Sundrop Fuels is led by recognized, highly accomplished industry veterans from the energy, chemical, pulp & paper, manufacturing and technology fields.
Pictured: U.S. Senator Mark Udall talks with Sundrop Fuels CEO Wayne Simmons and site manager Richard Ridley during a visit to the company’s former research and development facility in Broomfield, Colorado.
How Sundrop Fuels
connects biomass with the best resources
There is ample high-quality biomass feedstock available worldwide to supply the Sundrop Fuels biorefineries with renewable material to produce billions of gallons of drop-in biofuels or chemicals per year. Our flexibility in energy source and biomass type allows Sundrop Fuels to economically and efficiently locate plants in most areas of the world.
Importantly, we do not use food-based feedstock, rely on cutting down old growthforests, or divert agricultural land to grow feedstocks for our process. The Sundrop Fuels solution focuses on feedstocks from current commercial sources such as plantation timber and residues from agricultural harvesting.
Mr. Bartoli is retired from Foster Wheeler Corporation (now AMEC-Foster Wheeler) where he had served as President and CEO of Foster Wheeler USA Corporation and Executive Vice President of Foster Wheeler International Corporation. As President and CEO of Foster Wheeler USA Corporation, he was responsible for the Process Plant Division, Fired Heater Division, Foster Wheeler Constructors Corporation and Foster Wheeler Environmental Corporation. This followed a career in Project and Construction Management at ABB Lummus Global (now CB&I;/Lummus) and M.W.Kellogg Company (now KBR, Inc.) covering virtually all facets of the engineering, procurement, and construction of power generation, process, pharmaceutical and infrastructure facilities. Since his retirement from Foster Wheeler, Mr. Bartoli has established C. Bartoli Consultants, LLC serving the utility and process industry in the development and execution of capital projects. He has also served on the boards of directors of a number of Foster Wheeler Corporation affiliated companies. He is a Consultant Leader with the Gerson Lehrman Group in the energy and industrials sector and is an advisor to Sundrop Fuels, Inc. a gasification-based advanced biofuels company.
Mr. Bartoli holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mr. Wagner has had a long career with LP Building Products which spans over 38 years during which he led many aspects of a diverse Global Building Products organization – from Forestry, Procurement, and logistics to leading a billion dollar Oriented Strand Board (OSB) business – the largest and safest in North America. Jeff has extensive experience in strategic planning, organizational development and operational management. His proven business acumen, partnership with LP’s Board of Directors, experience on JV boards, active leadership roles in industry association boards, coupled with his support of civic organization make Jeff uniquely qualified to advise organizations on all aspects of leadership, business development, strategic planning and operational management.
For the past 12 years, as Executive Vice President OSB, Jeff led the largest OSB business in North America – operating capacity of nearly 6 billion square feet across 11 operating facilities with over 1,200 employees throughout the US and Canada, and sales reaching $1B. Jeff successfully built a culture that resulted in the safest OSB Company in North America, receiving numerous industry recognitions for performance. He navigated the business through the most significant downturn in decades, building two state of the art OSB facilities in North America and converting others to higher return products. Jeff launched his career as a Forest Engineer and has methodically moved through the organization. He was a member of LP’s executive team, participating in the development of the long-term strategic direction for the enterprise.
He received his B.S. in Forest Management from Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. He has participated in numerous leadership training courses and is Green Belt trained.
Mr. Wigmore’s work career includes positions in government, commercial banking, investment management and private law practice in New York and Asia (Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong). After working in New York City for 14 years, he relocated to Asia in the early 1990s to develop and grow Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy’s project development and project finance practice. Under his leadership, the Asian team for Milbank gained a reputation as one of the most prominent law firms engaged in project M&A;, development and finance.
Over the past 27 years, Mr. Wigmore has specialized on M&A; project development and project finance transactions as well as corporate and acquisition and leveraged finance transactions with a strong focus on power, energy, telecoms, oil & gas, natural resources and infrastructure projects. The debt and equity capital cost of projects on which he has been involved exceeds $50 billion. He has worked in nearly every country in Asia and regularly represents international and Asian clients, including project developers, investors, trading companies, financial institutions, commercial banks, export credit agencies and multilateral development banks. Mr. Wigmore has in-depth experience on cross-border transactions in every major country in Asia.
He received his B.A. From State University of New York at Oneonta, a Masters of Management and Public Policy from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Fordham Law School.
Beth A. Viola
Ms. Viola is a senior policy advisor in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office and co-chairs the firm’s Energy Team. Ms. Viola’s practice areas include energy and environmental consulting, trade, appropriations and public relations. The primary focus of her practice is working with clean energy technology companies to create sound public policy drivers for their businesses. In addition she is the principal advisor for a number of corporations, communities, organizations and tribal clients providing messaging and crisis communications support.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Viola served as a senior advisor to the White House Council on Environmental Quality. In this capacity, she served as a senior member of a team responsible for advising the president and the vice president on environmental and energy issues. While in the White House, she concentrated on a number of policy issues including climate change, natural resources and smart growth. She served as the primary White House liaison on these issues to elected officials, industry, environmental, religious and labor leaders, as well as the media. She also served as a senior advisor for energy and environmental policy with the Al Gore for President, John Kerry for President and the Kerry-Edwards campaigns.
Ms. Viola is also a former congressional staff member for U.S. Representatives John Edward Porter of Illinois and Claudine Schneider of Rhode Island.
Ms. Viola served as a facilitator for climate change discussions at the Clinton Global Initiative from 2006-2008.