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ClearSign Combustion Corp (CLIR.O)

CLIR.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Pirnat

64 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

James Harmon

55 2015 Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary

Roberto Ruiz

59 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Joseph Colannino

59 2016 Senior Vice President - Engineering

Andrew Lee

63 2011 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Donald Kendrick

2016 Chief Technology Officer

Lon Bell

74 2011 Independent Director

Scott Isaacson

66 2011 Independent Director

Jeffrey Ott

52 2015 Independent Director

Matthew Selinger

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Pirnat

Mr. Stephen E. Pirnat is an Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Company. Mr. Pirnat became a director of our Company in November 2011 and was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in February 2015. Prior to joining ClearSign, Mr. Pirnat has served as the Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Quest Integrity Group of Team Inc., a provider of asset integrity management and asset reliability solutions in the refinery, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline and power industries worldwide. From September 2009, Mr. Pirnat has held the position of President & CEO of Quest Metrology Group LLC. From September 2009 to January 2014, he served as President of Quest Integrated Inc., a technology incubator and boutique private equity firm. Mr. Pirnat holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mr. Pirnat’s technological expertise and business experience in the combustion and air pollution control industry led us to conclude that he should serve as a director.

James Harmon

Mr. James N. Harmon is Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Clearsign Combustion Corporation. He was Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary, Interim President of Clearsign Combustion Corporation. Mr. Harmon was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in June 2011 and as Secretary in November 2011. Prior to joining ClearSign, Mr. Harmon was Chief Financial Officer of Sahale Snacks, Inc., a differentiated premium snack manufacturer located in Seattle, from September 2010. He was responsible for all financial matters including acquisition of commodities. From November 2008 to September 2010, Mr. Harmon was a financial and real estate consultant for various businesses, including Sahale Snacks. From January 1992 to November 2008, Mr. Harmon held senior management positions and was Treasurer and Secretary of Sabey Corporation, a Seattle-based real estate and investment company that is among the nation’s data center landlords for tenants such as Microsoft and JP Morgan Chase. Mr. Harmon was Chief Financial Officer from January 1992 to August 2003 and Senior Vice President-Investments from September 2003 to November 2008. Mr. Harmon was responsible for all financial matters including transactions and financings for sizable commercial properties and both publicly and privately traded securities. Prior to his hiring, Mr. Harmon assisted Sabey Corporation in the initial public offering of one of its affiliates, Sun Sportswear, Inc. Previously, Mr. Harmon was a certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse from 1982 to 1989 where he became an Audit Manager specializing in the manufacturing and retail industries, including SEC registrants filing under the 1933 and 1934 Acts. Mr. Harmon received a B.A. in Business Administration/Accounting from Washington State University.

Roberto Ruiz

Dr. Roberto Ruiz, Ph.D., has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was Senior Vice President - Product Development of ClearSign Combustion Corporation. Dr. Ruiz was appointed as our Senior Vice President, Product Development in November 2012 after providing consulting services to the Company since June 2012. Prior to joining ClearSign, from November 2010 to May 2012, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of OnQuest, Inc., a division of Primoris Services Corporation, and a provider of engineering, procurement and construction services for fired heaters (used primarily in refinery applications), waste heat recovery units and liquid natural gas, hydrogen, ammonia and bio-fuels plants. Previously, from January 1997 to October 2010, he served in various positions and concluded as Vice President of the Process Burners Group at John Zink Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries and a worldwide leader in the supply of combustion and air pollution control equipment to the energy industry, where he had full operating responsibility for the company’s original product line. His customers included most major domestic and international oil companies and OEMs. Dr. Ruiz earned MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a BSc. in engineering with honors at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also earned an M.B.A. at the University of Chicago.

Joseph Colannino

Mr. Joseph Colannino is Senior Vice President - Engineering of Clearsign Combustion Corporation. Mr. Colannino became Chief Technology Officer of our Company in May 2011. Prior to joining ClearSign, from December 2006 to February 2011, Mr. Colannino was Director of Research and Development at John Zink Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries and a worldwide leader in the supply of combustion and air pollution control equipment to the energy industry. During that time his responsibilities were expanded to lead global R&D efforts including management of intellectual property, oversight of John Zink’s testing facility and management of the John Zink Institute training students in various aspects of combustion. From November 2005 to November 2006, Mr. Colannino headed knowledge management efforts at John Zink. Mr. Colannino received a BSc. from the California Polytechnic University in Pomona, and a MSc. in Knowledge Management from the University of Oklahoma.

Andrew Lee

Mr. Andrew U. Lee is Senior Vice President - Business Development of Clearsign Combustion Corporation since May 2011. Mr. Lee was appointed as our Senior Vice President, Business Development in May 2011. Prior to joining ClearSign, he was Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development for Adapx, Inc. from July 2008 to May 2011. At Adapx, Mr. Lee had overall revenue and sales support responsibility, assisted with multiple product launches, and developed OEM relationships in the medical, commercial and defense industries. From November 2006 to May 2008, Mr. Lee was Senior Vice President, Sales for Zonar Systems, Inc., with overall revenue responsibility. From January 2006 to November 2006, he was a partner with Paladin Partners, an early stage business consulting enterprise. From June 1997 to January 2006, Mr. Lee was Vice President, Sales of Microvision, Inc., where he developed numerous channel partners in the US, Europe and Asia. During his tenure, Microvision was awarded the “Fast 50” designation from Deloitte & Touche for sales growth in Washington State. Mr. Lee has extensive experience in the aerospace, defense, retail, transportation and medical sectors and expertise in sales force leadership, and the formation of strategic alliances and contract negotiation. Mr. Lee has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Donald Kendrick

Dr. Donald W. Kendrick , Ph.D., is Chief Technology Officer of ClearSign Combustion Corporation. Donald Kendrick has authored more than 40 publications and papers in the fields of thermal sciences, fluid dynamics and combustion, and holds 12 patents. Prior to joining ClearSign, he served as Director and CTO of Lean Flame Inc., a company that commercializes disruptive, ultra-low emissions combustion systems for gas turbine applications. Previously, he was operations manager for United Technologies Corporation's Pratt & Whitney PulseDyne Division, where he worked to develop, commercialize and sell the SHOCKSystem™ Online Detonation Cleaning System. He has also served as the Aerothermal Department Head of Ramgen Power Systems, where he developed the first ever Trapped Vortex Combustor (TVC) for land-based gas turbine applications. Dr. Kendrick has a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and both an MSc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

Lon Bell

Dr. Lon E. Bell, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Clearsign Combustion Corporation., since November 2011. Dr. Bell became a director of our Company in November 2011. He founded Gentherm Inc., formerly known as Amerigon Inc., in 1991 and was a consultant to Gentherm from December 2010 to December 2012. Dr. Bell has served many roles at Gentherm, including Chief Technology Officer until December 2010, Director of Technology until 2000, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1999, and President until 1997. Dr. Bell served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of BSST LLC, a subsidiary of Gentherm from September 2000 to December 2010. He served as a Director of Gentherm from 1991 to 2012. Previously, Dr. Bell co-founded Technar Incorporated, which developed and manufactured automotive components, and served as Technar’s Chairman and President until selling majority ownership to TRW Inc. in 1986. Dr. Bell received a BSc. in Mathematics, a MSc. in Rocket Propulsion, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Bell’s recognized technological expertise in the field of thermodynamics and his demonstrated ability to commercialize inventions led us to conclude that he should serve as a director.

Scott Isaacson

Mr. Scott P. Isaacson is an Independent Director of Clearsign Combustion Corporation., since November 2011. Mr. Isaacson became a director of our Company in November 2011. He is experienced in advising and representing companies regarding a variety of corporate, business transactions, contracts and compliance matters, particularly in managing programs related to environmental and regulatory risk issues. Since 1999, he has held various positions with CalPortland Company and currently is the Senior Vice President-General Counsel where he manages corporate legal matters, business relations, litigation, intellectual property, acquisitions and mergers, and compliance programs for this construction materials manufacturing company with operations located in the Western United States. He also has served as a director of numerous subsidiaries of the company for several years. Mr. Isaacson is an experienced legal expert with a broad knowledge of corporate legal issues, especially in regard to environmental compliance requirements for major federal environmental laws and programs as well as related state programs. Mr. Isaacson holds a BSc. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington. He is a member of the bar for United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Mr. Isaacson’s business experience and legal expertise, particularly in the field of environmental compliance, led us to conclude that he should serve as a director.

Jeffrey Ott

Jeffrey L. Ott is Independent Director of Company. Mr. Ott became a director of our Company in February 2015. Since 2006, Mr. Ott has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Quest Integrity Group, LLC, a subsidiary of TEAM, Inc. (NYSE: TISI), a provider of asset integrity management and asset reliability solutions in the refinery, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline and power industries worldwide. Prior to joining Quest Integrity, Mr. Ott was a general partner at Gryphon Investors from 2001 to 2006 where he was responsible for managing the group’s middle market-focused technology investment interests. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Ott managed the west coast private equity effort and technology investments as a general partner at Deutsche Bank Capital Partners and, from 1987 to 1996, led the global convertible and equity-linked capital markets effort for Bankers Trust. He began his career as an engineer in the Operations Analysis group at Rockwell International’s North American Aircraft. Mr. Ott holds a BSc. in Engineering Management and Operations Research from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College. Mr. Ott’s business experience in the financial and energy industries led us to conclude that he should serve as a director.

Matthew Selinger

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