Wesley Clark Elected to Torvec Inc. Board of Directors

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 7:22 am  

A company that makes advanced, energy-saving automotive parts announced Thursday that Arkansas native and retired General Wesley K. Clark, above in a photo from April 2010, has been elected to its board of directors, effective Friday. Photo by Jason Burt

A company that makes advanced, energy-saving automotive parts announced Thursday that Arkansas native and retired General Wesley K. Clark has been elected to its board of directors, effective Friday.

Richard A. Kaplan, CEO of Torvec Inc. of Rochester, N.Y., said Clark's "incredible talents, experience and wisdom" will be good for the company, whose products aim to increase transportation safety, mobility and fuel efficiency and reduce pollutants.

"I am very excited about Torvec's technologies," Clark said in a news release.

"I look forward to helping the company grow, and at the same time doing some good things for the world," he said.

Clark, a retired four-star general after nearly 40 years in the Army, is the chairman of  the investment bank Rodman & Renshaw of New York and director of several public and private companies in Europe and North America. 

Clark is also chairman of his own strategic consulting firm, Wesley K. Clark and Associates, trustee of the International Crisis Group, and chairman of City Year Little Rock.

Last year, Clark an Stephen Bova, the former CEO of Technisource Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formed the Clark Bova Group LLC of Little Rock to provide management consulting services to businesses and government agencies worldwide.

In 2004, Clark ran for the Democratic Party's nomination for U.S. president.

Torvec's chief technologies and intellectual property include its IsoTorque differential and Rota-Torque hydraulic pump and motor.

 

 

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