HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 29, 2012) - Global Clean Energy, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: GCEI) today named Brian Levine as COO, effective Dec 1, 2012. Levine joins GCEI from WindTronics Inc. where he was a founder and responsible for global marketing and new application development. He is recognized for pioneering and developing new wind energy recovery platforms that are revolutionizing the wind industry. Levine has a diverse background in manufacturing, private equity, global marketing, media and M&A, having spent his career in a number of industries.
"Brian Levine brings proven leadership to this key position for us," said Earl Azimov, President of GCEI. "He knows and is known in the renewable and clean tech industries, and has an innate ability to implement programs and technologies as well as a track record in creating a significant following in any marketplace he serves. His diverse background, experience and accomplishment will greatly assist Global Clean Energy, Inc. and we are delighted to have him join our team. Levine has been brought in advance of numerous strategic programs that we will be implementing in the New Year."
"I am delighted to be joining Global Clean Energy at this very strategic time in the industry," says Brian Levine. "The Clean Tech industry can deliver better yields and IRR than the Wind and Solar industries have provided to date, without being dependent on subsidies for their viability. Global Clean is focused on Clean Tech Technologies that both reduce waste and produce meaningful energy and return, which is why I am so pleased to be joining GCEI. I look forward to being on the forefront of new applications in the waste to energy market and implementing more North American industry firsts."
Brian Levine has a 25 year business background in senior officer roles on behalf of private equity in diversified industries: Green tech / clean tech (IP / manufacturing/distribution), forming (plastics), wholesale / retail distribution, international trading and E-commerce. Levine maintains regular deal flow in renewable technologies, focus on wind, bio fuels, diesel reduction and hybrid charging systems. He maintains close relations with top tier investment banking and private equity investors in the US and Canada and technology incubators. He was instrumental in licensing WindTronics technology with Honeywell Inc.
Global Clean Energy, Inc. is a waste-to-energy conversion solutions company, focusing on using available and developing technologies to convert waste into commercially viable energy, a process the company refers to as Reforming Environmental Salvage into Clean Usable Energy (R.E.S.C.U.E.).
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