Keith Karl, Onvector Advisor

Senior Sales Executive, Distributor and ISR Development

 

Keith has over three decades of technical product sales and marketing experience for industrial equipment with a dual-focus on direct end-user sales and the development of successful dealers, distributors, and representatives in the U.S. market. He is Filtration Product Manager at H2trOnics, Inc., an Aqua Phoenix company, where he is responsible for a portfolio of advanced filtration systems utilized in a wide range of industrial market segments. Previously Keith was Regional and US Sales Manager at the Vortisand division of Neptune Benson LLC, an Evoqua company, where he drove filtration sales for commercial and industrial HVAC cooling towers, data center cooling towers, healthcare, pharmaceutical, municipal wastewater, power generation, food and beverage, automotive, and a range of other manufacturing process water applications. For more than 15 years at Vortisand/Sonitec, Keith developed a strong and knowledgeable base of sales agents, aligning territories to local markets and trends, conducting formal presentations, and ultimately building numerous strong and lasting customer relationships. He was initially brought on to lead commercial and industrial filtration sales and quickly took Vortisand/Sonitec from $3 million annual sales to approximately $15 million. Keith was the first at Vortisand/Sonitec to spearhead and penetrate the data center cooling water filtration market, and he achieved the single largest Vortisand/Sonitec purchase order award of $5 million dollars from one data center. He was awarded a sole source contract with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Keith is a member of a number of relevant profession associations including NFMT, CTI, ASHRAE, and AWT. 

 

Kevin Brown, Onvector Advisor

Clean Tech Executive Recruiter

A Senior Partner with Hobbs & Towne, Inc., Kevin is an experienced executive search professional who joined the firm in 2003 to expand its burgeoning technology and energy practices. His 24 years of executive search experience, coupled with his ability to connect with both clients and candidates, has been instrumental in helping Hobbs & Towne solidify its reputation as North America’s leading energy search firm. Kevin is adept at developing and expanding client relationships, particularly with early-stage, growing companies and their investors. As such, he has completed CEO and Board Director searches within some of the most rapidly expanding energy companies, including those in the petrochemical, oil & gas, and power & utility disciplines, and then helped them build out their executive teams. Through his work within petrochemicals and oil & gas, Kevin has also built a strong network in and around the Houston market. As he continues to expand Hobbs & Towne’s footprint in the sector, Kevin splits his time between Philadelphia and Houston.

 

Strategically networked within the industry, Kevin founded and continues to co-chair the Cleantech Alliance Mid-Atlantic (CAMA), and is a member of the Energy Advisory Committee of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners. He was also recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the Maryland Clean Energy Center. In 2009, he was recognized for his work in Cleantech and Renewable Energy as a recipient of the Green Power Organizer Award from PennFuture, and was also featured on the Denver Business Journal’s annual list of Who’s Who in Energy.

Prior to joining Hobbs & Towne, Kevin was a Principal and equity owner of one of the fastest-growing Human Capital Management companies in the country. During his tenure, Kevin was a key factor in the company’s growth, helping it to expand from just nine people to more than 750. He was consistently one of the top producers in the company and the youngest partner in the history of the firm.

Phil D'Angelo, Onvector Advisor

Utilities Power Chemist

Phil is a leading expert in process chemistry for the power industry and has more than three decades of experience in water and wastewater treatment for nuclear and fossil electric utilities as well as commercial and industrial clients in the U.S. and abroad. For two decades at PECO Energy, now part of Exelon Corp., Phil established his reputation by successfully deploying reliable large-scale solutions for the unique needs of the power industry including open and closed-loop water systems. In addition, he served for 3 years as a project manager at EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute), the national technical consortium for the U.S. power industry, focusing on the development of non-precoat condensate polishing filters, iron transport control and low-crosslinked resins for iron mitigation in condensate polishing applications. Since 1995, Phil has served as an independent consultant providing technical expertise and project management for fossil and nuclear clients as well as completing 16 research projects for EPRI in ion exchange, microbiology, corrosion product transport, and filtration technology developments. Phil has specified, designed and/or engineered oil/water separation systems, emulsion breaking systems, ion exchange make-up water systems, powdered resin condensate polishing systems, ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis systems, make-up water systems, corrosion product transport in fossil and nuclear power plants. Phil provides training in power chemistry, ion exchange, powdered ion exchange technology and oil/water separation and sorption. 

 

Amy Perlmutter, Onvector Advisor

Cleantech Consultant

Amy  is an independent consultant based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her practice includes strategy, stakeholder engagement, project management, communication, and mentoring, with a focus on growing cleaner technologies, policies, and practices. Throughout her career, Amy has developed leading edge programs, and has worked closely with businesses government, academia, and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to consulting, Amy was the founding Executive Director of the Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development in Massachusetts, the Director of Recycling for the City of San Francisco, and the Director of Solid Waste for Passaic County, New Jersey. She is an advisor to the clean tech start-ups Magnomer and Onvector. Amy served as a business mentor for the 2018 Clean Tech Open Northeast Cohort and is a Fellow at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. 

 

Cathy Ward, Onvector Advisor

Co-Chair, Environmental Group, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP

Catherine Ward is co-chair of the Environmental Group at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, a regional law firm based in Philadelphia, PA. She is resident in their Cherry Hill, New Jersey office and concentrates her practice in environmental, energy, brownfields and real estate matters, representing both private companies and public entities. Ms. Ward counsels clients on regulatory and contractual environmental matters involving remediation issues, redevelopment and sustainability. 


Ms. Ward is a frequent speaker on topics relating to brownfields and environmental issues. She has obtained grants from the National Science Foundation and the American Bar Association to present educational workshops, and contributed to college textbooks on the inter-relationship of environmental science and environmental law. Ms. Ward was recognized as a leader in environmental law in New Jersey by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. 


She is the Secretary and a member of the Board of the Environmental Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Womens Energy Network – Greater Philadelphia chapter. Ms. Ward is also a member of the President’s Council on Energy & Environment at Drexel University. She served for 10 years on the Moorestown Township Environmental Advisory Committee and was the first Chair and a founding member of Sustainable Moorestown. Before attending law school, Ms. Ward was head of the project management department of an environmental laboratory and consulting firm where she oversaw sampling and analysis activities at, and developed remediation strategies for, hazardous waste sites.