Mike is a senior executive with national and international experience in the alternative energy, environmental, chemical and oil/gas industries, with strong expertise in business development, corporate strategy, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets.
His 25-year career includes leadership roles in public and private technology companies, ranging from biotechnology to clean coal to fuel cells. Prior to joining Novinda, Mike was President and CEO of OPX Biotechnologies, a company that develops and produces bio-based chemicals and fuels.
Mike holds an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and received a B.S. degree in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He is an accomplished public speaker and has served in numerous board and advisory positions.
Steve has worked exclusively on Clean Air Act-related air pollution control engineering and consulting projects for more than 20 years. Since 2007, his focushas been on engineered compliance solutions for the reduction of mercury and acid gases emissions from coal-fired combustion processes. As VP of Novinda’s Environmental Services, he concentrates on the field application of mobile full-scale air pollution control technologies for compliance with EPA NESHAP standards (MATS, ICI BMACT, PC MACT, etc.).Steve is a U.S. patent co-applicant of a unique Hg oxidation technology for control of Hg from coal-fired boilers. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and is a Registered Professional Engineer.
Cliff brings 40 years of technical, technology, and executive management and leadership experience to the Novinda team. Prior to the Applied Engineering role, Cliff developed and implemented the field-testing program for evaluation of Amended Silicates at power plants.
Prior to joining Novinda Cliff was President and CEO of ADA Technologies, Inc. - a technology development and commercialization company performing early stage research and seeding the commercialization process. Novinda’s flagship product, Amended Silicates was discovered and introduced from ADA Technologies under Cliff’s leadership.
The first twenty three years of his career Cliff worked at Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, performing and managing various R&D projects involving nuclear reactor fuel processing, coal conversion technology, and environmental control technologies.
Dr. Thomas K. Gale, Director of Technology Development at Novinda Corporation has been doing energy, fuels, and combustion related research for over 20 years. Dr. Gale has BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona. Over the past decade, Dr. Gale pioneered the work that lead to an understanding of the mechanisms governing mercury speciation in coal-fired power plants while he was at Southern Research Institute. In addition to mercury speciation and control, Dr. Gale has broad experience directing applied research in the areas of emission control (SOX, NOX, CO2, etc.), alternative fuels (fossil, bio-fuels, waste), sorbent & slurry technologies, and analysis of alternative power systems.
Building on this work, he is now directing the development of additional mercury control technologies and related products at Novinda Corporation.
Mark brings more than 30 years of experience in the utility directed coal and air quality sectors, including technologies related to the capture of mercury from coal-fired power plant emissions. Complimenting this background is Mark's significant emphasis on new business development for startup entities and operations, strategic planning, contract negotiations, and creating sustainable business relationships.
Prior to joining Novinda, Mark created and launched the domestic marketing strategy for Atlas Carbon, LLC, a then-new Wyoming-based producer of activated carbon, and also provided market research and executed the domestic coal sales launch for Signal Peak Energy, LLC’s new $425mm Montana mine. Mark founded Clearrails, LLC in 2009 as a coal dust mitigation company, focusing on the patenting and commercial development of a mechanized, retractable cover system for rail cars transporting coal.
Prior to forming Clearrails, Mark served as Senior Vice President of Sales for Triton Coal Company, growing Triton’s market presence from a single producing mine of eleven million tons annually to a 45 million ton portfolio of coal from two producing mines including the then first new greenfield coal mine in the powder river basin of Wyoming in decades, North Rochelle. Mark has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Baker University in Mass Communications and Speech Communication and is a former director of the National Coal Transportation Association.