Meet the Team Behind Natural Cycle Energy

Darrell L. Richardson – Chief Executive Officer and Manager

Darrell has extensive experience in the financial, energy and environmental services industries. He worked at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Consultant working with with small and mid-sized businesses on financial structuring. At Honeywell, he established a National Accounts group in the Communication Services Division, developing a cross Product Marketing collaboration with the Energy Controls division and jointly developed a shared energy savings financing program designed to finance all Honeywell building solutions.

As an entrepreneur, Darrell developed a custom Energy Savings Finance Program and unique Energy Saving Insurance policy for the energy efficiency and conservation market. He served on the Board of Directors of Global ePoint, Inc. from 2002 to 2005, a NASDAQ homeland security technology company providing computers, computing solutions, and digital video products to municipal, state and federal law enforcement and transportation agencies. While on the Board, he served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit Committee.

More recently, Darrell has worked in the mission critical / data center industry with a focus on new data center cooling methods and technologies. Darrell has developed several new data center design concepts including the most recent multi-location high density data center projects known as the 1.02 PUE Data Center Projects to be built in Tempe, AZ and Princeton, NJ.

Darrell received an honorary doctoral degree in Mission Critical Operations (D.MCO) from AATC University in February 2015 and has an Executive MBA in Marketing/Operations Management from the Minnesota Management Institute through the Graduate School of Management at University of Minnesota. He was appointed Regent of AATC University and serves as Vice Chairman of the Research Department and Ad Hoc Committee. Darrell served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War period and attained a Top Secret Crypto Security Clearance.

Mike Reytblat – Inventor / Scientist

Mike has over 40+ years of unique, extensive and diversified engineering expertise applying systematic approaches in development engineering, design, field engineering/troubleshooting, optimization and solving difficult and seemingly unsolvable problems for various industries, including:

  • Industrial HVAC & Environmental Control Systems
  • Technological Processes & Automation
  • Process Equipment
  • Thermal Processes
  • Wastewater/wastes utilization
  • Cogeneration & Energy Systems
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Variety types of Equipment
  • Safety systems for special application
  • Fresh Water from Air technologies.

Mike has 2 Masters Degrees from Institutions in the former Soviet Union, MSME in HVAC & Gas Systems Engineering. Mike was Chief Plant Mechanical Engineering/Scientist at Motorola semi-conductor manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona responsible for all environment aspects of Motorola’s worldwide semi-conductor fabrication plants and clean rooms. While at Motorola, Mike designed & successfully implemented over 1000 different energy related projects, and solved 100’s of HVAC & other problems.

Mike is leading our company in managing strategic partnerships including technology transfer patent licensing arrangements with his friends, colleagues and collaborators located in the former Soviet Union. He is focusing on technology development and technology transfer through the work and efforts of these highly regarded scientists and inventors holding 100s of international patents.

Click here to view Mike’s paper on Thermodynamic Fundamentals of Indirect Evaporative Cooling

Dr. Charles Runyan – Patent Attorney

Dr. Charles E. Runyan J.D. Ph. D. is an intellectual property attorney. He is experienced in all facets of intellectual property law including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret litigation, and licensing.

Charles currently serves as staff IP counsel at CR BARD. He has served as in-house counsel for Guidant Corp and, later, Abbott Vascular Devices where he managed a patent portfolio of more than 400 active cases—mostly drug eluting stent technology. Dr. Runyan has also served as in-house counsel at Exxon Mobil Chemical Company where he counseled technology groups regarding patent and trade secret issues and intellectual property asset management. Dr. Runyan has also experienced life in top-notch law firms including stints at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in the Bay Area and Gallagher & Kennedy in Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Runyan received his J.D. from The University of Arizona in 1998, his Ph. D. (Chemistry) from Texas A & M University in 1994, and his B. S. (Chemistry) from Arizona State University in 1987.

Dr. Runyan is admitted to the Arizona (1998), Texas (2001), and California (2004) state bars and is admitted to practice at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (1998).