Red Leaf Management

Adolph Lechtenberger, CEO and Director,  joined Red Leaf as CEO in the fall of 2012. Prior to joining Red Leaf, he spent many years in executive management, strategic planning, technical oversight and operations in the refining industry including three years with Petroplus in Switzerland, over 10 years with CITGO, and nearly 20 years with Exxon. Interestingly, during his tenure at Exxon, he worked on development of two Powder River Basin coal mines and Exxon’s oil shale project in Western Colorado.

Dean Anderson, Chief Financial Officer, joined Red Leaf in 2015.  He has held executive level roles with Kennecott Land Company, Rio Tinto’s copper product group and Centry Advisors, among others.  He has over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, strategy and change management.  He began his career with Price Waterhouse (now PwC) in Dallas, Texas and subsequently Salt Lake City, Utah.  He received Bachelor of Science and Masters of Accountancy degrees from Brigham Young University and is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Dr. James W. Patten, Chief Technology Officer, co-founded Red Leaf Resources in December 2006. Past President and CEO, past Chairman of the Board of Directors. Co-author or author of all of the initial patents, and continues to author or co-author many of the new patents. Leads development of the intellectual property portfolio and validation of the technology in the laboratory and in the field. Previously with Battelle (1969-1982 and 2000-2007) as Vice President, Non-conventional Petroleum Resources. Also previously with Cummins Engine Co (1982-2000) as Executive Director, with responsibility for technology business ventures and technical strategy for the Off Highway Business Unit. BS, MS, PhD in metallurgy, engineering, physics from Case and Washington State University.

Keith W. Johns, Technical Manager, joined Red Leaf in 2013.  Prior to joining Red Leaf, Keith spent 9 years with Bechtel where he was involved in constructing multi-billion-dollar power projects. At Bechtel, he excelled at organizing and leading multi-faceted teams and streamlining work processes. He also worked as a Project Manager for a regional industrial contractor where he managed several capital and maintenance projects. Keith has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Marquette University.

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