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Clay W. Manley

Clay W. Manley

Clay W. Manley

Tampa, Florida, USA & Frankfurt, DE

Member of the Executive Board
Operations Management & Human Resources

Mr. Manley is the co-founder and co-architect of Deutsche Nano LiquiTec GmbH. He led the team that built Deutsche Nano LiquiTec GmbH after dedicating several years partnering with chemical labs and nanoscientists around the world to develop the breakthrough technology, Nano LiquiTec®. Mr. Manley’s focus within the organization is on strategy, growth, creating value through operations, and supply chain management. He does so by overseeing the operations environment, handling project management, and product and service development. Bachelor of science major in industrial and organizational psychology at Purdue University.

Julie R. Manley

Julie R. Manley

Julie R. Manley

Tampa, Florida, USA & Frankfurt, DE

Member of the Executive Board
Strategic Communications & Public Relations

Mrs. Manley is the co-founder and co-architect of Deutsche Nano LiquiTec GmbH. With 20 years of top-tier communication and global business experience, she specializes in international, strategic communication and public relations with specialized focuses in the areas of science, innovation, sustainability, media, and corporate social responsibility. She holds a master of science in communication (MSc) and a graduate-level management certification from Purdue University. Mrs. Manley is an expert communications practitioner managing internal and external communications as a writer and publicist, accomplished in generating brand credibility, growth, and revenue across global markets and opportunities. She quantitatively and qualitatively executes and measures marketing communications campaigns, providing strategic and tactical direction for messaging within all stakeholder groups.

Mark Bedford

Mark Bedford

Auckland, New Zealand

Production & Quality Management
Mr. Bedford holds a refrigeration engineering certification and 30 years of experience in the refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heating industry. Since 2008, he has specialized in heat exchanger performance, risk management, energy analysis, and the development of key protocols particular to the line of NanoLiquiTec® products and technologies.

Harald Plewka

Harald Plewka

Frankfurt, DE & Dubai, UAE

Member of the Advisory Board
Legal & Tax

Mr. Plewka is the founder of the international net worth of HPL Lawyers, Tax Advisors & Business Advisors and managing partner of HPL Plewka & Coll. LLP. In that capacity, he advises national and international clients relating to debt & equity capital markets, corporate/M&A and international tax structuring. He first worked as a high-level officer of the German Tax Administration, afterward as a judge at the Düsseldorf State Tax Court and, later on, he was a judge at the Federal Fiscal Court in Munich. Since 1994 he worked as an attorney and tax advisor. Prior to founding HPL, Mr. Plewka was equity partner of the highly recognized international law firms Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner, Gleiss Lutz and Bird & Bird.

Lorenz Sondergeld

Lorenz Sondergeld

Frankfurt, DE

Member of the Advisory Board
Corporate Development

Mr. Sondergeld completed his bachelor of science in economics and business administration and has a diploma in political science with the additional subject law. As managing partner of HPL Corporate Advisory LLP Mr. Sondergeld has many years of experience as an international business advisor with a strong focus on corporate development, business development, and corporate finance. Prior of being partner, he was associate at HPL Plewka & Coll. LLP and partner at a business consultancy for market research and business development. Mr. Sondergeld is a member of the Economic Council (Wirtschaftsrat der CDU e.V.).

Rainer Klee

Rainer Klee

Frankfurt, DE

Member of the Advisory Board
Finance & Controlling

Mr. Klee is a graduate master of business administration and engineering (MBE) and has more than 30 years of experience in international finance, accounting and controlling. Among other things, he served as chief financial officer and partly in parallel as Chief Sales Officer at large German DAX-listed companies such as ABB-Henschel AG, Deutsche Babcock AG, and Philipp Holzmann AG. In recent years, Mr. Klee has served as Managing Director among other things in the renewable energy sector and high-quality steel finishing alloys worldwide.

Robert Ritzenthaler

Robert Ritzenthaler

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Member of the Advisory Board
Business Development

Mr. Ritzenthaler began as an engineer studying at Carnegie Melon University and later obtained his masters in business administration (MBA) and is a certified public accountant (CPA). Since 1999, he has led a team of 82 individuals, helped a company grow revenues 30% per year for three years, managed over $1 billion in assets, completed over $150 million in deals, identified and completed several acquisitions and divestitures, and grew a business from under $5 million to $20 million in revenue, while structuring internal controls. Areas of specialty: manufacturing, agriculture, finance, technology, medical, logistics, and warehousing and distribution.

Michael Macha

Michael Macha

Port Arthur, Texas

Sales Management
Mr. Macha brings nearly 30 years of high-level experience within the wholesale distribution industry. He built and directed a distribution network for the energy-saving synthetic catalyst technology. Mr. Macha works closely with end-users, distributors, and installers of the product, internationally. In his career, he has helped grow companies to multiple locations and revenues from $6 to $21 million within 5 years. After graduating from Rice University with B.S. in Business, Mike went on to play professional baseball for six years with the Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers.

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