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Cardinal Resources LLC

We are helping solve the global problem of the lack of clean drinking water using our patented solar powered Red Bird System.

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  • Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Company Summary

Cardinal Resources, founded by committed environmental professionals in October 2004, has been working since that time toward its mission of Clean Water, Clean Environment, Worldwide. Our dedication is reflected in the development of the patented Red Bird System and sustainable appropriate technology solutions to wastewater treatment. This plan focuses on expanding and making our solutions the worldwide standard in sustainable water treatment.


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    Kevin Robert Jones
    Founder and CEO

    Kevin Jones, the founder of Cardinal Resources, is a geologist, entrepreneur, and the inventor of the Red Bird. His previous business startup was part of the 7th Fastest Growing Environmental Engineering Business (ZweigWhite Associates, 1997), and an Engineering News-Record Top 200 Environmental Business in the US (2000 through 2004). He has led the company to the INC-5000, multiple local rankings, and an international environmental presence.

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    Joyce O'Connor
    Principal, Cardinal Resources

    Joyce O’Connor is a professional geologist and M.B.A. with extensive management experience. A Cardinal Resources founder, she has worked in industry and consulting. She is an experienced project manager and regulatory specialist.

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    Jonathan Morgan
    H2O Coalition Founder

    Jonathan Morgan conceived and now leads the H2O Coalition, the finance arm for Red Bird Systems. He led the Dakar office for the last 2 years and worked in Africa for over 8. With a political science background, his work has included evaluating economic trends, political stability, and market trends; and research, marketing, contract advice, developing local representatives and partnerships, opportunity development and closing negotiations.

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    Carol Jean McKee
    Principal, Cardinal Resources

    Carol J. McKee, a founder, is a professional geologist and environmental management professional with almost 30 years of diverse experience. She is involved in the day to day management of Cardinal Resources’ Pittsburgh office and has been working to find markets and applications for Red Bird systems for the military. She has led environmental projects in Brazil and Australia.

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    Barbara Heckman Jones
    Principal, Cardinal Resources

    Barbara H. Jones, a founder, is an environmental engineer and microbiologist. Ms. Jones has been key in the development of rigorous testing protocols for Red Bird Systems and implementation strategies. With experience in challenging international environments, she understands the need for rugged and dependable water treatment systems. Working with Mr. Morgan, she is also helping lead the implementation of the H2O Coalition program in Senegal.

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    Juanita Britton
    Director, Red Bird Systems Africa

    Juanita Britton is an investor, advocate, philanthropist, and director for Red Bird Systems Africa. She has lived and worked in Africa and has many professional and personal ties there, including being a Queen Mother for a Village in Ghana. She is a well-known retail entrepreneur and community activist in the Washington, DC area.