Short bios of our Board of Directors and Executives follows:
Mr. Joseph David Fournier: CEO and President
The Senior Project Manager is a French Canadian with an I.Q. of 160 and holds a B.Sc.E.E.(with Distinction) from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton. The Senior Project Manager also holds an M.Sc,E.E.(Plasma Physics/Nuclear Engineering)
Over 25 years of Progressive Upper Management experience in: Project Management, Procurement, Construction Management, Research and Development, Operations, Start-ups, Manufacturing, Design and construction of all types of Energy production Facilities, Industrial, Commercial and Residential Construction, Software Development and real estate development.
The Managing Member is also the CEO of AscenTrust, LLc.. AscenTrust provides Front End Project Design, Project Management and Construction Management
Dr. Gary Sorensen: Active Board Member
Dr. Gary Sorensen received a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters of Science in Urban Planning, Dr. Sorensen began his career in the early 1970’s as an Environmental Engineer with the Medical Service Corp, 1st US Army. He returned to complete his Doctorate in Environmental Design.
Over the next 20 years he established a dual role as an environmental consultant and lecturer/professor at Texas A&M University and the University of Tennessee. Dr. Sorensen’s teaching was primarily in the field of engineering materials science to students in architecture, construction science and civil engineering.
In 1994 Gary left Texas A&M to devote fulltime effort to utilize the advancements in energy and environmental technology to give agricultural and industrial wastes a rebirth for the generation of electrical power and to manufacture building materials for civil construction. he continued to work with consultants and developers interested in creating sustainable built environments that are "green", energy efficient, recyclable, spatially efficient, eco-friendly and whose materials promote good healthy environments and minimize adverse health effects.
Mr. Les Dain: Active Board Member
Mr. Lester C. Dain obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arkansas.
Lester has 45 years’ experience in operations, technology development, consulting, finance and international development. Has two patents awarded. Served in the US Army Corps of Engineers in Europe and the US, received two Army Commendation medals. Lester’s focus has been leadership in systems development and efficiency improvements of organizations. Have established, directed and managed budgetary functions for units with over 700 employees, meeting revenue benchmarks and delivery schedules of customer products worldwide.
Lester's skill sets include budgeting, planning, financing and community service development. Les has a long history of involvement in the financial sector and maintains a comprehensive network of highly experienced funding resources for capital projects in many sectors – industry, commercial, education, health, energy and transportation.
Mr. Thomas Bersch (Vice President-Operations)
Mr. Thomas R. Bersch brings more than 25 years of experience in leading businesses, from small start-ups to some of the largest global corporations. His professional portfolio consists of providing direction and leadership to newly developed divisions and start-ups at companies like Blue Cross blue shield , SC Johnson, Fidelity , Compuware, TLC Office Systems, and NoteID. With an extensive knowledge of PMO performance, Tom has a proven ability to facilitate cooperation among cross-functional project teams and has consistently ensured that all projects are delivered on time, within budget, and within scope. Tom specializes in working at the executive level to develop solutions to resolve challenging business issues. Skilled at identifying business needs, Tom is adept at developing solutions and executing strategic efforts that lead to company success. Through his knowledge and vision, Tom has effectively managed over 40 global projects utilizing standard industry methodology.
Mr. William Jones: Secretary-treasurer and in-house legal Advisor
An accomplished professional with broad experience in Asset Management and Business Planning.Experienced in P&L responsibility and accountability. Successful in management of operations and projects, with strong experience working as part of joint sales/project teams in both domestic and international arenas.
William C. Jones is a business consultancy and part of a project financing group, providing comprehensive services and project funding solutions. We aim to provide access to best expertise in project management and the most advanced financing solutions, sourcing unique funding alternatives through capital markets and major banks for challenging situations.