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The Hon. Dr. Stephen L. Johnson

The Hon. Dr. Stephen L. Johnson

The Ener-Core Management Team The Hon. Dr. Stephen L. Johnson Advisory Board, 11th Administrator, U.S. EPA Stephen brings to the advisory board over three decades of exemplary commitment to the environment. Within the EPA, he controlled a $7.7 billion annual budget and managed over 17,000 employees. He is also the recipient of the White House’s Presidential Rank Award, the highest award bestowed to civilian federal employees. Before working for the U.S. Government, he held a number of positions in laboratory and bio-technology companies. He was also the director of Hazelton Laboratories, now Covance. Stephen began working at the EPA in 1979. He had been working at a private lab, Litton Bionetics Inc., in Washington. Johnson’s rise from career scientist to EPA chief began in 2001, when he made the jump from civil service bureaucrat to political appointee after serving as the acting deputy administrator in 2003 and then in January 2005 the acting administrator of the EPA. On March 4, 2005, President George W. Bush nominated him formally for the permanent position. He became the first career employee to hold the position of Administrator and the first scientist to head the Agency. His tenure as Administrator of the EPA expired on January 20, 2009. Stephen received a B.A. in Biology from Taylor University and a Master’s Degree in Pathology from George Washington University. He has also been awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Taylor University and Wesleyan...
Ian Copeland

Ian Copeland

The Ener-Core Leadership Team Ian Copeland Independent Director For more than 25 years, Ian has developed, financed and managed privatization, independent power and infrastructure transactions and companies in the Americas, the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. He has also delivered engineering and construction services for world-class projects in the power, rail, water, and mining markets. Ian retired in December 2012 as a Senior Vice President and Partner of Bechtel. During 15 years with the firm he served as Managing Director of Bechtel Enterprises and President of the firm’s Fossil Power, Communications and Renewable Power businesses. Previously he was Managing Director of Wärtsilä Power Development (Asia) Limited and Vice President of Hannon Armstrong & Company. He began his career with the utility consulting practice of Booz Allen Hamilton after graduating from Rutgers University with degrees in physics and mechanical engineering. His accomplishments include the privatization of, and £2 billion financing for, the infrastructure of a portion of the London Underground system and delivery of the world’s largest solar thermal power project. In addition, he developed and financed greenfield power plants in Indonesia, Pakistan, China and the Philippines and buildings and energy-related assets used to support the U.S. Federal Government. He currently is an investor in, and Director of, two privately-held companies, Concentric Power, Inc. and Innovus Power, Inc. Ian also provides consulting services to select companies and pursues community service...
Jeffrey A. Horn

Jeffrey A. Horn

The Ener-Core Leadership Team Jeffrey A. Horn Independent Director University Of Wisconsin, B.S., Economics; Carnegie Mellon, Program For Executives; Caterpillar Advanced Management Program. Jeff retired from Caterpillar Inc. in 2012 after a 34 year career. During that period he held senior management positions with geographic, distribution and global business unit responsibilities. Those responsibilities were carried out from positions based in Asia, Europe, South America and the U.S. The majority of his focus being on the Power Generation and Mining markets. Most recently, Jeff was the Managing Director of Caterpillar Power Generation Systems. In this role he had global responsibility for the design, sale, construction and operation & maintenance of turn-key power plants based on Caterpillar technology. The power plants ranged in size from 50 to 200 MW and were used in both base load and peaking capacity. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of F.G. Wilson, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, whose global focus was on the design, distribution and product support of power generation products in the 15 to 2000 KW range which were used in emergency back-up and prime power applications. Other key positions held include Director of Electric Power and Director of the Caterpillar Corporate Mining...
Stephen Markscheid

Stephen Markscheid

The Ener-Core Leadership Team Stephen Markscheid Independent Director   Stephen is a partner at Wilton Partners, a Shanghai based boutique investment bank.  He serves as non-executive director of CNinsure, Inc., Jinko Solar Inc., ChinaCast Education Corporation, and Asian Capital Holdings, Limited. Steve is also a trustee of Princeton-in-Asia.   From 1998-2006, Steve worked for GE Capital. During his time with GE, Steve led GE Capital’s business development activities in China and Asia Pacific, primarily acquisitions and direct investments. Prior to GE, Steve worked with the Boston Consulting Group throughout Asia. Steve was also a commercial banker for ten years in London, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Beijing with Chase Manhattan Bank and First National Bank of Chicago. His career began with the US-China Business Council, in Washington D.C. and Beijing.   Steve holds an MBA from Columbia University, an M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University. He lived and worked in Asia for over twenty years, including China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Thailand. Besides his native English, Steve is fluent in Chinese and conversant in Japanese and French. Steve lives with his wife, Veronique, and three children in suburban Chicago....
Kent Williams

Kent Williams

The Ener-Core Leadership Team Kent Williams   Kent Williams is currently a strategic advisor to alternative energy companies focused on plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) drive trains and new battery technologies including ViZn Energy, ZAF Energy Systems and Efficient Drivetrains. Williams has also served as managing member of Vista Asset Management LLC, since 2002. He is actively assisting automotive companies commercializing highly efficient and environmentally friendly powertrain technologies for light and heavy duty trucks, buses, vans and SUVs. He also advises battery companies commercializing innovative material science technologies for consumer and industrial applications. Before joining Vista Asset Management, Williams accumulated more than 30 years of experience in the capital markets, including positions with U.S. Trust, Wood Island Associates, and Merrill Lynch. During his 16-year tenure at Wood Island Associates, Williams served as a principal, portfolio manager, analyst and head of trading. He was appointed Vice Chairman of the American Stock Exchange ITAC Committee from 1985 to 1998....