New CEO for Viaspace
On 10 July Mr Haris Basit became the new CEO of clean energy company Viaspace and was also appointed to the Viaspace board of directors.
Basit comes to Viaspace with a proven and successful track record as a senior executive and technology entrepreneur. He has worked as a staff engineer at IBM, a manager at Rockwell International, a manager at Bell Labs, VP of business development for OEA International and then founder/CEO of Multigig and founder of Mobius Power.
He has worked as a corporate strategy consultant to advise executives of publicly traded companies such as Peregrine Semiconductor and Teledyne to identify new growth opportunities and related partnerships. Most recently, from July 2014 through the present, he became the founder/CEO of Almaden Energy Group (AEG). On 20 April 2015, Viaspace announced that it was partnering with AEG to grow Giant King Grass in the US for animal feed.
Basit comments: 'My work at AEG has me particularly excited by the potential Giant King Grass presents as a cost effective animal feed that is less taxing on land, chemical and water resources. I feel challenged and excited to work as CEO of this publicly-traded company and will do my best to help Viaspace succeed.'