Our People

 

GTE Leadership

Michael ThomasMichael Thomas - President

• 30 Years Executive Management
• President - Since 2002
• President - Calgon Carbon Environmental Division
• CEO/Owner- Vara International - Environmental Design Engineering

 


John BrooksJohn Brooks - Executive Vice President

• 20 years – Operations/Sales Experience

• Key OEM Accounts Manager

• Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

 

 

 

Jorge Cadena

Jorge Cadena - Vice President - Engineering & Business Development

• 18 years Process Design and International Sales Experience
• Sales Manager – Calgon Carbon Corporation
• Founder/Owner - Air Pollution Control Technology Company
• Chemical Engineer/MBA



Dan RashyDan Rashy - Vice President - Finance

• 30 years of Corporate Experience including Price Waterhouse
• Licensed CPA in the State of Florida and a Member AICPA and FICPA
• Bachelor of Science in Accounting

 

 

 

Bob KnottBob Knott - Vice President - Special Projects

• 30 Years Controls Experience
• VP Engineering Manufacturing Control Firm
• TAG- Manager of Project Management
• Integration and Electrical Engineering Manager - Koch Refining

 

 

Fred ChamnessFred Chamness - QHSE Director

• 30 Years Quality and Industrial Experience
• Quality Production Director
• Compressor OEM Manager of Quality and Process Improvement
• 20 Years Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

 

 

Rob CasoRob Caso - Projects Director

• 20 Years Experience Instrumentation and Control 
• Project Engineer/Manager 
• Software Development/Programming

 

 


Michael ThomasNavjot Salh - OEM Sales Leader

• 15 years Operations/Sales

• Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida

• Power Generation Mods and Upgrades

• Customer Service Manager

 

 

Billy McLarenBilly McLaren - International Program Manager

• Bachelor of Engineering-Electrical

• Global Onshore/Offshore Systems

• Controls expertise/analysis

• International Project Management with Commercial background

 

 

John BielaJohn Biela - Senior Engineer, Projects

• 33 Years Senior Controls Engineer
• 30 Years, Chief Engineer
• Product Certifications, UL, CSA, CE, ANSI, ASME
• Mechanical Engineer - Advanced Fluid and Control Systems

 

 

Michael ThomasJavier Velez - Procurement Director

• 15 Years Procurement and Project Management
• Supply Chain
• 7 Years Customer Support for Sales, Estimating, Engineering