James F. Wood was appointed Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of ThermoEnergy Corporation effective January 2, 2013. A thirty-year power industry veteran, Wood was formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal in the US Department of Energy and completed his service on December 31, 2012. Prior to his government service, Mr. Wood was president and CEO of Babcock Power Inc. (BPI), one of the major US-based designer/manufacturers of environmental, pressure part, heat exchanger, combustion equipment and after-market services for the power generation industry. From 1996 to 2001, Wood was president of Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), an integrated world-wide provider of boiler-systems and after-market services to the power industry. He also was executive vice president of McDermott International Inc., the former parent of B&W. From 1988 to 1996, Wood was president of WTI International Inc. (WTII) and managing director of Wheelabrator Environmental Systems (WESI), both subsidiaries of Wheelabrator Technologies. Mr. Wood has significant international experience, including periods of residency in Italy, India, Belgium, Colombia, and Ecuador and was responsible for B&W’s foreign subsidiaries and ventures in China, Turkey, Egypt and Indonesia. He was appointed to the National Coal Council by three Administrations, and was a member of the US-Egypt President's Council -- both federal advisory committees. Mr. Wood is an ASME Fellow and Trustee of Clarkson University. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and an MBA with a focus on international finance from Kent State University.
Arthur S. Reynolds has been a director of the Company since October 2008. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of our subsidiary, CASTion Corporation. From August 3, 2009 through November 16, 2009, Mr. Reynolds served as our interim Chief Financial Officer, and except during that period, has been Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Since July 30, 2010, Mr. Reynolds has been a director and the acting Chief Executive Officer and President of Clean Power Technologies, Inc. He is the founder of Rexon Limited of London and New York where, since 1999, he has served as managing director. Mr. Reynolds was founder and, from 1997 to 1999, managing partner of London-based Value Management & Research (UK) Limited. Mr. Reynolds was the founder and, from 1982 to 1997, served as managing director of Ferghana Financial Services Limited. Prior thereto, Mr. Reynolds held executive positions at Merrill Lynch International Bank Limited, Banque de la Société Financière Européene, J.P. Morgan & Company and Mobil Corporation. Mr. Reynolds is a director of Apogee Technology, Inc. Mr. Reynolds holds an A.B. from Columbia University, a M.A. from Cambridge University, and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. Mr. Reynolds brings to the Board extensive financial and executive experience across multiple sectors, with special strength in the international arena.
J. Winder Hughes III has been a director of the Company since July 2009 (except for the period from January 27, 2010 to February 5, 2010). Mr. Hughes also serves as a member of the Board of Managers of Babcock-Thermo Carbon Capture LLC, our joint venture with Babcock Power, Inc., and as a member of the Board of Directors of our subsidiary, CASTion Corporation. Since 1995, Mr. Hughes has served as the managing partner of Hughes Capital Investors, LLC, which manages private assets and raises money for small public companies. He formed the Focus Fund, LP in 2000 (with Hughes Capital as the fund manager), which is a highly-concentrated equity partnership that focuses on publicly-traded emerging growth companies. From November 2007 to November 2009, Mr. Hughes was a director of Viking Systems, Inc, a manufacturer of surgical tools. From 1983 to 1995, Mr. Hughes was an investment executive, first with Kidder Peabody & Co. and subsequently with Prudential Securities. Mr. Hughes holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Hughes brings to the Board significant experience with capital raising, corporate restructuring, and managing strategic business relationships.
Shawn R. Hughes has been a director of the Company since October 2009. He previously served as a member of our Board of Directors from September 2008 until January 2009. Mr. Hughes also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of our subsidiary, CASTion Corporation. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from January 1, 2008 to January 27, 2010. From June 15, 2007 through December 31, 2007, he was employed by us to assist the Chief Executive Officer in administering corporate affairs and overseeing all of our business operating functions. Since July 2011, Mr. Hughes has been Chief Executive Officer of Blue Sky Mast Inc., a company that designs and manufactures portable, rapid deployment multi-purpose mast systems for military and commercial applications. From November 2006 to May 2007, Mr. Hughes served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Mortgage Contract Services. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Hughes served as Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Technologies. Mr. Hughes holds a B.S.B.A. from Slippery Rock University and an M.B.A. from Florida State University. Mr. Hughes brings to the Board extensive experience in executive management and strategic planning.
Mr. Bartlett is counsel to The Quercus Trust and has practiced corporate and securities law since 1985. From September 2004 until August 2008 he was a partner at Greenberg Glusker LLP in Los Angeles, California, and from September 2000 until September 2004 he was a partner at Spolin Silverman Cohen and Bartlett LLP. Mr. Bartlett graduated, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1985, and received an AB in English literature from the University of California at Berkeley in 1980. Mr. Bartlett is 54 years old. He brings to our Board of Directors expertise in corporate finance, corporate governance and the oversight of smaller reporting companies. Mr. Bartlett previously served as a member of our Board of Directors, from October 15, 2009 until December 28, 2009.
Mr. Keller served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Global Power Equipment Group Inc., a comprehensive provider of power generation equipment and modification and maintenance services for customers in the domestic and international energy, power infrastructure and service industries, from September 2009 until his retirement in June 2012 and, following his retirement, continued to serve Global Power Equipment Group Inc. as a consultant until March 2013. Mr. Keller served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of The Babcock & Wilcox Company (“B&W”), a wholly owned subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc., from March 2001 until his retirement in June 2007. Mr. Keller’s prior position was President of Diamond Power International, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of B&W, from March 1998 to February 2001. During his tenure with B&W, Mr. Keller served as a Board Chairman or Director of subsidiaries and joint ventures in the People’s Republic of China, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. Mr. Keller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Akron. He brings to the Board of Directors a comprehensive knowledge of the power generation industry. In addition to his experience and understanding in the industry, Mr. Keller also has significant executive management experience, having directly overseen sales, manufacturing, accounting, legal, supply chain and personnel functions of a business whose revenues reached approximately $2 billion under his management.