Our People

Management

Paul Willard Chute
Paul Willard Chute
President & CEO

Paul has over 45 years of executive experience building or restructuring over 25 private and public companies. He specializes in Governance, Business Plans, Financing, Corporate Structure, Systems and Operational functionality. A strong believer in team management, Paul believes in cooperative processing with accountability. He served as CEO and CFO of Acadia National Health Systems. He earned his MBA in Business Management from Husson University and a BS in Accounting from the University of Maine.

Victoria Huang
Victoria Huang
Chief Financial Officer

Victoria has a wealth of experience in corporate compliance, regulatory and financial reporting, internal control, financial management and corporate finance. She has served as a consultant, controller, CFO and director for both U.S. and Canadian companies. Victoria is a CPA, CA of British Columbia. She has her First Class Honour’s Degree in Accounting and Finance from Simon Fraser University, BC.

Paul Porter
Paul Porter
Vice President of Engineering

Paul has been a hands-on engineer and manager for over 30 years. Founder and former president of Jetseal, Inc., a manufacturing firm specializing in cutting-edge seal design and other aerospace technologies, Paul now serves as Managing Partner and Chief Engineer at P.A. Industries, in addition to his work on the RadMax Rotary Cycle. He has an MBA from McNeese University and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Dr. James Slinger
Dr. James Slinger
Vice President of Communication & Investor Relations

Dr. Slinger is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at California State University, Fresno. He served as department chair and is a member of the American Philosophical Association. He has taught a wide range of courses, including critical thinking, logic, conceptual analysis, and philosophy of science. Dr. Slinger is not an engineer, but he is a longtime shareholder who passionately believes in this technology.

Lynn Petersen
Lynn Petersen
Director of Business Development

An accomplished marketer and new product strategist, Lynn has over 30 years of leadership experience in technical sales, marketing, customer service, and business development management. He has worked with clients in the mining, industrial chemical, electronics, aerospace, and capital equipment industries. Lynn has a Masters of Science in Economics & Agricultural Engineering and a BS in Mechanized Agriculture from South Dakota State University.

Dr. Allen MacKnight
Dr. Allen MacKnight
Principle Engineer

Dr. MacKnight is a retired Corporate Fellow from Honeywell Aerospace. He has managed advanced applications engineering development and new product initiation and development. Projects include aircraft and spacecraft environmental controls; nuclear, biological, and chemical air purification; fuel cell power systems; advanced turbine power generation systems; and advanced space life support. He has worked on projects for NASA, the International Space Station, Airbus, the USAF, Allied Signal Aerospace, and Honeywell. Dr. MacKnight holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

Glenn Davis
Glenn Davis
Senior Design and Test Engineer

Glenn has 25 years of machinery research and design experience. He has lead and been a member of teams that have developed unique material handling equipment in the mining industry. His work has taken him from Mechanical Designer at Thermoguard Equipment and Hullpack Manufacturing to Senior Mechanical Designer and now Global Systems Solution Manager at FLSmidth. In his free time, Glenn enjoys metalworking – machining, welding and general fabrication – in his home workshop.

Consultants

Dr. Massimo
Dr. Massimo "Max" Capobianchi
Engineering Consultant

Dr. Capobianchi is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Gonzaga University and the department chair. His professional experience includes 10 years as a practicing mechanical engineer in industry and more than 20 years in academia. He has worked as a mechanical design engineer in the electronics field. He earned his BE, MS in Mechanical Engineering, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from State University of New York.

Dr. Vladimir Labay
Dr. Vladimir Labay
Engineering Consultant

Dr. Labay is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Gonzaga University and the department chair. His professional experience includes 10 years as a lecturer and small business owner, and more than 17 years in academia. His research interests include modeling of and the development of microwave/millimeter-wave integrated circuit devices used in wireless and satellite communications, and has led the Gonzaga University initiative that focuses on developing the entrepreneurial mindset in undergraduate engineering and computer science students. He earned his BSc (EE) and MSc (EE) from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD (EE) from the University of Victoria.

R. L. Prowse
R. L. Prowse
Engineering Consultant

Ron is a retired oil and gas engineer who has worked internationally for Mobil then ExxonMobil. He has alternated between engineering and operations positions both offshore and onshore in Canada, Nigeria, Indonesia, Scotland, the U.S. and Equatorial Guinea. Ron began his career in research and is named on two patents. He holds a MS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Alberta.

James Metzger
James Metzger
Engineering Consultant

James is a US Army Contractor working as Materials Engineer, Project Manager for aircraft modifications and Systems Engineer. Previously, he worked for Conoco/DuPont as an R&D Compliance Engineer and an Environmental Engineer. He has an MS in Petroleum Engineering and BS in Biochemistry from Tulane University.