Core Management Team
David J. Alba: CEO, Co-Founder
A native Angelino and a port dock manager for many years at the Port of Long Beach, Dave originated the design of the SuperDock™ to streamline the movement of ISO containers through the ports and beyond. David discovered his life’s purpose upon realizing that the innovations he envisioned created tremendous opportunities not only for the ports, but for the regional and national environment, economy and jobs creation. Dave graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations. You can view his LinkedIn profile here.
Richard I. Mueller: COO, Interim-CFO, Co-Founder
The former president of the Water Transmission Group at Ameron International Corporation, and current president of the American Concrete Pressure Pipe Association, Richard is a licensed professional engineer in California, Texas, and Oklahoma. He has been involved in the design and fabrication of large diameter pipe and pipelines for over 30 years and is experienced in the research and design of using such pipe for transporting solid freight. The Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers recognized Richard as “Engineer of the Year” in 2000. He was selected a Distinguished Civil Engineering Graduate of Texas A&M University in 2011. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, and has a Masters of Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University. You can view his LinkedIn profile here.
Richard "Rick" Risemberg: Vice-President of Multi-Modal Transportation
Rick has been writing about and working on sustainable transportation and development for over twelve years. He edits two online magazines, contributes to online and paper publications, including planning journals, and consults with organizations such as Carfree Cities and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition. He sees in GRID an opportunity to help realize a triple-bottom-line project that is socially, environmentally, and financially sustainable and beneficial—one that may change how development is perceived in the United States for generations to come. You can view his LinkedIn profile here.
Sherwood H. Egbert: Vice-President of Business Development
Sherwood continues to be intimately involved within his family-owned company, Shapco Inc., which includes subsidiary companies Kelly Pipe Co LLC (sold 2015), Custom Pipe & Coupling Inc., Imperial Pipe Services LLC, and Lavi Systems, Inc., giving him a wealth of business knowledge and applied experience within the steel pipe and aerospace manufacturing industries. In addition to his family business, Sherwood also gained port-related experience working for the air quality group within the Environmental Management Division at the Port of Los Angeles during his time at USC. He received a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Southern California. You can view his LinkedIn profile here.