SkyH2O is a triple-bottom-line … People, Planet & Profit … impact company.  The business is formed by leading Water, Energy, Project Development & Finance, Engineering, EPC construction, Asset Management, and Legal Executives, to proactively develop the growing need for industrial grade Atmospheric Water Generation (“AWG”).  Together the group provides the expertise with the credibility and professional network to deliver within budget utility-scale AWG facilities.



Alexander von Welczeck (Irvine, USA)
Chairman, President & CEO
30 years in business, corporate and project  development | Founder/CEO of Solar Power Partners (now NRG Solar) | Co-Founder of Clean Power Capital (CPC) | Former Executive at DOVER and Thyssen-Krupp  | University of San Francisco

Oscar Martinez (St. Louis, USA)
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
CFO and COO Consulting Services Chief Financial Officer Chief Operating Officer

Terell Jones (Austin, Texas)
Director, Business Development & Alliances
25 years in Information Technology Sales Marketing, and consulting | Co-Founder of Green IT Council | Founding Partner with Elmihra Mundi | Experienced in project management, channel management, data center, smart cities, economic development, real estate investing, and business intelligence consulting | U.S. Navy | UCLA

Loren Simpelo, (Irvine, USA)
Director, Marketing & Communications
25 years in marketing, communications including design and brand management for consumer and industrial products and services | Executive at SIMPLE DESIGN | Academy of Art | University of Missouri

Wolfgang Strasser (Europe, Spain)
Director, Technology & Innovation
25 years experience as an entrepreneur, investor, project manager, company builder and advisor, in leading edge technologies in Europe and USA. Including software, hardware, car industry, aviation industry, telecommunications, water industry, solar industry, alternative energy. Former Co-Founder, CEO and CTO of several No 1 companies in EU and US. | PhD in Mathematics from Technical University Munich.

Richard GuerraRichard E Guerra (San Antonio, Texas)
Director, Project Management
30+ years of experience in executive advisory services, governance, and business development. Enterprise organizational change management specialist. A strategic planner proficient in increasing profits and improving financial performance as a through comprehensive performance analysis and planning.

Guillermo Sepúlveda
Director, Mexico & Latin America
30 years in business, corporate and project development | Founder/CEO Gröuth Group | Former RE Executive at JLL, DTZ, Avison Young and CBRE | Architect with MBA from University of Texas

Max Brandt
Director, Financing
40 years in business, equity raising, banking and lending relationship experience, real estate financing and investment| CFO for Buzzworks Development | Former CFO for Red Sea Group | MBA from the University of Dallas, and a BBA from the University of Nebraska



Chief Advisors

team-tarekTarek I. Zohdi. Ph.D., (Berkeley, USA)
Chief Technology Advisor
20 years in engineering, research and science including; advanced manufacturing processes, high-strength fabric, particulate/granular flows, multiphase/composite electromagnetic media, the dynamics of swarms |Staff Scientist position at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs,Chancellor’s Professor at UC Berkeley


Charlie Kuffner, P.E. (San Francisco, USA)
Chief Operating Advisor
30 years in large scale commercial and EPC construction, alternative energy, project and executive mgmt | Co-founder of Clean Power Group (CPG) |Former Executive & COO of Swinerton Builders | Stanford University

Dirk Michels, J.D. (Los Angeles, CA)
Chief Legal Advisor
20 years partner in AmLaw 100 law firms representing cleantech companies and investors | Founder of Ignite Ventures, Inc. | Developer and Owner of various cleantech and renewable energy projects | University of Hamburg, Germany | University of San Diego

James Poole, P.E. (San Francisco, USA)
Chief Product Advisor
30 years in mechanical engineering including HVAC | Product and Project Development and Management | Management at TRANE |Past President ASHRAE, and member LEED| Montana State University

Jorey Bernstein (Newport Beach, CA)
Advisor, Philanthropy
Executive Director, Wealth Management – Bernstein Investment Consultants | Former Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in Beverly Hills, Smith Barney In Century City | Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch Headquarters in NYC | 1987 Johns Hopkins University Graduate | Mensa | Multiple year recipient of Five Star Wealth Manager Award in Los Angeles Magazine | Philanthropy : ESG / Clean Energy and Special Olympics

Ekaterina Rushika (UAE, Dubai)
Business Development Managment with extensive international experience Dubai, Russia, Italy for more than 12 years. MBA Professional Diploma of Economist ‘Far Eastern University’ 

Joseph Stein, Dipl.-Ing. (San Francisco, USA)
Advisor, Building & Architecture
30 years in architecture & project development, 20 years in property management & real estate | former senior project architect at IFB Germany, currently President / Broker Officer in San Mateo, CA | U.C. Berkeley & Stuttgart University (Dipl. Ing.)

Morton Irvine Smith (Irvine, USA)
Advisor, Business Development
30 years in business | Chairman of the Board Irvine America | Executive Director Clean Power Capital LLC | Managing Director, Transformation LLC | University of Rhode Island

William “Bill” Kelly, (San Francisco, USA)
Advisor, Water Markets
25 years in business and market development, and advising the municipal water, wastewater and renewable energy sector across the USA | Former CEO Lucid Energy, executive at Severn Trent Services, and President of Isle Utilities, Inc. | California State University

team-heinrichHeinrich C. Hollekamp, Ph.D., Dipl. Ing. (Germany)
Advisor, Engineering, Energy & Water
20 years in engineering, project management including infrastructure, energy, energy efficiency and water | Former executive of BAYER AG and URENCO |HCH Engineering | University Breslau

International Advisory Board

Dr. Walter Schindler
Chairman, International Advisory Board
In 2000, Walter Schindler stepped away from a successful law firm partnership to dive into the world of sustainable investing in a journey he calls “mapping the puzzle of disruptive transformation.” At each stage of his journey, he has been a step ahead of his time, advising some of the first renewable energy movers and shakers as a corporate lawyer starting from 1980.

Christina Peterson, MBA
Advisor Project Financing
30 years in structured and project finance for infrastructure and renewables | Former executive at city bank, ABN AMRO Bank, EDF Renewables, Brookfield Renewables | University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, San Diego, CA

Adam Nicolopoulos, P.E., MBA (San Francisco, USA and Greece)
Advisor, Globalization & Project Financing 
25 years in technology, industry and infrastructure financing; fuels and energy, alternative energy, water and mining | President of ADN Capital Ventures | Former Executive at UBS Investment Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Edison International | Stanford University, New York University, UC Berkeley