T. Craig Eschrich - Chairman & CEO
Mr. Eschrich has extensive experience as a corporate attorney with a background in international trade, tax and corporate finance to name a few areas. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of several major international start-ups, the last one being Integrated Sat/Com Corporation which had him partnering with the Russian Space Agency on a Low Earth Orbit Satellite (LEOSat) System known as Gonets. Mr. Eschrich’s current undertaking started out in the solar arena of the renewable energy sector and has now progressed to that of a well established international EPC contractor. The IPV Energy Family of companies are all part of a broad international undertaking which he is responsible for founding and managing to its current operational state. Mr. Eschrich’s capabilities as a visionary have lead the IPV family of companies into a wide array of application specific endeavors. Mr. Eschrich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Juris Doctorate in law from Ohio Northern University. Mr. Eschrich also served in the United States Marine Corps and has held several positions within the United States Government over his professional career.
James Olson - President
Jim Olson’s creative vision and strategic thinking has defined and developed new markets; successfully formed and managed three startups and two corporate turnarounds significantly increasing profitability. As a private consultant to Fortune 500 companies and utilities, he dramatically increased shareholders value by effectively marketing and managing energy conservation programs for national supermarkets, food processing and industrial refrigeration plants. As a contractor he worked with the Jet Propulsion Lab and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, NASA, DOE and NATO to lead, design, expedite and develop classified processes and systems. Jim has a firm grasp of the competitive regulated and deregulated markets and various conventional and alternative energy technologies including transmission and interconnection issues. The Pasadena, California native attended California Institute of the Arts, from 1971 to 1973 to study architecture and environmental design. He graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1997 and received his MBA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix in2000. He holds a California and Nevada contractor’s licenses in General Engineering, Heating Ventilation, and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Jim has also worked on the program InfraGard which is an FBI program to secure critical US infrastructure.
Denise Phillips - Executive Vice President
Denise Phillips has over 16 years of experience as a project controller, office manager, purchasing manager and owner/manager for casinos, landscaping, and oilfield systems. Ms. Phillips has been responsible for project accounting, purchasing, payroll, forensic accounting, budget cost analysis and projections, contract administration, accounts payable and receivable, and customer relations. Her specialized computer software skills include Prolog, JD Edwards and Vision. Mrs. Phillips has worked with Mr. Eschrich for several years through a former partnering company, Hill International, a NYSE listed company. When Hill international opened their office in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mrs. Phillips was tasked with the responsibility of orchestrating every aspect of the set-up, including all human resources functions and coordinated executive functions until the staff was fully in place and operational.
Viswanadam Gautham - VP Renewable Energy Systems
Viswanadam Gautham brings with him more than 3 decades of semiconductor / solar technology expertise with about 15 International Patents and over 20 international publications. Mr. Gautham worked with General Motors – USA, Institute of Microelectronics - Singapore, Freescale Semicondutors – Malaysia, Schott Advanced Packaging – Singapore. He worked in the capacity of senior management level at most of the organizations above. He is currently the founder and CEO for number of companies in Singapore, Hong Kong and India. Together with his partner / director, Gautham has executed nearly 150MW solar farms in the Eastern Europe, UK, India and have known almost every solar component manufacturer in China, Taiwan, Europe, India, Korea, Japan from his extensive business relationships. Gautham also designs various types of Lithium ion battery UPS systems for mobile phones, tablet PC, notebooks, Desk top computers, automotive scooters & autos, LED street lights, home lights, study lights (Rural education) and many other applications. He is currently working on some of the solar / wind projects with battery back up for lighting SME’s in many electricity power lacking countries in the world.
William Shepherd - VP International Wastewater & Solid Waste Programs
Bill is an accomplished waste water and water reuse expert having been with the Clark County Water Reclamation District since graduating from College. Bill has worked his way through the ranks at the District before retiring and joining IPV Energy in his current capacity as Vice President of International Waste Water & Solid Waste Programs. Bill has vetted every conceivable option in the treatment of waste and brings a wealth of insight to the team that vertically integrates his specialty in with the renewable energy programs we engineer and build. Bill’s innovative ideas can save the clients we work with, hundreds of millions of dollars and take cost centers and turn them into profit centers. Having dealt with the high flow rates of a major city, Bill has proven a decided game changer in the designing of systems that create long term employment for the countries IPV routinely works with. Water issues being a major national security issue globally, Bill brings a certain sensitivity that years of experience has cultivated and his ideas have proven invaluable. Bill attended Northern Arizona University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Aquatic Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He holds a number of certifications from nationally recognized trade organizations and has been a professor at the Community College of Southern Nevada where he taught waste water treatment to other professionals and young students.
Steve Coron - VP International Facilities
Steve Coron VP of International Facilities & Senior Executive-in-charge of The Office of the Chairman
Steve is a 24-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. His overall service has included billets in mobile reconnaissance and combat infantry positions with service in the Middle East. Steve also served extended tours as a recruiter managing a network of office on the West Coast of the United States and is one of the most highly recognized Marine Recruiters in the history of the Marine Corps retiring as a Gunnery Sargeant (E-7); having left the Marine Corps just prior to his appoint as a Warrant Officer. Steve’s current responsibilities include managing the international data and operational facilities of the company as well as all remote monitoring of the international power plants managed by way of satellite up-link. As the Executive-in-charge of the Office of the Chairman, Mr. Caron is also responsible for coordinating meetings with a diverse array of IPV Corporate Presidents and outside consultants that advise the Chairman on matters related to growth and development of the IPV family of companies. Steve has a Bachelor’s degree from National University.
Murray Bilfield - VP Legal Affairs for Asia
Mr. Bilfield is an experienced trial attorney with a background in taxation and corporate. He has been in private practice for over 40 years in the Cleveland area. Mr. Bilfield brings negotiating and structuring experience needed secure both private and public/private partnerships and is an integral part of the IPV team that does international technology deals in Asia. Mr. Bilfield also supports the efforts of Mr. Snyder in the Africa/Caribbean region and is also assigned to general corporate transactions that relate to licensing new technologies and materials used in the IPV Energy program generally. Mr. Bilfield has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from Ohio University, Ohio and Juris Doctor from the College of Law at Akron University, Akron, Ohio. He is licensed in the Supreme Court of Ohio and all lower state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Edward Snyder - VP Legal Affairs For Africa / Caribbean
Mr. Snyder has extensive experience as a transactional attorney with a background in bankruptcy, real estate and corporate. He has been in private practice for over 20 years and an attorney for over 30. Mr. Snyder served over 10 years as an elected official in local government in the Northwest (Toledo) Ohio area and continues to serve on numerous intergovernmental boards as either citizen or non-governmental representative. His hobby interests include fields IPV is actively involved in and relishes the opportunity to use his knowledge and skills to help facilitate IPV's projects. Mr. Snyder has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, with an Economics minor from the former College of Arts and Sciences (now known as Language, Literature and Social Sciences) at the University of Toledo, Ohio and Juris Doctor from the College of Law at the University of Toledo, Ohio. He is licensed in the Supreme Court of Ohio and all lower state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
(Vacant) - VP Public Relations & Public Grants
(Vacant) - VP Chief Technology Officer