About Our Chairman



Mr. William Nitze is one of the founders of Clear Path Technologies, Inc. and also serves as our Chairman of the Board and Executive Chairman. Prior to founding Clear Path, Mr. Nitze served as the Chairman of HiEnergy Technologies, Inc. from February 2006 through March 2007, Director since August 2005, and Chairman of HiEnergy Defense, Inc. since August 2003.

From November 2003 to 2007, William Nitze served as Chairman of GridPoint, Inc. which builds intelligent energy management (IEM) appliances to improve power reliability and management for traditional and renewable energy users, and Chairman of Oceana Energy Systems since March 2006. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Nitze was President of Gemstar Group, Inc. (“Global Environmental Market Solutions through Technology And Reform”), which was founded to work with partners around the world in implementing market-based approaches to global environmental problems.

William Nitze served as an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for International Activities during the Clinton Administration (1994-2001) and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Environment in the Reagan and Bush Administrations (1987-90). Mr. Nitze has written and spoken widely on environmental issues. In 1993-94 and 2002, he taught a new course on forming an international regime to address climate change at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University. As President of the Alliance to Save Energy, Mr. Nitze led a broad coalition of business, government, labor and consumer interests in supporting and implementing policies and programs to promote energy efficiency. While at the Alliance, Mr. Nitze founded the Alliance’s Business Council for Sustainable Energy.

As the Assistant Administrator for International Activities at the EPA from 1994 to the end of the Clinton Administration, Mr. Nitze strengthened the EPA’s international role by making it a key player in implementing NAFTA, managing its associated institutions and by making it the lead agency on environmental issues in several bi-national commissions co-chaired by Vice President Al Gore. He made environmental security a focus of the EPA’s international work, instituting for the first time a formal working relationship among the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy and EPA on environmental security issues.

Mr. Nitze is a graduate of Harvard College and Oxford University (UK) and received a J. D. degree from Harvard Law School. After a brief practice at the law offices of Sullivan and Cromwell in New York, he spent 14 years with Mobil Oil as legal counsel, 4 ½ years of which were spent in Japan.