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Management
David Balabon

David Balabon
Vice President & General Counsel
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Mr. Balabon brings over 30 years of legal experience representing energy companies in corporate, finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and contract matters.

Prior to joining GreatPoint Energy, Mr. Balabon was Vice President and General Counsel of the Trigen Companies, district heating and cooling businesses located throughout the United States which were acquired by Veolia Energy from their private equity owners in 2007.

Prior to joining the Trigen Companies, Mr. Balabon was a partner for over 20 years in the international law firm LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, where he represented utility companies such as Northeast Utilities, Pacific Gas and Electric and Bay State Gas Company, and a large variety of other energy-related businesses in both domestic and international transactions and other matters. BA, Cornell University, JD, Harvard Law School.

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Kenneth Keckler

Kenneth Keckler
Vice President- Engineering
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Mr. Keckler brings more than 34 years of major project management and technology management experience from the refining, chemical, energy, and consulting industries. He spent over 30 years with BP with international assignments including leadership and implementation of new technology development, major capital project management, and engineering management. These roles spanned a wide range of the refining and chemical industries, with an emphasis on the successful development and implementation of new technologies.

Mr. Keckler has also held consulting positions with several biotechnology ventures, new energy start-up companies, and R&D organizations.

BS in Chemical Engineering from University of Cincinnati and a Masters Degrees from the University of Houston and the University of Findlay. Registered PE in the state of Texas.

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Donald B. Anthony, Sc.D.

Donald B. Anthony, Sc.D.
Chief Technology Officer
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Donald Anthony, Sc.D., Chief Technology Officer at GreatPoint Energy, is responsible for the Company's technology strategy, engineering, research, technical project development, operations and licensing. He brings more than 30 years of executive and technology management experience from the energy, chemical, engineering, construction and manufacturing industries. Dr. Anthony has spent his entire career involved in the coal gasification process, ranging from research & development, to commercial design and plant operation.

Prior to joining GreatPoint Energy, Dr. Anthony served as President and Executive Director of the Council for Chemical Research, a 25 year old non-profit organization consisting of 30 leading chemical industry companies, 140 leading research universities, and 10 national laboratories. During his tenure, he was responsible for overall leadership and strategic direction, engaging in an active advocacy role for new energy solutions, including coal gasification.

In 1998, Dr. Anthony was named President and COO of ABB's $550 million U.S. process automation business, having previously served as President and COO of the Bailey Controls Company, a $300 million global supplier of automation technology.

From 1991 to 1995, Dr. Anthony held a number of management positions at Bechtel, including Vice President, petroleum and chemicals technology, in which he was charged with overseeing the Company's gasification efforts including (i) engineering design, construction, and start-up for Phase II of Tennessee Eastman coal gasification plant, (ii) engineering design, construction, and start-up for the TECO IGCC plant (Dr. Anthony was a member of Project Steering Committee), and (iii) forming strategic alliances with Conoco, Texaco and Shell to promote petroleum coke gasification; Vice President of Asia Pacific Operations; and Vice President of Worldwide Refining.

In 1975 he joined Standard Oil to start a coal conversion research program. Five years later, he became manager of Standard Oil's commercial development efforts in synthetic fuels. These efforts included sponsorship of the Texaco Cool Water Demonstration project and partnership in the Hampshire Coal Gasification project. In 1985, he was named Vice President of Standard Oil R&D. Two years later, he became Vice President of BP America Research.

Dr. Anthony is a member of the University of Chicago Review Committee for the Energy Portfolio of the Argonne National Laboratory. He is a past member of the National Research Council's Energy Engineering Board and participated in a number of evaluations of coal gasification readiness and economics. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Glennan Microsystems Initiative and was an Executive Council member of the Northeast Ohio Regional Technology Coalition (NorTech). He is also a past member of the M.I.T. Department of Chemical Engineering Visiting Committee.

Dr. Anthony received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toledo and his S.M. and Sc.D. from M.I.T.

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Pattabhi K. Raman

Pattabhi K. Raman
Senior Vice President of Research & Development
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Pattabhi K. Raman is the Senior Vice President of Research and Development. He is responsible for leading the company's research and development activities including process development, catalyst development, pilot plant scale up, and new technology development. He brings over 25 years of leadership experience in developing and scaling up new technologies and processes in the Chemical and Hydrocarbon industries.

Dr. Raman has extensive management experience in new technology development from concept to commercialization. His experience encompasses developing and scaling up new processes, developing and commercializing new products, licensing technology, catalyst development, and managing intellectual property. In addition, he has several years of management experience in business strategy development and execution as member of the executive team in several businesses.

Prior to joining GreatPoint Energy, Dr. Raman worked at The Dow Chemical Company in leadership roles in several of its businesses, including as R&D Director for the Dow Epoxy business and R&D Director for Process Development for the Specialty Polymers and Specialty Chemicals groups comprising of 15 businesses. He was the Vice President of Research and Development for ANGUS chemical company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow. In his career at Dow, he was successfully involved in developing, scaling up, and commercializing several high pressure, high temperature catalytic processes and new products. In addition to leading R&D groups located in several countries, he was also responsible for overseeing the operation of several pilot plants and Market Development plants.

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