Management of Composite Technology Corporation
Composite Technology Corporation is headed by an experienced management team with specific strengths in the development of multi-national technology businesses.
Benton H Wilcoxon
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Composite Technology Corporation
Mr. Wilcoxon founded the company that became Composite Technology Corporation after observing the market need for a superior conductor product in overhead transmission lines. He has over twenty years experience in commercializing technologies and building companies, including over thirteen years as President or CEO of public companies, specializing in the business development, structuring, and commercialization of advanced technologies, new materials and processes. During the last decade, he arranged early stage financing for several projects organized by TMA Ventures including: a Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology spin out from Sandia National Laboratories, known as MEMX Inc; Peak Sensors, advanced process controls technology for etch chambers from Sandia National Laboratories, and an advanced materials company known as Superior MicroPowders. Mr. Wilcoxon was a Director and Chief Technology Consultant of Magnesium Alloy Corporation, a Canadian company with magnesium and energy projects in the Republic of Congo, Africa, using cost-effective Russian and Ukrainian magnesium processing technologies, solution mining technology from Kavernen Bau-und Betriebs-GmbH, and feasibility engineering by Salzgitter Anlagenbau GmbH. Mr. Wilcoxon was one of the founders of Ashurst Technology Corporation in 1991, which became a public company known as Ashurst Ltd., listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, where he served as a Director, President, and later the CEO and Chairman. Ashurst was involved in advanced materials technologies from Ukraine, principally the development of ultra-high strength scandium-aluminum alloys and metal ceramic composites. These were licensed to Easton Sports and Kaiser Aluminum and formed the basis for the highly successful launch of high-end “Redline” series baseball and softball bats, as well as race-winning scandium road and mountain bikes.
Chief Operating Officer of Composite Technology Corporation
Mr. Sepe assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer in 2008. Mr. Sepe joined CTC in February 2006, and formerly served as a President of CTCCable Corporation and DeWind, Inc. He has over twenty-five years of experience as President, Executive Vice President or division head with a successful track record of building early stage and mezzanine level companies, developing and introducing new products, overseeing manufacturing and operations, establishing distribution channels, strategic partnerships, and capital raising to finance. He also has extensive experience in high technology manufacturing, including the management of multiple off-shore operations. Mr. Sepe has a keen understanding of tightly controlled production operations and the necessity for full integration of all company systems into an effective operating unit. Prior to joining CTC Mr. Sepe held the positions of President of JMAR Semiconductor Inc, and Director of Programs and Business Development for the Components International subsidiary of TRW. Mr. Sepe has an undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Carney has over seventeen years of professional finance, operations and accounting experience with a proven track record in early stage, start up and publicly traded technology, manufacturing and distribution companies. He has demonstrated the ability to build sound financial reporting and scalable business systems necessary to meet the needs of high growth companies. Mr. Carney is a CPA with substantial experience with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, M&A, and both venture and public financings. Prior to joining CTC, he was Director of Finance for Danka Office Imaging, a publicly traded distributor of networked office equipment. He also served as Vice President of Finance and Administration for Andale, Inc. an eBay auction tools company, as Director of Finance for SoftNet Systems, Inc., a publicly traded Internet access company and as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Carney has a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College, and a Masters in Accounting from Northeastern University.
President of CTC Cable Corporation
Mr. Ramsay is an experienced leader with a strong technical, operational and consultant background in utilities and smart grid technologies. Mr. Ramsay has broad experience in the global Utility Industry. He is the former Vice President of Asset Management and Electric Transmission for Pacific Gas and Electric. He has over 27 years in the industry, and his breadth of experience ranges from strategy and governance to engineering, construction, operations, and performance improvement for transmission, distribution, customer service and generation for gas and electric utilities. He has contributed to the development of regulatory strategy at both a national (FERC) and state level, including giving expert witness testimony before FERC and several State Utility Commissions on transmission access and territorial boundaries. At both American Electric Power and Pacific Gas and Electric, Mr. Ramsay was heavily involved in innovative approaches to modernizing the grid. He has been a strong proponent of the creation of adaptive, self-healing grids using a range of smart grid technologies on both the utility and customer side of the meter. Mr. Ramsay served on the Board of the WECC and for 2 ½ years as the WECC representative to the NERC MRC. Mr. Ramsay was a member of the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research Program’s Policy Advisory Committee, where he was a proponent of rapid development and deployment of intelligent technologies. Mr. Ramsay serves on the Board of expert advisors to the California Emerging Technology Fund and on the Board of Coro, Northern California.
John P. Brewster
Special Advisor to the CEO
Mr. Brewster has over thirty years of accomplished experience within the power industry. He is highly knowledgeable in all aspects of the power industry and early stage startup companies. Mr. Brewster held the position of EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Calera Corporation, a Khosla Venture funded Startup Company that is dedicated to reversing global warming by capturing and storing greenhouse gasses in the build environment. He also served as EVP Plant Operations and Development Engineering, Procurement and Construction Division for NRG Energy Inc. There he was responsible for the implementation of the new build and repower program along with plant operations worldwide. Mr. Brewster has served on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Recovery Authority after Hurricane Katrina, and Mibrag a German coal company.
Director of Investor Relations
Mr. Carswell has extensive experience in senior level positions with international, public and early stage private companies. His over twenty-five year career has included tenure as CEO, President and Managing Director of domestic and international companies across the business sectors of High Technology, Mining, Manufacturing, Insurance, and Real Estate Development. Mr. Carswell brings strong entrepreneurial experience with specific skill sets related to the development of strategic relationships, finance and M&A to CTC. He has served on numerous boards, both public and private and has played a vital role in spearheading corporate turnaround endeavors, raising capital and the sales and acquisitions of companies in several industries.