Russ Teall – President & Founder
An internationally acknowledged leader in biofuels with more than 19 years of experience in all aspects of the industry including legal and regulatory affairs. Current Vice Chair California Biodiesel Alliance; California Air Resources Board Panel on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard; and Panelist for the CIA’s Afghan Energy Project. Former Vice Chair, National Biodiesel Board and Chair of the NBB Legislative Committee.
UC Santa Barbara, BS; UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall, JD.
J.J. Rothgery - Chairman & CFO
30 years investment banking in domestic and international markets. Old Dominion University,
US Army Engineering School.
Trey Teall - VP Operations
Technical Director and Program Manager at the National Environmental Technology Test Site, Naval Base Ventura County, CA.
Duke University, BS
Robert Dibble, PhD – Board Advisor
Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Dibble supervises the Combustion Analysis Laboratory at UC Berkeley, specializing in combustion, heat and mass transfer, and reactive systems.
Robert W. Dibble, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley, Director of the Combustion Analysis Lab.
John Diener, President & CEO, Red Rock Ranch, Central Valley California, since 1927, 40 conventional & organic crops.
Craig Fusaro, PhD, Marine Ecology and Crustacean Biology Director Joint Oil/Fisheries Liaison Office, Santa Barbara, California.
John W. Leonard, BS, MS, CDR USNR, Naval Aviator, Program Manager - Naval Air Systems Command; Lockheed Martin, Oracle, MRO (IBM), and Siemens.
John F. Milligan, PhD, President, Gilead Sciences, Inc. Joined Gilead in 1990 as Research Scientist, served as CFO and COO before being named President in 2008.
Eugene F. Rothgery, PhD, post-doctoral fellow at The Max Planck Institute; career Chief Scientist, Olin Corp, Arch Chemicals; 40 patents, synthesis and evaluation of crop protection chemicals; developed various high-nitrogen compounds for DoD applications.
Nicholas J. Simon, BS MBA, Managing Director, Clarus Ventures, GP, MPM Capital BioVentures III Fund; Foundation Board Member, Gladstone Institute, UC San Francisco.