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About Us

Our Vision, Our Mission, & Our People

Brisa International is a cutting-edge engineering and consulting firm that offers breakthrough waste-to-energy and other infrastructure solutions. Our top engineers and scientists have spent nearly 15 years developing revolutionary innovations in many technologies including wastewater treatment, biofuels, and carbon capture.

Our Vision

We aim to provide a future where all waste is repurposed, all energy is renewable, all fuel is clean-burning, and our emissions are zero.

Our Mission

  • We exceed expectations when it comes to sustainability. We set new standards of excellence with the goal to achieve a renewable world through environmental and economical technologies.
  • We are committed to world class research and being the gold standard in environmental project planning by applying our intellectual capabilities and expertise.
  • We are truly global and want to work with all people, from every corner of the world, as our work is meant to benefit humanity.

Our Philosophy

At Brisa International, we believe we should be humble in the face of nature. We respect its amazing ability to heal environmental damage. We seek to work with nature’s powerful processes, while adding modern, cutting-edge, innovative ways to channel the benefits of these processes.

Leadership

Meet Our Team

Kevin Harmon

Founder & CEO
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Kevin Harmon is the founder and CEO of Brisa International, LLC. He is a scientist, businessman, leader, and prolific inventor.

Mr. Harmon brings 30+ years of international consulting and executive level business management experience to Brisa. In his capacity with Brisa, Mr. Harmon led a team which researched and project planned over USD $13 billion in wind and solar projects for a major developer in the US. He also directed teams with the highest levels of expertise worldwide in the planning of major infrastructure projects totaling more than USD $9 billion dollars in wastewater treatment, desalination, conventional power generation, waste-to-energy, biomass, biofuel generation and processing, solar thermal, solar PV, water conservation, power transmission, and other areas of infrastructure services.

Mr. Harmon has spoken at the highest levels at the United Nations, the World Bank, and many other international organizations regarding Brisa’s innovative approaches to move forward with the sustainable infrastructure designs of the future.

Kevin Harmon is the founder and CEO of Brisa International, LLC. He is a scientist, businessman, leader, and prolific inventor.

Mr. Harmon brings 30+ years of international consulting and executive level business management experience to Brisa. In his capacity with Brisa, Mr. Harmon led a team which researched and project planned over USD $13 billion in wind and solar projects for a major developer in the US. He also directed teams with the highest levels of expertise worldwide in the planning of major infrastructure projects totaling more than USD $9 billion dollars in wastewater treatment, desalination, conventional power generation, waste-to-energy, biomass, biofuel generation and processing, solar thermal, solar PV, water conservation, power transmission, and other areas of infrastructure services.

Mr. Harmon has spoken at the highest levels at the United Nations, the World Bank, and many other international organizations regarding Brisa’s innovative approaches to move forward with the sustainable infrastructure designs of the future.

Barry Griffith

Vice President & Head of Business Development
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Barry Griffith is a seasoned business executive with 25+ years of experience bringing early-stage technology companies to success in the environmental and medical fields. Involved in the introduction of novel medical devices in the Orthopedic, Vascular, Neurological, Cancer and Molecular Diagnostics markets for Mitek, Schneider, Novoste and Medtronic. Served as Director of Sales with Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., as well as Calypso Medical Technologies, Novoste and Isoray. Left the corporate ranks in 2010 to form “The Bench,” an executive search firm and consultancy based in Newport Beach CA, USA. Co-Founder and COO of UTC Labs/dba Renaissance RX performing Pharmacogenetic Analysis on over 275,000 patients every year.

Barry Griffith is a seasoned business executive with 25+ years of experience bringing early-stage technology companies to success in the environmental and medical fields. Involved in the introduction of novel medical devices in the Orthopedic, Vascular, Neurological, Cancer and Molecular Diagnostics markets for Mitek, Schneider, Novoste and Medtronic. Served as Director of Sales with Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., as well as Calypso Medical Technologies, Novoste and Isoray. Left the corporate ranks in 2010 to form “The Bench,” an executive search firm and consultancy based in Newport Beach CA, USA. Co-Founder and COO of UTC Labs/dba Renaissance RX performing Pharmacogenetic Analysis on over 275,000 patients every year.

Paul Neilson

Head of Engineering
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Paul has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry serving as Process Supervision/Manager providing process technical services on numerous refinery, gasification/power, biofuel and chemical projects. These projects have ranged from conceptual studies to full process designs and follow-up on major projects ranging from a few million to multi-billion dollar. During his lengthy tenure at Bechtel and Jacobs, he was part of the Technology Group whose portfolio that included the Phillips 66 (formerly ConocoPhillips) Delayed Coker Alliance, the Shell Global Solutions hydroprocessing technologies (secondment) and the former Texaco Lube Oil and the GE Gasification technologies, to name a few. Additionally, during his tenure at these two major EPC engineering companies, Paul led process design teams ranging to as high as 25 process engineers on small to large design projects in developmental to detail design.

Paul has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry serving as Process Supervision/Manager providing process technical services on numerous refinery, gasification/power, biofuel and chemical projects. These projects have ranged from conceptual studies to full process designs and follow-up on major projects ranging from a few million to multi-billion dollar. During his lengthy tenure at Bechtel and Jacobs, he was part of the Technology Group whose portfolio that included the Phillips 66 (formerly ConocoPhillips) Delayed Coker Alliance, the Shell Global Solutions hydroprocessing technologies (secondment) and the former Texaco Lube Oil and the GE Gasification technologies, to name a few. Additionally, during his tenure at these two major EPC engineering companies, Paul led process design teams ranging to as high as 25 process engineers on small to large design projects in developmental to detail design.

Shannon Johnson

Biology Lead
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Shannon Johnson leads a team tasked with research and development of novel technologies and processes involving carbon neutralization and biofuel production and bioproducts synthesis. These projects have involved wastewater treatment, desalination, conventional power generation, waste-to-energy, biomass, biofuel generation and processing, biomass products synthesis, water conservation and other areas of infrastructure services. Shannon is a seasoned researcher with 24 years of experience, being published 11 times for her research and has participated in the development and filing of numerous patents worldwide.

Shannon Johnson leads a team tasked with research and development of novel technologies and processes involving carbon neutralization and biofuel production and bioproducts synthesis. These projects have involved wastewater treatment, desalination, conventional power generation, waste-to-energy, biomass, biofuel generation and processing, biomass products synthesis, water conservation and other areas of infrastructure services. Shannon is a seasoned researcher with 32 years of experience, being published 11 times for her research and has participated in the development and filing of numerous patents worldwide.