Sam has been a National leader in renewable energy and environmental demands. As part of this effort, he has been deeply involved with his community organization whose mission is to educate others to protect the environment and promote world-class renewable energy solutions. The Samaha Group LLC Mission is to develop global-wide mindfulness of energy solutions that are cost-effective with little or no CO2 while eliminating all waste. Sam has been in construction consulting in several states including California for more than 20 years. He has been recognized for negotiating FEMA and Insurance homeowners cases during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and the 1998 El Nino disasters. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and four children.
Hans is the founder and Managing Director of RECOM Patent & License GmbH. RECOM is the 100% shareholder of INTEC Rubber Powder GmbH and INTEC Energies GmbH. Hans has more than 30 years of business experience in tire recycling and waste to energy technology. Hans is married with two children and lives in Berlin, Germany.
Kenn has assisted thousands of LA County businesses. As the former President and CEO of The Valley Economic Alliance, he worked with staff and consultants to attract, retain, and grow businesses in our region. He is an expert in utilizing tax credits, incentives, and apprenticeship grants. Kenn’s passion is to work collaboratively on environmental projects with the community. He helped to fund and construct the first-ever Green learning Teaching Garden. Kenn sits on several hospital and university advisory boards. Kenn has been recognized many times by the City, County, State, and Nationally for his work in education and economic development. Kenn lives in Ventura County with his wife. His two grown daughters are teachers in Los Angeles.
Lisa is responsible for developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining Samaha Group’s corporate strategy. Previously, Lisa spent 15 years in TV broadcast management with 20th Century Fox, CBS, and Hearst Television Group, which required direct reporting to the Federal Communications Commission for regulatory compliance. Prior to her career in broadcasting, Lisa worked for the Department of Criminal Justice Services for the Commonwealth of Virginia where she was awarded two letters of commendation from the Commander of Emergency Operations. In 2014 Lisa co-founded Light Pioneers, a company that provides energy efficiency solutions utilizing federal and utility incentives that can eliminate the cost of a project. Lisa is a registered commercial and industrial electricity broker with the Texas Public Utilities Commission. She resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and son.
Rafael has nearly 2-decades of experience in municipal waste management and marketing throughout the greater Los Angeles region. His previous experience includes positions with Republic Services, REALTERM Energy, and G.I Services. Rafael also has extensive experience in the CalRecycle compliance requirements for municipalities. Prior to his experience in the waste management industry, Rafael built strategic corporate relationships with Kraft Foods, Miller Brewing, Wal-Mart, and Sam’s Club while overseeing a regional sales team.
Eric has held senior marketing positions at major companies, as well as being both a Creative Director and VP/Management Director at advertising agencies in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He has hands-on business experience as an entrepreneur, founded an advertising and public relations agency, created an international travel company, built a retail coffee company, and helped launch three internet firms. He is a co-founder and the Director of Marketing at Arrangr.com. He is also the Director of Operations and Marketing at Wentworth Executive Recruiting, a San Francisco retained search firm. A graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Eric writes frequently and is the author of three books.
Carol Ann is an award-winning Executive Recruiter that specializes in the renewable energy vertical. She has secured the following candidates, CEO, Global Marketing Director(s), Merger/Acquisition Director and Engineer(s) for Global Solar companies, Fintech, and Renewable Energy Technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. She brings 25 yrs. of experience to retained search in the “critical hire” space and received numerous awards during her career for her work and for her community involvement. Heart Centered Tech Award 2020, President’s Club with Rauenhorst Search and Nelson Search, North Bay Networking Community Connector Award, City of Los Angeles Community Star Award for outstanding community service after 9/11-CEO, Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce, and 12 awards from the state of CA. which included the State Senate, Congress, Assembly, Mayor James Hahn, and the LA Board of Supervisors for community leadership.
Carol Ann is the co-author of “A MINDFUL CAREER”, Choose a Career, Find a Job, and Manage Your Success in the 21st Century.
Carol Ann lives in Tiburon/Marin County, CA with her husband Eric. They have 3 grown children.
Andreas has more than 30 years of business experience in various industries. He has been the CEO and Managing Director of INTEC since 2012. He is also Managing Director of INTEC Rubber Powder GmbH and Intec Energies GmbH. Andreas lives in Berlin, Germany with his wife and child
Jim joined the Samaha Group in 2019 with more than 20 years of experience. Jim has vast waste to energy knowledge in emissions, and implementation of the performance, and production of electricity. Jim is a Veteran (USAF) and gained experience as an electronic warfare technician maintaining the U2 aircraft SIGINT sensor system located overseas. After college, he was an Industrial and systems engineer for several aerospace companies before starting Light Pioneers, his own company that brings energy efficiency solutions to his clients. Jim also helps his clients get federal and utility incentives that reduce or eliminate the cost of a project. Jim lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and son.
David has more than 20 years of experience in renewable energy. He has domestic and international renewable energy and lighting experience and has worked with top companies in engineering, architecture, municipalities, and school districts around the globe. David is an outstanding educator and has a firm commitment to engage others in how we can reduce our footprint. In a recent paper, he wrote “ Sustainability is a long-term commitment and we will continually seek ways to improve how we manage our resources” In David’s career he was recognized as BMW’s top salesman Nationally and in California. David lives in Los Angeles and his son is a music producer who lives in Orange County.
Guenter is the Technical Director of INTEC Rubber Powder GmbH and INTEC Energies GmbH. He has more than 30 years of experience in the technical research and development of recycling technologies. Specifically, technical project management of scrap tire recycling systems for the production of fine rubber powders, systems for processing modified thermoplastics, thermosets, and elastomers. Guenter co-developed the INTEC Waste to Energy system. Guenter is married with one child and lives in Berlin, Germany.