Mario Medina is PTG Water & Energy’s Regional Sales Manager, responsible for marketing, sales and customer support across the Southwestern US market. His current role includes developing opportunities, working with customers on their water and energy challenges, finding solutions, and coordinating with PTG’s engineering team on project execution.
Prior to joining PTG, Mario worked for more than ten years in sales and marketing positions for companies who manufacture and distribute process water, boilers and other industrial equipment to various industry verticals, including food & beverage, healthcare, hospitality, textile and general manufacturing. As well, he served wastewater treatment plants and other public purpose facilities operated by municipal governments. Mario is skilled and experienced in customer service, client relations, sales, marketing, and product promotion. He is responsible for several key PTG accounts, building strong working relationships with both large and small organizations.
Mario has an engineering degree from ITT Technical Institute, and he is fluent in English and Spanish.
Greg Ryan founded PTG in 2007 along with his father. He serves as the company’s CEO, and he is also a board member. Greg is involved in all significant aspect of PTG’s business, emphasizing marketing, sales, business development, technology verification and commercialization, capital raising, and investor relations.
Greg’s career in renewable energy began much earlier when he helped develop a privately held, one megawatt hydroelectric facility in the Pacific Northwest. He holds multiple patents, and has led the development of several commercial applications of patented and proprietary technologies. Greg is a frequent panelist on water reuse, wastewater treatment and related issues. A seasoned entrepreneur, Greg has successfully raised more than $10 million in food and beverage, agriculture, renewable energy, wastewater treatment and other industry verticals.
Prior to starting PTG, Greg founded Ryan Coffee Co., was involved in commercial real estate at Grubb & Ellis, and held senior positions at various agricultural businesses, including Ryan Land & Cattle Company. Greg received his B.A. degree in Economics at Wesleyan University, and he was awarded his MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Greg Ryan, Sr. is the founder and Research & Development Head for PTG. He is the inventor of PTG’s patented process and has been responsible for new innovations to the technology since its inception. Greg is also part of the Sales team responsible for Northern California and the central valley.
Greg started numerous businesses in his over 50 years as an avid entrepreneur. He first became interested in power when he designed, financed and built his own 1 Megawatt hydroelectric power plant on his Oregon ranch in 1982. Being involved in ranching and having lived in the central valley, Greg is keenly aware of, and working to address, the water crisis in California. This work should benefit many other states and countries facing water shortages. Several years ago, Greg founded the California Recycled Water Initiative as a public forum to support water reuse and increase agricultural water supplies.
Greg graduated from the California State University at Fresno in 1957 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree. In his spare time he grows Napa’s most beautiful begonias and he has several acres of wine grapes in the Valley.
Mark Stephenson is a consultant to the company and is assisting in the areas of Business Development, Marketing and Sales. His background in both large corporations and numerous startups fits nicely with the growth strategies of PTG. Mark is exploring growth strategies in new markets as well as expanding the target markets for PTG products outside California and in key international regions.
Prior to joining PTG, Mark headed up the Water Technology Group at PARC, a Xerox Company and also served as a Director of Business Development for all energy and related technologies. He was instrumental in setting up multiple research projects in the area of water and solar in China, Korea and other parts of the world which ultimately lead to successful licenses of PARC technology. Prior to PARC, Mark was an executive at various water technology startups in the Bay Area and VP of Sales and Marketing at Hach Company in Loveland, CO.
Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Indiana University in Bloomington. He has raised over $100M in venture capital, government grants and licensing transactions over his career that have been instrumental in company success and growth. When not working, Mark enjoys competitive tennis, hiking and international travel.
Tim Kingsbury is the Chief Operating & Chief Financial Officer of PTG Water & Energy. He is leading the commercialization of our technologies, serving as strategic business partner to Sales and Engineering teams. Tim is responsible for all operational and financial functions, including developing options for adding capital to support growth.
Tim is a senior finance/operations professional who is experienced in growing, financing, and exiting businesses in renewable energy, wastewater and other industries. He was previously CFO of several privately held and public companies, including M2 Renewables, Navigant Consulting, Matrix Materials, and Peterson Worldwide.
Tim is a CPA; he received his B.A. degree in Business Administration from San Jose State University, and he got his MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. In his spare time, he has taught college level accounting courses as an adjunct instructor.
Glenn d’Eon is the National Sales Manager of PTG Water & Energy. Heading up PTG’s sales group, Glenn is responsible for scaling up PTG’s field operations to handle current and new contracts with wastewater treatment plants domestically along with managing the increasing market interest from new industrial sectors.
Glenn is a senior engineering sales professional with more than 25 years of experience in the water and wastewater industries, with expertise that includes application engineering, sales, business development, management, and contract administration. He has held senior sales and engineering positions at various Fortune 500 companies in the United States and Canada.
Glenn received his BSME from the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology. In his spare time, he enjoys travelling, photography, scuba diving and skiing.
Frannie Casella is the Office Manager for PTG Water & Energy and she supports the PTG team in various operations and project management areas. Some of her duties include sales leads and opportunities tracking, IT and project data support, A/R and A/P, purchasing, and H/R. She manages PTG’s website and communications. Frannie has an extensive background in customer support and service.
Frannie has worked in the IT field for 20+ years working as a programmer, IT Manager and Registry Information Systems Manager for Northern California Cancer Center, the Northern California Cancer Program and the State of California’s California Cancer Registry Unit. She was previously the Accounts Receivable Manager at Too Good Gourmet and the Office Manager/Customer support Coordinator for the Ryan Coffee Company.
Frannie attended California State University Hayward.
Graham McCarthy is a Project Engineer at PTG Water & Energy and is responsible for managing system installation projects from inception and design through installation and commissioning. In addition, Graham oversees piloting and testing to validate the efficacy and operations of PTG’s combined, heat & power (CHP) systems and our wastewater disinfection systems.
Graham has 15 years’ experience designing, managing and completing industrial and municipal projects throughout California, including CHP systems, along with potable water and recycled water systems. Graham wrote/co-authored five technical research publications for the Water Environment Research Foundation and the Water Environment Federation in several areas of study including: frameworks for energy neutral wastewater treatment systems; zero liquid wastewater discharge systems; and studies of treatment system efficiency and energy usage.
He previously worked as an Engineering Technician with the Santa Margarita Water District, and as a Project Engineer at Glacier Technologies.
Graham received his MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Irvine and his BS in Civil Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology in Dublin, Ireland. Outside of work, he enjoys assisting in research projects at UCI, spending time with his family, and traveling.