OPT appoints new Director

Ocean Power Technologies (OPT) has appointed Robert Burger to the company’s Board of Directors.

Rober Burger was President and CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo North America, a German manufacturer of diesel engines for use in ships and power stations.

Prior to that, he was President of the Service Americas business of LM Wind Power.

Burger holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Ocean Engineering.

Terence Cryan, Chairman of the Board of OPT, commented: “Mr. Burger has a broad range of executive experience in both the alternative and traditional energy industries, and we are pleased that he agreed to join our Board of Directors. We are confident that Mr. Burger’s significant managerial, commercial and technical experience will provide additional insight and perspective to Ocean Power Technologies.”

Ocean Power Technologies is a New Jersey-based wave energy developer that has designed their proprietary PowerBuoy technology based on a modular design.

The company is currently working to deploy its new PowerBuoy APB-350 (A1) in summer 2015.

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