President & Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Kennon serves as Superior Gas Solutions’ (SGS) President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) where he has overall management responsibility for SGS. Terry leads all technology development and commercialization activities as well as directs legal staff in the development and execution of SGS’ intellectual property strategy. Terry assumed the President role in March of 2019, prior to which he served as CTO.
Terry brings over 30 years of technical, financial and strategic experience as a chemical engineer, investment banker, and alternative energy entrepreneur. His varied professional background has allowed him to gain extensive experience with established and emerging technologies.
Before joining SGS, Terry was a co-founding partner of Merica International LLC, a renewable energy company established to commercialize a proprietary biomass-to-liquid gasification technology used in the production of Fischer-Tropsch diesel for the transportation industry.
Terry gained further leadership experience in the alternative energy industry at J.P. Morgan where he was Sector Head for Biofuels in the Alternative Energy Investment Banking Group. Terry developed and executed J.P. Morgan’s biofuels sector plan, advised clients regarding strategic and capital alternatives, and led the execution of debt and equity transactions.
Terry received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA from Cornell University where he was selected by faculty for an Albert Fried Fellowship.
Director of Engineering
Scott Johnson is Director of Engineering. He has over thirty years’ experience in the electronics, aerospace, energy and semiconductor industry, including twenty-two with Motorola, Inc. He was previously Controls and Electronics Engineering Manager where he was active in the development of associated gas processing, CNG engine combustion controls, as well as carbon allotrope growth and application. He was Electrical Engineering manager at CEL, an aerospace instrumentation supplier where he developed and patented several fiber optic sensors using both fiber Bragg grating and interferometric techniques. He was a Principal Scientist the field emission display team at Motorola, both in the corporate research labs and in the Flat Panel Display Division, developing equipment and processes for carbon nanotube growth and characterization. Later in the program he was responsible for developing drive electronics for the nano-emissive display (NED) display prototypes.
Scott has twenty-two issued patents, with several pending. He has published numerous technical papers and has given several invited technical talks. Scott retired from the USAF reserve after 25 years of service, having worked his last four years as a researcher with the Air Force Research Lab’s Night Vision Center of Excellence, developing multi-mode night vision lighting for aircraft interiors and exteriors, as well as enhancements to night vision imagers.
Scott has bachelor’s degrees in both education and electrical engineering from Arizona State and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology respectively. He is a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the SAE and AVS. He also routinely writes articles for several electronics publications.
Dean Hoaglan is Technical Director and has responsibility for field operations, applications engineering and customer support at Superior Gas Solutions. He is an electrical, testing and systems engineer with over 30 years of experience.
Dean has been with the company since 2011 leading the Test Engineering group and has been focused on Flare-to-Fuel technology since its inception in 2014. He led the development of the first control systems and the in-house and field-testing efforts for all our proof-of-concept prototypes and initial commercial units.
Prior to SGS, Dean worked 20 years at Honeywell on various technologies including test facilities and accelerometer prototypes for strategic and tactical guidance systems, weather and predictive wind shear radar systems for commercial aviation, and airborne and ground radio equipment for general aviation. He also troubleshot and repaired commercial flight control systems and in-flight entertainment systems at GEC Marconi Avionics, and ran the calibration laboratory at InControl, a biomedical startup.
Dean graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seattle University with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor Society and IEEE, and has won several IEEE awards.
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Robert Rapier serves as Director of Process Engineering and Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) for Superior Gas Solutions. Robert brings more than 25 years of engineering experience in the areas of oil production and refining, synthetic fuels, biomass to energy, and alcohol production. Among other assignments, Robert previously worked for ConocoPhillips, where he helped direct the company’s efforts in commercializing its gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology. He has lived and worked internationally in Germany, Scotland, and the Netherlands.
Robert is a prolific writer and public speaker. He writes regular columns for Forbes and is the author of Investing Daily’s Utility Forecaster. His columns at Forbes are highly respected and are read millions of times each year. Robert’s articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, and The Economist. He has also appeared on 60 Minutes, The History Channel, CNBC, Business News Network, CBC, and PBS. Robert is the author of the book Power Plays: Energy Options in the Age of Peak Oil, and he has given more than 30 public talks on the energy sector.
Robert has bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and math, and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University. His graduate school thesis involved the biological conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into chemicals. For this he and his team were awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award at the National Academy of Sciences. He has received multiple patents and other awards for his work, including a Texas A&M Regents’ Fellowship, and the American Institute of Chemists Award for Outstanding Graduating
Keith McGee has recently contracted with Superior Gas Solutions, leading the company’s Business Development efforts, including capital and marketing/sales initiatives, as well as potential partnership opportunities. He brings twenty-five years of experience in corporate-finance – with roles in investment banking, equity capital markets, investing/fund-management, and as an executive in a number of successful, emerging-growth businesses.
Previously Mr. McGee held the position of Sr. Vice President for Midwest Energy Emissions – a highly successful, early-stage power services business – from 2012 through 2016. Mr. McGee lead Midwest through all capital-raising, operational systems buildout, and supply contracting, while restructuring sales and marketing. Midwest garnered over $140mm in supply contracts during this time, while investors saw enterprise-value grow from $15mm to over $250mm.
Prior to Midwest Energy, Mr. McGee conducted work for the U.S. Department of Energy under the Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credit Program, as well with the DOE Loan Guarantee Program. During this time, he also co-founded and capitalized a newly emerging waste business – Green Group. As he headed corporate finance and business operations, Green Group was twice offered $500mm in capital backing and prospered as a leading permitting & development firm in the waste industry throughout the Southeast US and the upper Midwest, deploying advanced technologies, and developing a world-class water treatment project in Wyoming.
Early in his career Mr. McGee attained the position of Vice President at the headquarters of the investment bank Morgan Stanley, within their Institutional Equity Division. He was among the founding team to build Middle Market Equities – which became a staple division for every major investment bank on Wall Street – working on equity, debt, capital, custody, and derivative access to the newly emerging class of hedge funds.
Keith received his BS in Finance from Boston College, twice attained series 7 & 66 FINRA licensing, and participated in the Morgan Stanley/Columbia University educational training program, studying Corporate Finance, Asset Management, and Financial Modeling. He lives in Shrewsbury NJ with his wife and three sons, coaching baseball and basketball and donating time for local non-profits.