Board of Directors

Bob Kraft, Chairman—See Executive Team Bernays T. (Buz) Barclay Mr. Barclay is a Partner in the international law firm of Rimon, P.C.   He is also a Senior Advisor associated with the energy and infrastructure industry investment banking firm Marathon Capital, LLC.  He brings to the Board over three decades of experience as a Federal and State energy regulatory and transactions attorney, and as a former Senior Banker with Citibank N.A. Global Project Finance.  He also brings experience as an entrepreneur and business advisor, having founded or served as a Director of several companies in the cleantech, distributed energy, energy storage and smart grid space.  He founded and Chairs Infocast's Projects & Money, a leading conference in the US competitive power industry, and he has authored numerous published legal and business articles. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and holds an MBA in Finance from Michigan State University and an LL.D from the University of Chicago Law School.  Mr. Barclay was an officer in the United States Army.  He holds current FINRA Series 79 and 63 licenses. Christopher Hayes Christopher Hayes was previously General Counsel at Power Systems Mfg., LLC, a producer of advanced turbine components and parts reconditioning services to the power generation industry, where he was responsible for contracts, intellectual property and invention patent protection. Earlier in his career, Chris was an analytical engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft.  He subsequently worked in the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in Washington, D.C., reviewing patent applications for federal compliance, conducting patent searches, and other responsibilities. He then became a patent attorney at United Technologies, the parent of Pratt & Whitney.  During his tenure at United Technologies, Chris prepared and prosecuted patent applications related to jet and rocket engine components and their manufacture. Subsequently he was Associate Patent Counsel at the Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies in Florida. There he managed patents, determined product areas for patent protection, and many other activities. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, a Masters of Business Administration from University of Florida, a Juris Doctorate from the Florida State University College of Law, and is a member of the Florida Bar Association and bar of the U.S. Patent Office. Pete Sobieski Mr. Sobieski is the President and General Manager of TRS Services LLC, which is a privately held industrial gas turbine component repair company in Houston, Texas.  He has 23 years experience in the operation and maintenance of industrial gas turbines in both combined cycle and simple cycle operations.  He began his career as a General Electric field engineer and progressed to become the Vice President of Calpine's Turbine Maintenance Group.  Mr. Sobieski has extensive experience in gas turbine maintenance, particularly the large industrial machines of Siemens and General Electric.  During his time at Calpine he was responsible for a fleet of almost 200 machines and led a wide ranging strategic program of significant modifications to the F-class fleet that resulted in increased reliability and reduced life cycle cost.  During his tenure at Calpine the company was an industry leader in adoption of advanced components into the F-class fleet and the largest self-performer of "F" class gas turbine maintenance.  Pete graduated from Michigan Technological University with a BSME degree.      

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