Nautical Torque Technology

Strategic Advisors

We are currently forming and adding to our Board of Advisors to help us commercialize our product and form the necessary partnerships.  The following have served as advisors to us over the past 4 years. 


Hunter Richards
Research Economist



With a master's degree in applied economics, Hunter’s skills include econometric analysis of big data, applications of machine learning, research and writing, team collaboration, and policy analysis. He consults on projects focusing on economic development, data analysis, environmental management, and natural resources, with additional interest in economic analysis of energy management.   He has helped Nautical Torque develop its marketing vision, and properly explain and analyze its technology. 


Bill Buchan
Founder, Market Potential Inc



25 years of experience business development and commercialization of new technologies in the environment and energy sectors. Great insight into the direction of the energy and environmental markets and the issues with new technology adoption into these markets. Providing advice on partnership agreements, business development and navigating the energy industry. A licensed engineer, Bill received a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, Master's degree in civil environmental/engineering, and an MBA with an emphasis in entrepreneurship from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

Fernando Vallenzuela,
Chief Engineer, Altersystems, LLC

2313 4th Street,
Berkeley, CA 94710


As an environmental engineer and founder of Altersystems, a company that provides consulting for individual renewable energy use, Fernando offers strategic planning and advice with regards to the renewable energy sector. He has been involved in the formation of the business plan, investor strategy, and prototype planning. He has also provided great insight and verification into the fundamental principles of the nautical torque technology process. Currently, he is completing his M.B.A. in entrepeneurship at Cal State East Bay.


Leo Wickham,
President, LFW Manufacturing, Inc

745 South Lincoln Street,
Stockton, CA 95203


Leo Wickham has been engaged in the consulting, construction and repair of gearboxes and industrial strength machines for over 30 years.  A mechanical  engineer professional, he has agreed to custom build gearboxes to meet the needs of our initial prototypes.  Widely considered the expert in his field, Leo has provided Nautical Torque with essential feedback and verification of the claims and predictions. He provides a critical resource in the design and implementation of our prototypes.


Tony Rosario,
Independent Electric Mechanics Inc.

139 Henniker St.
Hillsboro,  NH  03244


Tony Rosario has over 50 years experience working on high powered generators.  He has provided consulting and recommendations with regards to the most appropriate generators to meet the needs of our initial prototype design.  Tony is our consultant with regards to all generator questions and maintenance issues.


Engineering Interns, UC Berkeley


A team of UC Berkeley students have worked with us and will perform much of the mechanical engineering analysis and design for the first stage of our prototype development.


California Clean Tech Open 2012


We were chosen as semifinalists for the Clean Tech Open 2012 and received a year of tutoring and guidance from industry experts in the area of business development, investor pitching, market strategizing, and customer development. The CTO links entrants with various advisors in the clean tech industry. As part of this process, we have met and talked with engineers, venture capitalists and received feedback and support with our business plan, fundraising and prototype planning.  We are currently consulting with various engineers to choose a chief engineer to oversee the prototypes.