About Our Team
Fontana Systems Energy Consultants is made up of a dedicated team of
renewable energy professionals. Our hand-picked team represents a world-
class range of experts in financial analysis, renewable energy project
management, and energy industry management.
John has over 20 years experience promoting technology into various markets
worldwide. Positions held include Global Business Development Sales
Management for various high tech companies including ReliOn Corporation, a
leading designer of stationary Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems and Metallic Power,
a zinc/air fuel cell startup.
During his tenure at Metallic Power, John led Metallic Power’s initiatives in
product and new market strategies, business development, regulatory affairs,
strategic partnerships, investor relations and customer finance functions.
John has significant experience working with high growth startups in the
Advanced Energy Storage Industry and most recently with VRB Power
Systems, a leading developer and original equipment manufacturer of Redox
Flow Battery Technologies.
John also has developed strong business relationships in emerging markets
such as Eastern Africa, Central and South American and the Caribbean Basin.
John has successfully developed business in Kenya and Tanzania with a
number of local business partners backed by the US Government's EX-IM
During the 1990's, John was responsible for European Sales for Tekelec, Inc.,
managing 9 countries and 15 distributors.
John holds an BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clemson
University, John enjoys various outdoor activities including cycling and snow
skiing. John is passionate about helping clients develop profitable business
strategies that make the world a healthier place to live.