Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board

Being the Chairman and CEO of Vista International, Inc. Mr. Smith contributed his experience and wisdom to develop a strategic vision for the company. Combining four primary operating divisions and one R&D division into a significant technology portfolio has resulted in synergy among the technologies that have enabled the company to be the leader in the renewable energy industry. Most recently he was appointed as an observer to an international organization known as the APP (Asia Pacific Partnership) along with other gentlemen from an 80 year old NYSE firm.

Mr. Smith has over twenty-six years of progressive experience in business development, strategic alliances, and financial markets. After departing Sam Houston State University, Mr. Smith provided business consulting services to a number of domestic and international organizations, including Air 21, Global Air Cargo, Texas Fire and Safety, Dow Chemical, Shell, MCI/WorldCom, Negev Technologies, Lucent, Ericsson, Lockheed Martin, GTE, FedEx, and American Airlines, to name a few. Mr. Smith negotiated agreements for commercial developments in the US, mainland China, the Caribbean, South America, Mexico, Europe, and in a number of countries. Some of the projects were the following industries: entertainment centers and theme parks in southern California and China, airport mixed-use commercial/industrial developments in the US and China, telecommunications, aviation, environmental developments, commercial developments and a number of other projects.

Over the last three years, Mr. Smith has developed relationships with a number of high ranking government officials in China, Mexico, St. Lucia, Europe, Bulgaria and Israel, which have helped him to secure the more than $15.0 billion USD in back-log of projects for the technologies that are now starting to encompass Vista International, Inc. core technology base. Within the last two years he has assembled a group of environmentally conscious technologies, that when synergistically combined, enable them to become far stronger than if they were operating independently. He has developed the financial relationships to fund these developments and related ventures with several NYSE firms and international development banks. These projects have ranged in value from $25 million to well over $5.0 billion USD. Mr. Smith is one of the founders of Alternative Energy Solutions, LLC and Vista International, Inc.

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