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Scott Vanderau is a licensed professional chemical engineer with 22 years of experience in the oil and gas, fossil fuel power, and chemicals industries. Mr. Vanderau has specialized in technical and financial reviews of oil and gas, power and chemical projects. He served as the Engineering Manager of Refined Energy Holdings, a gasification and alternative energy company. He has managed oil and gas drilling programs and managed a project to forecast drilling and production and to design a gathering system and processing facility for a field in Weld County, Colorado. He has provided consulting services for due diligence and independent engineering reviews for project finance, acquisition, federal incentive programs, project refinance, and project development activities. Mr. Vanderau is a Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) subject matter expert and has worked with PHMSA auditors on multiple natural gas storage facilities, including cavern storage, reservoir storage and aquifer storage. He has managed and participated in due diligence reviews of oil and gas, chemical, electric utility, and other industrial assets providing support for asset appraisals, valuations, and restructurings for such projects.
Matt Lee is a mechanical engineer that has managed the development, design, permitting, and financing of power, petrochemical, and infrastructure projects. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Refined Energy Holdings, a gasification and alternative energy company. Mr. Lee was also a founder and a principal with the Energy Development Group, where he provided both technical and commercial expertise for over 3,400 MW of permitted combined cycle generation, and preliminary design support for an additional 1,100 MW. He has provided consulting services for private debt and equity placements, project financings, public offerings, purchasers and sellers of energy assets, and municipalities. His experience includes midstream oil & gas projects (storage and interstate pipelines), traditional and renewable forms of generation, gas and electric distribution, plant performance testing, economic modeling, operational reviews, technical due diligence, and valuations. He has been involved in several energy asset bankruptcies and turnarounds including the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Mirant Americas Generation, LLC, and Southaven Power LLC. Mr. Lee began his career with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reviewing major petrochemical plants throughout the United States.
Jim Short was co‐founder of E3 consulting, an industry leader in technical, commercial, and environmental due diligence for energy and infrastructure projects. As a senior executive at E3, Mr. Short held responsibility for over 500 due diligence reviews for projects ranging from midstream oil & gas, solar, wind, gas, liquid fuels, coal, biomass, and others. He has represented creditors on turnaround, restructuring, and bankruptcies for electric power portfolios and biomass projects. Mr. Short has extensive experience permitting energy and power projects, including all aspects of environmental impact statements and stationary source permitting. Mr. Short has performed comprehensive environmental compliance assessments for utilities, electric cooperatives, municipal utilities, municipalities, and counties, and has been responsible for the development of entire environmental compliance programs. Jim Short is a recognized expert in the application of the U.S. Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and equivalent state and local requirements to energy and power projects. Mr. Short has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Steve Manz is an engineering and financial executive with experience in the regulated utility, power generation, petrochemical and resource extraction industries. He has acted as CEO and CFO of numerous private and publicly listed companies, has advised numerous clients in acquisitions, transitions, and business optimizations, and has successfully led the turnaround of several distressed resource companies. Mr. Manz has extensive capital markets experience, having secured billions of dollars of debt and equity funding, including the arrangement of over 40 international resource loans. On behalf of a global infrastructure company, Mr. Manz lead the spin‐off of a regional regulated electric utility following its acquisition, and managed the transition of all administrative, regulatory, customer service, operational and grid management functions. Mr. Manz has led General Rate Case and Integrated Resource Plan preparations, testified at PUC hearings, and has undertaken modeling assignments with agencies such as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Mr. Manz was also involved in the start‐up of new mining operations in remote/arctic locations, and helped lead the creation of Canada’s fifth largest gold mining company, following a five company merger (4 of which were purchased from lenders in bankruptcy), and the subsequent return to profitability of all five operations.
Mark Shaw is a petroleum engineer with over 35 years’ experience in the oil and gas upstream and midstream energy sectors. He has performed technical due diligence reviews on behalf of investors, developers, and lenders on midstream projects, including several salt cavern and depleted reservoir gas and liquid hydrocarbon storage projects, and related natural gas and CO2 compression and pipeline design reviews. Mr. Shaw has performed detailed reservoir and related CO2 compression and pipeline design reviews on three anthropogenic CO2 sequestration projects, including two miscible enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects (CCUS) and one sequestration project (CCS). Mr. Shaw’s career experience includes upstream reservoir evaluations, waterflood design, and waterflood and gas production operation management. His technical due diligence work include project design reviews, offtake contracts, operation agreements, and financial pro‐forma reviews, completion acceptance reviews, witnessing performance tests, and construction monitoring.
Mark Clements has 40 years of energy industry experience. He has degrees in biology, mechanical and electrical engineering. Mr. Clements served as Manager of System Planning for Public Service Company of Colorado with responsibility for ten‐ and twenty‐year plans for transmission and generation. Most of his career has focused on identifying those strategic projects that best benefit generation and transmission systems. Mr. Clements has negotiated contracts for inter‐utility projects and served in key positions in the Western Electric Coordinating Council, and Western Regional Transmission Association. He has also provided expert testimony before FERC, the US Federal Court of Claims and state regulatory commissions on IPP issues, transmission congestion relief, rate cases, prudency, and ancillary services. As an Independent Engineer, Mr. Clements has helped large combined cycle plants submit generator reactive and stability data, and reviewed Large Generator Interconnect Agreements and transmission projects in six Regional Transmission Organizations.
Vladislav Kuceravy is a broad based multilingual professional with 36+ years of global power generation and energy industry experience in project management, construction management, independent engineering, owner's engineering, due diligence, plant O&M reviews, performance testing, commissioning and startup, contract development and review, and project development support. He has managed projects and due diligence financings ranging from $100 million to $1.5 billion.
Lawrence Becker is a power industry professional with 45 years of experience in project development, construction management, and engineering involving the EPC construction of power generation projects utilizing conventional gas, coal and alternative biomass fired and waste to energy fuels. Mr. Becker has originated new power generation projects with a deep knowledge of the technologies and regulatory hurdles inherent in the energy markets. Registered professional engineer in five states, CA, OR, ID, CO, WA.
Richard Olliver, a seasoned business executive, has over 40 years diverse experience in the Hydrocarbon Energy sector and Heavy Industrial arena. Serving as a senior Business Development and Operations executive for several major international Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) firms, he has participated in project execution, from concept through EPC, on over $50 Billion in capital expenditures for oil & gas, oil refining, petrochemicals, pharmachemicals and power generation projects. Mr. Olliver is recognized globally as an authority on syngas generation, and derivative products such as hydrogen, methanol, ammonia, and CO. His broader experience includes oil & gas processing, waste‐to‐energy (WTE), biomass conversion, gas‐to‐liquids (GTL), coal gasification‐to‐liquids (CTL), integrated gasification combined cycle power (IGCC), liquified natural gas (LNG), biomass gasification‐toliquids, anaerobic digestion, syngas cleanup, and carbon dioxide recovery. As founder and CEO of Aplethora Energy Services, an industry leader in providing technical and commercial advisory services, he has undertaken assignments on major EPC capital projects, new process technology commercialization, M&A facilitations, and serving as INTERIM PRESIDENT of a JV $5 Billion CAPEX CTL project in South Africa. Mr. Olliver holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA in Marketing and International Business from Seton Hall University.
Jeff Dynda is a geologist with over 20 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, specializing in asset evaluations, divestitures, exploitation drilling, data management and management of multi‐disciplined teams. Mr. Dynda has held management positions with multiple oil companies focused on acquisition and divestiture of distressed assets leading to over $1 billion in transactions. Mr. Dynda was formerly the exploration manager at Ellora Energy Inc, which held significant positions in Kansas, East Texas, and Louisiana. Upon the sale of Ellora Energy Inc. to Exxon Mobil, he went on to co‐found and serve as the Vice President of Geology for EE3 LLC. EE3 LLC developed positions in Jackson County, Colorado, and Mr. Dynda was vital to its growth, production optimization and repositioning. He helped lead the sale of the company to Sandridge Energy in 2015. During his career, Mr. Dynda has supported acquisitions or divestitures of oil & gas assets to ExxonMobil, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, EOG, Sandridge Energy, and EnerVest Management Partners, Ltd.
Alex Kwok is a senior IT professional focusing on project/program management delivery into complex environments. In his 15 years of IT project management, Mr. Kwok has led IT portfolios ranging $1M to $175M in size. He has a working knowledge of diverse enterprise systems and has provided services to a wide range of industry sectors. Mr. Kwok was responsible for the complete green‐field implementation of all enterprise systems and business processes used by the Upper Peninsula Power Company, replacing systems provided by the former parent company. This three‐year, $25MM project consisted of 18 enterprise systems including GIS (ESRI), SAP – ECC, EAM, Staking/Design tools, EH&S, SCADA controls, Outage Management Systems, Metering (Itron‐MVRS). Mr. Kwok also served as the IT lead for a new internal customer service organization inside one of Canada’s largest natural gas and power distributors, which involved a team of over 250 people who managed this 80‐vendor, $175MM, on time and under budget over a 22‐month period. Mr. Kwok also helped created the only platform in Canada that currently allows multiple retailers to share warehouse space and delivery services for the fulfilment of grocery orders, and has worked on numerous projects in the telecommunications and criminal justice/corrections industries.