WolvertonBailey is a research and development lab, full of flexibility and freedom enjoyed only at an early-stage company. We believe no project is too small if it will make any important and meaningful impact on the planet. We also believe no project is too large for consideration. Our business development approach is to innovate and develop ideas in-house and spin those ideas out as independent companies, much like a university or venture fund would do. Our goal is to take a fresh look at the big problems, solve them, and by doing so, bring value to our stakeholders. Sound like a place you'd like to work? Find Out How
Shel Ponsford began his career with Pacific Bell at Universal Studios in North Hollywood installing and maintaining complex communication systems. Following this, Shel went to work for AT&T in San Francisco, managing crews that installed voice circuits and data transmission systems. In 2000, Mr. Ponsford took an early retirement from AT&T and used the time to study computer science and technology with the goal of starting his own company, Systems Information Technologies, Inc., specializing in contracting the installation and maintenance of computer network systems. When Del shared the vision of the engine design, Shel and his wife Leone became WolvertonBailey's first shareholders. Mr. Ponsford was recruited for his talents and leadership, and has served as WBI's CEO since 2016.
Founder and CSO
Del Wolverton received his technical training from the United States Navy. He spent twenty years there, a majority of which were in the computer industry. Having held Secret and Top Secret Carved Out clearances for development programs, he has designed and maintained highly classified telecommunication, microwave and satellite transmission systems. Immediately following his military service, Mr. Wolverton joined Space Microwave Laboratories, Inc., where he served as Senior Engineer, Vice President of Engineering and, finally, Vice President for the next six years. Years later Mr. Wolverton joined with Derek Bailey to develop products with Integrated Broadband Technologies, Inc., Popa Media and various other technologies leading to the current counterpoise engine project.
James Gormley is a scientist and inventor with patents in electrochemistry, electronics, material science and mechanics. He has been involved for many years with the development of energy storage technologies such as advanced lithium ion battery chemistries, super capacitors and piezoceramics. Energy harvesting technologies such as new and more efficient wind turbines, parasitic energy harvesting from human motion and magnetic propulsion.
Mr. Gormley has done R & D for the DOE, ARL, MDA, ONR, TASER and USAF. In 2009 he has received a Commendation from U.S. Congress for his work in energy storage. He is also a technical adviser for Reef Life Restoration, V2 Energy Resiliency and Derek Automotive Technology DAT, inc . From 2015 to 2017 Jim was the Senior Research scientist for Hyperloop Transportation Technology.