A solid management and technical team is in place including Dr. Rodney Andrews, President; Don Challman, Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer; David Jacques, Vice President for Operations; Dr. Brock Marrs, Vice President for Research and Development; and Dr. Matt Weisenberger, Vice President of Corporate Relations. Together our team has over 100 years combined experience in carbon and polymer science and materials; research and engineering; and process development and plant operations in academic and industrial settings.


Rodney Andrews, PhD. President

Work Experience

2007 to Present. Director, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky.

2007 to Present. President, XtremeCarbons, Inc., Lexington, KY.

2003 to 2007 Associate Director, Carbon Materials Group, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky.

2003 to 2005 Assistant Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky (NSF sponsored certificate program in nanoengineering).

2001 to 2003 Engineer Associate III, Center for Applied Energy Research, UKy

1999 to 2001 Engineer Associate II, Center for Applied Energy Research, UKy

Jan. 1997 Visiting Researcher, Institute for Advanced Materials Studies, Kyushu
& Dec. 1995 University, Kyushu, Japan.

Education

1999. PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

1994. B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, The Honors College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.


Don Challman, MBA. Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Work Experience

1989 to Present. Associate Director and General Manager, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2007 to Present. Secretary-Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, XtremeCarbons, Inc., Lexington, KY.

1991 to Present. Co-founder, shareholder and officer of various high-tech start-up companies – Lexington Carbon Company LLC; Advanced Separation and Adsorption Products Inc.; Carboflex Inc., SmartMaterials, Inc.; and Nanocat, Inc.

1985 to 1989. Director, Kentucky Solar Bank, and Energy Program Manager, Kentucky Energy Cabinet, Department for Energy Production and Utilization, Lexington, KY

1980 to 1985. Supervisor, Management Planning Section, Kentucky Natural Resources & Environmental Protection Cabinet, Department for Environmental Protection, Division of Water, Frankfort, KY

1975 to 1980. Student Co-op, Departments of Agriculture Economics and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Education

1988. MBA/Finance concentration, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio.

1979. BS Agriculture Economics/Natural Resource & Environmental Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.


David Jacques, Vice President for Operations

Work Experience

1997 to Present. Research Engineer, University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.

2007 to Present. Vice President of Operations, XtremeCarbons, Inc., Lexington, KY.
1969 to 1996. Project Leader, Project Engineer/Scientist, Coal Research Establishment (CRE), BCC, Cheltenham, UK
Education

1974. HNC Applied Physics, City of Gloucester College of Technology, United Kingdom.

1977. Chem. Eng. Intensive Short Course, University College London, United Kingdom.


Brock Marrs, PhD. Vice President for Research and Development

Work Experience

2007 to Present. Post-Doctoral Scholar, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2007 to Present. Vice President of Research and Development, XtremeCarbons, Inc., Lexington, KY.

2006. Visiting Scientist. Finsbury Orthopaedics, Ltd, Surrey, United Kingdom and University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom.

2002 to 2007. Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2000. Summer Research Assistant in Engineering, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.

Education

2007. PhD, Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2003. MS, Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2001. BS, Physics-Engineering, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.


Matt Weisenberger, PhD. Vice President for Corporate Relations

Work Experience

2008 to Present. Engineer Associate IV and deputy head, Carbon Materials Group, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2002 to 2008. Engineer Associate II, Carbon Materials Group, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2000 to 2002. Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant, Carbon Materials Group, Center for Applied Energy Research, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2000. Engineering co-op student/engineer, Lexmark International, Lexington, KY

Education

2007, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

2002, MS, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

1999, BS, Chemistry, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY