Rainmaker Worldwide Appoints Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri to Board of Directors
May 10, 2018
PETERBOROUGH, Ontario, May 10, 2018 – Rainmaker Worldwide (OTC:RAKR) announces the appointment of Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Dr. Shoukri is a world-renowned researcher specializing in thermal-fluid science and has published over 120 scholarly articles in the field. He began his career in academia at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, serving in many executive administrative positions including the Dean of Engineering. Under his guidance, the faculty enjoyed significant growth leading McMaster to become one of the foremost engineering schools in Canada.
Dr. Shoukri recently completed his decade-long tenure as the seventh President and Vice-Chancellor of York University. As an academic leader, he guided York’s transformation into a comprehensive research-intensive university as well as spearheading hundreds of millions of dollars of capital development projects.
Dr. Shoukri is a champion of innovation having led the development of the McMaster Innovation Park and was a member of the founding Board of the Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE Inc.), an organization that focuses on university-industry research and the use of university research to support commercialization and economic development. He served on numerous boards and was a member of the Ontario Research and Innovation Council that advised the Ontario Government on research and economic development.
In 2013, for his contributions to the flourishing of Ontario’s academic institutions as both an engineer and an administrator, Dr. Shoukri was named a Member of the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, and awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.
Michael O’Connor, President of Rainmaker Worldwide, said, “I am extremely honored to have Dr. Shoukri join the Rainmaker Board. His distinguished career in applied research and his ability to facilitate public/private partnerships will be invaluable to Rainmaker’s future technological and business development. Adding Mamdouh to our Board is an important step in our ongoing process of enhancing corporate governance and developing our long-term research and development plan.”
Dr. Shoukri said, “I am very pleased to be joining the Board of Rainmaker Worldwide and look forward to working with the team to further the development of Rainmaker’s innovative and proprietary technology. For many communities around the world, there is no greater priority than having access to safe drinking water. For me, Rainmaker represents an excellent opportunity to build on my lifelong global relationships in engineering and academia in support of making a real difference for society and shareholders alike.”
In addition to his regular duties on the Board, Dr. Shoukri will serve as a member of the Compensation Committee.
About Rainmaker Worldwide Inc.
Rainmaker Worldwide Inc. (OTC:RAKR) is headquartered in Peterborough, Canada, with an innovation and manufacturing center in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Our patented water technology provides economical drinking water at scale wherever it’s needed.
Our key global markets are:
- The humanitarian sector where we are helping to bring safe drinking water to over 800 million people who are living without access to clean water
- The commercial sector with a focus on oil and gas, agri-food and mining that needs a cost-effective, environmentally-friendly solution for cleaning their wastewater
Rainmaker builds two types of scalable, energy-efficient, fresh water-producing technologies:
- Air-to-Water, which harvests fresh water from the air
- Water-to-Water, which transforms seawater or polluted water into drinking water
The technology is both wind and solar powered, is deployable anywhere, and leaves no carbon traces. We also offer options for hybrid, grid and diesel-powered models.
Our goal is to become a global leader in solving the worldwide water crisis. Simply put, we’re creating safe, drinking water where little or none exists. And, we offer innovative solutions to economically produce pure water from commercial waste water streams and creating significant environmental benefits in the process.
Interested parties can access additional information about Rainmaker on the Company’s website located at http://www.rainmakerww.com.
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