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Genziko Road Power Generators, Ltd.

Genziko RPG has developed a new renewable for an increasingly urbanized world, the road power generator at ~50 MW/km/lane at ~$0.06/kWh.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website genziko.com

Company Summary

Genziko RPG produces road power generators which converts traffic vibrations into electricity. Based on independent lab testing, RPGs convert grid-scale power more cost effectively than any other renewable energy and competitively with fossil fuel electricity generation. Using RPGs, Genziko plans on being an independent power producer for both public utilities and private developments throughout Sub Saharan Africa.

Team

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    Craig D. Near
    President

    Mr. Craig Near, President and founder, has 26 years C-level and plant management experience for NTE Enterprises, The Crest Group, Materials Systems, and Morgan Matroc, including establishing and running 3 manufacturing facilities, developing 22 new products, managing 24 programs, earning 9 patents, and presenting over 75 technical papers. He has a MS from Georgia Tech, BS from Northwestern, and graduate studies from Pennsylvania State.

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    Kamau Gachigi
    Vice President, Operations

    Dr. Kamau Gachigi, VP and co-founder, is a recognized expert in piezoelectrics, member of the National Steering Committee for Science and Technology Parks, chair for the Univ. of Nairobi Science and Technology Park Steering Committee, Director of the UoN Fab Lab with MIT. He was a researcher for TDK Corporation, Ferro Corporation, Center Capacitor, and Redland Technology. He holds a PhD and MS from Penn State and BSc from University of Bath.

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    Richard H Garrett
    Vice President Sales and Marketing

    Mr. Rich Garrett has extensive executive experience in both start-up and growth organizations, for high ticket technology P&L and sales. He was a partner for Radarsign, President of Copiers & More, President of Tricom Business Systems, CFO and Assistant Executive Director of Allen Memorial Hospital, and a Senior Manager at Ernst and Whinney. He holds a MBA from Bowling Greenand a BA from Albion College.

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    Richard H. Garrett
    Vice President, Sales and Marketing

    Mr. Rich Garrett has extensive executive experience in technology start-up and growth organizations, including P&L management, sales, operations, and technology development. He was a partner for Radarsign, President of Copiers & More, President of Tricom Business Systems, CFO and Assistant Executive Director of Allen Memorial Hospital, and a Senior Manager at Ernst and Whinney. He holds a MBA from Bowling Green and a BA from Albion College.

Advisors

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    Walker Kontos (Kenya), Wellborn, Wallace & Woodard (US), Marshall & Melhorn (IP)
    Lawyer
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    Habif Arogeti & Wynne
    Accountant
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