Chinook Sciences Appoints Harry W. Zike Group Chief Financial Officer
March 1st, 2012
Zike Brings More Than 30 Years of International Finance and Business Experience;
Deep Expertise Working With Energy Sector Growth Companies
Chinook Sciences, LLC, the leading manufacturer and operator of advanced gasification technology worldwide, today announced it has appointed Harry W. Zike as Group Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Zike will assume overall leadership of the finance and strategy functions at Chinook and will work closely with Dr. Rifat Chalabi, Chairman & CEO, on developing and implementing Chinook’s growth strategies both domestically and internationally.
Mr. Zike brings more than 30 years of international finance and business experience to Chinook, including serving as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of both public and private international companies in the energy and clean tech industries. His experience includes approximately: 19 years with Siemens, including serving as their Americas Region CFO for their Energy and Automotive Electronics Divisions; 13 years in the Audit and M&A practice of Price Waterhouse; two years as Executive Vice President & CFO of a NASDAQ traded alternative energy company; and two years as CFO and Board Member of a UK publicly traded clean tech energy company.
Dr. Rifat Chalabi, Chairman and CEO of Chinook Sciences, said, “We are privileged to have Harry join our team. The appointment of this seasoned finance veteran of energy growth companies is another key step in Chinook Sciences’ strategy to become the world’s leading End Stage Recycling and renewable energy enterprise.”
“I am pleased to join Chinook Sciences – one of the most innovative energy companies in today’s market and look forward to working with Dr. Chalabi and his world class team to take this company to its next level of growth,” said Zike.
Mr. Zike has also served on the Board of Directors of several companies including energy & environmental services company, a semiconductor joint venture and a high-tech phase change memory company. He also served on the board of various Siemens entities based in the USA, Germany, Mexico and Brazil, and on the board of the Financial Executives International, a non-profit industry association and research foundation.
A Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Mr. Zike holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. Fluent in English, German and partially Spanish, he has lived in two continents and worked in four across the globe as well as six states in the USA.
About Chinook Sciences, LLC
Chinook Sciences, LLC, part of the Chinook Sciences group of companies, based in Cranford, New Jersey, was founded in 1998 and is the leading manufacturer and operator of advanced gasification technology. Its RODECS® gasification system, now in its ninth design generation, enjoys an unprecedented eleven-year track record of industrial commercial operation, with an unblemished environmental record. The RODECS® is capable of processing a wide range of organic-based waste streams including E-waste, MSW, and various industrial wastes. The system has been installed in 16 locations throughout the world, where it gasifies organic material without using incineration and fully recovers metals in its patented ACTIVE PYRO® process.