We are a technology company developing hydrocarbon and biocarbon products to address three key necessities: energy, food and water

Our roster of investors and executives are best of class for a pre-IPO company

experienced leadership

Management Team

Cool Planet’s executives have deep experience across the range of business functions required to build a sizable, rapidly growing company that has the potential to transform the world’s largest markets.

Howard Janzen - President & CEO of Cool Planet Energy Systems

Howard Janzen, President & CEO

•  CEO One Communications, Williams Communications
•  President Sprint Business Solutions
•  BS, MS Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
•  PMD, Harvard Business School

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Barry Rowan, Executive VP and CFO

  • EVP, CFO, CAO Vonage
  • EVP, CFO Nextel
  • Fluke, Comlinear, HP
  • BS, College of Idaho; MBA, Harvard

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Wes Bolsen

Wes Bolsen, Head of Business Development & Public Affairs

•  CMO & VP Gov't Affairs/BD, Coskata & Codexis

•  CFO, ICM, Inc.

•  McKinsey & Co – Chicago & Palo Alto (2000-2006)

•  BSEE – Rose-Hulman, MBA-Stanford GSB

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Mike Bukowski

Mike Bukowski, VP Operations

•  COO AE Polysilicon
•  GM Sunoco Philadelphia Refinery
•  BS, ChemE, Drexel

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Linda Chapman

Linda Chapman, VP Human Resources

• EVP HR, One Communications
• SVP HR, Choice One Communications
• HR mgmt. Roles in Fortune 500, private, public, pre-IPO companies
• MS, HR - American University, SPHR

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Raj Malyala

Raj Malyala, Chief Scientific Officer

•  R&E Manager, Catalytic Solutions
•  Scientist, Natural Resources Canada
•  PhD, Chem, Nat. Chem. Lab., India
•  Master Physical Chem, U of Pune
•  BA, Math, Physics Chem., Andhra U

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Stephane Thion

Stephane Thion, Head of International

•  Head of Bus. Dev., Total New Energy 
•  CSO, AE Polysilicon
•  Int’l Bus., ESLSCA Bus. School, France
•  MBA, Temple University

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Randy Tucker

Randy Tucker, VP Capital Projects

  • VP of IT Peabody Energy
  • VP Service Delivery One Communication
  • BS, CivilE, U of Missouri; MS, Management, Baker

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Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson, VP Cool Planet Biocarbon

•  CEO Cobalt Technologies, BP
•  BA, Chemistry, U.C. San Diego; PhD, ChemE, Lehigh
•  MBA, Chicago

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