Grand Forks, North Dakota, October 18, 2010 – Grunergy Technologies PLC (Frankfurt Stock Exchange WKN: A0YEK0, Trading Symbol: GN1) is pleased to announce the addition of its first Business Development Directors. Our West Coast representative, Matt Day will be focused on business development and growth initiatives for Grunergy Technologies USA Inc., operating from San Francisco. Matt has served in the field of Business Development for companies such as BCSI, 24/7 Real Media, Inc. a division of WPP PLC, LON: WPP), PhotoPoint.com, Inc. He began his career as as a Business Development representative at Cybereps, Inc., San Francisco.
A graduate from the University of Northern Iowa, Matt holds a B.A. degree in Marketing with an emphasis in Marketing Research. Matt brings a great deal of experience and customer relations ability to the Grunergy Team, establishing our presence on the West coast as we continue our fast paced growth in the utility emissions control field.
Neil Hickey, located in Chicago, Ill. is joining Grunergy as our mid western representative to enhance our penetration in this area. Neil brings with him a great deal of industrial based knowledge from across both the USA and Canada. Neil G. Hickey is a Registered QMS Lead Auditor (Canada and USA) and an AS9100 Aerospace Auditor (USA) who has been working with organizations that have been implementing and developing quality systems and initiatives for over 15 years. Neil is also an ISO 9000, QS-9000, TS 16949, AS9100, and ISO 14000 auditor, consultant, instructor, author, and program developer.
As part of Neil’s current assignments, Neil currently conducts registration and surveillance audits for the AS91000 and ISO 9000 series of quality management system standards. For the past 10 years, Neil has been on contract with the Quality Management Institute (QMI) a division of the Canadian Standards Organization to conduct registration and surveillance audits for the ISO 9001 and AS9100 standards. Neil has guided over numerous organizations in being successfully registered to ISO 9000. For ISO 9001:2008 alone, Neil has assisted over 15 organizations in either initially registering or upgrading their existing ISO 9000:1994 registration to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 9001:2008.
Neil Hickey is an adjunct professor with Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and was used as a subject matter expert in the development of their online EMBA graduate program. Neil has conducted numerous Train-the-Trainer sessions in preparing potential candidates to deliver seminars on ISO 9000 and quality management. Neil is a guest lecturer in the LFGSM MBA Program and regularly instructs students on quality management system documentation development, implementation, and the registration process of quality management systems. Neil’s program development and implementation initiatives have included training during flight surveillance missions located in offshore Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
Neil Hickey’s Memberships:
Registration Accreditation Board (RAB) – ISO 9001 Lead Auditor and AS9100 Aerospace Auditor
National Quality Institute (NQI) – QMS Lead Auditor
American Society for Quality – Active Chapter Member
Rick MacPherson, CEO of Grunergy Technologies, states: “We are pleased to announce the addition of these two high calibre representatives to our team. The addition of Matt and Neil further enhances our ability to meet the growing demand from the utility market in the emissions control field for strong service and representation by Grunergy.“
About Grünergy Technologies PLC
Grünergy Technologies PLC is a holding company and is active through the operations of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Grünergy Technologies USA Inc., located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Grünergy Technologies Canada Inc., located in Ottawa, Canada. These subsidiary companies are responsible for the development and implementation of the Total Mercury Control technology. Total Mercury Control offers a patented combination of Sorbent enhancement additives and proprietary sorbents to optimize mercury capture and effectively reduce negative environmental impacts of mercury emissions from the power utility and other industries.
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Rick MacPherson, CEO
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