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Mr. Mears is the founder of the Company. Previously, he served as President of Corporate Capital Resources, Inc., a publicly-traded venture capital company specializing in early-stage and start-up companies. Mr. Mears has also syndicated a number of limited partnerships for research and development including medical projects.
Mr. Mears has been involved in the development and management of several large agricultural operations engaged in the production of grapes, almonds, citrus and kiwi fruit. Mr. Mears has served on the board of directors of Chatsworth Products Inc., Robert T. Dorris and Associates, and Technology Solutions, Inc. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Mears has gained extensive experience in the start-up and management of a number of successful business ventures.
John F. Graham
Chief Knowledge Officer
John Graham has over 30-years experience as a professional "information research and knowledge management specialist," augmenting his skill sets with an elaborate network of over 1,700 independent information research professionals and business content product/service providers. Mr. Graham also works at an executive-level, in our "advanced technology projects development team", communicating directly with EP&T's strategic alliance vendor and manufacturing engineering teams. Mr. Graham generates the EP&T Professional 3D Geometric Model layouts used in communication with management, engineering, and clients, as well as, oversees the company's onsite and web-based control system architectural and integration design strategies. Mr. Graham holds one United States Patent and received the 1989 CeBUS (Smart Home) Award for Advanced Design and Engineering Innovation from the International Consumer Electronics Association. Mr. Graham is Chief Knowledge Officer and has been in this position with EP&T since 1998.
Vice President - Administration
Mr. Andersen has been associated with EPTC since the mid-1990's. Mr. Andersen's experience includes working as a line officer with the United States Army Corp of Engineers on various construction projects in Germany, Assistant Controller of a large Exxon-Mobil Corporation plastics manufacturing plant, General Manager of the Computer Products Division of a United States subsidiary of Lex, PLC (London), and Controller and General Manager of an aerospace sub-contractor/manufacturer with manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe. Mr. Andersen, a certified public accountant, also operates an accounting, tax and technology practice in Los Angeles, and specializes in managing start up and growth companies.
Mr. Andersen holds three advanced business and management degrees including an MSBA (Operations Research) from Boston University, a Masters in Taxation from Golden Gate University and an MBA (Finance) from California State University - Bakersfield. He serves on the faculty of the University of Phoenix, teaching a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate accounting and finance courses through the university's John Sperling School of Business.
Vice President, Government Compliance
Mr. Lindskog had been with EP&T since 2010 providing permitting, compliance and development strategies and expertise for EP&T’s Closed Loop Organic Management System (CLOMS). He brings valuable regulatory experience with local and state agencies that supports the construction and operation of the CLOMS technology and processes. As part of the senior management team, Mr. Lindskog is actively involved supporting EP&T’s economic growth.
Mr. Lindskog brings over 30 years of successful business development and management experience with A/E/C firms serving clients in the energy, water and transportation sectors. Mr. Lindskog has been past President of a number of industry associations and currently chairs two programs for the State of California supporting economic development of small businesses.
Mr. Lindskog holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University.
Vice President, Field Operations
Kris Schulthies has been involved with EP&T for over 10 years. He brings to the team over 20 years experience in the livestock and dairy industries. He was raised on the family’s cattle and produce farm in Northern Utah. He began milking professionally at the age of 14. Since that time, Mr. Schulthies has worked in all areas of Dairy production, including through his college years, where as a full-time student, he put himself through school as a Dairy Herdsman.
Mr. Schulthies’ graduate work involved residency in the country of Ecuador as he completed a Cost of Production and Efficiency Analysis for the country’s dairy industry. His post-graduate work brought him back to Ecuador with USAID for cost/benefit and partial budget studies on several of their improvement technologies. Following this experience, Mr. Schulthies worked several years at the Texas Agricultural Market Research Center at Texas A&M University where he did research related to the effects of the NAFTA on various areas of Texas agriculture.
Mr. Schulthies has owned his own successful business. He has been involved in a number of successful start-ups where he acted as an integral part of the management and operations team. He is highly experienced in farm operations and the use and maintenance of heavy equipment. He holds a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics, with Spanish and Business Minors, and a Master degree in Economics and International Relations from Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
Vice President, Marketing
Mr. Mears brings over 22 years of business experience to EPTC, with a background in banking, venture capital and business management. He also brings to the Company nine years of direct marketing experience in high-technology businesses. Mr. Mears most recently served as a founding member and the Director of Marketing of a successful start-up business that posted $25,000,000 in annual revenue.
Mr. Mears served as a Board of Director for a Public Ultilities provider. Mr. Mears also possesses local, state and federal lobbying and governmental agency experience, and has served as a city councilman for the city of College Station, Texas. Mr. Mears holds a bachelor's degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, and two master's degrees, one in project management and the other in real estate and land development, from Texas A&M University.
Director of Enigeering