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    Victor S. Filatov, Principal, President

    • 30+ years of experience working in global financial markets • Was President of Capula, the world’s premier global fixed income hedge fund • Was Chief Investment Officer in institutional asset management at several top-tier financial firms like Citigroup and Salomon Smith Barney • Was COO-Institutional for the asset management business at Citigroup overseeing $150bn • Ran own hedge fund and advisory firm called TrinityCapM Ltd in London, UK • MA. and work on Doctorate in Economics at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
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    Rod B. Vera, Principal, Chief Operating Officer

    • 25+ years of plasma application experience • Has 30+ years of solid and liquid waste experience • 40+ years of international experience • Founder and Chief Scientist/Engineer for Plasma Waste Recycling • Six plasma patents • Published plasma process study for US Army ARDEC. • BS in Chemistry and History/Politics from Samford University, Birmingham, AL.
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    William Richardson, Principal, Acting CEO for AST JVs

    • Chancellor of the LSU AgCenter since 1997. The AgCenter is a $125 million statewide research and outreach facility with over 1,000 faculty and staff • Developed the Biofuels and Biomass Conversion Center • BS, MS from Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR • PhD in Vocational Education from University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
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    Alex P. Rutberg, PhD., Principal, Chief Systems Engineer

    •20 years experience with plasma processes and extensive experience in AC plasma • Chief Engineer for Plasma Waste Recycling • Former Deputy Chief of Plasma Testing Facility at Institute of Electrophysics and Electrical Power Engineering at the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia • Several patents on plasma torches, graphite arc electrodes, and complex processes • BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering and PhD in Plasma Physics from St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg, Russia.
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    Chance Tidyman, Principal, Head of US Sales & Capital Raising

    • Worked on capital raising for a plasma arc gasification plant for major US steel company • Extensive experience doing branding, product development, and business development in the bio-tech industry • Co-founded successful commercial real estate venture, that was active from 2002 – 2006 • BA from Columbia College.
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    J. Thomas Gahagan, Technical and Marketing Consultant

    • Extensive experience in the plasma, steel and steel combustion heating industries • Works with most steel mills in the eastern part of the US • BS in Business Administration, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
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    Richard D. Lindsay, Plasma Process Consultant

    • 30+ years experience in plasma systems and plasma processes • Numerous equipment and process patents in thermal plasma • Developed the plasma process and patent to recover aluminum from dross • Strong background in syngas having built and managed large agricultural chemical facilities that used syngas • BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.
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    Jeremy A.T. Jones, Reactor Consultant

    • One of the leading process engineers in the steel industry, with extensive experience in steelmaking, furnace operations, metallurgy, casting, and process control • Has developed slag forming technologies in electric arc furnaces, automatic tapping systems, gas mixing control technologies and environmental monitoring systems. • Over eighty technical papers and articles • BS and MS in Chemical Engineering, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
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    John Troutman, Furnace Operations Consultant

    • 35+ years of steel industry experience in production management and manufacturing • Experience in electric arc steel production and plasma arc melting • Retired Nucor plant manager • Published numerous technical papers on electric arc furnaces and vacuum metallurgy • BS in Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.