Mr Maza, who has more than 25 years of corporate finance, regulatory compliance, accounting, and legal expertise, has served as partner for transaction advisory services at Ernst & Young, and previously as vice president of structured finance at the New York, NY offices of both Goldman Sachs & Co and JP Morgan Securities.
Early in his career, Mr Maza has tenured as tax and corporate attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell, a global law firm. At their New York, NY offices, he advised multinational corporations and investment banks on tax consequences of equity, debt and derivative structures as well as domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr Maza joins New Energy as CFO, on a non-exclusive basis and, in addition to other appointments, continues to serve on the board of directors and is chairman of the audit committee of a publicly-traded company, Chinese miner, refiner and producer of high purity tellurium and other metals for the solar photovoltaic industry.
Mr Maza has served on the board of directors, and was previously chairman of the Audit Committee, of several biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He also actively serves at a publicly-traded biotechnology company, where among other achievements; he has secured and successfully executed multiple financing transactions, and consummated intellectual property licenses with numerous global pharmaceutical companies.
The company has also made important additions to its scientific advisory board, including the appointment of Steven Hegedus, to assist with development of the company's SolarWindow, capable of generating electricity on see-thru glass windows.
The company also appointed Jerry Lynch, PE, to its scientific advisory board, to assist with the development of its MotionPower technologies for generating electricity from the motion of cars, trucks, and commercial vehicles.
John Conklin, president and CEO of New Energy Technologies, said: â€œIâ€™m honored to welcome Mr Maza to our team, as part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen the companyâ€™s management team in preparation for the commercialization of our core technologies.
â€œRecently, weâ€™ve worked hard to build our management group, following several technical breakthroughs with important commercial benefits for both our SolarWindow and MotionPower technologies.â€
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