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Engineering Director

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
May 20, 2018

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Name: Phillip Hutton

Address: *** * *** ** ****: Grand Forks State: North Dakota Zip: 58201

Phone Number: 702-***-****



Phillip Hutton has extensive experience in leadership and program management. His technology management experience includes program/proposal development, work plan design, and establishing multi-organizational development teams that include universities, government entities, foreign companies and individual scientist/engineers. At the senior level, Phillip made decisions and established relationships that impacted the competitive position of the company. This includes identifying market channels, creating marketing and partnering opportunities, investor relationships, talent procurement, and funding acquisition. Principle Authored Grants, Awards, & Sales (Approx $4M)

$2,100,000 From: Xcel Energy & US Dept of Energy Date: Jun 2002

$999,728 From: Xcel Energy & US Dept of Energy Date: Nov 2008

$240,000 From: Solid Cell, Inc. & US Dept of Energy Date: Jan 2010

$150,000 From: US Office of Science Date: Feb 2016

$150,000 From: EER-GC Corporation Date: Nov 2001

$97,074 From: Siemens Environmental Systems & Services Date: Apr 2008

$30,500 From: FuelCell Energy, Inc. Date: Mar 2016

$28,135 From: NASA Johnson Space Center Date: Mar 2016

$25,000 From: Franklin Fuel Cells & US Dept of Energy Date: Nov 2005

$16,725 From Team Fast, Inc. Date: Nov 2016

$8,137 From: Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative Date: Aug 2006 Education

Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. Chemical Engineering April 1999 Carnegie Mellon University, M.S. Colloids, Polymers, and Surfaces April 1999 Old Dominion University, M.S. Applied Physics April 1994 University of Pittsburgh, B.S. Electrical Engineering April 1989

*Note: Chemical Engineering and Colloids, Polymers & Surfaces awarded as double degree Work Experience

Company: Solid Cell Inc. Dates: Mar 1, 2015 - Sept 20, 2017 Address: 771 Elmgrove Rd. City: Rochester State: New York Zip: 14624 Title: Chief Technology Officer

- Chief Technology Officer at Solid Cell and the Engineering Director of Solid Cell’s subsidiary Novorocs Technologies, LLC. Works closely with the CEO to establish relationships that impact the competitive position of the company. This includes identifying market channels, creating marketing and partnering opportunities, investor relationships, talent procurement, and funding acquisition. Oversee operations, especially technical, within the facility to include facility modifications, equipment procurement, technology testing, and experimental design. Secure funding through proposal writing, client acquisition, and investor presentations. Primary reactor and system design engineer. Accomplishments:

- Established in-house research and development capabilities for prototyping and testing new products

- Secured grants from federal and state funding agencies for new project development

- Secured several high value new customers, including NASA and a major fuel cell company

- Advanced the company to the 76 West Million Dollar Business Competition Semi-Finalist Company: Angel Alternative Energy Date: May 1, 2011– Feb 29, 2015 Address: 503 S 5th St. City: Grand Forks State: North Dakota Zip: 58201 Title: President

- Conducted an engineering design and economic analysis for a railroad tie-to-electricity system. Participated in negotiations and discussions for the power purchase agreement.

- Acted as engineering consultant in evaluating a commercial shredded tire-to-oil pyrolysis system.

- Acting Director, Energy Consulting Division for the International Center for Accelerative Learning (ICAL), on-site development of industrial trades training program recommendations for Saudi Aramco, the largest oil company in the world.

- Designed a biomass pyrolysis system for converting biomass to fuel and bio-char. Company: University of North Dakota Dates: Aug 1, 2008– Apr 30, 2017 Address: 241 Centennial Dr. City: Grand Forks State: North Dakota Zip: 58202 Title: Adjunct Assistant Professor

- Developed and taught curricula in renewable energy subjects. Company: Energy & Environmental Research Center Dates: Jan 1, 2000– Oct 10, 2010 Address: 15 N 23rd St. City: Grand Forks State: North Dakota Zip: 58202 Title: Research Manager

- Established high temperature fuel cell program at the EERC.

- Established a fixed bed gasification laboratory at the EERC.

- Responsibilities include developing and managing energy projects with industrial, government, and international clients in support of research related to energy conversion systems, with an emphasis on thermally integrating high temperature fuel cells and micro-turbines with biomass gasifiers for distributed generation. Specific responsibilities include managing a team of 3-4 engineers and scientist, submitting proposals for cost shared research, overseeing the design and testing of biomass gasification, fuel cell and micro-turbine technologies, and established a fuel cell test laboratory.

- Wrote and awarded proposals totaling $4M in cost-shared renewable energy research. Company: Graphic Arts Technical Foundation Date: Jun 15 1995– Dec 30, 2000 Address: 200 Deer Run Rd. City: Sewickley State: Pennsylvania Zip: 15143 Title: Supervisor of the GATF Physics Department

- Consulting services on product performance

- Technology transfer into the renewable energy industry.

- Project Leader/ Project Coordinator for contract and in-house multi-disciplinary research projects and studies.

- Strategic planning, design, and analysis of renewable energy experiments and studies.

- Dissemination of information through publications (see attached list) and technical presentations at seminars and conferences.

- Duties require extensive coordination and cooperation with people, both technical and non- technical, in all sectors of government, industry, and academia.

- Technical scope of duties includes polymer rheology, colorimetry, mathematical modeling, electronics, and surface chemistry.

- Non-technical scope of duties includes public relations, answering member inquiries, and advising upper management and industry committees

Company: Newport News Shipbuilding Jan 1, 1989– Aug 8, 1993 Address: 4101 Washington Ave. City: Newport News State: Virginia Zip: 23607 Title: Nuclear Test Engineer

- Responsibilities included coordinating the rip-out and replacement of electrical and mechanical systems in support of the overhaul of the USS Enterprise nuclear power plants. Duties included testing and calibrating new equipment, coordinating work between several different trades departments, and researching and deactivating potentially dangerous electrical and mechanical systems. Position required detailed training and working in hazardous environments, confidential clearance, troubleshooting, and hands-on approach. Additional Professional Training and Education

Doctorate in Engineering, University of North Dakota, 2009 Communication Presentation Skills Workshop, Phoenix Consulting Associates, 1999 Fundamentals of Project Engineering, SkillPath Training Workshops, 1999 Mead Paper Knowledge Seminar, Mead Paper Company, 1997 Orientation to the Graphic Arts, Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, 1996 Engineer Training Program – Power Generation, Control, and Distribution, NNS, 1991. Other

Over 50 Publications and Presentations

Won Semi-Finalist in $1M 2016 76West Business Competition References upon request

List of Publications and Presentations upon request

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