Andrew J. Littlefair is President and Chief Executive Officer of Clean Energy, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Company. Clean Energy is the largest provider of vehicular natural gas (CNG and LNG) and related services in North America. It has a broad customer base in the solid waste, transit, shuttle, taxi, police, intrastate and interstate trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets with vehicles fueling at strategic locations in the United States and Canada. Mr. Littlefair for eight years served as Chairman of NGVAmerica, based in Washington DC, a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, sustainable and profitable market for vehicles powered by natural gas. In 2004, Mr. Littlefair was named an NGV Champion by the International Association of Natural Gas Vehicles (IANGV), reflecting his contributions to the growing industry. Previously, Mr. Littlefair served as President of Pickens Fuel Corp (PFC), predecessor company of Clean Energy, which he co-founded in 1997 with Boone Pickens. Earlier, Mr. Littlefair served as Vice President of Public Affairs at MESA Inc., one of America's largest independent producers of natural gas. Before joining MESA in 1987, Mr. Littlefair was Staff Assistant to the President (Ronald Reagan) in the Office of Presidential Advance. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Plains Capital Bank, Dallas TX; member of the Board of Councilors, School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California (USC); member of the Board of Advisors, Wrigley Environmental Sciences, USC.
Richard R. Wheeler Chief Financial Officer
Richard R. Wheeler has been the Chief Financial Officer of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. since January 2003. Prior to joining Clean Energy, Mr. Wheeler held several executive-level financial positions with various companies, including the Chief Financial Officer position for Blue Energy and Technologies, LLC, a natural gas fueling company that was acquired by Clean Energy on December 31, 2002. Prior to entering private industry, Mr. Wheeler spent eight years with Arthur Andersen LLP in its audit division. Mr. Wheeler has extensive experience in buying and selling businesses, raising debt and equity capital, building financial departments, and structuring complex transactions. Mr. Wheeler has an MBA and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado.
James N. Harger Chief Marketing Officer
James N. Harger, Chief Marketing Officer of Clean Energy. Mr. Harger has been involved in the natural gas business for over 25 years the past 16 years dedicated to marketing Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs) and building fueling stations. Previously, Mr. Harger worked for the Southern California Gas Company (SoCal) the last five years on the market development of NGVs. In 1997, Mr. Harger left SoCal to join Pickens Fuel Corp. (predecessor to Clean Energy) as Vice President of Marketing. He was the company's second employee. In June 2007, he assisted in Clean Energy's (Nasdaq: CLNE) successful IPO, which raised $120 million. Mr. Harger received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from UCLA and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Mitchell Pratt Chief Operating Officer
Mitchell Pratt, Chief Operating Officer, came to Clean Energy following his stint as the General Manager of the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) department for the Southern California Gas Company. His 18-year career represents a diverse background of leadership roles ranging from customer satisfaction, financial and distribution operations, to public policy, and sales and market development. He has a degree in Engineering as well as an MBA.
Barclay F. Corbus Senior Vice President, Strategic Development
Clay Corbus, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, helps develop strategic growth opportunities, acquisitions and financing strategies for Clean Energy. He was Co-CEO of WR Hambrecht + Co, which managed Clean Energy's 2007 initial public offering (IPO). Previously, he worked with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1989. He graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB in Government and has an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. Corbus serves as a director of Alaska Energy and Resources Co., Overstock.com and Goodwill of San Francisco.
Peter Grace Senior Vice President, Sales
Peter Grace, Senior Vice President, Sales and Finance, has held several executive posts in the equipment leasing and finance industry over the past 13 years. He has extensive expertise in structuring sound financial transactions for government and private industry. In addition, Mr. Grace has several years of hands-on production experience in the natural gas industry. At Clean Energy, he provides turnkey financial solutions to help governmental and private fleet operators take full advantage of natural gas vehicle technology.
Todd Campbell Vice President, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Todd Campbell, Vice President, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, continues to be at the forefront of strategic transportation and environmental public policy initiatives that are taking hold across the country. As Policy Director of the Coalition for Clean Air, he worked to improve urban air pollution by promoting clean fuel solutions within the goods movement, transit, refuse and school bus sectors. As Mayor of the City of Burbank, he promoted renewable natural gas production at the City's landfill and natural gas transit and refuse collection services to improve overall residential quality of life. At Clean Energy, he is a key architect in promoting federal, state and local transportation strategies that help reduce overall operational costs while meeting tightening federal and state regulatory criteria for air and greenhouse gas emission standards. Mr. Campbell is a Director for the Coalition for Clean Air, the Energy Coalition, and a member of the California League of Conservation Voter's Green Advisory Board. Mr. Campbell received a B.A. in Government at Georgetown University, a Masters in Environmental Management at Yale University, and a Masters in Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
Harrison Clay Vice President, Renewable Fuels
Harrison Clay, President of Clean Energy subsidiary Clean Energy Renewable Fuels, also serves on the Board of Managers for Dallas Clean Energy McCommas Bluff and Canton Renewables, Clean Energy's landfill gas processing companies. Mr. Clay is responsible for leading Clean Energy's efforts to produce and sell renewable natural gas (or biomethane) that is derived from the anaerobic decomposition of organic waste. Prior to joining Clean Energy, Mr. Clay served as Director of Corporate Development and General Counsel at the San Francisco investment bank WR Hambrecht + Co. Mr. Clay has extensive experience in corporate and project finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate development, venture capital and the clean tech and energy industries. Mr. Clay has a JD from the University of Virginia and a dual AB in Anthropology and English from the University of Georgia.
Dennis C.K. Ding Vice President of Engineering and Construction
Denis C.K. Ding, P.Eng., Vice President of Engineering and Construction, has designed, engineered, installed and managed the construction of more than 100 natural gas stations around the world. For Clean Energy, Mr. Ding oversees engineering design, permit procurement and new station construction. Mr. Ding also hold several natural gas station design patents for Clean Energy.
James L. Hooley Vice President, Federal Government Relations
James L. Hooley, Vice President, Federal Government Relations, manages Clean Energy's Washington DC office, seeking to enhance Clean Energy's and the NGV industry's efforts there. Hooley was Vice President, Government Relations, Global Public Sector for Unisys Corporation. Earlier in his career, he served as a member of President Ronald Reagan's Senior White House Staff with the rank of Assistant to the President, as well as as senior political advisor and events specialist for President and George H.W. Bush and Senator Robert Dole.
Nate Jensen Vice President and General Counsel
Nate Jensen, Vice President and General Counsel, has extensive experience in business and corporate law matters, with particular emphasis in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions and working with public companies. Prior to joining Clean Energy, he practiced law at Morrison & Foerster LLP. Mr. Jensen received a law degree, magna cum laude, from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, and a BA in History, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University. Mr. Jensen is a member of the State Bar of California and the Business Law section of the American Bar Association.
Raymond P. Burke Vice President, Business Development (Solid Waste)
Raymond P. Burke, Vice President, Business Development (Solid Waste) A 30-year solid waste sector veteran, Mr. Burke focuses on developing new strategic growth opportunities for Clean Energy in the solid waste industry. He leads outreach efforts aimed at educating waste industry leaders on the benefits of using clean-burning natural gas fuel for their trash collection fleets. Most recently, Mr. Burke served as Southern California Area Vice President for Waste Management, one of America's largest solid waste companies. He began his career at a 50-route disposal company where he held operational posts leading up to General Manager. Mr. Burke earned an MBA degree from Chapman University, Orange, CA.
Brian Powers Vice President, Operations
Brian Powers, Vice President, Operations, has been involved in the natural gas business for more than 19 years. Prior to becoming Director of Operations for Clean Energy, Mr. Powers was responsible for sales, marketing, operations and maintenance of all assets of eFuels, Inc. in Canada. In 1982, he began his career with CNG Fuel Systems of Canada, a pioneer in the natural gas industry. At eFuels, Mr. Powers oversaw the successful completion of 40 stations in Canada designed to serve retail, transit and large fleet customers. Mr. Powers has served on the technical and marketing committees of the Canadian Gas Association and Canadian Standards Association. He was instrumental in the development of the initial natural gas industry standards in Canada that led to the U.S. standards. A member of the Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance, Mr. Powers currently serves on the groups' marketing committee.
Michael Eaves Assistant Vice President, Technology Advancement
Michael Eaves, Assistant Vice President, Technology Advancement, Mr. Eaves came to Clean Energy following a five-year stint as President of the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition (CNGVC). At CNGVC, he led statewide advocacy programs urging wider use of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) to improve air quality, help curtail greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce California's dependence on petroleum for vehicular transportation. Previously, he managed the NGV market development program at the Southern California Gas Company as well as the SoCalGas NGV customer services program, and a $30 million NGV research program that was instrumental in bringing many of today's NGVs to market. Mr. Eaves has a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of California at Davis.
Greg Roche Director, Business Development (Trucking and Ports)
Greg Roche, Vice President, National Accounts & Infrastructure
Mr. Roche leads the Clean Energy infrastructure program for national and regional fleets. This effort ensures CNG and LNG fueling stations are available as needed by fleets. His role encompasses the Company's infrastructure strategic plan, station real estate, and LNG supply. He is also developing the marine vessel market for LNG to replace bunker fuel and diesel. Prior to his current role, Mr. Roche developed Clean Energy's market for natural gas as a trucking fuel for the nation's ports, intermodal terminals, warehouses, and distribution centers. Mr. Roche has founded two software companies and has worked in the energy industry with experience in renewable and alternative energy, air quality, climate change, greenhouse gas reductions, and sustainability. He holds an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from UCLA and a B.S. degree in nuclear engineering from Iowa State University.
Marc D. Klein Vice President
Marc D. Klein, Vice President, develops strategic business opportunities for Clean Energy across the country. Mr. Klein is a Co-Founder of The Vehicle Production Group LLC which manufactures the CNG MV-1, the first factory-direct vehicle that meets or exceeds the vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 2011, Mr. Klein was selected by the White House as a "Champion of Change" based on his innovative work supporting natural gas fuel for transportation and increasing vehicle accessibility for people with disabilities. From January 2003 to June 2005, Mr. Klein served as President and CEO of the London Fleet Companies that acquired the North American distribution, sales, and advertising rights for the London Taxi (left-hand drive model). Mr. Klein also served as Director of Operations and General Counsel of Transit Funding Group LLC, a specialty finance company in Chicago. From January 1999 through December 2002, Mr. Klein was a founding partner in Lennon & Klein, P.C., a commercial business law firm in New York City, representing large corporations including HSBC Bank (USA). From May 1991 through December 1998, he was an attorney at Kreindler & Relkin, P.C. in New York representing institutional banks and finance companies, and in 1998 he served as Junior Managing Partner. Mr. Klein is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut.
John A. Somers Director, Business Development (Transit)
John A. Somers, Vice President (Transit) Mr. Somers directs his efforts toward the transit industry. In addition to fixed route transit operators, his business focus includes para-transit systems, and university transit operations. Mr. Somers brings to his post extensive public policy, grant-making/grant-writing, and federal government funding experience. Prior to joining Clean Energy, John was the Director of a European-based multi-national development organization. His extensive work in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union has provided John with a deep understanding of energy and energy security issues and the need to reduce America's dependence on costly imported oil. John earned an undergraduate degree in Finance and holds a master's degree in international public policy from The Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Somers has served two terms on the Board of Directors of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and currently serves as Co Vice-Chairman of APTA's Clean Propulsion & Support Technology Committee. John is also active in the California Transit Association, and serves on their Membership Committee.
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