CORE BioFuel has assembled a seasoned management team with expertise in petrochemicals, biofuels, renewable energy, and business management. The current management team includes:
Donald H. Sigler, Jr.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Sigler has been Chief Financial Officer and consultant to CORE since May, 2010, and is a member of the Board of Directors. He has been a consultant in the capital markets since 1980 and over the past twenty-five years has been instrumental in arranging financial equity and debt transactions for public companies and early stage development firms totaling over $100 million.
From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Sigler was Chairman of the Board and Consultant to Innovative Coatings Corporation, a publicly held company located in Kennesaw, Georgia. From 1994 to 1996 he was Chairman of the Board and a founder of World Net Holdings, Inc., a publicly held company in Atlanta, Georgia. From 1990 to 1996, he was Chairman of the Board and a founder of Credit Depot Corporation, a publicly held company headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia. From 1980 until 1989, Mr. Sigler was Vice President of Gulf States Mortgage Corporation, a privately-held firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. He now resides in Whitefish, Montana.
Mr. Sigler is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, Georgia, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management.
Vice President - Corporate Development and Licensing
Mr. Sheppard is a founding member and Vice President of the Company and a member of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for development and implementation of the corporate strategy of CORE Biofuels Inc. establishing and negotiating strategic partnerships and securing financial resources for the Company. He has been involved in the energy industry since 1987 when working as a commercial natural gas broker, negotiating long term contracts to supply natural gas direct from western Canadian producers to large volume users throughout Ontario.
From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Sheppard worked with OneWorld Energy Inc., a renewable energy industry power generator and service provider where he was Senior Investor Relations Advisor and Management Consultant, part of a team responsible for private equity placements. He was also involved in the development of corporate strategy and attracting key senior management. From 1999 to 2004 Mr. Sheppard was engaged in consulting work for renewable energy-related businesses and it was during this time that he embraced the vision of alternative energy.
From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Sheppard worked with an energy efficiency retrofit corporation that supplied and installed energy efficient lighting and specialized equipment for refrigeration and cooling systems, where he was responsible for identifying key opportunities and clients, energy audits, proposals and project sales to large commercial and industrial electricity users.
Mr. Sheppard holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.