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Altex Technologies Corporation
135 Nicholson Lane
San Jose, California 95134
Main Phone: (408) 328-8300
Facsimile: (408) 328-8313



Dr. John T. Kelly
Phone: (408) 328-8302
Facsimile: (408) 328-8313

Dr. Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
Phone: (408) 328-8303
Facsimile: (408) 328-8313


Dr. John T. Kelly – President and founder of Altex , has 36 years of experience in fuels, combustion, power systems and thermal management engineering. His career combines both technical innovation and a track record in building a successful energy and environmental systems development company. At Altex he has successfully developed and tested many innovative energy and environmental systems that are now used by industry. Innovative systems developed by Dr. Kelly have been implemented in the utility, industrial process, commercial, semiconductor and solar industries. Prior to Altex, he acquired power system experience at Consolidated Edison, Pratt and Whitney, Aerochem and Acurex. Dr. Kelly holds five patents, plus two pending, related to energy systems. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Cooper Union of New York, MS in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Polytechnic University of New York.

Dr. Mehdi Namazian – Vice President and co-founder of Altex, has 30 years of experience in fuels processing, combustion and power systems, with both technical and practical insights. Dr. Namazian has developed several burners that have evolved from development work he led at Sandia National Laboratories and at Altex, where he is currently a Vice President in charge of the company's engineering operations. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tehran University, and his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. After graduating from MIT, he joined the UC Berkeley M.E. Department and worked as a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the recipient of the Arch T. Colwell Merit Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has published over 100 technical articles and holds five U.S. patents, including a patent on a low NOx burner that is commercialized.