Our Team Members
Led by experienced industry executives and great talent!
As a "driver" and technology tinkerer who is constantly trying to find ways to drive value through the latest technologies, Art saw the value that drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - UAVs) can bring to gas detection applications in the environmental industry. He has assembled a business and staff intending to disrupt an otherwise archaic method for gas detection through the use of new unmanned vehicle technologies. Art has considerable intreprenerurial experience in the environmental, solar photovoltaic and automotive industries. Art has a B.A. at Michigan State University and is an FAA Certified Part 107 Remote Pilot.
David has extensive mechanical design experience having brought many products to market in the aerospace, high-performance server, and radiation detection industries. David is responsible for the technology development and product introduction at Sniffer Robotics. David has a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas and is an FAA certified Part 107 Remote Pilot.
Bob is a seasoned senior financial executive with broad based background spanning over 40 years with 3 publicly-traded and two start-up companies he successfully sold. He has deep experience in the areas of investor relations, treasury, and corporate finance through his work at Herman Miller, Inc., Enphase Energy, and Energy Conversion Devices. Bob has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of several banks, a charter school and faith-based organization. Bob received his MBA with a finance concentration from Western Michigan University and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Kalamazoo College.
President, Environmental Specialties International, Inc. (ESI)
Mr. Held has 42+ years’ experience in the solid waste industry, with a particular focus on landfill gas and landfill gas to energy, beginning with direct participation for his MS degree in USEPA research on leachate and gas generation in the late 1970’s. Mr. Held provides consulting services to private solid waste clients and landfill gas to energy developers supporting new landfill gas to energy project feasibility, analysis, negotiation and implementation. He has been involved in all aspects of LFG - from LFG generation, LFG control for compliance, LFG recovery for beneficial use, and innovative technologies related to LFG. He has managed a portfolio of over 70 Landfill Gas to Energy projects, was responsible for the development and implementation of 15 new projects, and been directly involved in dozens more as a consultant. He also supports existing projects through compliance, operations and financial assistance. He actively participates in landfill gas to energy market and industry groups for supporting incentives, regulation and markets to advance the landfill gas to energy business.
Vice President, Environmental Specialties International, Inc. (ESI)
Jim Wiegand has more than twenty years of experience as a patent attorney, in boutique and international firms and as in-house counsel for start-ups. In addition to infringement analysis, patentability opinions, portfolio analysis, patent harvesting, and right-to-use clearances, Mr. Wiegand has successfully written and prosecuted patents in a wide variety of technologies, including analog and digital circuitry, instrumentation, software, telecommunications, electronic device processing, and mechanical devices. Prior to his work as a patent attorney, Mr. Wiegand was a design engineer and an editor with Massachusetts Institute of Technology' Lincoln Laboratory Journal. Mr. Wiegand is also of-counsel with a boutique intellectual property firm in Boston.