Our Purge Virus Executives and Directors work as a cross-functional team to ensure that the company continues to provide the most appropriate solutions to address each of our clients’ needs. We add value for shareholders, clients, and a growing roster of national and international sales representatives, authorized resellers, and distributors. Our Regional Sales Directors are each based out of their respective territories, and they collaborate with each other and with our executive team to deliver maximum results for our customers. The breadth of their individual experience is significant, and the breadth of their collective experience and capability is simply exceptional!

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Chief Executive and Operating Officer

John.Conklin@PurgeVirus.com

In addition to his indoor air quality (IAQ) experience, John has over 34 years of industrial, commercial, and renewable and alternative energy experience; has provided companies strategic management, operations, and governance expertise, and provided technical and business consulting services to more than 50 technology, manufacturing, and industrial process companies. For the past 10‐years, he has developed and held seats as a Director on Executive Boards and as a Technical Advisor.  For the Energy Intelligence Center, John also brings his career expertise in grant writing and fundraising to create opportunities for EIC’s clients from the vast resources within the multi-trillion-dollar COVID-19 Relief Bill and the Biden Infrastructure/Jobs Bill.

Between 1999 – 2020, John focused his energies on strategic management, operations, and the development of technology from concept to proof of concepts. He has put heavy emphases on operations strategies that lead to innovation and development, and has advised on company operations strategy, financing, creation of company culture, human resources, product and technology development, compliance, safety, and investor and public relations (IR/PR).

Between 1984 – 1999 John actively managed both the technical and business requirements of various energy and industrial companies.  In additional to technical oversight, he has engaged in Sarbanes‐Oxley Section 404(b) financial management and accounting; strategic planning; product prototyping, development, and distribution; productivity and profitability analyses; inventory and cost controls; and team recruitment and management.  

Over the course of his career, John has invented or co‐invented more than 18 patent filings (2010 – 2020) and developed more than 20 Trademark filings. John earned his B.S. with Suma Cum Laude Honors of Distinction from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He was inducted into the Gold Key International Honor Society awarded only to the top 15% of class and inducted into The National Society of Leadership and Success. John is a Licensed Pilot and Certified Football Official.

Founder and Chief Technology Officer – Charlie Szoradi

Charlie.Szoradi@PurgeVirus.com

Charles A. Szoradi (Charli Szoradi) is a sustainability professional, trained as an architect, with more than 28 years of experience in energy intelligence, sustainability and cost-savings for retrofits and new construction. His two most recent pending patents for Purge Virus focus on advanced in-duct disinfection and tabletop disinfection to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 and future viruses. Mr. Szoradi focuses on high performance architecture, and he is a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design – Accredited Professional), a Certified Building Performance Institute (BPI) Energy Auditor, a member of the Energy and Sustainability Committee for the Society of American Military Engineers, and the Leadership Council Chairman of the American LED Alliance.

In 2009, Mr. Szoradi was elected to the Board of the Sustainable Business Network and selected as a member of the Green Economy Task Force, with direct participation on the Capitol Hill Delegation. Mr. Szoradi earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia, and he earned his Masters from the University of Pennsylvania, where he wrote his Masters Thesis on Energy Intelligence – “Eco-Humanism” in the early 1990s.  He has multiple patents granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and is the author of Learn from Looking, which includes over two decades of his travel drawings and insight on energy-efficiency and sustainability from his travels and work around the world. Charlie Szoradi is a sought after speaker on cost-effective sustainable design, and he lives in Greater Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

VP of Operations – Mary Kirk

Mary.Kirk@PurgeVirus.com

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Mary Kirk has over 25 years of experience in Operations, Office Management, Purchasing, Domestic and International Logistics and Customer Service.  Ms. Kirk’s ability ranges from finance and procurement to accurately tracking the flow of orders and products from production to customer site. Her ability to multi-task and adapt solutions to changing schedules and needs has allowed her to assure a smooth flow of business operations and orders through the system. Prior to working with Purge Virus, Ms. Kirk’s experience has included Office Management, Purchasing, Logistics, R&D, and Customer Service.  She has worked with customers and vendors in over 20 countries in North America, Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East.

She has designed inventory procurement and control systems to keep production moving and minimize delays.  Her experience in assembly, creating technical drawings, writing technical manuals, and Research and Development give her a better understanding of the manufacturing process. Ms. Kirk graduated from Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics and Religion. In her spare time Mary Kirk is an Acrylic Pour Artist selling her paintings at local art and craft fairs and online.

VP of Sales – Geoffrey Nichols

Geoffrey@PurgeVirus.com

Geoffrey Nichols has over two decades of sales and management experience. Since 2019 he has worked with both the Energy Intelligence Center and its sister company Purge Virus to introduce accounts that seek safety and efficiency through advanced HVAC optimization and improved indoor air quality. 

Mr. Nichols has a diverse background of experience and perspective across the United States for the needs of small medium and large size business owners and operators. He grew up in New England and earned his BFA in Film Studies in Colorado.

Over the course of his career, he has also worked as an Associate / Co-Producer & Writer in Hollywood. This geographical range and diversity of sales experience makes him a tremendous asset for our offerings, and he has excellent communication and management skills to oversee our growing sales force. Mr. Nichols also has sales and management experience in the Automobile, Fine Dining, and Retail markets, which also lends credibility and ease in his ability to speak with prospective accounts about their specific needs related to sustainability. 

USA – REGIONAL SALES DIRECTORS

Our Regional Sales Directors are each based out of their respective territories, and they collaborate with each other and with our executive team to deliver maximum results for our customers. The breadth of their individual experience is significant, and the breadth of their collective experience and capability is simply exceptional! He are two examples of our Regional Sales Directors:

Angel Cruz

Angel.Cruz@PurgeVirus.com

Angel Cruz brings multiple decades of business, sales, and relationship management experience to Purge Virus. Mr. Cruz’s Investment Sales and Banking career started in New York City on Wall Street in the late ’80s raising capital for small and midsize companies, both private and public, via private placements, initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings, and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Mr. Cruz’s interest in technology lead him out west to San Francisco in the early ’90s. His role was to create and manage offices first in San Francisco and then in San Diego. His company specialized in Public Venture Capital, raising capital from high net worth for small and midcap companies.

After raising capital for a private aviation and software company, Mr. Cruz decided to join them to help create their sales and marketing efforts while launching their proprietary software. That experience led him to join a technology start-up to head their sales effort while expanding their vertical sales channels. One of Angel Cruz’s friends introduced him to Purge Virus, and he quickly saw the value of bringing the company’s unique “one-stop-shop” approach to disinfection to clients across the southeast and beyond.

Larry Tyler

Larry.Tyler@PurgeVirus.com

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Larry Tyler brings multiple decades of experience to Purge Virus. In addition to his Director role at our company, Mr. Tyler is the President of TAMS (Total Advertising and Marketing Solutions), which is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Over the course of his 25-year career Mr. Tyler has provided Advertising and Marketing consulting for clients across the United States. He is also directly involved in Government Lobbying, Special Event Planning and Fundraising, and Community Liaison services. Through TAMS, Mr. Tyler has headed community awareness programs, sales training and motivation seminars, special events and fundraising projects.

He has also conducted business development programs for private enterprises and numerous CSOs. For the last 25 years he has been a special advisor in the automotive industry for Ford, Toyota, Chrysler, and General Motors Minority Dealers Associations. For Purge Virus, Larry Tyler is a tremendous asset, given his knowledge of marketing as well as the trusted relationships that he has forged over many years with key decision makers across the public and private sector.

BEYOND the United States:

As COVID-19 and its variants countries to impact countries beyond the US, Purge Virus is actively building a network of Sales Channel partners to support disinfection in Europe, Asia, India, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. For information please Contact Us. Here is an example of one of our most recent sales partners: