REAXCOR has assembled a credentialed management team and has developed a portfolio of strategic alliances with innovative developers, research institutions, and industry partners. Its executives bring expertise in the technical subject matter of chemical conversion, technology scaleup and commercialization, and business and project finance.
Chief Executive Officer
Dave Berry is a highly accomplished scientist and manager with significant expertise in chemical conversion and microwave assisted catalysis. Formerly, Dave served as Associate Director of the Energy Conversion and Engineering Directorate at the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory. Dave has more than 34 years of combined experience and expertise in both defense and energy-related research & development involving hydrocarbon conversion processes, fuel cells, turbines, gasification, clean-up, fuels and catalytic conversion technologies. Berry was responsible for NETL’s on-site capability in chemical reaction and device scale conversion technologies throughout his 36-laboratory operations area. Prior to that, he established NETL’s fuel reforming program/capability and was the lead inventor for several related patents which led to licensing of spin-offs exclusively to commercialize the NETL technologies. His efforts in chemical conversion R&D resulted in program expansion of research into transformation reaction science including plasma, RF and microwave-based reaction systems. Berry also managed NETL’s solid oxide fuel cell program and additionally facilitated the product development, technology transfer and licensing of NETL fuel gas desulfurization technology. He has more than 40 peer-reviewed journal papers (1 book chapter and 2 encyclopedia chapters), 1 published book, over 50 conference papers and editorial board member for Elsevier's Catalysis Today journal. He also has over 30 patents/patent pending, multiple of which have been licensed.
Vice President of Corporate Development
With a broad background in entrepreneurship, venture capital, and energy project development, Greg was a founder of a private equity backed shale gas operator. His perspective on the energy business is influenced by his experience in originating, developing, and financing landfill gas, waste methane, and alternative fuels projects, where his activities led to more than $50 million in project finance and investment. Greg spent 10 years working with Fourth Venture Group, where he learned to structure early stage investments and develop startup businesses; his experience in portfolio companies ranged from launching a dot-com company featured in the Wall Street Journal, working in a turnaround situation to re-establish a manufacturer of specialized magnetic equipment, and working on international technology transfer. He holds degrees in chemical engineering, business, and law from West Virginia University, where he also currently serves as an adjunct professor in the Energy and Land Management program. A strong advocate for regional economic development, Henthorn serves on the Board of Directors of TechConnect West Virginia, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution dedicated to innovation-based job creation.