ABOUT WIND QUARRY ZEALANDIA
Dr. Patrick D. O’Meara, Chief Executive Officer
Patrick is a General Practitioner certified by the American Board of Family Practice who has been providing medical care to patients in Gore New Zealand for the past three years. Prior to that he owned and operated two successful private medical practices in Oregon and Colorado for 25 years. With a lifelong interest in renewable energy and biodiversity he and his brother John O’Meara founded Wind Quarry, LLC in the USA in 2008, successfully developing the 103 MW Willow Creek Wind Power Facility in Newell South Dakota (operational, currently owned by Orsted) and the 250-300 MW Philip Wind Project in Philip South Dakota (in development with construction planned for 2021, currently owned by Invenergy).
John. K. O’Meara, Chief Operations Officer
John is a trained chemist and remains active in the industrial metalworking and chemical management industry. In 25 years of successfully managing teams of up to 425 people and annual revenue of $135,000,000 USD on three continents in the Chemical Management sector, John has consistently delivered not only excellent financial performance but also significant reductions in chemical usage, waste, and environmental impacts. In addition, he is an experienced wind energy developer and has led greenfield project development with his brother Patrick that resulted in the addition of 350 – 400 MW of new wind generation into the energy portfolio of the state of South Dakota, USA.
Dana C. Zentz, Chief Development Officer
Dana is a registered professional engineer who has had a long and successful career in the electric utility and renewable energy space. His work includes almost 20 years in the power supply and wholesale power marketing function of a large regulated utility, as well as over 15 years leading or having significant roles in the permitting, development and construction of over 1600 MW of wind, 300 MW of solar PV and 2400 MW of natural gas turbine generators in the United States. He is also experienced in financial modelling and the negotiation of debt and equity investment terms for renewable energy assets. He is the founder and principal of Fish Bay Resources, LLC an energy focused consultancy in the USA.
John A. Haylock, (Stakeholder Engagement and Market Intelligence)
John serves as a principal consultant to the leadership team through his consulting business Absolute Certainty Ltd. Formerly with Venture Taranaki, John is an experienced regional development executive with valuable networks across the Taranaki region and nationally. He has introduced WQZ to key stakeholders including iwi, local and central Government and a range of local service providers. John also provides market intelligence on the transition of New Zealand’s economy to net zero by 2050 goal. John was Project Manager for Venture Taranaki’s H2 Taranaki Roadmap (2019) and Offshore Wind Discussion Paper (2020) and served on the Project Team for the National New Energy Development Centre (now Ara Ake and launched in July 2020).
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