Chair
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Chairman of the board
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Sergio Pedreiro

Mr. Pedreiro has more than 20 years of experience in international finance and business administration across a diverse array of industries. Mr. Pedreiro is the former Chief Operating Officer of Revlon, Inc. Before joining Revlon in January of 2020, Mr. Pedreiro was the Chief Executive Officer of Estre Ambiental Inc, a leading waste management company in Latin America, from May of 2015 to December of 2019. From April 2014 to December 2018, Mr. Pedreiro was an associate partner of BTG Pactual in the Private Equity group. Before joining BTG Pactual, Mr. Pedreiro was the Chief Financial Officer of Coty, the global beauty company with $5 billion in yearly revenues. Mr. Pedreiro was Coty’s Chief Financial Officer from February of 2009 to March of 2014 and led the company’s initial public offering in mid-2013 which raised approximately $1 billion in proceeds. From January 2002 to December 2008, Mr. Pedreiro was the Chief Financial Officer of America Latina Logística SA, which listed on the Brazilian stock exchange (B3) in 2004 to become the largest publicly traded cargo railroad in Brazil. From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Pedreiro served on the board of directors of Advanced Disposal Inc., a U.S.-based waste management company with $1.4 billion in yearly revenues which conducted its initial public offering during Mr. Pedreiro’s time on the board. Mr. Pedreiro began his career as a business consultant at McKinsey & Company in Brazil. Mr. Pedreiro received his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronautica in Brazil, and also holds an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.

Chair

Marion Clifton Blakey

Ms. Blakey currently serves as a non-executive director for several corporations and organizations, having retired from Rolls-Royce North America Inc. (RRNA) in 2018 as President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Ms. Blakey also served as Chairman of the Board of Rolls-Royce North America Holdings Inc. In her three years at Rolls-Royce, she helped shepherd a major investment in the Indianapolis site, oversaw the opening of a new California R&T facility while streamlining Rolls-Royce North America operations and creating an environment conducive to growing the Rolls-Royce business base. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Ms. Blakey was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) for eight years where she provided the leading voice for the aerospace and defense industry representing more than 270 member companies. From 2002 to 2007, Ms. Blakey was Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where she operated the world’s largest air traffic control system and managed 44,000 employees and a $14 billion budget. Prior to 2002, she held several senior positions including Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as ran her own consulting firm focusing on transportation and infrastructure issues. Ms. Blakey’s board positions include: Director, New Vista Acquisition Corporation; Trustee, Noblis, a science, technology and strategy organization, where she served as Chairman until 2020; the National Air and Space Museum’s Advisory Board, where she chairs the Advancement Committee; and member of the advisory boards of Aireon, LLC; Radia, Inc.; and Sunrise Transportation Holdings. She recently served on the Board of Alaska Airlines Group; Cobham plc, and NASA’s National Advisory Council. Ms. Blakey has received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the National Aeronautic Association’s 2011 Henderson Trophy, Aviation Week & Space Technology’s 2013 Laureate Award, and the National Aeronautic Association’s 2013 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, and most recently, the Carol B. Hallett Award from the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the L.Welch Pogue Award from Aviation Week and Space Technology and the International Aviation Club. Ms. Blakey received her bachelor’s degree with honors in international studies from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia and has completed graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

Member

Paul Eremenko

Mr. Eremenko is currently the Chairman and CEO of Universal Hydrogen Co., positions he has held since the company’s foundation in early 2020. He also serves as an advisor to the New Vista Acquisition Corp. Prior to co-founding Universal Hydrogen, Mr. Eremenko was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of United Technologies Corp. Before that, Mr. Eremenko was CTO of Airbus SE. Mr. Eremenko joined Airbus as the founding CEO of Acubed, its Silicon Valley innovation center, and also served on the investment committee of Airbus Ventures. While at Airbus, Mr. Eremenko was Chairman of APWORKS GmbH, an aerospace additive manufacturing company. Mr. Eremenko spent several years as Director of Engineering at Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects organization, and prior to that at Motorola Mobility. Before Motorola and Google, Mr. Eremenko was at DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, first as a Program Manager, and later as the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Tactical Technology Office, the agency’s large systems and platforms office. For his work at DARPA, Mr. Eremenko was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Eremenko earned his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in aeronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech), respectively. Mr. Eremenko also holds a J.D. from Georgetown University and is a private pilot.

Member

Sergio Pedreiro

Mr. Pedreiro has more than 20 years of experience in international finance and business administration across a diverse array of industries. Mr. Pedreiro is the former Chief Operating Officer of Revlon, Inc. Before joining Revlon in January of 2020, Mr. Pedreiro was the Chief Executive Officer of Estre Ambiental Inc, a leading waste management company in Latin America, from May of 2015 to December of 2019. From April 2014 to December 2018, Mr. Pedreiro was an associate partner of BTG Pactual in the Private Equity group. Before joining BTG Pactual, Mr. Pedreiro was the Chief Financial Officer of Coty, the global beauty company with $5 billion in yearly revenues. Mr. Pedreiro was Coty’s Chief Financial Officer from February of 2009 to March of 2014 and led the company’s initial public offering in mid-2013 which raised approximately $1 billion in proceeds. From January 2002 to December 2008, Mr. Pedreiro was the Chief Financial Officer of America Latina Logística SA, which listed on the Brazilian stock exchange (B3) in 2004 to become the largest publicly traded cargo railroad in Brazil. From 2016 to 2017, Mr. Pedreiro served on the board of directors of Advanced Disposal Inc., a U.S.-based waste management company with $1.4 billion in yearly revenues which conducted its initial public offering during Mr. Pedreiro’s time on the board. Mr. Pedreiro began his career as a business consultant at McKinsey & Company in Brazil. Mr. Pedreiro received his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronautica in Brazil, and also holds an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.

Marion Clifton Blakey

Ms. Blakey currently serves as a non-executive director for several corporations and organizations, having retired from Rolls-Royce North America Inc. (RRNA) in 2018 as President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Ms. Blakey also served as Chairman of the Board of Rolls-Royce North America Holdings Inc. In her three years at Rolls-Royce, she helped shepherd a major investment in the Indianapolis site, oversaw the opening of a new California R&T facility while streamlining Rolls-Royce North America operations and creating an environment conducive to growing the Rolls-Royce business base. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Ms. Blakey was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) for eight years where she provided the leading voice for the aerospace and defense industry representing more than 270 member companies. From 2002 to 2007, Ms. Blakey was Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where she operated the world’s largest air traffic control system and managed 44,000 employees and a $14 billion budget. Prior to 2002, she held several senior positions including Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Administrator of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as ran her own consulting firm focusing on transportation and infrastructure issues. Ms. Blakey’s board positions include: Director, New Vista Acquisition Corporation; Trustee, Noblis, a science, technology and strategy organization, where she served as Chairman until 2020; the National Air and Space Museum’s Advisory Board, where she chairs the Advancement Committee; and member of the advisory boards of Aireon, LLC; Radia, Inc.; and Sunrise Transportation Holdings. She recently served on the Board of Alaska Airlines Group; Cobham plc, and NASA’s National Advisory Council. Ms. Blakey has received numerous honorary degrees and awards, including the National Aeronautic Association’s 2011 Henderson Trophy, Aviation Week & Space Technology’s 2013 Laureate Award, and the National Aeronautic Association’s 2013 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, and most recently, the Carol B. Hallett Award from the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the L.Welch Pogue Award from Aviation Week and Space Technology and the International Aviation Club. Ms. Blakey received her bachelor’s degree with honors in international studies from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia and has completed graduate work at Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

Paul Eremenko

Mr. Eremenko is currently the Chairman and CEO of Universal Hydrogen Co., positions he has held since the company’s foundation in early 2020. He also serves as an advisor to the New Vista Acquisition Corp. Prior to co-founding Universal Hydrogen, Mr. Eremenko was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of United Technologies Corp. Before that, Mr. Eremenko was CTO of Airbus SE. Mr. Eremenko joined Airbus as the founding CEO of Acubed, its Silicon Valley innovation center, and also served on the investment committee of Airbus Ventures. While at Airbus, Mr. Eremenko was Chairman of APWORKS GmbH, an aerospace additive manufacturing company. Mr. Eremenko spent several years as Director of Engineering at Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects organization, and prior to that at Motorola Mobility. Before Motorola and Google, Mr. Eremenko was at DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, first as a Program Manager, and later as the Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Tactical Technology Office, the agency’s large systems and platforms office. For his work at DARPA, Mr. Eremenko was awarded the Distinguished Public Service Medal by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Eremenko earned his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in aeronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech), respectively. Mr. Eremenko also holds a J.D. from Georgetown University and is a private pilot.