We don’t often make a big deal out of birthdays here at IX Power, but there wouldn’t be a IX Power and we wouldn’t all be working together if it weren’t for John R. (Grizz) Deal.
Grizz’s birthday is January 23, and he’s turning a big corner. We won’t bring up exactly how old the Texas A & M grad is, but let’s just say that he is the same age as First Lady Michelle Obama and he now qualifies for his AARP card … wink, wink.
Grizz’s eternal “can do” spirit – which was evident well before his Boy Scout days (he is a 2nd generation Eagle Scout) – plus his energy, and unquenchable natural curiosity have been the keys to his success, whether while roughing it in the wilds of Philmont, New Mexico, or starting and building innovative companies.
The most notable of these were spin-outs from Los Alamos National Laboratory: LizardTech (data compression software), Hyperion Power Generation (small nuclear power reactors), and now IX Power (solutions for produced water from oil & gas). But the backbone of the success of his unique life has been that he truly cares about the humanitarian mission behind each endeavor. He really, truly, cares that there are people, mainly outside the U.S., that do not have clean water to drink, nor power for their homes and hospitals. This concern has been what has driven him on in his quest to create products that will have a positive impact on people’s daily living conditions, even when up against incorporate challenges to provide those game-changing products and services.
So happy birthday John R. Grizz Deal – climber of mountains, chaser of dreams, builder of businesses … keep on keeping on, there’s another XX years ahead …
For a bio on Grizz, Click Here.