Management Team

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.

Brett Woodard
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.