founders consist of equity investors in the United States while those
directing operations are currently operating in South Africa, Greece and the
UK. The technology was co-invented by Dr. Kevin Perry, a Ph.D.
metallurgist from South Africa, and Mr. Theuns Vermuelen an electrical
engineer, also working in South Africa.
Dr. Perry has
over 30 year experience leading research in the areas of metallurgy and
thermodynamics. He has worked with prominent South African firms
and JCI/Anglo Platinum. Dr. Perry earned his BSc in Chemical Engineering,
an MSc in Extractive Metallurgy and finally a PhD in Pyrometallurgy, all
from University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Vermulen has gained 30 years of experience as an electrical engineer in
South Africa and
Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pretoria.
South African entrepreneur Dimitrios Sykokis is the chief executive and majority owner of the company. Mr. Sykokis has a long history in founding and operating successful business, including a predecessor company to AMRT that recycled materials from gold mine dumps in order to harvest lost gold. Mr. Sykokis acquired 100% ownership of the AMRT intellectual property in 2000 and has contributed the ownership of this asset to AMRT Limited at the time of its founding in 2002. Mr. Sykokis is a Greek citizen and resident, although he has lived much of his life in South Africa. He studied business and commerce at the University of South Africa.
members of the AMRT Team include Mr. Nick Bridges and Mr. Conley Cooke, both
with extensive experience in the minerals and mining sector, and Mr. George
Roussos and Mr. George Chatzistavris representing the economic and financial
Dr. James A.
Walker serves as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Walker has been active in the
wind energy industry for over 30 years, pioneering wind development in
Greece, Turkey and Mexico. Dr. Walker has served in the Office of
Management and Budget, the California Energy Commission and is the current
President of the American Wind Energy Association. As CEO of enXco one of
the world’s most successful wind energy companies, Dr. Walker led the
development of wind projects in the U.S. totaling 450 MW. As a principal of
the Princeton Energy Group, he has successfully led many wind projects
worldwide. Dr. Walker received his Doctorate in Decision and Control from
Harvard Business School and a degree in physics cum laude from Princeton