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SEFE, Inc Management



Don Johnston, Chief Executive Officer Mr. Johnston has been a CPA for over 30 years and served as a senior executive for several companies over the past 2 decades. Recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Acme Lift Company, LLC in Mesa, Arizona. Over the past 2 ½ years, he led the team that raised over $75 million from Wall Street to recapitalize the business. Previously, Mr. Johnston was a partner and Chief Financial Officer of Schaefer-Smith-Ankeney Insurance Agency, LLC (SSA) in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a member of the executive team that sold the agency to BBVA/Compass. Prior to working for SSA, Mr. Johnston and another executive purchased Standard Printing Company, Inc. in a leveraged buyout. After the transaction, he took on the role of CFO. Mr. Johnston has worked in public accounting for over 10 years performing accounting, assurance and tax work for Big 8 and local accounting firms.

Michael Hurowitz, Director of Engineering: Mr. Hurowitz is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur with diverse experience having spent time on nanotechnology, optical materials, aerospace antenna systems, consumer electronics, and carpooling software. Mr. Hurowitz has strong leadership skills and an understanding of how to build the appropriate teams and foster a productive collaborative environment. Mr. Hurowitz holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines and is an Alumnus of the Guy T. McBride Honors Program in Public Affairs for Engineers. In Mr. Hurowitz’s spare time, he volunteers with a non-profit dedicated to helping US Veterans and operates a Bison ranch in Wyoming with friends.

Ryan Coulson, Lead Scientist Ryan earned a B.S. in Engineering Physics and a minor in General Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and passed the E.I.T. exam in 2008. In addition, Ryan is currently pursuing a masters degree in Nuclear Engineering at CSM. Ryan’s primary passion is addressing humanity’s ever increasing energy demands in an environmentally responsible manner. Ryan spent 7 years employed by the U.S.G.S. Geomagnetism Group as an Electronics Technician where he developed a strong instrumentation skill set. In addition, his ability to conceptualize creative and practical solutions makes him an invaluable member of SEFE’s core R&D team. In his free time Ryan enjoys snowboarding, fishing, playing guitar, and brewing beer.

Alex McManis, Physicist Alex earned a B.S. in Engineering Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder in August 2011. He has worked on the Sustainable Transportation Team with the CU Environmental Center, and as the Technical Advisor for Challenge International investigating the viability of new clean technologies. Alex has experience with electrical engineering, system design, and experimental research. Several years tutoring peers in business, math, and physics has fortified Alex’s fundamental background. He also volunteers with Food Not Bombs to promote sustainable and accessible food for those in need. Alex has been an active officer and trip leader with several CU outdoors clubs and enjoys exploring the wilderness.

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