Michele Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of CleanWorld. Under her leadership, CleanWorld has emerged as the North American leader in the rapidly growing field of Anaerobic Digestion, working to research, design, build and operate renewable energy systems that convert food and green waste to biogas and agricultural products.
Recently, CleanWorld commissioned the Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester facility at UC Davis to process 20,000 tons per year of campus food and agricultural waste to create renewable electricity for campus buildings. The company also built and operates the Sacramento BioDigester at Sacramento’s South Area Transfer Station, processing 10,000 tons per year of organic waste. Currently undergoing a Phase II scale-up, the Sacramento BioDigester will soon process 40,000 tons per year and will produce nearly 1,000,000 diesel gallon equivalents of renewable compressed natural gas for waste vehicles and school bus fleets.
Michele also serves as the CEO of Synergex International Corporation. Beginning as a systems programmer in 1982, Michele rose to vice president of software development and achieved the position of president in November, 1990. Under her leadership, the company has grown from a 20-employee, one-product firm into an internationally recognized technology innovator with a wide range of products installed in all 50 US states and more than 80 nations. Every day, millions of users in e-commerce, global statistics, manufacturing, healthcare and other industries interact with systems built on Synergex solutions.
Michele currently serves as President of the Powerhouse Science Center – future home of the Discovery Museum, overseeing current operations while spearheading the Museum’s $80 million capital campaign. She has been named one of the “Best and Brightest in Sacramento” by Sacramento Magazine, and her executive experience includes positions on the national board of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as well as the boards of KVIE Public Television, the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA). She was named Sacramento’s 2006 Businesswoman of the Year by the Sacramento Metro Chamber, and has been named to the Sacramento Business Hall of Fame and the San Juan Education Foundation Hall of Fame. In 2013, she was named Woman Innovator of the Year by Innovate North State.
Michele is a graduate of the UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Mathematics.
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