EXECUTIVE TEAM

 

 

Bob Ford, President & CEO      linkedin-25x25

Bob has broad experience within green energy technologies (solar, wind, and energy efficiency). Bob joined SerraLux Inc. as President and CEO in 2012, tasked with taking the company and product launch worldwide. To date, a number of globally recognized companies have either specified or selected SerraLux’s daylighting technologies.

In 2002 Mr. Ford co-founded Solaicx Inc. and served as the company’s President and CEO. Bob raised over $73 million in VC funding to grow Solaicx into the most innovative silicon ingot manufacturer in the world. Grew the company from inception to a factory with in excess of 60MW output capacity. Established a 135,000 square feet state-of-the-art silicon ingot production facility in Portland, Oregon in record time. Company was purchased by MEMC (now SunEdison, NYSE: SUNE).  Mr. Ford holds a B.S. in Management from St. Mary’s College and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 

 

David Willetts, Chairman and Managing Director, European Operations     linkedin-25x25

Mr. Willetts joined SerraLux’s predecessor company, Bending Light, in 2002.  Upon the death of the inventor of the SerraGlaze® technology, he took over as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board.  Mr. Willetts is also Chairman of Reeve Hepburn Asia Pacific, and has been involved in regeneration initiatives in London for over 25 years. He formed Reeve Hepburn in 1988 to concentrate on corporate strategy, management and finance of companies, particularly SME’s (small and medium sized businesses), and London regeneration agencies.

Previously, Mr. Willetts joined Neville Russell, a medium sized firm of accountants (purchased by Mazars) and in 1972, become a senior partner where he headed various offices and departments.  In 1985, Mr. Willetts founded their international division, working worldwide from North America to Europe and Asia.  Mr. Willetts qualified as a chartered accountant with Touche Ross. He graduated from Bristol University with an honours degree in history.

 

Greg Wildeman, Chief Financial Officer     linkedin-25x25

Gregory Wildeman joined SerraLux in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, reporting to the CEO.  Gregory started his career working for New York based Revere Capital Advisors LLC as the Controller and Director of Finance and for Broadmark Asset Management LLC in the US.  Mr. Wildeman expanded to the Controller of financial operations for Revere Securities LLC.

Mr. Wildeman graduated from New York University with a dual BS in Finance and Accounting, and an MS in Accounting, and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

 
 

 

David Robins, Member of the Board of Directors     linkedin-25x25

David was until December 2000, Chairman and Chief Executive of the investment bank ING Barings, and a Board member of the ING Group. Before joining the ING Group, he spent 18 years with Phillips & Drew and UBS, becoming Executive Vice President and Regional Head of UBS Europe, and a member of the Group Executive Board.  David has extensive UK and international experience having held senior management, research, sales and trading roles in the UK, Japan, the United States, Switzerland and Australia.  David is a former non-executive Chairman of LCH Clearnet Ltd, non-executive Director of RWC Partners and investment advisor to the Universities Superannuation Fund.  He is currently non-executive Chairman of the Henderson TR Pacific Investment Trust, Senior Independent Director of Meggitt PLC and a non-executive director of two venture capital-backed companies. In addition, he is the former Chairman of New Philanthropy Capital and Chairman of two other charities.

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Paul Wolter, Member of the Board of Directors     linkedin-25x25

Paul Wolter is Revere Capital Advisors Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Revere in 2009, he was Chief Operating Officer at Broadmark Asset Management LLC, and before that spent two years at Treflie Capital Management, a fund of funds manager, as Director of Research and Operations. Previously he had worked over twenty three years in the commodities industry with both E.D. & F Man and Machado & Co., before starting an independent consulting company. Mr. Wolter began his career at E.D. & F. Man in London in 1977 and moved to New York in 1979 where he was responsible first for sugar trading and later, coffee trading operations. At Machado, he was responsible for coffee and cocoa trading operations. On re-joining E.D. & F Man in New York in 1994, he was responsible for corporate development, asset allocation, risk control and acquisition integration. Mr. Wolter graduated from Cambridge University in 1977, earning an M.A. in History.

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