Charles E. Coppa has served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary since March 1998 as well as CEO and Director since June 2017. From October 1995 to March 1998, he served as Corporate Controller. Mr. Coppa was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Food Integrated Technologies, a publicly-traded development stage company from July 1994 to October 1995. Prior to joining Food Integrated Technologies, Inc., Mr. Coppa served as Corporate Controller for Boston Pacific Medical, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of disposable medical products, and Corporate Controller for Avatar Technologies, Inc., a computer networking company. From 1985 to 1990 Mr. Coppa was as an auditor with Grant Thornton where he obtained his CPA designation. The Board of Directors believes Mr. Coppa has the necessary qualifications and skills to serve as Chief Financial Officer based on his financial and management expertise he has cultivated during his over 20-year tenure with the company.
Kenneth Losch has been a Director and Chairman since June 2018. Mr. Losch is the founding member and, since 2009, has been CEO of Advanced Green Technologies, ZHRO Power and ZHRO Solutions which are collectively focused on commercializing a suite of “green” technologies for use in the heavy truck transportation, stationary power generation and oil and gas markets. Mr. Losch also has more than 25 years of real estate development experience in both the United States and Canada including being the co-founder and principal of two real estate companies in Tempe, Arizona. Mr. Losch is also a founding board member of the TRACares Foundation, an entity that supports worthy causes locally and globally with the passion statement of “Empowering Community.”
Matt Van Steenwyk has been a Director since July 2015. Mr. Van Steenwyk has been Managing Director of Longbow Technology Ventures, a technology investment fund located in Las Vegas, NV since 2010 and is a director and partner at Northern Cross Partners, a Los Angeles based merchant bank offering financial and operation advisory services to companies in the small and middle market since 2012. Mr. Van Steenwyk has over twenty-five years of investing and operating experience across multiple industries with a strong focus on energy related industries. After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy, Mr. Van Steenwyk flew jet fighters during the Cold War and later went on to oversee a six billion dollar procurement/fighter replacement project for the Air Force. In 1986, he left the Air Force to join a small firm in the energy services sector. There, he was part of the executive team that built the company into what is now global firm with over 1,400 employees and operations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the United States.
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