People: ClearSign Combustion Corp (CLIR.O)

CLIR.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Capital Market

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22 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Pirnat

62 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

James Harmon

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary, Interim President

Andrew Lee

62 2011 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Joseph Colannino

57 2011 Chief Technology Officer

Geoffrey Osler

48 2011 Chief Marketing Officer

David Goodson

71 2008 Chief Science Officer, Director

Roberto Ruiz

57 2012 Senior Vice President - Product Development

Lon Bell

73 2011 Independent Director

Scott Isaacson

65 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Pirnat

Mr. Stephen E. Pirnat is an Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Company. He was Independent Director of Clearsign Combustion Corporation., since November 2011. Since August 2012, Mr. Pirnat has served as the Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Quest Integrity Group of Team Inc. Since 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. From February 2000 to September 2009, Mr. Pirnat served as President & CEO of the 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. In that former capacity, Mr. Pirnat was a Board member of Quest Integrity Group. Mr. Pirnat, a long-time executive with Ingersoll-Rand and Ingersoll-Dresser Corporation, went to John Zink from a previous post as President & CEO of Pangborn Corporation, a leading supplier of surface preparation equipment and associated services to the automotive and aircraft industries. Mr. Pirnat began his career as an applications engineer with the Pump and Condenser Group of Ingersoll-Rand, where he advanced through a variety of sales, marketing, engineering, and operational positions with that company and its successor, Ingersoll-Dresser. These positions included Vice President of Ingersoll-Rand’s Standard Products Division, Vice President of Marketing for Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps, President of Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps Canada Ltd., and Vice President & General Manager of Ingersoll-Rand Engineered Equipment Division. Mr. Pirnat has served as a director for each of Enertechnix, Inc. since 2012 and Profire Energy, Inc., a publicly traded company, since January 2014. Mr. Pirnat holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

James Harmon

Mr. James N. Harmon is 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.

Andrew Lee

Mr. Andrew U. Lee is Senior Vice President - Business Development of Clearsign Combustion Corporation since 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 P&L and revenue responsibility, assisted with three 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 1999 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 experience in the aerospace, defense, retail, transportation and medical sectors and 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.

Joseph Colannino

Mr. Joseph Colannino is Chief Technology Officer of Clearsign Combustion Corporation., since 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. During that time his responsibilities were expanded to lead global R&D efforts. As head of global R&D, his responsibilities included management of intellectual property, oversight of John Zink’s testing facility and of the John Zink Institute. From November, 2005 to November 2006, Mr. Colannino headed knowledge management efforts at John Zink. Mr. Colannino has more than 25 years in the combustion industry and has authored or contributed to several books including Industrial Combustion Testing, The Air Pollution Control Guide, The John Zink Combustion Handbook and Modeling of Combustion Systems – A Practical Approach. He is a registered professional engineer and has written and reviewed problems appearing on the NCEES professional engineering exam, given in all 50 states for professional engineering licensure. Mr. Colannino’s areas of experience include R&D management, combustion, pollutant formation and control, and statistical experimental design. Past and present memberships include the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the Air and Waste Management Association, the American Statistical Association and the National Association of Professional Engineers. Mr. Colannino received a BSc. from the California Polytechnic University in Pomona, and a Masters in Knowledge Management from the University of Oklahoma.

Geoffrey Osler

Mr. Geoffrey D. Osler is Chief Marketing Officer of Clearsign Combustion Corporation., since February 2008. He also served as a director from February 2008 until February 2011. From May 2006 to February 2008, Mr. Osler conducted management, finance, and marketing consultancy with Mr. Rutkowski doing business under the name of Ormont. From May 2007 until December 2009, he served as Vice President of Marketing and as a Director of Syngence Corporation, a Dallas, Texas based electronic discovery software company. From February 1999 until March 2006, he was Group Marketing Manager, Internet Products, and later Director of Partner Marketing for Adobe Systems, Inc. where he was responsible for worldwide programs with membership in excess of 10,000 developers, service providers, and certified training centers. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Osler headed marketing and business development for Baseview Products, Inc., a division of Harris Corporation and a major systems integrator in the newspaper industry. Mr. Osler has managed marketing teams in Europe, Asia and the Middle East in addition to the United States and Canada. Mr. Osler was co-founder and marketing director of Crosstree Systems Inc., the developer of Target, one of the world’s first daily, industry-specific email news services. In 1994 at Science and Information Technology, Ltd., Mr. Osler was part of the team that created MAPS, one of the first software systems to enable web-based image searching and content management. Mr. Osler concluded agreements placing MAPS at some of the world’s leading publications including The Times of London, The Daily Mirror and The Economist. From 1992 to 1994, at the beginning of the shift to a free market, Mr. Osler worked for Apple Computer in Warsaw, Poland with responsibility for product localization and securing exclusive distribution agreements with leading U.S. software and hardware manufacturers. Mr. Osler has a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Western Ontario.

David Goodson

Mr. David B. Goodson is Chief Science Officer and Director of Clearsign Combustion Corporation. He became a director of our Company in January 2008 and served as Chief Science Officer from February 2008 to December 2013. Mr. Goodson continues to provide scientific consulting services to the Company. Mr. Goodson is also Executive Director of the Alternative Energy Resources Alliance, a Washington State non-profit foundation dedicated to the development of new forms of energy and electromechanical conversion technology. Mr. Goodson is President and a Director of TransVolt International Energy Corporation and co-founded Electromagnetics Landmarks Inc. During his career, Mr. Goodson has led the development and commercialization of a diverse array of technologies including electro-optic polymer materials, advanced combustion systems and enhancements in fermentation technology. He has also been a technology advisor and consultant to several other companies in related areas. As founder of Air Pollution Systems, Inc., Mr. Goodson invented and co-developed with the Electric Power Research Institute a novel pre-charger device to increase the effectiveness of electrostatic precipitators. The company was acquired in 1978 by the Linde division of Union Carbide and the technology remains an industry standard in the reduction of particulate emissions resulting from industrial-scale combustion. Earlier in his career, Mr. Goodson was a senior manager at Boeing Aerospace where he was responsible for development efforts at subcontractors such as Bendix, Sperry and IBM, and was granted the US Government’s highest level of security clearance for his work in the defense arena.

Roberto Ruiz

Dr. Roberto Ruiz, Ph.D., has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Product Development of ClearSign Combustion Corp., effective 15 November 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. As an executive manager, Dr. Ruiz formed and led highly successful teams of engineers, process engineers, project managers, and aftermarket sales and field service professionals. He had previously been VP Technology and Commercial Development at John Zink where he was responsible for all R&D, management of the company's intellectual property portfolio and the identification and acquisition of assets and technologies. Prior to joining John Zink in 1997, Dr. Ruiz worked with the Gas Research Institute and later with Air Liquide, where he was commercial and marketing manager in the Glass Group. Dr. Ruiz has extensive experience in process design, environmental controls, fuels, gas separation, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and advanced diagnostics. Dr. Ruiz earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in engineering with honors at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also earned an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Lon Bell

Dr. Lon E. Bell, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Clearsign Combustion Corporation., since November 2011. He founded Amerigon Inc. in 1991 and has been a Consultant to Amerigon since December 2010. Dr. Bell has served many roles in Amerigon, Inc., 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 Amerigon from September 2000 to December 2010. He has served as a Director of Amerigon since 1991. 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 continued managing Technar, then known as TRW Technar, as its President until 1991. He co-founded Mahindra REVA Electric Vehicle Co Ltd. in 1994 and serves as its Vice Chairman. He has been a Member of Scientific Advisory Board of Nextreme Thermal Solutions, Inc. since 2006. He has authored more than 20 publications in the areas of thermodynamics of thermoelectric systems, automotive crash sensors, and other electronic and electromechanical devices. Five of his inventions have gone into mass production and dominated their target markets. Dr. Bell received a BSc. in Mathematics, an MSc. in Rocket Propulsion, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

Scott Isaacson

Mr. Scott P. Isaacson is an Independent Director of Clearsign Combustion Corporation., since November 2011. He has over 33 years of experience in advising and representing businesses in managing their programs related to environmental, legal and regulatory risk issues. Since 2000, he has held the position as Vice President with California Portland Cement Company where he oversees the environmental programs for this construction materials manufacturing company with operations located in the Western United States. Mr. Isaacson is an experienced legal on a broad scope of environmental compliance requirements for federal environmental laws and programs as well as related state programs. In his prior position as a partner with the Seattle law firm of Bogle and Gates, he advised clients on federal, state and local environmental compliance, land use, government contractor liability and exposure to toxic or hazardous materials as well as issues related to individual and corporate civil and criminal liability under environmental laws. Clients included local governments and a number of mid-size businesses and companies involved in manufacturing, production, and service. Previous to that , he was the Chief of the Environmental Law Division at the Department of the Army and the senior attorney responsible for advising commands throughout the United States on environmental policy and compliance issues arising from Army activities, and handled or supervised complex and environmental actions that were under the scrutiny of federal, state, and local regulators as well as interested private environmental organizations. 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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Stephen Pirnat

--

James Harmon

309,858

Andrew Lee

--

Joseph Colannino

312,461

Geoffrey Osler

314,329

David Goodson

--

Roberto Ruiz

--

Lon Bell

--

Scott Isaacson

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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