President and CEO
HyPower Fuel Inc.
Doug has been the leading influence of HyPower Fuel Inc. since
its inception in 1997.
Prior to joining HyPower, he was involved as an owner,
executive, general manager and consultant in a number of
successful business start-ups in a variety of fields. Immediately
prior to HyPower, he held a senior position with an
automotive parts manufacturing company. While with this company,
responsible for both manufacturing and marketing. In the first
nine months of operations he produced the necessary
product to generate sales in excess of $3.4 million.
HyPower retains a number of free thinking
engineers and technicians with training from a variety of
universities and colleges in Europe and North America. These staff
members all have specialties which, when combined, have given
HyPower a leading edge in new product development in the hydrogen
Ztech Technical Inc.
Mr. Zacharias was trained in Instrumentation Technology
at the Radio and Communications College in Toronto. He later
upgraded his education with degrees and certificates from
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, DeVry College and the
University of Calgary (Computer Science). Mr. Zacharias has worked
in the field of computers and instrumentation his entire career
with such corporations as SNC Lavalin, Husky Oil, PetroCanada,
Syncrude Canada (a consortium of oil companies such as Imperial
Oil (Exxon), ConocoPhillips, Murphy Oil and PetroCanada in the
Alberta tar sands) and Dow Chemical.
Dr. Cliff Ricketts
Dr. Cliff Ricketts has been a Professor at Middle Tennessee State University for 30 years. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Tennessee and his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Ricketts has been involved with alternative fuel research since 1978. He has run engines off ethanol from corn, methane from cow manure, soybean oil, hydrogen from water, and has a solar/electric truck. Highlights include presentations at the 1982 World’s Fair on ethanol, exhibits at the Atomic Energy Museum in Oak Ridge, coverage of his work at the Smithsonian Institute, and 15 year holder of the Land Speed Record for a hydrogen vehicle at the Bonneville Salt Flats. He has also testified before the 109th United States Congress, Committee on Science and Energy.
Dr. Ricketts is presently working on a plug-in flex-fuel hybrid system using a solar unit to generate electricity which he banks and from which he then generates hydrogen from water through electrolysis to run his internal combustion engine car. Therefore, the only two energy sources to run his vehicles are sun and water.