Vancouver, British Columbia - January 26, 2017 - Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (the “Company”) (TSXV: CSX) announces the appointment of William Edward Mufford, P. Eng., as its Chief Technology Officer. For more than 20 years Ed has built, expanded developed and led high tech engineering teams from early stage research and development into large scale commercial production. He has carefully managed multi-million dollar development budgets to guide his teams to create a diverse range of innovative products that achieved a high level of commercial and technical success.
Ed has held leadership roles with Ballard Power Systems, General Hydrogen, & Plug Power Canada. At Xcellsis, a joint venture of Ballard, Ford and Daimler, Ed was the Director of Engineering behind the joint Fuel Cell Bus and Ford electric car program, a $40M project with 60 technical staff reports that went to earn over $100M+ of revenues. Subsequently he became the VP of Engineering at General Hydrogen working on a $50M hybrid engine project with 60 direct reports that went on to sell 13,000 units throughout North America.
During his career, Ed has been a key inventor, contributor, and supporter of teams developing, securing, advancing and expanding intellectual property with a specialty towards advanced control systems, electronics and software innovations. Ed graduated with honors from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s of Science in 1990 and with a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1992. Ed has been a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia since 1994.
Graeme Lempriere CEO stated “At the heart of our organization is a dedicated team of talented technology professionals with years of applied research and development experience in commercializing successful technologies. You cannot be a great Chief Technology Officer without the support of a great team. Ed led members of our technical team while at Ballard Power and General Hydrogen creating instant synergy in our organization and enabling a quick transition into his new leadership role. Ed has the business and technological expertise to align critical technology-related decisions with Clean Seed's goals”.
Ed Mufford stated “I am Thrilled to be working with Clean Seed’s extremely talented team, I will be managing the technical operations and direction of the company’s growing intellectual property portfolio and production operations plus the ongoing intellectual property expansion plans into complementary areas. Provide the production and technical teams with clarity on which aspects of our Company's technology are important principles and which aspects are artifacts of how we got here. This pragmatic approach will translate into efficient and effective results as we scale up the production of the CX-6 Smart Seeder and new synergistic projects as they arise. I look forward to working closely with management as we accelerate our growth programs.”