ChevronTexaco Executive Joins InnovaTek


RICHLAND, WA - Dr. Jeffrey Harrison has joined InnovaTek as Director of the Company's Sustainable Power Division. In that capacity he is responsible for directing InnovaTek's efforts in the design, development, and commercialization of fuel processing technology being developed for fuel cell power systems applications. As Division Director, he is a member of the Company's senior management team.

Prior to joining InnovaTek, Jeffrey was Projects Executive (2001-2003) and Manager of Technology Development (1998-2001) at ChevronTexaco, in Houston TX. While with ChevronTexaco he lead projects for the development of hydrogen infrastructure related to fuel processing, fuel storage, and fuel cell applications.

Dr. Harrison joined Texaco in 1985 and prior to the merger with Chevron, he was based in Beacon, NY where his duties evolved from Research Chemist to Group Leader and finally to Technology Team Leader. As Team Leader he was responsible for setting technical agenda and financial support with Texaco Upstream business units.

Dr. Harrison was awarded his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Florida and received his bachelor's degree from Purdue University. He has been awarded 6 patents for formulations and has authored a number of publications in refereed journals.

"We are very excited about the addition of Jeffrey to InnovaTek's senior management team", said Patricia Irving, InnovaTek CEO. "He brings a wealth of experience and practical know-how as well as significant leadership skills to the company."

Dr. Harrison has settled in Kennewick with his wife Leslee and two sons and looks forward to enjoying the long golf season in the Tri-Cities.

InnovaTek creates and develops technologies for environmental safety and sustainable power. The Company is located in the Applied Processes Engineering Laboratory (APEL).