I have followed with interest Clipper's business activities since its inception and have great respect for both the Company's work and its leadership
London, UK and Carpinteria, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2007
Clipper Windpower Plc today announced that Alan J. Heeger PhD, Nobel Laureate and Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been elected to the Clipper Board of Directors.
"Dr. Heeger brings to Clipper a tremendous perspective as a scientist and distinguished professor, as well as from his notable list of honors and professional appointments," said James G.P. Dehlsen, chairman and CEO of Clipper. "He is active in leading-edge research and has built a legacy of remarkable contributions, including one for which he earned a Nobel Prize for his work in Chemistry in 2000. We are certainly honored and delighted to have him on board."
"I have followed with interest Clipper's business activities since its inception and have great respect for both the Company's work and its leadership," said Dr. Heeger. "Clipper's existing cutting edge technology and long term focus on innovation make it a great pleasure for me to take on this appointment. I look forward to being part of the team and helping to explore new opportunities and new technologies."
As Professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Dr. Heeger and his colleagues have conducted pioneering research in the area of highly conductive polymers - plastics that have the properties of semiconductors or metals. Dr. Heeger continues to be dedicated to science and to the creation of technology built upon that science.
Dr. Heeger earned a B. S. with High Distinction from the University of Nebraska. He was awarded his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. With more than 50 awarded patents and more than 800 scientific publications, Dr. Heeger's most recent honors include election to the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering (USA), and a list of honorary degrees including Doctor of Science, Trinity College, Dublin; Doctor of Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University, Israel; Doctor of Science, South China Institute of Science and Technology; and Doctor of Science, Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology. Other honors include appointment as Albert Einstein Honorary Chair Professor, Chinese Academy of Science; election to the Korean Academy of Science (Foreign Member); Chancellor's Medal, University of California at Santa Barbara and President's Medal for Distinguished Achievement, University of Pennsylvania. He currently holds the Presidential Chair, University of California at Santa Barbara where he serves as Professor of Physics and Professor of Materials. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2000.
Dr. Heeger is currently a director for Konarka Technologies, CBrite Inc. and CytomX LLC. Over the last five years Dr. Heeger also served as a director for RitDisplay Corp Taiwan (2003 - 2006), SBA Materials (2001 - 2004) and QTL Biosystems (2002 - 2004).
About Clipper Windpower
Clipper Windpower, http://www.clipperwind.com, is a rapidly growing company engaged in wind energy technology, turbine manufacturing, and wind project development. With offices in the United Kingdom, United States of America (California, Colorado, Iowa, and Maryland), Denmark, and Mexico and a ISO9001:2000 QMS Certified, 330,000 square foot manufacturing and assembly facility located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the company designs advanced wind turbines, manufactures its 2.5-MW Liberty wind turbine and actively develops wind power generating projects in the Americas and Europe. Clipper is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Clipper's ticker symbol is CWP.
The ordinary shares of Clipper Windpower Plc are traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange and are not registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Such shares may not be offered or sold to residents of the United States or to persons acting on their behalf, or to other persons who are "United States Persons" within the meaning of Regulation S as promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, unless such shares have been registered under the Securities Act or there is an available exemption from registration.
For more information contact:
Director, Global Communications
Clipper Windpower Inc.
6305 Carpinteria Avenue, Suite 300
Carpinteria, CA 93013