Mr. Albert Klein, US citizen and holder of a Swiss permanent residence card, is the owner of Klein Technology Consulting, a Swiss company incorporated in the Canton of Aargau, Switzerland. Mr. Klein has over 30 years of program management experience, both in the US and Europe, and has successfully managed projects ranging from 10K Euro to over 1M Euro for a number of different organizations. In his latest position at the GE Power Services Engineering R&D organization in Baden, Switzerland, Mr. Klein managed several technical projects in the power plant condition monitoring and diagnostics area, including 1) wireless condition monitoring;2) predictive analytics for early warning of machine degradation; 3) asset management systems, and: 4) Non-destructive testing (NDT) and Mechanical Integrity (MI). His most recent assignments have been in combined cycle power plant monitoring and diagnostics for GE Power Services Engineering R&D, located in Baden, Switzerland. Previously, he was a condition monitoring and diagnostics expert for Alstom Power Automation and Controls in Baden, Switzerland, where he was responsible for developing condition monitoring applications in research projects located in Shenzhen, China, and Krakow, Poland. Since leaving GE Power Services in Baden in 2016, Mr. Klein has been active in the research and analysis of investment opportunities in the area of precious metals, battery metals (zinc, cobalt, manganese, lithium, copper, vanadium), and uranium. He has written summary reports on conferences on precious metals, most recently the Precious and Battery Metals Summit at the Park Hyatt in Zurich, November 2018.
Most recently, Mr. Klein has been working with a Zurich-based startup called Deep Environment that is engaged in the development of an automated digital certification technology for plastic waste recovery and recycling in the plastic circular economy. This project was initiated to respond to the mounting regulatory pressure to increase recycled content in consumer plastic goods, as well as consumer brands' desire to show they are good environmental citizens in increasing their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ES&G) scores. Deep Environment is looking at both chemical and mechanical recycling technologies at the industrial level for the creation of digital certificates on a blockchain platform. These digital certificates, which we call an Environmental Plastic Recovery Certificate (EPRC) and an Environmental Plastic Circularity Certificate can be traded in a digital Environmental Environmental Exchange (ERX) which we develop with our partners such as SIX SDX, IBM, and block chain companies.
Prior to coming to Switzerland and working for Alstom, now GE Power in Baden, Switzerland, Mr. Klein was a senior Technical Project Officer for Lockheed Martin and Babcock & Wilcox companies in the US, where he managed several US Department of Energy (DOE) contracts with US government agencies. He also managed and coordinated a US DOE project with the Russian Federation to design and implement the first document imaging and management system for the Urals Center for Radiation Medicine, Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Mr. Klein holds a BS in Physics from the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL) , an M.S. in Physics-Astronomy from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), and an MBA from the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL). Mr. Klein is fluent in German, with proficiency in French and Russian.
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