Poseidon Water is a privately held company that develops and invests in water projects throughout North America. Poseidon offers customized solutions to meet the water needs of municipal governments, businesses and industrial clients. The company's innovative approach to project development, financing, asset management and community outreach makes it a leader in water resources development.
In the last 10 years alone, Poseidon's management team has structured, arranged, invested in and completed more than $2.8 billion in major public and private sector projects. Please visit www.poseidonresources.com for more information.
Carlos Riva:: Chief Executive Officer
Carlos Riva joined Poseidon as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors in August 2011.
Mr. Riva has over 25 years of experience in infrastructure project development and finance. He has extensive knowledge in growing new companies and leading technologically sophisticated businesses in the fields of renewable energy, electric power generation, biotechnology, engineering, and construction.
Prior to joining Poseidon, Mr. Riva was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Verenium Corporation, an industrial biotechnology company dedicated to commercializing next generation biofuels and specialty enzymes. Previously, he was Chief Executive of Amec Group, Ltd. a major British engineering and construction firm. Mr. Riva has also had extensive experience in the electric power industry, having served as the founding Chief Executive of Intergen and as President of J. Makowski Company, developer of the first independent power project in the United States. In these roles, he oversaw the development of over 17,000 megawatts of greenfield electric power generation projects worldwide.
Mr. Riva holds B.S. in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Andrew P. Kingman :: Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kingman has 20 years of experience in the development, construction and financing of major industrial and infrastructure capital projects. He is responsible for Poseidon's strategic direction, investor relations and financing, including the innovative Tampa interim financing, the Cranston dual Private Activity Bond and taxable Private Placement structure, and the Mexican Pemex program.
Before joining Poseidon in 1997, he was an officer of AT&T Capital Corporation and General Electric Capital Corporation. He was responsible for the origination, structuring, negotiating and closing of project financing and off balance sheet/off credit structures efforts, which included partnership equity, lease equity, subordinated and senior debt investments. He has also held positions in General Electric's corporate staff and was a nuclear test engineer for General Dynamics' submarine business.
Mr. Kingman holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School.
Peter M. MacLaggan :: Senior Vice President/Project Development
Mr. MacLaggan has over 20 years of experience in water resources planning and management including development of several large-scale seawater desalination projects in California.
Prior to joining Poseidon, he served as Executive Director of the California Water Reuse Association, Director of Water Resources at the San Diego County Water Authority and an independent water resources consultant.
Mr. MacLaggan holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from San Diego State University and a J. D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. He is a registered civil engineer and a member of the California State Bar.
Scott Maloni :: Vice President - Project Development
Mr. Maloni is a communications specialist with fourteen years of professional experience in media relations, public affairs and government advocacy, crisis communications, and national and local political campaigns. He is responsible for corporate communications and managing project development in the state of California.
Mr. Maloni began his career in his hometown of Washington, D.C., and worked on Capitol Hill before moving to San Diego in 1997 to serve as the press secretary and spokesman for Mayor Susan Golding. Prior to joining Poseidon, Maloni's most recent position was Vice President of Public Policy Strategies, Inc., a San Diego-based public affairs consulting firm. In 2008, Public Policy Strategies, Inc. was the recipient of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) 2007 "Public Affairs Campaign of the Year" for Maloni's work on behalf of Poseidon Resources' Carlsbad Desalination Project.
Mr. Maloni attended school in Providence, Rhode Island, and graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy.
Jonathan P. Loveland, PE :: Vice President – Technical Services
Mr. Loveland has over 16 years of experience in resolving a diverse range of water supply and treatment issues for municipal water districts and other public and private entities. Previously, Mr. Loveland worked for Malcolm Pirnie and McGuire Environmental Consultants, consulting on dozens of desalination, water treatment, water quality, and regulatory compliance projects. His expertise includes full-scale plant optimization studies, conceptual design and cost estimating, pilot studies, filtration and disinfection issues, and project management.
Mr. Loveland has managed several large design projects of various types and several large pilot studies, published in numerous peer-reviewed publications and presented research at dozens of industry and academic conferences. Mr. Loveland is a licensed Professional Engineer in California and belongs to numerous professional societies, including American Water Works Association, Water Environment Federation, American Chemical Society and American Membrane Technology Association.
Mr. Loveland holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He attended the Environmental Engineering PhD program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Jessica H. Jones :: Community Outreach Manager
Ms. Jones has been working on the development of multiple large-scale seawater desalination projects located in California for the past twelve years. Her focus has been on the permitting and community outreach for the Carlsbad desalination project. Currently Ms. Jones is managing the public outreach during construction of the Carlsbad plant and pipeline.
Ms. Jones holds a B.S. in Business Management from Babson College. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad and is involved with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Women's Environmental Council, Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Club, and the San Diego League of Women Voters.
Stan Williams :: Vice President - Project Development
Mr. Williams is a water resources manager with over 20 years of experience in public sector water management. Mr. Williams oversees all project development for Northern California.
Prior to joining Poseidon, Mr. Williams served for over 13 years as Chief Executive Officer for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, one of California’s largest local water agencies with an annual budget exceeding $350 million and over 800 employees. At the Water District, he oversaw an infrastructure capital program that included over 100 projects with a total funding requirement of $2.13 billion. During his tenure, the District won numerous accolades for improving water conservation and environmental stewardship. Known as an advocate for regional cooperation, Mr. Williams was the first chair of both the San Francisco Bay Area Water Agencies Coalition and the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Integrated Water Management Plan Coordinating Committee. Mr. Williams’ previous experience includes positions with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mr. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in regional and city planning from the University of Oklahoma. He also earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.