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EnerSol Technologies, Inc.

Energy Solutions for the 21st Century

Our Leadership

Meet the EnerSol Leadership Team

Jay Ramamurthi

Co-Founder, President, and CEO

Jay Ramamurthi

Jay has over thirty years of technical and management experience in leading projects from concept through start-up and operation within the chemical, waste destruction and glass industries.  Prior to leading and executing a management buyout of certain assets from Vanguard Research to establish EnerSol Technologies, Jay was General Manager of the Environmental Systems Division at Vanguard Research and also Program Manager of Vanguard Research’s PEPS® programs.  Before joining Vanguard Research, Jay was a Project Development Manager at Omega Thermal Technologies, an environmental engineering and construction company.  Jay is the co-inventor on four patents related to waste processing using plasma systems and has co-authored and presented several technical papers in the field of high-temperature waste processing.  Jay holds a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University.

 


Mark Vetter

Co-Founder, VP Process, and COO

Mark Vetter

Mark has over thirty years of experience in the analysis, design, development and testing of complex industrial processing and waste gasification systems, with specific experience in the development of engineering designs and specifications to support such systems.  At EnerSol, Mark is currently responsible for overseeing overall business operations at EnerSol.  He also provides technical leadership in process design, engineering and technology and product development.  Prior to co-founding EnerSol, Mark served as Engineering Manager, Environmental Systems Division of Vanguard Research, where he was responsible for the chemical, electrical, control, and instrumentation design and development for the Mobile PEPS® project.  Prior to joining Vanguard Research, Mark was an Applications Engineer at GSE Systems, where he was responsible for configuring, programming and providing on-site startup support for GSE’s distributed control systems.  Mark was also a Manufacturing Engineer at Dow Corning Corporation where he provided global technical support for Dow Corning’s Fluid Bed Reactor processes.  Mark is the co-inventor on five patents related to fluidized bed reactor design and waste processing using plasma systems.  He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Ohio State University.

 


Yuji Kado

Co-Founder, VP Construction

Yuji Kado

Yuji has over forty years of specialized experience in the analysis, design, acquisition and testing of complex industrial systems including extensive experience in the development of industrial thermal process systems (e.g. waste incineration, glass container furnaces), from concept through start-up.  At EnerSol, Yuji performs and supervises a wide variety of hardware development efforts related to PEPS® and PEGS® subsystems and product development.  Prior to co-founding EnerSol, Yuji served as Manager, Design and Construction in the Environmental Systems Division of Vanguard Research, where he led the development of the PEPS® units from inception.  Before joining Vanguard Research, Yuji was an Engineering Project Manager at Omega Thermal Technologies where he was responsible for the design, development and commissioning of various waste processing systems.  Before joining Omega Thermal Technologies, Yuji served in various Project Management positions for several incineration, construction, and manufacturing firms throughout the U.S. and Canada. Yuji is the co-inventor on three patents related to waste processing using plasma systems.

 


Les Brownlee

SVP-Business Development

Les Brownlee

Les Brownlee served as the Acting Secretary of the Army from 10 May 2003 until November 18, 2004.  He became the 27th Under Secretary of the Army November 14, 2001, following his nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the United States Senate.  Mr. Brownlee served concurrently as both Acting Secretary of the Army and Under Secretary of the Army for eighteen months, thereby becoming the longest-serving Acting Secretary of the Army in history. Mr. Brownlee also served concurrently as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works from March 2002 to August 2003.

Mr. Brownlee served previously on the Republican staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee beginning in January 1987, under both Sen. Strom Thurmond and Sen. John Warner. From 1987 to 1996, he was the principal professional staff member responsible for Army and Marine Corps programs, Special Operations forces and drug interdiction policy.  As deputy staff director, he was deeply involved in policies and programs relating to ballistic missile defense, strategic deterrence and naval strategy, shipbuilding and weapons programs.  In March, 1996, Mr. Brownlee was designated Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Armed Services by then Chairman, Senator Strom Thurmond. In January, 1999, he was designated Staff Director by then Chairman, Senator John Warner, serving through a change in control of the Senate in mid-2001.

Mr. Brownlee is a retired Army colonel. He was commissioned in 1962 as a lieutenant of infantry through the ROTC program at the University of Wyoming. He is a distinguished honor graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger Course, an honor graduate of both the Infantry Officer Advanced Course and the Command and General Staff College, and a graduate of the Army Airborne course as well as the U.S. Army War College. Mr. Brownlee served two combat tours in Vietnam. Before retiring in 1984, he was Military Executive to the Under Secretary of the Army.  His military decorations include two Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He has been inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame.  He holds a masters degree in business administration from the University of Alabama.  Mr. Brownlee served as a commissioner on the National Commission on the National Guard and Reserve Forces.  He is a member of the board of directors of Blue Star Families.