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Dr. Robert Graham Chief Executive Officer Dr. Robert Graham is Chairman and CEO of Ensyn Corporation. He is also a Director of Ivanhoe Energy Inc., a public company that is implementing Ensyn’s technology for upgrading heavy oil in the Canadian oils sands.Read More

Dr. Robert Graham Chairman and CEO Dr. Robert Graham is Chairman and CEO of Ensyn Corporation. He is also a Director of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE, NASDAQ: IVAN), a public company that is implementing Ensyn’s technology for upgrading heavy oil in the Canadian oils sands and in other heavy oil fields throughout the world. He is Canada’s pre-eminent authority in his field of applied engineering (fast thermal conversion), and has been working on the commercial development of Ensyn’s RTP™ biomass refining and petroleum upgrading technologies since the early 1980′s. This work culminated in the development of commercial RTP™ applications in the late 1980′s in the wood industry, and the establishment of Ensyn Renewables Inc. to capitalize on commercial projects for this business. In 1997, Dr. Graham initiated the application of Ensyn’s commercial RTP™ technology in the petroleum industry. This business application enjoyed rapid early success and was sold to Ivanhoe Energy in 2005. In 2008, Dr. Graham guided Ensyn to form a Joint Venture with UOP, a Honeywell company, to market, engineer, and commercialize renewable energy systems worldwide based on Ensyn’s RTP technology. Dr. Graham sits on the Management Committee of the JV, which operates under the name “Envergent Technologies Inc.” Dr. Graham has published over 60 works in technical and trade journals, and has been granted more than 30 patents relating to the upgrading of petroleum and the conversion of wood and other biomass to chemicals and fuels. He obtained a B.Sc. from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario and an M. Eng and Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario, London.
Robert Pirraglia President Mr. Pirraglia has worked with Ensyn over the last 14 years, serving in various senior management roles and serving as a member of the Board of Directors.Read More

Robert Pirraglia President Mr. Pirraglia has worked with Ensyn over the last 14 years, serving in various senior management roles and serving as a member of the Board of Directors. Bob’s focus at Ensyn includes strategic planning, corporate development and contracts. Bob is an engineer and lawyer, and has over 30 years of project development and management experience in the waste and energy sectors, as well as extensive experience in financing and mergers and acquisitions related to these sectors. He has served as COO of a waste to energy business, growing this business from zero to $100 million annual sales in 4 years by developing, financing, constructing and operating processing plants. During that period, Bob was responsible for five power and/or steam facilities with a combined feedstock capacity in excess of 4,000 tons per day. Bob has been a member of the Board of Directors of various public and private companies, and currently serves on the Board of Ivanhoe Energy, a NASDAQ and TSX listed oil and gas company. During his tenure at Ivanhoe, Bob has served on the Audit, Governance and Compensation Committees. Bob received his BE in Electrical Engineering from New York University and a JD from Fordham University School of Law.
Robert F. Doherty Chief Financial Officer Robert (Bob) Doherty has over 20 years of senior investment banking experience, heading groups at JP Morgan, UBS, and Merrill Lynch responsible for infrastructure, securitization, structured products and municipal project finance. Read More

Robert F. Doherty Chief Financial Officer

Robert (Bob) Doherty has over 20 years of senior investment banking experience, heading groups at JP Morgan, UBS, and Merrill Lynch responsible for infrastructure, securitization, structured products and municipal project finance. At JP Morgan, Bob directed banking services provided to state and local governments. At UBS, Bob managed their industry-leading National Infrastructure Group, providing financing solutions to a broad range of governmental sectors. Overall, Bob has structured or advised on over $25 billion of infrastructure and municipal transactions.

Bob joined Ensyn as CFO in May 2013 from Renova Capital Partners, a Denver-based investment firm founded in 2007 to develop, own and aggregate clean energy infrastructure assets. One of Renova’s lead investments is Main Street Power Company, Inc., one of the fastest-growing commercial solar developers and owner/operators in the US. Bob serves on the Board of Directors of Main Street Power.

Bob has a BSFS from Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business Chicago.

Michael Sabol Chief Accounting Officer Michael Sabol serves as the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, where he oversees accounting, financial reporting, and risk management aspects of the Company. Read More

Michael Sabol Chief Accounting Officer

Michael Sabol serves as the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, where he oversees accounting, financial reporting, and risk management aspects of the Company.

Michael has an extensive background in private and public company accounting and reporting rules, systems and controls. He focused on biofuels companies through his previous tenure as the Chief Accounting Officer of Luca Technologies Inc., a company developing sustainable fuels using biological processes to in-situ convert fossil fuels like coal into natural gas, and prior to that as the Chief Financial Officer of Range Fuels Inc., a biofuels company developing commercial scale cellulosic biofuels technology. Prior to Range Fuels Mr. Sabol held various leadership roles in the finance group of multinational companies Qwest Communications, Bell Atlantic and Remington Arms Company. Mr. Sabol began his career at the accounting firm of Price Waterhouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he was an Audit Manager. Mr. Sabol has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and English from King’s College.

Barry Freel Executive Vice President & CTO Mr. Freel has worked with Dr. Graham continuously since 1982 in the development of the RTP™ Technology.Read More

Barry Freel Executive Vice President & CTO Mr. Freel has worked with Dr. Graham continuously since 1982 in the development of the RTP™ Technology and the development of Ensyn as a commercial enterprise. He initiated his association with Dr. Graham while working as a research contractor to Dr. Bergougnou in 1982 at the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Freel is responsible for the advancement of the technology and as well as ensuring the technology is implemented effectively. Mr. Freel has been granted numerous patents and has published over 40 articles in professional magazines and journals, and has spoken at a number of North American and European environmental conferences. He holds a B.E.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario.
David Boulard Executive Vice President & President of Ensyn Technologies Inc. Mr. Boulard is currently President of Ensyn Technologies, the Ensyn subsidiary that oversees technology development and RTP operations and the Company’s Malaysian and Indonesian initiatives.Read More

David Boulard Executive Vice President & President of Ensyn Technologies Inc. Mr. Boulard is currently President of Ensyn Technologies, the Ensyn subsidiary that oversees technology development and RTP operations and the Company’s Malaysian and Indonesian initiatives. David has held the position of Chief Financial Officer for the majority of his tenure with Ensyn, while also being responsible for managing Ensyn’s operational activities including food chemicals and technology support for project development initiatives. Prior to joining Ensyn David held senior management positions at BCE Inc., Canada’s largest telecom company, where he focused on corporate structuring, international tax and financing, as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a Principal specializing in international transactions and cross-border issues. David is a former Chairman of the Canadian Federal Government’s Technology Roadmap on Bio-Products and is a member of the Chartered Accountants of Ontario.
Ian Barnett Executive Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development Mr. Barnett has been on the board of various Ensyn companies since 1996.Read More

Ian Barnett Executive Vice President, Corporate Development Mr. Barnett has been on the board of various Ensyn companies since 1996. In April 2011 Mr. Barnett joined Ensyn’s senior management team after leaving his role as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Ivanhoe Energy Inc., Ensyn’s alliance in the petroleum sector. Mr. Barnett has over 20 years of experience in development capital for growth companies. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of various companies and has served as a Board Member of several public companies. He initiated his career with the Toronto Dominion Bank in Latin America and followed this with five years of investment banking experience with UBS in London with a focus on the Nordic countries. In 1990 Mr. Barnett co-founded Heptagon Investments Ltd., a private equity business specializing in early and mid-stage growth companies. Mr. Barnett holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
Raymond T. Pirraglia Senior Vice President & General Counsel Mr. Pirraglia has provided legal services for over 30 years, including as a consultant to Ensyn from 1995 until he assumed his current position in October 2011.Read More

Raymond T. Pirraglia Senior Vice President & General Counsel Mr. Pirraglia has provided legal services for over 30 years, including as a consultant to Ensyn from 1995 until he assumed his current position in October 2011. Mr. Pirraglia has been an equity participant, director and officer of various companies, including energy, information technology and project development firms, with his responsibilities including management and control over legal and financial affairs. Mr. Pirraglia initiated his professional career at Deloitte & Touche, and later practiced with the law firm of Seward & Kissel in NYC. His previous experience also includes serving as Senior Tax Counsel of AmBase Corporation, a $14 billion NYSE-listed insurance and financial services holding company. Mr. Pirraglia holds a BS, cum laude, in Accounting from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, a JD from New York University School of Law and an LLM in Taxation from New York University Graduate School of Law.
Phillip Caplan Director, Ensyn Development Partners Phil Caplan is a Partner of Renova Capital, Ensyn’s joint venture partner in the development of projects in North America. Phil is responsible for a number of development activities related to project advancement, with a particular focus on regulatory issues and government relations.Read More

Phillip Caplan Director, Ensyn Development Partners

Phil Caplan is a Partner of Renova Capital, Ensyn’s joint venture partner in the development of projects in North America. Phil is responsible for a number of development activities related to project advancement, with a particular focus on regulatory issues and government relations.

Phil Caplan has an extensive background in investment banking as well as politics and government. As an investment banker, Phil was Senior Vice President at Friedman Billings Ramsey Group, where he was directly responsible for capitalizing over $13 billion of structured finance and equity capital market transactions. He also served as the Managing Director and COO of Capital Crossover Partners, a hedge fund initially affiliated with FBR. Prior to his career in finance, Phil had a 17-year career in politics and government, capped by serving as Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary to Bill Clinton, where he reported directly to the President. Phil was responsible for final presentation and analysis of all decision memoranda for the President and provided counsel to the President and senior staff on wide variety of issues. Phil was a founder of the Urban West Group, a Denver-based real estate development firm. He holds a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law.

Rick Tallman Managing Director, Ensyn Development Partners. Rick Tallman is a Partner of Renova Capital, Ensyn’s joint venture partner in the development of projects in North America. As Managing Director of the joint venture with Ensyn, Rick has primary responsibility for project development for Ensyn’s North American projects. Read More

Rick Tallman Managing Director, Ensyn Development Partners.

Rick Tallman is a Partner of Renova Capital, Ensyn’s joint venture partner in the development of projects in North America. As Managing Director of the joint venture with Ensyn, Rick has primary responsibility for project development for Ensyn’s North American projects.

Rick has had an extensive career as an entrepreneur and project developer. He founded Renova in 2007, and played a significant role in the development of Main Street Power, one of the fastest-growing commercial solar developers and owner/operators in the US. Rick created the proprietary financing structure for Main Street Power in partnership with Morgan Stanley, and currently serves as its Executive Chairman. He has led four early-stage companies through initial public offering or acquisition. Rick serves on a variety of corporate and non-profit boards and frequently lectures on the subjects of social entrepreneurship and renewable energy. Rick served as a Company Commander in the US Army during the Persian Gulf War and holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Lee Torrens President, Ensyn Fuels Inc. Lee runs Ensyn Fuels, Ensyn’s wholly-owned subsidiary responsible for marketing Ensyn’s RFO heating fuels and refinery feedstock.Read More

Lee Torrens President, Ensyn Fuels Inc. Lee runs Ensyn Fuels, Ensyn’s wholly-owned subsidiary responsible for marketing Ensyn’s RFO heating fuels and refinery feedstock. Lee joined Ensyn’s senior management team in 2010 and brings to Ensyn over 40 years of business development in the biomass and waste-to-energy industries. Prior to joining Ensyn, Lee was Director of Western Development at Adage, a joint venture between Duke Energy and Areva, where he was responsible for the development of large-scale biomass projects in North America. Over the course of his career, Lee has commissioned over $900 million worth of biomass and waste to energy assets, for both private and public companies. Lee received both his Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Masters of Civil Engineering from the University of Nebraska.
Michael van Gaal Corporate Controller Mr. van Gaal has worked with Ensyn over the last nine years. He is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, audit, accounting, tax…Read More

Michael van Gaal Corporate Controller Mr. van Gaal has worked with Ensyn over the last nine years. He is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance, audit, accounting, tax, budgeting and control systems. Prior to joining Ensyn, Michael was a Senior Audit Manager with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Business & Inventory Control Manager with Digital Equipment of Canada Limited. Michael received his B.Comm from Carleton University in 1986 and became a Chartered Accountant in 1989.
Geoff Hopkins Technical Director, Envergent Technologies Inc. Mr. Hopkins joined Ensyn in 1994 as Project Engineer to assist in the design, construction, and commissioning of Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP™) plants…..Read More

Geoff Hopkins Technical Director, Envergent Technologies Inc. Mr. Hopkins joined Ensyn in 1994 as Project Engineer to assist in the design, construction, and commissioning of Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP™) plants. In 2008 he was seconded to Envergent Technologies as Technical Director. Geoff brings to the JV 16 years of direct experience in Rapid Thermal Processing (RTP™) including project development, plant design, construction, and operations. In his current role at Envergent, Geoff is responsible for supporting the delivery and development of the RTP technology for the production of second generation biofuels to customers world-wide. Mr. Hopkins, a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.
Stefan Muller Senior Vice President, R&D Mr. Müller has been employed by Ensyn since 2007. Prior to joining Ensyn, Stefan had 11 years of experience in the chemical industry, 3 of which…Read More

Stefan Muller Senior Vice President, R&D Mr. Müller has been employed by Ensyn since 2007. Prior to joining Ensyn, Stefan had 11 years of experience in the chemical industry, 3 of which were in the syngas industry and the other 8 years were in the bio-products and forestry industry. During this time Stefan has held various roles in plant operation, ranging from engineering to plant management and has also held various roles in senior management, including engineering, business development and research and development. Stefan is a chemical engineer and has extensive experience in product development and commercialization. Stefan received his BEng and M.Eng in Chemical Engineering from McGill University.
Doug Clarke Vice President, Engineering Mr. Clarke has worked with Ensyn over the last 18 years, initially as a Research Technologist in the early 90′s, involved in the operation, design and development of the RTPTM technology.Read More

Doug Clarke Vice President, Engineering TBC Mr. Clarke has worked with Ensyn over the last 18 years, initially as a Research Technologist in the early 90′s, involved in the operation, design and development of the RTPTM technology. Doug is a Chemical Engineering Technologist and advanced his engineering and operational expertise, including leadership and project management skills to become Manager of Operations, Research and Development in 1996. He has been involved in the design, construction, start-up, commissioning and training for all demonstration and commercial RTP™ plants to date and continues to provide ongoing technical support for business development, operations, and research & development initiatives. Doug received his Chemical Engineering Technologist Diploma from Algonquin College in 1989.
Matthew Gibbon General Manager Operations Mr. Gibbon has been employed by Ensyn since January 2007 to oversee the management of Ensyn’s commercial manufacturing plants. His task is to implement a solid environment of professional development related to safety…Read More

Matthew Gibbon General Manager Operations Mr. Gibbon has been employed by Ensyn since January 2007 to oversee the management of Ensyn’s commercial manufacturing plants. His task is to implement a solid environment of professional development related to safety, environmental performance, customer service and team building in Ensyn’s production facilities. Mr. Gibbon holds a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from the University of Alberta. Prior to joining Ensyn he held senior executive positions with multinational forest products companies including Blue ridge Lumber, GP Flakeboard, Temple Inland and Trio Industries. Mr. Gibbon has served as chairman of the Canadian Particle Board Association as well as being a board member of other forest products industry associations.
Graeme Johnston Director, Corporate Finance Graeme joined Ensyn’s management team in 2011 to help with corporate development initiatives with a focus on corporate and project finance, research, organizational planning and business development.Read More

Graeme Johnston Manager Corporate Development Graeme joined Ensyn’s management team in 2011 to help with corporate development initiatives with a focus on corporate and project finance, research, organizational planning and business development. Prior to joining Ensyn, Graeme was an Associate at the Pacific Carbon Trust, where he was responsible for economic modeling of fuel switching and energy efficiency project across the oil and gas, forestry and mining sectors, while also leading the organization’s risk and portfolio management strategies. Before joining Pacific Carbon Trust, Graeme was a management consultant for Stantec’s Corporate Sustainability and Climate Advisory practices. Graeme received his B.Com in Finance from McGill University in 2007 and his Masters in Environmental Management from Harvard University in 2009.

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