David Carrabba – Director
David is a prominent businessman in the Bryan/College Station, Texas, area, with interests in agriculture, oil and gas, manufacturing, and real estate. David holds a degree in business administration from Texas A&M University. He is President of Gooseneck Trailer Manufacturing Company, and of GSI Oil & Gas Company.
Scott Cloud – Commercialization Manager
Scott has over 25 years of experience in complex project execution roles including energy, chemicals, and power generation projects with major EPC companies. His early career included information technology systems integration and software development assignments with Fortune 500 companies and governments. Scott holds degrees in economics and mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University.
Russ Conser – Director
Russ retired from Shell Oil Company after a 30-year career including Shell Technology Ventures, an internal investment bank, and leadership of GameChanger, a well-known innovation team that develops cutting-edge technologies in the energy industry. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University.
Brett Cornwell – Director
Brett is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Commercialization at Texas A&M University with extensive experience in commercializing innovative technologies. He previously served as program coordinator and deputy director for NASA’s Mid-Continent Technology Transfer Center. He holds an MBA from Texas A&M University and a BBA from Baylor University.
Dr. Carol Holtzapple – Director, Corporate Secretary
Carol holds a PhD in biochemistry from Texas A&M University, and is the Research Director at the Flippen Group. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications and is an inventor on three US patents.
Dr. Mark Holtzapple – Director, Vice President R&D and Treasurer
Mark is a professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University, and winner of numerous awards for teaching, innovation, and sustainable development. He holds BS and PhD degrees from Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania. He is a co-founder of StarRotor, and inventor or co-inventor of many StarRotor innovations.
John Johnston – Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
John retired from Shell Oil Company after a varied 30-year career including roles in business development and management of high-profile technology innovators. He holds a BA from Rhodes College, and an MBA from the University of Virginia.
Michael O’Connor – Director
Mike is a former engineer with the M.W. Kellogg Company, President of O’Connor Ventures, and founder of the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center at Texas A&M University.