The following individuals are executive officers of the Company.
Johnny R. Thomas
Chief Executive Officer and President
Dr. Thomas has served as a director and officer of several publicly traded companies. He has founded and invested in several public offerings in sectors including environmental, agriculture, biotechnology, energy, and high technology. In spearheading a mergers and acquisition program, he grew the company from $29,000 in revenues to more than $350 million by acquiring thirty-four companies in approximately four years. He increased the market valuation of the company to $1.2 billion. Dr. Thomas received the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Ernst & Young, LLP/NASDAQ in 1998 for the Southern Nevada/Riverside, California area. Dr. Thomas received a B.S. degree in Agronomy from New Mexico State University, and a Master's and Ph.D. in Genetics/Plant breeding from Oregon State University.
Robert C. Potts
President & Chief Operating Officer
Rob has been the President and CEO of several portfolio companies for a private equity firm. He was the CEO of the following companies: Prinexus, Finlay Systems, Color By Pergament, Direct Group, Direct Fulfillment, Mack Color Graphics, Halo Design Systems, and Tukan. He has broad experience with successful start-up and turnaround ventures. Rob's broad understanding of manufacturing companies and integrating new systems into existing companies as well as his ability to execute new business strategies is expected to provide a solid basis for successfully growing Blue Earth into a co-generation company powerhouse. Rob earned his B.S. Mechanical Engineering, at Brigham Young University, and an M.B.A. - Finance at Lehigh University.
Chief Financial Officer
Brett has over 30 years of experience in finance, control and fundraising. Prior to IPS, Mr. Woodard served as the CFO of Wasatch Wind, Inc., an enterprise that developed wind energy projects in the western US and eastern Canada. With over 25 years of experience in structuring turnkey project finance transactions throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia in roles with Nokia (large telecommunications infrastructure), GE Capital and Nortel Networks, he has worked extensively with international financing organizations including several Export Credit Agencies. He holds an MBA, finance from the University of Utah.
Donald R. Kendall, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer of Blue Earth Capital, Inc.
Mr. Kendall was elected Chief Executive Officer and a director of Blue Earth Capital, Inc. as of January 31, 2014. He had been the Chief Executive Officer of Kenmont Capital Partners and Kenmont Solutions Capital GP (“KSC”), LLC; an investment management firm specializing in alternative investments and private equity from 1998 and its affiliated finance company, respectively, until KSC’s acquisition by the Company in January 2014. Mr. Kendall also utilized his extensive background in the power, energy and clean energy industries overseeing event driven, distressed, capital structure arbitrage and private equity investments in these sectors for Carlson Capital, L.P, while overseeing Kenmont's private equity and venture capital fund of funds. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Kendall was President of Cogen Technologies Capital Company, L.P. His responsibilities included acquisitions, domestic and international project development, project and corporate financings, asset management, strategic planning and the initiation of Cogen's planned reorganization, initial public offering and ultimate sale for $1.1 billion. In addition to his duties at Cogen, Mr. Kendall was the founding Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto Partners, Ltd., a family office and investment management company for a Forbes 400 family. Mr. Kendall's duties included identifying, analyzing, structuring, investing, monitoring and exiting investments in private equities on a direct basis and through private equity funds. In addition, Mr. Kendall managed various public equity hedge fund and fixed income portfolios for affiliated entities and three charitable foundations. He also serves as a director of American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: AMID), Solar City Corporation (NASDAQ: SCTY), Stream Energy and Tangent Energy Solutions, Inc. Mr. Kendall also serves on the following Non Profit Boards: Earthwatch Institute, the Houston Zoo Conservation Committee, the Jane Goodall Institute and the Prospect Park Alliance. Mr. Kendall received a B.A. degree from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College.