LANCASTER, PA, May 7, 2015 – Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTE) (GXG: OTEC, ISIN: SE0006028023, CUSIP: 675100101), a turnkey supplier of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) and Seawater Air Conditioning (SWAC) Systems worldwide, is pleased to announce that Diane Poillon and Janice Hamby, Rear Admiral, US Navy (Ret.), have joined the advisory board.
As President and Chief Executive Officer at Willow Valley Associates, Inc., Diane L. Poillon leads Willow Valley’s successful business and future growth, providing the vision to accomplish key organizational goals. Founded in 1966, Willow Valley has established a stellar reputation as a leader in the property management and development, retirement, and hospitality industries. Presently, Ms. Poillon serves on the Lancaster General Health Foundation Board, the Messiah College President’s Leadership Council and the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Ms. Poillon also volunteers at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lancaster Catholic High School and various charitable or community-service organizations in Lancaster County.
“As a consistently effective corporate executive, equally devoted to humanitarian goals, Diane fully embraces the core mission of Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation as a triple bottom line company: to measure success by the benefit brought to people, planet, and profits,” said Jeremy Feakins, OTE Chief Executive Officer and Group Chairman.
Janice Hamby, Rear Admiral, US Navy (Ret.) currently serves as the Information Resources Management College Chancellor at the National Defense University (NDU) in Washington, D.C. She has over thirty years experience in the U.S. Navy cyber security and information technology arena. Admiral Hamby served as a key technology and general strategist at the senior levels of the staffs of the Secretary of Defense, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Commander, Multi-National Force, Iraq. In her senior role with the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2009-2011, Admiral Hamby was a primary representative for Department of Defense planning and programming activities related to cyber security and information technology.
“Admiral Hamby recognizes the tremendous potential and capacity of ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) to help address several core global threats to international and national security,” Feakins said. “These threats include escalating fresh water shortages, which increase the risks of resource-based wars; climate change induced security risks; and world-wide poverty issues which create fertile grounds for terrorism.”
“We look forward to the insights gained from both Admiral Hamby and Ms. Poillon’s wide ranging experience and leadership and are very pleased to have them join OTE’s advisory board,” Feakins remarked.
Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation builds, owns and operates clean hydrothermal energy plants worldwide using the proven technologies ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) and seawater air conditioning (SWAC). OTE’s proprietary designs for these game-changing technologies are now ripe for commercialization by tapping into the energy contained in the world’s oceans, whose surface waters store 80% of the sun’s heat every day. Using this massive energy source in conjunction with cold deep ocean water, OTEC and SWAC produce affordable 24/7 clean electricity, bountiful fresh drinking water, and energy saving air conditioning.