About Melrok

Our Story

In March 2011, a small team of engineers out of Orange County, CA, set out on a mission to eliminate wasted energy in buildings. Led by Michel Kamel, a Stanford PhD and ex-Rocket Scientist, the team thrived to instill the discipline and thoroughness of aerospace into the management of buildings.

MelRok's journey started by developing the world's first self reporting energy meter and gateway. The Touch Pro combined the functionality of a multi-channel meter, data client, data server, data logger, and modem to measure, store and forward detailed measured and polled data to the cloud. Initially focused on energy metering applications, MelRok's platform was adopted by colleges, retail, data centers, industrial plants, and commercial buildings on 3 continents for energy monitoring, measurement and verification reports, energy anomaly detection, automated demand response, and energy cost allocation. Today, MelRok's platform has evolved into a continuous optimization solution that integrates data from multiple systems, including building automation systems, equipment controllers, energy meters, solar PV, and battery storage systems, to conduct a comprehensive, time-resolved, wholistic analysis of the building and its systems.

MelRok uncovers the deepest savings by combining human intelligence , provided by its team of engineers and scientists, with high resolution accurate data collected by its IoT platform , and its artificial-intelligence powered cloud. MelRok's solution presents the most thorough and detailed approach towards ongoing optimization of buildings.
Michel Kamel
Michel Kamel

Stanford PhD, ex-Rocket Scientist


MelRok provides engineering services and a patented AI-powered IoT platform to continuously optimize commercial and industrial facilities.

MelRok is committed to simplifying the management of buildings by transforming them into sustainable self-driving systems. MelRok’s mission is to leverage the IoT and cloud-based intelligence to manage complex buildings, optimize their energy use, and streamline the operation and maintenance of their critical systems. We aspire to engage with our customers, partners, and community to always deliver the utmost in service and value.

Present in 3 Continents
Awarded 12 Patents
Deployed in 700+ Buildings
Shipped 1200+ Systems

Expert Team


MelRok's team consists of bright engineers and data scientists who are dedicated to continuously improving MelRok's services and value added to our customers.

We are always on the lookout for motivated, self driven candidates who are passionate about applying technology to solve problems and help make our world a more sustinable and cleaner one. If you are such candidate, let us know at jobs@melrok.com.

Board of Directors

Alan Boyce, Chairman

Alan Boyce is Co-Founder and an active member of the board of directors of Adecoagro (NYSE:AGRO), a food and renewable energy-producing company in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Alan is also Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Materra, a California and Arizona based agricultural production company. Alan was the Co-founder and CEO of Westlands Solar Farms, which developed and built a 23MW solar PV facility in western Fresno County. Boyce served as Director of Special Situations at Soros Fund Management. Before joining Soros, Boyce served as Managing Director at Bankers Trust, in charge of Fixed Income Arbitrage, the bank’s mortgage portfolio and compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. Prior to that, he worked for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.

Alan holds an MBA degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Pomona College, where he graduated magna cum laude.

Michel Kamel, Ph.D.

Michel is a former rocket scientist, co-founder and current CEO of MelRok. He is the author of several research publications and patents in aerospace, energy optimization, and big data analytics. Michel is an expert in the development of cyber-physical systems, big data platforms, energy systems, and real time energy analytics. Michel has presented at many national and international conferences and participated in industry workshops hosted by the DOE, CEC, and the White House. He has served on multiple boards, including the Engineering Leadership Council for the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine, and the Board of CleanTech OC. Prior to MelRok, Michel founded Space Launch Corporation, a defense contractor focused on the development of microsatellite launch vehicles.

Michel holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford.

Steve Tovey

Steve has 40 years of experience in Institutional and Commercial construction and has managed a portfolio of over $1.5 Billion of projects. Steve was a founding partner at Tovey Shultz Construction and managed all operations of the company for more than 25 years. Prior to that, Steve was Senior Project Manager at Berry Construction and Project Manager at American Medical Buildings.

Mazen Skaf, Ph.D.

Mazen has over 20 years of experience in management consulting, energy, and technology. He has a proven track record of taking start-ups and established companies to a global scale and driving revenue growth through strategy development and execution, business model innovation, M&A, and strategic partnerships. He is passionate about building high-performance teams and organizations and delivering profitable growth across global markets with extensive experience in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

Mazen holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford.

Jay Alexander

Jay is a successful Hedge Fund Manager and entrepreneur whose focus is on Business Development and trading derivatives.