Board of Directors
Paul DeWeeseChief Executive Officer, Epic International
Mr. DeWeese has been a director since August 2016. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Epic Industrial Solutions, LLC, a company that provides parts and services for industrial engines and compressors in the oil and gas and industrial markets. He has held this position since May 2015. Prior to Epic Industrial Solutions, Mr. DeWeese served as Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Oilfield Products, Inc., an aftermarket supplier for drilling rigs in the upstream oil and gas industry, from May 2012 through April 2015. Before joining Southwest Oilfield Products, Mr. DeWeese worked for Socotherm S.p.A., a pipe coating company based in Italy as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Socotherm, Mr. DeWeese served as President of CRC-Evans Automatic Welding, a world leader in welding systems for onshore and offshore pipeline construction projects, providing an extensive range of equipment for a variety of project applications. Mr. DeWeese spent 13 years with Cameron International Corporation in various leadership roles handling their centrifugal compressor and reciprocating compressor aftermarket business. Mr. DeWeese received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Regis University, and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.
Darren JamisonPresident & Chief Executive Officer, Capstone Turbine Corporation
Mr. Jamison joined Capstone in December 2006 as President and Chief Executive Officer and has been a director since December 2006. Mr. Jamison joined Capstone from Northern Power Systems, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures and sells wind turbines into the global marketplace, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining Northern Power Systems, Inc., Mr. Jamison was Vice President and General Manager of Distributed Energy Solutions for Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of specialized engine‑driven power generation equipment to the oil and gas, renewable and energy efficiency markets. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Finance from Seattle University.
Yon Y. JordenIndependent Director, Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - AdvancePCS
Ms. Jorden has served as director for Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ: MXWL), a leader in development and manufacturing of energy storage and power delivery solutions. She was appointed a director in May 2008. She serves as the chairperson of the compensation committee and is also a member of the audit committee and the governance and nominating committee, the latter of which she has previously served on as chairperson. Ms. Jorden, also currently serves as a director and finance committee member of Methodist Health System, a not for profit Texas-based hospital system. Ms. Jorden also serves on the Board of Governors for the Dallas Symphony Association as audit committee chair, finance committee chair and executive committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of Dallas–Fort Worth. Prior to her current roles, Ms. Jorden also served as a director and chairperson of the audit committee of Magnatek, Inc., (NASDAQ: MAG) manufacturer of digital power control systems, U.S. Oncology, a privately-held oncology services company, and BioScrip, (NASDAQ: BIOS) national provider of infusion and home care management solutions. In these companies she served on various board of director committees including the governance and nominating committee. During a business career spanning more than 25 years, she has served as chief financial officer of four publicly traded companies, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AdvancePCS (Nasdaq: ADVP), a pharmacy benefits management company. She previously served in the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Informix Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX), a software and technology company. Before joining Informix Corporation, Ms. Jorden worked for Oxford Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: OHP) as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Jorden also worked for Aera Energy LLC (private) as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to such time, Ms. Jorden was employed by WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Jorden received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the California State University, Los Angeles. Earlier in her career she was a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co., where she became a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California.
Noam LotanFormer President & Chief Executive Officer - Resonate Industries, Inc., Former President & Chief Executive Officer - MRV Communications, Inc.
Noam Lotan. Mr. Lotan has been a director since June 2005. Currently, he is a Venture Partner with OurCrowd Management Ltd. OurCrowd is one of the world’s leading accredited investors-only crowdfunding platforms. Until December 2015, Mr. Lotan has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Resonate Industries, a development stage company in the clean energy sector. He has held his position since November 2010. Prior to Resonate, Mr. Lotan served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of MRV Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRVC), a global supplier of optical communications solutions to the telecommunications industry. Mr. Lotan also served as President and Chief Financial Officer of MRV. Mr. Lotan served as a Director of the European Operations of Fibronics International Inc., a manufacturer of fiber optic communication networks (Nasdaq: FBRX) and as Managing Director of Fibronics (UK) Ltd., the United Kingdom subsidiary of Fibronics. Prior to such time, Mr. Lotan held a variety of sales and marketing positions with Fibronics and the Hewlett‑Packard Company. Mr. Lotan served as an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces. Mr. Lotan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology, and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from INSEAD (the European Institute of Business Administration, Fontainebleau, France). Among his other skills and expertise, Mr. Lotan brings to the Board of Directors decades of executive experience with a publicly traded technology company and a unique perspective on the Asian and European markets.
Gary MayoNon-Executive Director, Former Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Strategies - MGM Resorts International
Mr. Mayo has been a director since October 2007. He is the Founding Principal of Sustainability Excellence Associates, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in strategic planning for sustainability and environmental strategy development. He is also Chief Operating Officer and a Founding Director of Education Resource Strategies, Inc., a privately held company that provides web‑based marketing services to educational institutions. Mr. Mayo is the former Vice President of Corporate Sustainability Strategies in the Energy and Environmental Services Division of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies. Mr. Mayo also held a number of senior leadership positions with Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) and its spun‑off subsidiary Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC), including Director of the Distributed Power Generation Strategic Business Unit and Global Director of Corporate Responsibility and Government Affairs. Mr. Mayo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from C.W. Post College of Long Island University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He also successfully completed the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, Director Education and Certification Program in May 2009.
Eliot ProtschPresident - Wapsie Investment & Advisory, LLC, Former Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer - Alliant Energy Corporation
Mr. Protsch has been a director since April 2002 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from October 2002 through August 2010. Mr. Protsch served as Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Executive Vice President Energy Delivery of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), an energy holding company, and President of Interstate Power and Light Company, a subsidiary of Alliant. Mr. Protsch currently serves on the Board of Directors for American Family Insurance, Universal Acoustic and Emissions Technologies and Green Companies, Inc.. Mr. Protsch is an active angel investor in energy technology and is President of Wapsie Investment and Advisory, LLC; a personal investment and advisory vehicle specializing in energy technology investments and advisory services. He received his Master of Business Administration degree and his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics and Finance from the University of South Dakota. Mr. Protsch is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Gary SimonPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Atrex Energy, Inc.
Mr. Simon has been a director since August 2005 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from August 2010 through August 2016. Mr. Simon has served as the President of Sigma Energy Group, a clean energy investment and business development firm, since October 2003. He has also served as the Chairman of CleanStart, a business accelerator associated with the nonprofit Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance, since October 2005. Since 2003 he has served on the Board of Directors of SmartPower, a non‑profit green energy marketing organization, and as Chairman since 2011. Previously, Mr. Simon served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acumentrics Corporation (“Acumentrics”), a privately held manufacturer of innovative power supply equipment. He continued to serve as a member of the Acumentrics board of directors and then was reappointed Chief Executive Officer in April 2014. Since July 2006, Mr. Simon has been a limited partner in Velocity Venture Capital and a director of Jadoo Power, a privately held manufacturer of small (less than 1,000 watt) portable power generators and solar hot water heaters. Since January 2014, he has been a director of Oorja Fuel Cells, a privately held manufacturer of small (less than 5,000 watt) portable methanol‑fueled power generators. Mr. Simon has served as a consultant to several start‑up businesses involved with clean energy technologies and as an advisor to the Connecticut and Massachusetts clean energy funds. Mr. Simon has served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Development at Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU) and as a member of the Board of Directors of Northeast Optic Network, a public company that operated a high speed fiber optic network from Boston to Washington, D.C. Mr. Simon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Microbiology from Indiana University and a Master of Science degree in Ecology from the University of California, Davis.
Holly Van DeursenChair of the Board - Capstone Turbine Corporation, Non-Executive Director (several companies), Former Executive, BP plc/Amoco Corporation
Ms. Van Deursen has been a director since October 2007 and has served as Chair of the Board of Directors since August 2016. Ms. Van Deursen has served as a director for Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU) since 2008, Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE: BMS) since 2008, Anson Industries (private) since 2006 and Petroleum Geo‑Services (OSE: PGS) since 2006. Prior to her current roles, Ms. Van Deursen was employed by BP plc/Amoco Corporation and served on the Top‑Forty Executive Team as Group Vice President, Petrochemicals and Group Vice President, Strategy. Ms. Van Deursen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas and her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.