Willis W. Bixby, Jr., Ph.D.
Dr. Bixby has over 42 years of experience in the private and public sectors including 7 years as an individual consultant and 10 years of commercial corporate and project leadership in strategic planning, acquisitions, marketing and due diligence with Duratek, Inc and SCIENTECH. He led the technical due diligence and transition of a $100M acquisition which doubled the size of Duratek. As Vice President for SCIENTECH, he led the successful integration of a $25M company that specialized in engineered products for commercial nuclear power plants and D&D
Dr. Bixby retired from the Federal government in 1996 having spent 20 years with the Department of Energy and 4 years with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in positions of increasing management responsibility. Dr. Bixby served in DOE Headquarters as a Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) of Energy under the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management. Prior to his Headquarters assignment, he served as a Deputy Manager of the Department’s Richland Operations Office, the 890 square mile site in Hanford, Washington. He also served as the Federal Project Manager for the cleanup of the only commercial US reprocessing plant in West Valley, New York including the design, development and testing of systems resulting in the vitrifcation of 600,000 gallons of high level waste. Prior to that assignment, he established and managed the DOE’s Office at Three Mile Island Unit 2 immediately following the March 1979 accident and was responsible for the implementation of the DOE’s activities in support of the cleanup.
Dr. Bixby has a Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Reinhold Christoph Mann, Ph.D.
Dr. Mann retired on June 30, 2014 from his position as Associate Laboratory Director for Environmental, Biological and Computational Sciences at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). At BNL, he was responsible for R&D programs in biology, biotechnology, climate science, and computational science and related efforts. His work included development of the vision and strategy for these efforts, ensuring that these programs are executed with distinction by world-class researchers, and securing the resources to execute the efforts successfully. Before joining BNL, Dr. Mann was the Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Battelle Science and Technology Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He moved to this position in November 2008 after leading the Biological and Environmental Sciences Directorate and Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory through a five-year period of transformational change with respect to research programs, infrastructure and capability renewal.
Dr. Mann’s research has been at the intersection of the physical and computational sciences with the life and environmental sciences. He has been leading multi-disciplinary R&D teams since 1986 and developed several R&D efforts in intelligent robotics, human-machine interactions, advanced information processing, computational biology, bioinformatics, systems biology and bioenergy. Dr. Mann served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the US Department of Energy Bioenergy Science Center in 2007 and 2008, and was a Senior Consultant to the Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from November 2008 through June 2010. Dr. Mann was a member of the Board of Directors for the NASA National Space Biomedical Research Institute, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology at SUNY Stony Brook, from 2011 to 2014. Since June 2015, he has been a member of the Board of Directors for Genera Energy Inc., Vonore TN, a company delivering integrated biomass supply chain solutions. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and member of the American Physical Society and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. Mann has a doctorate from the Physics Department at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.
John LaBine founded Resonant Resources, providing CFO-level consulting services to the owners of small to mid-size businesses, in 2012. John has over 20 years of experience serving industries as diverse as construction, software development, building products, and agribusiness as a CFO and operations leader, and raised over $25 million in venture capital.
In 2000, LaBine joined the founding team at PerfectServe, a Knoxville-based, venture-backed technology start-up. As COO/CFO, he helped PerfectServe create a market for intelligent, unified healthcare communication services, develop software-as-a-service solutions, and build an organization to deliver those solutions to hospitals and physician practices throughout the US.
Prior to PerfectServe, John managed production and distribution planning, led enterprise software implementations, and managed quality and performance improvement initiatives for companies including Deloitte LLP and Formica Corporation.
Mr. LaBine earned a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from The Ohio State University, and an MBA from The Harvard Business School.