Board Members

In addition to Doug Raelson, the following individuals are on the ResHydro Board of Directors:

Howard C. Miller Jr.

Howard Miller has a long history of proven leadership in corporate restructuring and turnaround. He served as president of Canteen Corporation, a food services company whose annual sales grew from $300 mln to over $1 bln under Howard's tenure. Canteen was then sold to TWA, where he became a director for the next seven years. As president of Avis, Inc., Howard directed the restructuring that made the car rental company a profitable division of Norton Simon, after which it was sold. As a managing director at FMR Corporation, he was responsible for a major portion of the property development business. The company had absorbed significant losses in these investments, and Howard implemented a restructuring and re-financing program brought it to profitability within two years. Howard was treasurer of the US Olympic Committee from 1994 through 1998, while also serving as co-chairman of the Seoul games in South Korea. He attended the Wharton School for both his undergraduate and graduate studies, and was an undergraduate instructor in the marketing department while attending the graduate program.

Samuel A. Lewinter

Prior to joining ResHydro, Sam acted as Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen's (later BearingPoint's) capital markets and merger integration practices. Here he was an account lead for one of the largest financial service firms in the world, and for all his clients was accountable for finance, sales, operational, HR, and legal aspects of the account. Sam subsequently worked as an Executive at J.P. Morgan, where he successfully led several complex and high profile efforts that spanned several business areas. He reported to the senior leadership of the investment and commercial banks. Sam is currently a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal. Sam holds a Master's in Energy Economics, Finance and Policy and a Master's in Organizational Psychology, both from Columbia University, and a Bachelor's degree with honors from University of Vermont.

Advisory Board

Michael G. Izenson, PhD

Dr. Izenson is a principal engineer at Creare, Inc., a New Hampshire-based engineering and R&D firm. He advises and manages R&D projects to demonstrate innovative technologies in the fields of power systems engineering, thermal/fluid devices, and fluid dynamics for diverse clients including the Army, the Navy, NASA, the Department of Energy, and industrial clients. Mike holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published extensively, and his 2002 paper on water balance in fuel cells won Advanced Energy Systems Symposium's best paper award. Dr. Izenson is also the recipient of NASA's group achievement award for 1998.

Patrick J. Magari, PhD

Dr. Magari is a principal engineer at Creare, Inc. His work for NASA and various US government agencies sees him focusing on electricity generation projects and fuel cells. Dr. Magari holds a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and a BSc in aerospace, mechanical, and electrical engineering from Syracuse University having further conducted postgraduate studies at Oxford University. He has published extensively in peer reviewed scholarly journals.

Michael Mauriel

For nearly two decades, Mike has helped technology companies build and leverage foundational patent portfolios. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications, litigated high-stakes patent disputes, represented clients in patent licensing and patent sale negotiations, and managed large patent portfolios. He has broad experience in various technology industries including interactive media, integrated circuit design, telephony, networking, microwave guides, digital displays, photonic devices, mechanical devices, health care, and alternative energy. After spending his early career at the global law firm of Morrison & Foerster, Mike co-founded Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP in 2007. Since then, he has led its growth from a three-person operation to a well-established New York – San Francisco firm of 22 people.