The Team

Alex Wormser

Founder, Emeritus CEO

Alex Wormser, Emeritus CEO and founder of Wormser Energy Solutions, has spent his career developing advanced technologies in the industrial and energy sectors. He got his start as a GE engineer and started his first company at 32 based on an invention that would later

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Don Weeden

CEO, Chairman of the Board

Don Weeden is Chairman of the Board of WES and also the former Chairman of Weeden & Co., a Wall Street investment bank. Mr. Weeden is also a Trustee of the Weeden Foundation, which supports innovative environmental initiatives addressing issues such as the protection of

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Jack Parkes

President and COO, Technology Advisory Board

Jack Parkes is a Managing Director at CCS Consulting, a firm dedicated to the development of carbon capture and storage projects. His more than 40 years of experience in the advanced power generation industry includes several years as Director of the Electric Power Research

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Eric (Ric) Redman, JD, MA

Chief Commercial Officer, Business Advisory Board

As Summit Powers former CEO, Eric Redman helped launch and remains active in the development of Summit’s carbon capture projects. He is a frequent speaker and author on coal gasification, carbon capture and carbon management, enhanced oil recovery, and climate

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Douglas M. Todd

Acting CTO, Technology Advisory Board

Douglas M. Todd is the President of Process Power Plants LLC and former Chief Technical Officer of GE’s Combined Cycle Power Plant Development Division. Process Power Plants LLC is a consulting firm with more than 20 major industry and government clients. Mr. Todd is a

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Liang Shipu

Technology Advisory Board

Mr. Liang headed the coal conversion program at Shenhua. Shenhua is the world’s largest coal company. It is also the world’s largest coal conversion company and, within the field of coal conversion, Shenhua is also the world’s largest and most experienced coal gasification company.

Mr. Liang is a longstanding authority in the fields of petrochemical refining and coal conversion. His numerous inventions and innovations resulted in immense and meaningful steps toward more diverse and cleaner uses for coal. Mr. Liang holds a unique combination of academic and business acumen,

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Ken Stenton

Business Advisory Board

Ken Stenton is a seasoned executive and entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience in all aspects of general management. During his many years in technology-related industries, he has held division President, VP and GM positions at Robotic Vision Systems, Rockwell Automation,

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Paul Martin

Business Advisory Board

Paul Martin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Woodbury Management Group, Inc., a consultancy that provides support to clients who are proposing, planning or executing large, complex U.S. Government or commercial programs. Prior to founding Woodbury

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Mary Frances Feider

Business Advisory Board

As an entrepreneur and tech industry professional Mary Frances’ results driven career has included planning and launching new products and driving cost effective sales and customer acquisition for companies from Microsoft to AT&T. She currently is a Principal at

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Dr. Ben Anthony

Technology Advisory Board

Dr. Ben Anthony is a Reader in Energy at the U.K.’s Cranfield University, and was a senior research scientist with Natural Resources Canada, where he headed the Gasification and Fluidized Bed Combustion Group. His interests include thermal energy processes that can offer

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Dr. Tom Fletcher

Technology Advisory Board

Dr. Tom Fletcher is a professor at Brigham Young University (BYU) and a former senior member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories. He received a PhD in Chemical Engineering from BYU in 1983, and worked for seven years at the Combustion Research Facility

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Chris Higman

Technology Advisory Board

Christopher Higman graduated in 1966 from the University of Oxford and received his M.Sc. from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His first contact with gasification was commissioning a producer gas plant in South Africa in 1968. He joined Lurgi in 1975

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Steve Jenkins

Technology Advisory Board

Mr. Jenkins is currently a principal at Energy & Cheminals Consulting LLC. Prior to this he was VP, Gasification Services at CH2M Hill, Inc. Mr. Jenkins is experienced in engineering, design, operation and environmental permitting of gasification plants, utilizing coal, pet coke,

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Company background

Wormser Energy Solutions (WES) was founded by Alex Wormser with the mission of making coal processing clean and affordable.

The WES team of industry experts brings together the technical and business skills to deliver on the company’s mission.

Alex Wormser has a long history with coal, having invented an advanced coal technology in the ‘70’s that he took from a concept to a commercial product. The equipment was sold in the US and licensed to multinationals in Europe and the Far East and received the coveted Best-Available Control Technology designation from the EPA. The prior company, Wormser Engineering, also developed a cogeneration power plant in North Tonowanda, N.Y.

The current company leverages the additional technical expertise of industry thought leaders, including Liang Shipu, who headed the coal conversion at Shenhua, the world’s largest coal company and Doug Todd, the former CTO of GE’s Combined Cycle Power Plant Division. The business team brings the extensive experience of Ric Redman, with both his carbon capture expertise and history of doing business in China with strong tactical leaders like Paul Martin and Ken Stenton.

The team is prepared to deliver end to end solutions and also license individual subsystems.