Mr. Broeker is responsible for sales, marketing, and delivery operations at Epiphany’s headquarter facilities in Pittsburgh. Initial efforts in these areas will focus on Shale production water purification. Mr. Broeker is formerly President of Sierra, a Pittsburgh based solutions provider. He brings a unique combination of strategic thinking, engineering, IT, international sales, operations, employee development and startup experience required in our COO role and critical to the near and long term success of Epiphany.
Tom Joseph, the inventor of Epiphany’s proprietary solar distillation concept, is part engineer, part businessman, and part philanthropist.
Mr. Joseph’s background includes extensive fabrication and machining experience, enabling him to take a well-grounded, practical approach to his engineering efforts. His engineering Research and Development experience includes several years employed at the Florida State University’s Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory (FMRL), where Mr. Joseph conducted R&D under contracts awarded by NASA and the Office of Naval Research. At NASA Ames Research Center, Mr. Joseph studied under some of the world’s leading experts in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics at some of the most advanced research facilities in the world. Upon his return to FMRL, Mr. Joseph was assigned the task of constructing and qualifying a facility at FSU to continue the research efforts he had begun at NASA. It was in that facility that Mr. Joseph earned his first patent and made a discovery that changed a key aspect of supersonic engine design.
Having led two prior start-up companies, Mr. Joseph has been involved in product development, manufacturing process development, distribution, logistics, sales & marketing, business finance, and management of personnel. Mr. Joseph holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Florida State University.
Henry Wandrie, co-founder of Epiphany Solar Water Systems, has been working on the solar distillation technology since its conception. Mr. Wandrie has more than a decade of engineering, manufacturing, procurement, and business management experience. He has a strong background in the development of automated mass production techniques for parts made of exotic materials, including high nickel alloys and titanium. Mr. Wandrie’s previous employers include General Motors, Delphi, Honeywell, and LISI Medical – where his efforts to streamline their various manufacturing processes have resulted in tens of millions of dollars in cost savings.