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 Marc James Griffith CEO/President


Mr. Griffith, founded Origin Energy Partners in spring of 2008.  He currently serves as CEO/President. Mr. Griffith brings over 28 years of experience in business development, product management, sales, marketing, engineering, and staff development to Origin. Mr. Griffith concurrently serves as CEO of Iron Image, an Emmy Award winning media company based in Los Angeles (www.ironimage.com). As co-founder of the company, Mr. Griffith has produced numerous films and documentaries on the topic of clean alternative energy and has received numerous awards including a prestigious Emmy Award in 2000 for the PBS film  “Renewable Power: Earth’s Clean Energy Destiny.  Over the years with Iron Image, Mr. Griffith has worked closely with industry leaders including NASA, The Department of Energy, The California Fuel-Cell Partnership, Stanford Research Institute and Honda on numerous fuel-cell and hydrogen safety related programs. Mr.Griffith received his undergraduate education at Pasadena College, University of California, Los Angeles, and University of Southern California. He has been married 25 years, has three children, and resides in Ventura County, California.




 

 James Provenzano, COO/Project Manager


Mr. Provenzano, co-founder of Origin Energy Partners, Inc., currently serves as its Chief Operating Officer and Project Director.  He brings over 17 years of experience in the clean-energy field to OEP.  His responsibilities have included business and project development, management, industry/government interfacing, and creating public/private partnerships.  Mr. Provenzano concurrently serves as President of Clean Air Now (CAN), a 40 year old California non-profit, public-advocacy corporation involved with air-quality issues and policy. (www.cleanairnow.usCAN is responsible for the Solar-Hydrogen Vehicle Project, a $2.5 million undertaking aimed at demonstrating the practical use of renewably-generated hydrogen as a clean fuel.  The project retrofitted maintenance vehicles in the City of West Hollywood and at Xerox Corporation in El Segundo, where Mr. Provenzano once served as Manager of Environmental Programs.  The project was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the state of California.  Also, under CAN, Mr. Provenzano partnered with the U.S. DOE and the South Coast Air Quality Management District to develop SunLine Transit Agency’s “Clean Fuels Mall” in Thousand Palms, CA.  In cooperation with the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and U.C. Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, Mr. Provenzano developed the UniTrans Hydrogen Bus Technology Validation Project for the City of Davis.  While at Xerox, Mr. Provenzano was a founding board member of The South Bay Business Environmental Coalition, a joint effort between major corporations, government agencies, and community groups to address environmental issues in the South Bay region of Los Angeles.  In 2007, Mr. Provenzano co-authored the
book, “The Hydrogen Age, Empowering a Clean-Energy Future”.  Mr. Provenzano received his Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College, and his Masters and C.Ph. in Biology/Cellular Physiology from the University of California at Los Angeles.  He is married and resides in the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles, California.