Strategic Advisory Board
QD Solar has assembled a Strategic Advisory Board of professionals who are recognized as leaders in the energy, nano-technology, solar and startup spaces. These advisors will help guide the future direction of QD Solar as the company matures and will provide counsel to the leadership team.
Sam Mantenuto, P.Eng, MBA
Vice Chair and Chief Operating Officer, Northland Power
Sam has more than 30 years of public and private experience in the energy industry. Sam is responsible for Northland’s operations, including gas and electricity management, and is a member of the Executive Office.
Previously Sam was chief Development Officer, where he helped Northland almost triple its operating portfolio from 480 MW at the time of the 2009 Northland merger to 1,329 MW in 2013. He has helped direct Northland’s evolution from a small private enterprise into a large public company. His career has been defined by his ability to integrate technical, financial and governmental factors to deliver successful power projects.
“Finding the right energy opportunities involves not only insight and leadership, but also balancing strategy, creativity and persuasion.”
Sam’s experience includes 18 years at the public utility, Ontario Hydro, where he held a number of senior positions in engineering, system operations, marketing and trading, financial planning, regulatory affairs and the Executive Office.
Recognized by his peers as an industry leader, he has played a key role in several important, public and private committees responsible for shaping the energy industry in Ontario. As a member of Ontario Hydro’s Task Force on Change, he was part of the successful restructuring of Ontario Hydro, which was the basis for the transformation of the energy industry in Ontario. In addition, Sam was a member of the Non-Utility Generators (NUG) Advisory Committee, where he represented the private power providers in negotiations with the government, and worked on the successful integration of NUG contracts into a restructured competitive electricity market. He was also a member of the NUG Negotiating Committee, formed to resolve contractual issues between private generators and government interests.
Sam continues to help shape the energy market in Ontario in his role as Chairman of the Association of Power Producers of Ontario (APPrO), which represents over 100 companies who produce essentially all of the electricity created in Ontario
Senior Vice President and Chief Science & Technology Officer, DuPont
Douglas Muzyka is senior vice president and chief science and technology officer. He joined the company in 1985 as a research scientist and held a variety of research and research management roles in North America through 1994.
Dr. Muzyka was named director of Technology and New Business Development for DuPont Nylon, Asia Pacific, in 1994 and relocated to Hong Kong. From 1994 to 1998 he participated in many plant start-ups and new venture developments throughout Asia Pacific.
In 1998, Dr. Muzyka relocated to the United States to become global business director for the Nylon Industrial Specialties business, a position he held until January 2001. He was then named president and general manager of DuPont Mexico. He was named president and chief executive officer of DuPont Canada Inc., in January 2003 and concurrently vice president and general manager – DuPont Nutrition & Health in September 2003. In July 2006, he returned to Asia assuming the role of president – DuPont Greater China. He was named to his current position in September 2010.
Dr. Muzyka has served on advisory boards for universities in Singapore and Canada, as well as on boards of Chambers of Commerce, industry associations and business councils on sustainable development in Canada, Mexico and China.
Mr. Muzyka was born in Canada and graduated as class valedictorian from the University of Western Ontario with bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering. He completed additional research for his doctorate at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne in France and worked as a researcher in the coal industry in France prior to joining DuPont.
Harry R. Rozakis has more than 30 years of executive management and technology leadership experience with the semiconductor manufacturing sector and has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Cyrium Technologies (a photovoltaic cell developer and manufacturer) Inc., since August 2009. Mr. Rozakis has spent a significant part of his career working in the Asia Pacific region as well as Europe and North America. He served as Chief Executive Officer of ASAT Holdings Ltd. and of EEMS Singapore and Executive Vice President of EEMS Italia SpA, a leading provider of outsource manufacturing for semiconductor memories. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Vietnam - Chipscales Advanced Packaging Services. Mr. Rozakis has held senior management positions at Tessera Technology, Inc., a provider of intellectual property for chip-scale packaging, Reel Services Group and at ChipPAC Inc.
Mr. Rozakis has also served in a leadership role in several semiconductor industry associations, including the Semiconductor Assembly Council. He served as Director of ASAT Holdings Ltd., chairman of the Micro Electronics Packaging and Test Engineering Council (MEPTEC) and chairman of the Semiconductor Assembly Council, an industry quality organization. He is active in philanthropy and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Mr. Rozakis holds a BA and an MA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Photovoltaic / Semiconductor Industry Executive
Dan Shea spent 27 years at Celestica, assuming progressively more senior roles, ultimately becoming Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer as the company grew from barely a billion in revenue to ten billion. Shea joined Celestica during the divestiture from IBM Canada and is one of the company’s founding executives.
Dan has an engineering degree from The University of Toronto, advises to the school’s Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board, and serves on many other technology and advisory boards. Shea has earned his stripes in the world of cleantech. Before corporations were headlong into greenwashing their brands, in 1999, Celestica became a key first mover in driving the electronics industry’s transition to environmental compliance. Shea oversaw the company’s Environmental Compliance Acceleration Program and became a noted expert in this field. In 2005, Celestica credited their Green Services Initiative, in part, with helping them win the Frost & Sullivan Electronics Manufacturing Services Company of the Year.
More recently Dan was Senior Vice President at Black Berry, President and CEO at Arise Technologies Corporation (Solar) and is currently CEO, QD Solar Inc.
Strategic Advisory Board Chair
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