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Edward O'Malley, CEO

Ed is the founder of Motiv Engines, his second company. Prior to Motiv, Mr. O’Malley co-founded Black Rock Systems, a manufacturer of diesel auxiliary power units for over-the-road trucks. At Black Rock he served in many capacities including CTO, VP Operations and VP Business Development. Prior to Black Rock, Ed was an aerospace engineer at Futron Corporation where he worked on the International Space Station for NASA. Ed has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Babson College.

John Clarke, Chief Scientist

John is the inventor of Motiv’s technology, an accomplishment made while a Senior Engine Research Engineer at Caterpillar where he spent 24 years. John undertakes key technical projects for Motiv as well as advising on product design and specifications. Prior to Caterpillar John worked for Noel Penny Turbines, the UK’s National Gas Turbine Establishment, International Computers and Tabulators and apprenticed at Rolls-Royce Aero Engine Division. John received a First Class Honours Batchelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol.

Willibald Berlinger, Board Member

Having studied in Austria and the United States, Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Physics and an MBA from Bradley University. In 1985 Bill joined Sundstrand Aviation in Rockford, Illinois as an aerospace fluid systems engineer responsible for pumping systems on the Space Shuttle, Tomahawk Missile and F-18 fighter. In 1988 Bill joined Caterpillar Inc. holding various engineering and management roles in Caterpillar's engine business. In 2000 Bill founded Caterpillar's Corporate Technology Licensing Business, responsible for global technology based transactions. In 2008 Bill accepted his current position as Technical Manager in Caterpillar's Large Power Systems Division. Bill's team, located in the United States and Germany have design responsibility and lead the business teams for engine mechanical components for a broad line of Caterpillar engine platforms ranging from the C7 to M43.

Roger Harker, Board Member

Roger Harker is a senior executive with over 35 years of industrial manufacturing experience spanning marketing, sales, product development and manufacturing. As president of Bently Nevada Corporation until its sale to General Electric, Mr. Harker provided the day-to-day leadership to grow the business from a small sensor company to a global supplier of industrial electronic protection, diagnostic and management systems for rotating machinery with sales over $250 million. As president of Harker Enginuity Inc., Mr. Harker has provided technical and marketing consulting services to a number of early stage companies in the energy and power generation industries. Mr. Harker has a B.S. in electrical engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

Motiv's technology began as a DARPA funded project at Caterpillar inc. After the early efforts at CAT, the intellectual property rights for the CCI engine were transferred to Motiv Engines via the Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization.

The inventor of the engine has remained with the technology, now acting as Chief Scientist for Motiv. We have greatly advanced the state of the technology from an early concept to a running prototype.