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Senior Editor at Global Marine Renewable
Bill Staby is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boston-based Resolute Marine Energy, Inc. (RME) - a developer of technologies for harvesting energy from ocean waves.
Bill is an experienced manager of early-stage technology companies. His entrepreneurial career started in 1997 when he was co-founder of an Internet business-to-consumer commerce company that subsequently went public. Bill then helped start two companies in media technology and business process automation before founding RME in 2006. Earlier in his career, Bill was an investment banker at Credit Suisse in the Electric Utility Corporate Finance Group and later he was co-head of the North American mergers & acquisitions team at Rabobank International.
Bill is a member of the executive committee of the U.S. delegation to IEC-TC114 and he is one of its two representatives on the IEC’s Conformity Assessment Board. Bill is also actively involved with the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition, the Washington-based industry trade association that advocates on issues including R&D investment, market incentives and regulation.
Bill attended the University of Oregon before receiving his undergraduate degree in accounting and finance from the City University of New York in 1985. He went on to earn his M.B.A. from New York University in 1987 and, more recently, he was a featured speaker at TEDx Boston.
Manager at Global Marine Renewable
Jose Zayas is the Program Manager for the Wind and Water Power Program. In this role, he manages efforts to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate deployment of wind and water power technologies, which can play a significant role in America’s clean energy future. Working with U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, academia, and industry, the program funds research and development and deployment activities aimed at reducing the overall cost of energy of these systems and addressing key market barriers.
Prior to his arrival at Department of Energy, Mr. Zayas was the senior manager of the Renewable Energy Technologies group at Sandia National Laboratories. His responsibilities in this role included establishing strategy and priorities, defining technical and programmatic roles, business development, and performing management assurance for the renewable energy-related activities of the laboratory. He managed and developed programs to:
• Bring together key renewable energy technology capabilities to consistently implement a science-based reliability and systems approach
• Leveraged Sandia’s broader predictive simulation, testing/evaluation, materials science, and systems engineering capability with expertise in renewable energy technologies
• Expanded and accelerated Sandia’s role in the innovation, development and penetration of renewable energy technologies
Mr. Zayas joined Sandia National Labs in 1996 and spent the first ten years of his career supporting the National mission of the labs wind energy portfolio as a senior member of the technical staff. During his technical career he had responsibilities for several programmatic research activities and new initiatives for the program. Mr. Zayas’ engineering research contributions, innovation and outreach spanned a variety of areas which included active aerodynamic flow control, sensors, dynamic modeling, data acquisition systems, and component testing.
After transition to the position of program manager in 2006, Mr. Zayas engaged and supported a variety of national initiatives to promote the expansion of clean energy technologies for the Nation. Most recently, Mr. Zayas continued to lead the organization’s clean energy activities and has coordinated and developed the laboratories cross-cutting activities in advanced water power systems. This program focuses on developing and supporting an emerging clean energy portfolio (wave, current, tide, and conventional hydro energy sources). Through developed partnerships with key National labs, industry and academia, Sandia is supporting and leading a variety of activities to accelerate the advancement and viability of both wind energy and the comprehensive marine hydrokinetics industry.
Mr. Zayas holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico and a Masters degree in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of California at Davis.