Our Team

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AZITA YAZDANI, P.E.

FOUNDER AND CEO

A seasoned environmental executive with over 25 years of industry experience, as well as, national and international recognition in the environmental industry and technologies. She has led Exergy since its founding where she directed product, IP development, marketing, and sales.

Ms. Yazdani served as technical advisor on the EPA Sustainable Industry Project and President Clinton’s National Advisory Council for Environmental Protection and Technology (NACEPT). She implemented extensive water recycling and material recovery projects and conducted a large number of industrial pollution prevention assessments in the U.S. and abroad. Her experience spans over a large array of industries including, but not limited to, electronics, aerospace, metal finishing, food, textiles, and pharmaceuticals.

She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an Entrepreneurial Management Certificate from UCLA Anderson School. She is a registered chemical engineer in California. 

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STEPHAN DEUSHER

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Mr. Stefan Deusher directs Exergy research and development efforts.  He is a versatile physicist by education, with a broad knowledge in process and membrane technologies, as well as product and technology development in multitude of processes for chemical, pharmaceutical and potable water businesses.  His areas of expertise include product and solution development for clients using the following membrane processes: pressurized membrane filtration (UF/NF/RO),  Electro-membrane filtration (ED/EDI), liquid separation and treatment, development of plant layout and operation of filtration plants/processes, highly purified water for power plants, and filtration of water for medical use.

 

He has worked as the International Sales Manager for major filtration and membrane manufacturing companies in Germany.  He has authored a multitude of international articles about process technologies and filtration.  He holds a Law degree from University of Tübingen (Germany), and a B.S. in Engineering and Physics from University of Ulm (Germany).

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JERRY JOHNSON

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 Brings over 25 years of experience as a financial executive in the cleantech industry. He has held CFO and other senior level financial positions for clean energy (wind, solar, biomass, MSW, and natural gas), clean water (wastewater treatment, biosolids reuse) and environmental services (composting, recycling) companies.

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NAZY FARHANG

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Ms. Farzhang is a former sales and marketing executive, she brings over two decades of management and operational experience to Exergy. From operational management of different size offices, to her background in real estate and publishing, she offers multi-faceted management expertise to allow the Company to position itself for growth. Fundamental to Nazy's success is her attention to detail, sincere commitment, and her passion.

 

Nazy graduated from University Of San Francisco with a BA in Communications.