Murry Named Catalytica Energy President/CEO

December 11, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Catalytica Energy Systems Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced the appointment of Michael Murry, a former executive at Ballard Power Systems Inc. (Vancouver, BC), as President, CEO and Director. Murry will officially join the company and assume responsibility in early January 2003.

Ricardo Levy, chairman, interim president and CEO of Catalytica Energy Systems, stated, "Mike is a proven leader with a demonstrated track record in building successful businesses, expanding operations and advancing new product development. His extensive background in heading up business ventures with multi-national corporate partners, combined with his power industry experience and in-depth understanding of both the challenges and opportunities for new energy technologies, make him an ideal choice to execute Catalytica Energy Systems' business strategy going forward."