front of legislative committees, regulatory agencies, and local commissions involving the collection, hauling, processing, and composting of urban green and yard wastes. Mr. Edgar has advised private industry companies, state and local government, and non-governmental organizations and on recycling and organic waste project development issues including technical feasibility, collection options, land use compatibility, site design, operations, grant and loan funding, business development, and market development issues.

Bill Camarillo

Bill is CEO of Agromin, one the largest organics recyclers in the United States. After 19 years in the industry, he remains passionate about organics and the critical role it plays in sustaining life on our planet. Camarillo has helped the company pioneer organics conversion through sustainable technologies. Headquartered in Oxnard with five processing sites in California, Agromin transforms more than 380,000 tons of organic material annually into over 200 friendly soil products for the retail, agriculture, landscape and energy sectors. During Camarillo’s tenure, Agromin has diverted more than 3.5 million tons of organics from landfills, helping cities stay in compliance with AB 939 recycling mandate, was recognized as the US Composting Council's 2008 "Composter of the Year" and was the recipient of the California Resource Recovery Association's 2009 "Leadership in Organics" award. Agromin is also designated as a California Climate Action Registry "Climate Action Leader." Camarillo served 10 years in the Marine Corps, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from the University of Redlands, and sits on several nonprofit boards including the Ventura County Economic Development Association (VCEDA) as chair, Gold Coast Veterans Foundation, Oxnard Chamber of Commerce and the California Compost Coalition.

Rick Wilson

Rick has 25-years experience developing and commercializing materials and energy technologies. Recently, Rick led the team at Cool Planet Energy Systems developing and commercializing CoolTerra™ soil health additive, winning the 2015 Edison Gold Award for contribution to Agriculture. As CEO of Cobalt Technologies, a Silicon Valley venture-backed biotech startup, he developed low-cost renewable chemical technology and partnered with the Solvay group to deploy production capacity in South America. At the executive level of British Petroleum, he led the turn around of the $3.5 BN Global Derivatives chemicals business sold to Ineos. While at BP he also ran the Australasian fuel supply business, and led clean fuels R&D. He currently serves on the Bioenergy Technical Review Panel for the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado. Rick holds an MBA (Honors) from the University of Chicago, a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, and a BA in Chemistry from UC San Diego.

Jonathan Todd

As the Chief Sustainability Water Resources Advisor for OWS, Jonathan brings robust large-scale ecological wastewater solutions to the global community, recognizing that affordability, reliability, and aesthetic presentation are the keys to entering a competitive market against the conventional technologies. Mr. Todd was lead designer for JTED throughout the design, construction and implementation of the Omega Center for Sustainable Learning a “Living Building Challenge;” and LEED platinum award winning project. Mr. Todd has collaborated with many of the top sustainable architects and landscape architects as a pioneer in successful Natural Biologic Solution (NBS) water remediation projects around the globe.

Paul Hullar

Paul is the CEO and Founder of Brightwave Energy, a leading Energy Consulting firm in Ventura County, and has been recognized 5 years in a row as “Who’s Who in Clean-tech and Sustainability” by the Pacific Coast Business Times. He has served as the Co-Chair for the Ventura Chamber Energy Committee, is a member of the Ventura County Economic Development Association, and is an Engineering Fellow at Anahuac University in Mexico City. Mr. Hullar holds 2 degrees from Purdue University, including a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Co-operative Education. Prior to founding Brightwave Energy, Mr. Hullar had a distinguished 25-year career at Procter & Gamble, where he led several of their manufacturing operations across North America. Mr. Hullar has helped reduce energy costs in manufacturing plants, commercial properties, and municipalities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Poland. Mr. Hullar is also the author of “Winning with AB32: Generating Revenue with California’s Cap & Trade,” and has operational experience with Micro- turbine CHP, Waste Gasification, Bio-Digesters, Heat Recovery, ORCs, PV Solar, Wind, and Power Storage.

Ted Elliott

Ted provides outsourced CFO services to a variety of companies in California. For the past 18 years he has advised companies in the areas of financial planning, tax planning and compliance, and financial reporting. Ted has played a critical role in numerous mergers, acquisitions and other critical transactions, including the reorganization and sale of Kinko’s. He has been involved with companies in the waste and organic recycling business for the majority of his career. Ted spent 7 years with Deloitte and Touche and 8 years with local CPA firms, including being a partner in his own firm. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant since 1988 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the California State University, Northridge.

Trevor Elliott

Trevor brings 15 years of experience in sustainable design and sustainability-driven communications and branding to the OWS team. He has held highest level direction positions as a few of the largest agencies on the west coast where he directed communications projects for such clients as Nike, National Geographic, The Smithsonian, Microsoft, Intel, Marriott Hotels, Sprint, MCI, and the Getty. Recognition that Trevor has received includes the highest industry honors in Design and User Experience - being featured the Communication Arts Design Annual over three separate years. His sustainability concepts and design work has been published in several books, including SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Designing for the Greater Good: The Best in Cause-Related Marketing and Nonprofit Design.

Mike Zwerner

Mike has over 25 years of corporate sales and management experience in the technology and financial services marketplace. Mr. Zwerner was the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for Interthinx, a risk mitigation technology company. As a key member of the senior management team he led efforts that grew the company from $12 million to $150 million in annual revenue. Mr. Zwerner was responsible for overall corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, establishing and maintaining strategic partnerships, as well as overseeing all marketing and PR activities.





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