Executive Team

Leadership

TRI is led by some of the most talented executives in the renewable energy industry. Each has a background tailored to their role in the company. But their synergy as a team is far more than the sum of the parts. Take time to read about them and contact them with your questions.

Daniel A. Burciaga

President and CEO

Dan has led TRI’s commercialization and technology development. He has expanded its scope to biopower and biorefineries with a focus on integrated facilities for optimum economic performance.  He has over 30 years experience in technology development, engineering services, operations, and construction. 2 Issued Patents, 5 Pending Patents.

 

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Ravi Chandran, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer

Ravi is responsible for the intellectual property that forms the basis for TRI’s proprietary technology. He has over 30 years of experience in technology development for efficient energy conversion and reduced environmental impact. 12 Issued Patents, 10 Pending Patents.

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David G. Newport

Vice President, Project Management

Dave has been responsible for the design and construction of all of TRI’s commercial and pilot facilities.  He has over 30 years experience in technology development, heavy industrial engineering design, construction, startup and operations. 4 Issued Patents, 9 Pending Patents.

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Christopher J. Doherty

Vice President, Business Development

Chris has helped TRI develop its commercial structures for biopower and bioenergy projects. He has developed advanced financial proformas in support of project development and managed the legal interface on contract development.

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Directors

Adolfo Menendez

Chairman of the Board

Al Menendez has over 30 years experience in power generation and project finance. Currently, he also serves as Chairman and CEO of Global Management Partners, a project development company, and as Chairman of Princeton Energy Resources International, an energy consulting company. Previously, Mr. Menendez was the President and co-founder of various other ventures.

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Frank Tenore

Director

Frank Tenore has over 35 years of experience in the heavy industry encompassing the functional areas of design, engineering, project management, construction oversight and start-up operations. Over his career he served as President of StoneChem (now ThermoChem Recovery North America), a subsidiary of TRI. Prior to joining TRI, Mr. Tenore held various managerial and executive positions

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Nicholas Cheremisinoff

Director

Nick Cheremisinoff has nearly 40 years of experience in the management and commercialization of environmentally-focused technologies. He has worked extensively on pollution prevention and cleaner production projects sponsored by USAID, World Bank, and the European Bank of Reconstruction & Development, and as a policy advisor to several foreign governments on environmental issues.

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Richard D. Grant

Director

Mr. Grant is retired from JPMORGAN/CHASE where he spent over two decades in the Oil & Gas group and the Project Finance Group. He negotiated and underwrote limited recourse project financings in the U.S., Latin America and spent several years in the UK where he was responsible for power and infrastructure project financings for the area running from Scandinavia to Cape Town and from Gibraltar to Calcutta.

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