Redefining how we cool and warm

We have developed and patented the thermoelectric Climate Ribbon and module technology that distributes heating and cooling, responds rapidly and performs effectively. The technology has applications in a number of different markets where heating and cooling is necessary.

We are dedicated to our clients’ success.
We assist clients in maintaining their market edge.

We partner with OEM companies to incorporate our Climate Ribbon into their products.  We have developed the world’s first practical solid-state cooling and power generation system. Technology based on this system is expected to impact many industries and deliver substantial energy savings in solar power generation, thermal management, air conditioning, refrigeration, and conversion of waste heat in automobiles and industrial processes.

Meet our Leadership Team

Our leadership team has worked as executives for industry giants and they are now passionate about ensuring our clients succeed in their market.

  • Rick Myers
    Rick Myers CEO

    Rick concluded his 25-yr career at IBM as VP of Development. He followed with COO/President positions at the Critical Path Institute, Bourn Partners and the Southern Arizona Leadership Council. He is past Chairman of the Arizona Board of Regents. Rick was named Tucson Man of the Year in 2013.

  • Tarek Makansi
    Tarek Makansi FOUNDER & CTO

    Dr. Makansi earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and previously held several executive positions at IBM. He holds multiple patents and is inventor of the thermoelectric climate ribbon.

  • Greg Teesdale
    Greg Teesdale CFO

    Greg has 30+ yrs in technology-based, venture capital backed companies. He has held the CFO and/or COO role six times at companies such as AuthenTec, Photometrics, SiCom and others.

  • Bob Fogoros

    Bob has executive-level experience in engineering and operations for Ricoh and IBM, with a focus on new product development, release to manufacturing, and worldwide introduction on time and on budget.

  • Kevin Painter
    Kevin Painter VP OF OPERATIONS

    Kevin has a long history in global, high volume manufacturing. He was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of GameTech International, a public gaming company.

  • Don Dutton

    Don has over 3o years of experience in aerospace, defense, and commercial markets including VP/GM at The Safariland Group and senior positions at BAE Systems

Investors and Board of Directors

Dennis Minano

Denny is a former senior General Motors executive and current consultant in environmental, energy, governance, and transportation infrastructure strategies. He serves as a board member, trustee, executive leader and senior advisor to companies, non-profit organizations, economic development organizations and health care institutions.

Nancy C. Floyd

Ms. Floyd is Founder and Managing Director of Nth Power, the pioneering energy venture capital firm. Based in San Francisco, Nth Power has $420M under management and has invested in 58 companies, some of the market leaders in renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, clean transportation and green buildings.

Eric Kerr

Eric Kerr is Director of Business Development at Lear working in M&A and investments. Prior positions at Lear include mechanisms engineer, engineering manager, platform manager and platform director.  He has a BS – Mech Eng from Lawrence Technological University and an MBA from Michigan State