Resume of Alexander Kahl
Alex Kahl is founder and president of Kahl Consultants, an internet marketing and consulting services company based in San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA. Kahl Consultants is a solar powered green business, as certified by Green America, the San Francisco Bay Area Green Business network, as well as by our status as a Marin County Sustainable Partner.
Founded in 1994, Kahl Consultants specializes in providing a full spectrum of environmentally friendly web services to small businesses and nonprofits. From website development to online marketing strategies, we have completed over 500 contracts worldwide for customers from almost every industry, including many professionals, green businesses, energy and environmental firms, social organizations, non-profits and NGOs. Select nonprofit customers benefit from our pro bono nonprofit work, one of many ways in which we support environmental and social nonprofits.Alex has managed internet consulting and web services projects, industrial audits, market studies, and assessments. He currently manages the global network of KC Associates which includes web programmers, graphic designers, online marketings, social media experts, copywriters and more. He is experienced in international consulting practices, technical assistance project management, business development and acquisition, and online marketing. Alex has also developed several software applications.
1994 - present
Internet consultant and award winning website developer: internet presence, authoring, content provision, development, conception, graphic design, support, marketing, branding and promotion, translation, website maintenance. CEO of company providing a full spectrum of environmentally friendly web services to small businesses and nonprofits, from website development to online marketing strategies,
Managed or worked on over 500 contracts worldwide for customers from almost every industry, including many green businesses. Supporting many local as well as international environmental and social nonprofits, with select nonprofit customers benefitting from Kahl Consultants pro bono nonprofit work.
Clients include: Law Firms, Finance Companies, Energy & Environmental, Consulting Agencies, Real Estate & Lodging, Manufacturers & SMEs, IT, Marketing and Communications, Retail, Contractors, Health Care, Non-profits and NGOs, Education, and Sole Proprietorships. Links to websites.
International technical assistance consultant providing business development and acquisition services, proposal development, and backstopping to international consulting firms.
Environmental consulting with international agencies, corporations and small businesses. Focus on Renewable Energy / Energy Efficiency / Environmental Management.
1991 - 1997
Software development: conception and authoring of software (DOS/ Windows): passive solar energy training (IPSE - Introduction to Passive Solar Energy), bioclimatic solar architecture and sustainable buildings design (SolArch - Solar Architecture Design), and Renewable Energy Project Management (REProV).
Environmental auditing (phase 1 & 2, EMAS, ISO 9000 and 14,000 series), environmental impact study, and strategic environmental management: Lead auditor for industrial and commercial clients, including glass, ceramics, paper, chemical, machine tools, and electric motor manufacturers, conventional power plants, cogeneration units, renewable energy systems.
Solid/liquid/hazardous waste management (P2 - pollution prevention, recycling, remediation): market studies, environmental impact studies, technology assessment, project financing, industrial technology promotion.
Environmental assessment of rational use of energy, energy efficiency, DSM, and renewable energy: industry sector studies, market studies, environmental standards evaluation, project financing, authored project development handbook, led fact finding mission, institutional strengthening, appropriate technology implementation, environmental compliance.
Project financing: contracting market survey, revolving fund proposal, finance working group member, brainstorming sessions with financiers, ministry representatives, and developers, feasibility studies, joint ventures, case studies, environmental investment fund.
Training coordination and lecturing on: strategic environmental management (SEM) and auditing (phase 1 & 2, EMAS, BS 7750, ISO 14000 series / 14001, due diligence audits), EMS, environmental legislation, sustainable development, appropriate technologies, environmental economics, financing environmental protection.
International event coordination (conference, congress, seminar, business workshop, and professional study tour), delegation, stand design, lecturing, as well as compilation and dissemination of proceedings.
Project management, business development and acquisition, proposal development (e.g. for IBRD, ADB), and backstopping.
1989 - 1991
Environmental audits and impact studies: Risk assessment for commercial, industrial, and government facilities, including: factory production sites (SMEs), sports and recreational facilities, hospitals and medical facilities, vehicle parks, gas stations and automotive maintenance facilities, airfields, machine and engineering shops, photo and printing shops, warehouses, arts & crafts businesses, retail stores, hotels and restaurants.
Building materials use (e.g. asbestos, CFCs), contaminated building remediation, rehabilitation, mitigation; hazardous materials surveys, industrial facility rehabilitation and reconstruction.
Storage and disposal of hazardous materials (e.g. chlorinated hydrocarbons); spill prevention and control of possible soil and ground water pollution; contingency and mitigation plans.Piping system design analysis for pumping contaminated groundwater from coal beds.
Studies about commercial and residential cooling alternatives, replacement of ozone depleting substances such as CFCs and thermal energy storage for DSM and load control.
Preparation of training and lecture materials as well as lecturer for courses on: Energy Efficiency Management, Energy Economics, CFCs.
Postgraduate Studies, Renewable Energy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
B.S., Fluid & Thermal Sciences, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, OH, USA
Mechanical Engineering, Visiting Scholar, Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
International Baccalaureate, International School Manila, Manila, Philippines
Training & Advanced EducationDART Disaster Area Response Team Training, San Rafael, CA, USA 1999 - present
CERT Community Emergency Response Team Training, So. San Francisco, CA, USA 1997 - 1998
Logical Framework Approach (ZOPP) Training Course, GOPA, Bad Homburg, Germany, 1994
Private Sector Financing and Management of Public Environmental and Energy Plants, UTECH Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1992
Thermal Storage Air Conditioning HVAC, University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, MA, USA, 1989
Intensive Spanish, Escola Oficial d'Idiomes Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 1984
Other ActivitiesFCC Licenced Radio Broadcaster
Advisor for Environmental Compliance, BNN Organic Products Industry Association, Germany, 1993-1994
Co-Founder and Manager, Ecocycle Environmental NGO, Virginia, 1987-1989
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
GWC Gallinas Watershed Council
Women's Initiative Consultants
Filipino (Tagalog): basic
Computer SkillsSoftware application authoring and development; Macromedia Director, Filemaker Pro, VisioDraw, AutoCAD, Office Pro (WinWord, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), dBase, Windows, MS-DOS, Mac, UNIX, Pascal, APL, Basic, Fortran.
Graphics; Photoshop, ImageReady, CorelDraw, Paint Shop Pro, Flash, Firewire, Illustrator, Director.
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce (2003 - Present)
Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, CIS, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan.