Board of Directors

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Bryan Blackburn, Ph.D.

In his role at Redox, Bryan brings more than 10 years of experience in device and system design, leading interdisciplinary teams, and project management. He is an expert in the area of solid state devices, including electrochemical systems such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Bryan develops relationships with key partners and leads development of Redox’s products as well as manufacturing scale-up of the company’s SOFC and stack technologies. Prior to Redox, Bryan was a Fellow at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he co-managed an energy-efficiency technology development program. As an entrepreneur and consultant he has also conducted a variety of techno-economic analyses for alternative energy technologies and developed award-winning business plans. In other capacities, Bryan has developed various technologies and products ranging from packaged electronic devices to the scale-up of a nanoparticle synthesis process.

Bryan has several issued patents for solid-state electrochemical devices. He earned a Ph.D. and master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering, a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

David J. Buscher

Prior to Redox, Dave had a distinguished engineering career that began at the Harry Diamond Laboratories (HDL) with a civilian tour in Vietnam assigned to United States Army Science Advisors Office. He was instrumental in bringing computer aided design and manufacturing techniques to HDL and was the principal inventor of a Revenue Metering System for power companies and a Multi-axis Laser Scanner and Binary Integrator for fixed cell radar alarm data. He later joined the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he was involved in myriad aspects of radar and command and control development, installation, test and operation. During this period he also created and taught Technical Management and Systems Engineering courses in the JHU Whiting School of Engineering. In 1996, Dave co-founded Solipsys Corporation where he served as vice president of operations. Following the sale of Solipsys to the Raytheon Company in 2003, he then went on to form several successful businesses.

Dave holds a master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University.

Rich Clay

Passionate about alternative energy, Rich has been a staunch supporter of Redox for over 5 years and joined the board in 2019. It was while living in the U.S. Virgin Islands that he was astonished to find electricity prices to be four times that of the mainland U.S. and began to look for solutions to this problem. It was this that led him to Redox. From there he followed the idea of creating energy from island waste, thereby solving another problem for these economies. Before devoting his time to energy and clean tech, Rich was founder and managing partner of Strategic Link Consulting, a financial portfolio company that helps clients manage enterprise-grade platforms to achieve higher returns and growth. Rich has been in fintech for 26 years and as a pioneer has consistently delivered above-market returns to his clients and investors. Rich is a graduate of the University of Georgia and lives in Atlanta with his wife and daughter.

Craig Dye

Craig is an accomplished business executive and investor with more than 20 years of investing, IT, and operational management experience. Before joining Redox he was the director of Mtech Ventures, the startup venture mentoring program at the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) in the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering. Previously, Craig served as Director of Venture Accelerator within Mtech, assisting startups meet their funding needs through a comprehensive program of assessment, mentoring and introduction to accredited investors. Craig serves on the Board of Directors of numerous companies and mentors startups and non-profits in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Craig was the founder and CEO of Wheelhouse Networks, delivering enterprise-class computing and telecommunication platforms as a managed service to corporations and professional services firms. He began his career with Informatics General (since acquired by CA Inc.), one of the first technology services companies in the nation, and subsequently served as the global chief information officer for Hogan Lovells, supporting its growth into a $2 billion legal services leader and more than doubling in size during his tenure.

Brian Smith

Brian joins Redox’s Board of Directors with a background in law, contracts, and finance, all areas critical to the success of a company in the power and energy space. Brian has been in the financial services industry for the past decade serving as COO, General Counsel, and currently as an owner/operator of a consulting company in the sector. Prior to that, he was an attorney at a boutique tax law firm specializing in international tax and economic development benefits. Brian holds a juris doctorate from Georgia State University and a degree in accountancy from Auburn University.