Chief Executive Officer
Benjamin has been the driving force behind the startup of multiple sustainable high-tech companies in the advanced biofuels, water and efficiency sectors involving both public and private ventures. He has 36 years award-winning experience in energy, water, waste, environmental and sustainable development. Founded companies – Watergy, Microgy, Byogy Renewables and Planetec, focusing on produced water, advanced biofuels, utility efficiency, pollution prevention, land use planning and resource conservation. He comes from an extended family with a rich tradition in farm management operations and the medical profession with his roots from Indiana. Academically, he has a B.S. in Agriculture from the University of Arizona majoring in Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture (1974), and a Master degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado (1978). Professionally, he is certified as an Energy Manager (CEM) and Cogeneration Professional (CCP) by the Association of Energy Engineers and by the American Institute of Certified Planners.