Experienced Team

John Plaza, CEO

With more than 20 years of experience in the renewable energy, clean technology, and aviation sectors, John has a proven track record of launching highly successful startups from the ground up, obtaining funding from leading private equity and venture capital firms, successfully growing operations, and structuring mission-critical partnerships and alliances. 

Phil Pickett, COO

Phil brings extensive experience in developing, acquiring, managing businesses and projects for private equity investors and strategic owners in the power and renewable energy industries. Responsibilities have included business development, acquisitions, contract negotiations, debt and equity financing, restructuring, operations management and asset management. 

Greg Newbloom, CTO

Greg brings deep technical expertise in material science, a passion for innovation and experience translating technologies out of the lab. Greg founded Membrion (formerly Ionic Windows) in 2015 as a University of Washington post-doc. His ability to listen intently and respond rapidly has taken Membrion's technology from idea to commercial prototype in < 2 years (lightening speed for nanomaterials).