Chief Executive Officer
Glenn Smith started his career in the UK power industry before moving to British Gas in the early 1990‘s where he held positions of increasing responsibility within its international business development group and gained extensive experience in the financing of major infrastructure projects. He was recruited to a power development company in Seattle in 1996 and has held leadership positions within several energy and water technology start-up companies since that time, having secured numerous forms of private, public and government financing for various clean tech companies in the USA and UK. He co-founded T2M Resources, Inc., a sustainable resources company focused on renewable energy opportunities. Mr. Smith has a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering.
Co-Founder and President
Ron Smith has over 30 years of experience in industry and the military. His prior experience includes leading the start-up, growth and sale of a nationwide consumer advertising company; management consulting as a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton; serving on the headquarters management advisory staff at Bendix Aerospace Group; and organizational consulting to Commanding Officers of staffs and operating units in the U.S. Navy. He served as a U.S. Navy carrier pilot in Vietnam, and retired as a naval reserve intelligence officer. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a BA in mathematics and economics from Mount Saint Mary’s University.
William H. “Trey” Taylor
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer
Trey Taylor directs marketing and business development efforts. He has over 30 years experience in business management and development, marketing and communications. He founded and served as President of the Interactive Marketing Institute, worked with BGE (Baltimore Gas & Electric) and Price Waterhouse World Utilities Group, and has held senior positions at Edison Electric Institute (U.S. Committee for Energy Awareness), ITT Corporation, British Telecom, Ogilvy & Mather and Procter & Gamble. Mr. Taylor served on the Board of Directors for the Hydro Research Foundation, on the Advisory Board and as Chairman of the R&D Committee for the National Hydropower Association, as a Charter Board Member of the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition, and on the Planning Committee for the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE).
Director of Marine Current Technology
Dean Corren holds over 30 years of experience in the fields of energy research and systems design. As a Research Scientist for the New York University Department of Applied Science, Mr. Corren was responsible for all areas of energy research from theory through model tests and full scale prototypes. During this time, he designed a high-efficiency submerged kinetic hydropower turbine, which became the central design for Verdant Power’s Free Flow Kinetic Hydropower System. He has also served four terms in the Vermont House of Representatives and chaired the Burlington Electric Commission, which governs Vermont’s largest public utility. Mr. Corren holds an MS in Energy Science from NYU, and a BA magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Middlebury College.
Mary Ann Adonizio, PE
Director of Resource and Project Development
Mary Ann Adonizio leads project development efforts, having acted as project and compliance manager for the RITE Project since 2007, as well overseeing the company’s resource assessment and environmental permitting program. Ms. Adonizio has over 30 years of experience in electric utility capital project implementation – construction, operation and maintenance for small hydroelectric and transmission projects in the 46-138kV class. In addition, she provides feasibility and financial/economic planning; regulatory licensing and permitting; and environmental risk management services for renewable energy projects. She is the co-author of several technical publications for EPRI and ASCE on the waterpower industry, and also facilitates content for conferences and seminars.
Mark J. Tinkler, B. Eng, M.A.Sc
Director of Project Development and Management – Canada
Mark Tinkler oversees Verdant Power’s CORE Project in the St. Lawrence River in Ontario, Canada. Over a 29 year career at Ontario Hydro/Ontario Power Generation, he held a number of technical and management positions, including Manager of Distributed Generation Technologies, and Senior Advisor – Corporate Strategic Planning with responsibility for OPG’s strategic technology RD&D activities. Mr. Tinkler provides consulting services to the energy sector regarding new and emerging energy options and technologies, including distributed generation, energy storage, renewable energy, and energy from waste streams. He is also the Technology Coordinator for the Strategic Options for Sustainable Power Generation Interest Group of CEATI International, with utility and energy sector participants from across Canada and the US.