Rear Admiral Hugh Wyman Howard III will play a critical role in company’s sustainability and geopolitical security strategy

San Jose, CA, USA, April 22, 2024 – Impossible Metals today announced that Rear Admiral Hugh Wyman Howard III (ret) joins the company as a strategic advisor, where he will apply his expertise in sustainability, disruptive technologies, and strategic security.

Wyman Howard, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL with 32 years of special operations experience, has led at all levels, including as Commander of Naval Special Warfare Command. He holds advanced degrees from notable institutions, including an MBA from the TRIUM consortium and a certificate in AI from MIT. Howard’s military career is distinguished by strategic leadership roles and contributions to national security. He is a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company, focusing on global sustainability.

“Welcoming Rear Admiral Howard to our Strategic Advisory Board is an exciting event,” stated Oliver Gunasekara, CEO and Co-Founder of Impossible Metals. “His extensive background in governmental leadership, coupled with his deep understanding of geopolitical risks and technology’s role in security, will greatly enhance our company’s efforts in these vital areas.”

Rear Admiral Howard expressed his enthusiasm for joining Impossible Metals, stating, “Impossible Metals’ novel technology, which employs artificial intelligence to responsibly collect critical minerals while preserving marine ecosystems, represents a groundbreaking advancement in deep-sea mineral harvesting. Coupled with innovative buoyancy technology to minimize seabed contact, this solution sets a new standard for sustainable critical mineral extraction.”

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Impossible Metals‘ (YC W22, Public Benefit Corporation) vision is to accelerate clean energy by delivering sustainable critical metals. We are developing autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) to harvest critical metals from the seabed while protecting the environment. Located in the US and Canada, Impossible Metals is committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Download our Media Kit Assets.

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