Vladimir Podlipskiy, PhD
Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Podlipskiy has extensive experiences as a researcher in many senior science disciplines, involved in oil extraction technologies, car care, household consumer and cosmetic products and research into mould remediation products, all with a focus on the utilization of benign solvents/solutions. Previously, he held research appointments in new product development for EMD Biosciences, Inc., (Merck KgaA, Darnstadt, Germany), and worked as Chief Chemist in Research & Development for Nanotech, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, and as Chief Chemist for Premier Chemical, Compton, CA. He is a former Premier Chemical Scientist at UCLA's Department of Chemistry. Mr. Podlipskiy owns patents for innovative fuel additives and car care products and has authored several papers involving fuel re-formulator products and mould remediation. He is currently involved in research and development of new petroleum industry products, systems and technologies.
Mr. Podlipskiy is the principal research scientist responsible for the development of Petroteq Energy Inc.'s technologies used in its various oil extraction programs in Utah, and has recently finalized all fabrication/assembly details for the company's first oil sands extraction plant to be installed at Asphalt Ridge, Utah. He has worked extensively with a variety of suppliers from the U.S. and Eastern Europe in the planning and design stages of the extraction unit's systems. He holds a PhD Degree in Bio-Organic Chemistry from the Institute of Bio-Organic Chemistry & Petroleum Chemistry, Kiev, Ukraine, and a Degree in MS-Organic Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry, Kiev State University, Kiev, Ukraine.
Ronald A. Cook
Chief Financial Officer, Director
Mr. Cook is a Certified Public Accountant with almost 30 years of experience in public accounting, financial management, and professional consulting. Graduate from the California State University, Northridge, Bachelor of Science Degree, in 1995, he began his career with Arthur Andersen LLP, followed by Deloitte and Touche, LLP.
Robert Dennewald was born in Luxembourg in 1953. After secondary school in Luxembourg he obtained a degree in civil engineering at the University of Liège (B).
In 1979 he joined the Luxembourg-based steel producer ARBED in its Technical Assistance Department. From 1983 until 1986, he took on the responsibility of promoting steel solutions for high-rise buildings in the New York office of ARBED. From 1986 until 1993 he took over the export sales of carbon steel long products in ARBED’s headquarter in Luxembourg. In 1993 he joined the cement group Ciments Luxembourgeois (Dyckerhoff A.G., Wiesbaden) as a director and took the responsibility of the prefabricated concrete business unit. In 1996 he was appointed President and CEO of Eurobeton S.A., and developed his company’s activities in the North-East of France.
In 2006, together with 4 financial partners, he initiated a MBO/LBO takeover of the Eurobeton Group. Beginning of 2010, through a secondary buy-out, he took a controlling interest in Eurobeton, which is a main supplier of building materials in Luxembourg with its subsidiary Chaux de Contern.
He is a former director of ING Luxembourg S.A. and of Redline Capital Partners, the President of investment fund EUREFI S.A. and the angel investor of cleantech company APATEQ and IT company e-Kenz.
Robert Dennewald was a chairman of FEDIL – Business Federation Luxembourg from 2006 until 2016 and a Vice-President of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Jean-Pierre Pescatore Charity Foundation. He is married and the father of 4 children.
Mr. Fuller brings his experience of over 40 years in the securities industry. Beginning in the brokerage industry, Mr. Fuller quickly rose to the level of Managing Director with J. Barth & Company. His successes included creating the Cash Management Account (CMA) product for Merrill Lynch. He also served as a Senior Vice President of the New York Stock Exchange. Additionally, President Ronald Reagan appointed him to a post in the Securities Industry Protection Corporation (SIPC).
Mr. Fuller handled Marketing for Charles Schwab for a period of four years before taking a role as Senior Vice President of Bridge Information Systems. Mr. Fuller has been active recently as a partner in Baytree Capital Associates LLC, a private equity firm based in San Francisco.