Team

Richard H. Stone, CEO and Founder

In addition to being the CEO and founder of EEFC, Richard is also the lead financier working with the EXIM Bank, and developer of EEFC business model. Richard has also led BOO Projects and provided the financing to build WTE so that certain municipalities would not have to pay $200 MM to complete a WTE Project. He has traveled and worked in 37 different countries, and is classified as World Authority in Low Cost Housing by the State Department of the USA. Additionally, Stone developed a housing program called GlobalHome Township, for which the IFC-World Bank Group funded a feasibility study in El Salvador. Stone has an extensive background in marketing, exporting, professional photography, and web research.

Bruce S. Claitor, Vice-President

The Vice-President of EEFC, Bruce has a background as an Independent International Land Development Real Estate Broker; International Assistant Superintendent / Journeyman Carpenter; Building Inspector for FEEMA – for the Northridge Earthquake; International Code Council Residential Building Inspector; Promoter of Waste to Energy systems; Alternative Building Methods, Green Building & Sustainable Development; and has worked, lived or extensively traveled in 29 countries.

Jim Stevens, CFO

Jim is a financial executive with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management. Direct experience with early stage technology companies, financial services and real estate. Jim has extensive experience in financial consulting and venture capital including turnaround and restructuring plus feasibilities and appraisal reports for funding structures.

Myung Sun Lee, Chairman of the Board of EEFC Asia and founder of POLESTAR

Mr. Lee has developed many South Korean high level contacts in business and government and he is on the Export Committee of the Government to promote Korean Business in other Asian countries. Lee has been working in Environmental Technologies for the past 25 years and is known for being a top renewable energy technology networker between United States and Korea. Stone and Lee started EEFC together in 2001.

David Feider, Lead Engineer Renewable Energy

David specializes in Wind and Solar engineering, and has over 25 years experience in environmental project requirements. Mr. Feider also has extensive experience the grant writing and review processes necessary for leading government and construction company feasibility studies in order to qualify for funding requirements. Feider has produced a proof-of-concept horizontal-axis wind turbine under the company, PEER Group LLC and is currently leading his wind turbine project in the design-for-manufacturing phase. For four years David was involved in developing innovative designs, building and testing the original prototype unit for a small scale wind turbine. More recently he has been focusing on independent consulting with a focus on innovation and technology in renewable energy including wind turbines, wind turbine controllers, photovoltaic solar and hydro electric energy.

 

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Charles Humphrey, Principal Engineer & Partner

Mechanical engineer with twenty years of experience in the engineering, design, manufacture, and project management of process equipment in the pulp and paper, steel, cement, and chemical industries. Extensive experience in engineering and project management of supply only and complete turnkey installations of air pollution control equipment, heat exchangers, and materials handling systems. Experience includes design, marketing, cost estimation, and firm price proposals complete with guarantees and warranties for performance; managing the design, manufacture, and installation of air pollution control equipment and developing operations and maintenance manuals.
Email: ceh@iaeinc.com

Gerald (Gary) Elliott, Executive Consultant & President, Power Development

Twenty seven years’ experience in the energy generation field and a leading expert in the development of energy projects. Experienced in applying energy conversion technologies utilizing renewable energy sources, especially biomass. Technical responsibility as Principal Engineer, specializing in consulting projects for utilities, developers, financial institutions, businesses, and governmental organizations. Functional responsibility is to lead the marketing and business development arm of IAE. This includes development of and coordination of the transfer of proprietary technologies, including drying, gasification and other energy conversion technologies, from companies supplying the technologies to licensees and users. Considerable expertise in biomass and other specialty fuel applications such as gasification evaluation and design, biomass drying applications and evaluations, EPC contract negotiations, and power plant design and operations.

Charles Churchman P.E., V.P. Engineering, Plant Systems, Chemical & Process Engineering

Background in chemical engineering and alternative energy systems including biomass-to-energy. Responsible for all engineering activities at IAE including design, feasibility studies, cost estimating, and technology development. Specific areas of expertise include facilities/utilities engineering, process engineering for plant design, and simulation/modeling including Aspen™, ChemCAD™, and Barracuda™. This also includes development and implementation of plant projects including synthetic gas technology, MSW waste-to-energy, and applications of Fischer-Tropsch technology. Prior to IAE, his experience includes process engineering for chemical and pharmaceutical plants; phosphoric acid plant and FCC catalyst plant production facilities, formaldehyde production plants, and combined cycle power plants. Mr. Churchman has been in a leadership role on projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.