With over 35 years of professional experience in electrical, energy, construction, project development, and financing, Bill has developed significant expertise in acquisitions and investments. Bill has been personally involved in the acquisition of more than 30 companies and is an active investor and advisor to management having worked with over a dozen companies through venture funds. Bill has directed billions of dollars in mergers and acquisitions and built one of the largest and most profitable electrical companies in North America.
Bill became an active entrepreneur in construction and project development when he founded SKC Electric, Inc. in 1980. In 1997 SKC Electric went public when Bill led the merger of a $280M revenue peer group. Bill continues to be a shareholder and director of the company, now known as Faith Technologies, a Top 25 U.S. electrical contractor with annual revenues in excess of $400M dollars. In 2004, Bill became a shareholder and director in E Light Wind and Solar based in Englewood, CO which has grown into the #3 solar installer in the U.S. for the last two years having installed over 500 megawatts of solar power in the U.S.
Starting as an investor in BioStar Organics in 2007, Bill became CEO of the Company in 2009. Bill utilizes his expertise in the renewable energy industry, electrical & solar construction, and project financing to lead the team of BioStar Renewables, focusing on renewable energy, sustainability, waste remediation and energy savings.Send Email John Martin President and COO
John is a fourth generation General Contractor. In 2008 he retired as the President and CEO of Kansas City, Missouri based Walton Construction Company LLC, the 34th largest General Contractor in the United States with regional offices in Kansas City, Missouri; Springfield, Missouri; Saint Louis, Missouri; Dallas, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Pensacola, Florida.
During John’s four year tenure as President and CEO, the company transformed its culture, increased its Annual revenues by over 100% to nearly $800 Million annually, and doubled its annual Net Operating Income. During that period, the company won numerous awards, including the Contractor of the Year Award in 2006, Kansas City’s Champions of Business Award in 2007, and also received a commendation from the City of New Orleans for building and donating a memorial to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to joining Walton Construction, he served as Director of Planning, Development and Construction for Alabama based AB Shopping Center Properties. His territory was the Western Region of the United States and he planned, developed and built over four million square feet of commercial property.
After retirement, John joined Development and Planning Consultants, LLC, a company he founded in 2000 and became involved in developing and managing commercial properties. During his career, he has developed and implemented corporate strategic plans, performed upfront due diligence and completed operations, and structured and negotiated financing and joint venture transactions.Send Email Allen Philo Vice President, Fertilizer Sales & Operations
Allen is a farmer with a decade of experience in fertilizer sales and organic farming, and he holds a B.S. in Soils from the University of Wisconsin. He has worked both in managing large organic farms to acting as a crop consultant for farms from North Dakota to Ontario. He has spent the last five years working as the specialty crop consultant for Midwestern Bio-Ag where he developed their specialty crop programs and helped the consulting staff develop specific on-farm fertility programs for farms across the United States.
In addition to this, Allen has developed his own fifty-acre farm and worked at helping to develop Taliesin Farms at Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Over the past decade Allen has been asked to speak at multiple conferences on the subjects of soil health and how to develop fertility programs for organic growers. He has also appeared on the Farmer to Farmer Podcast with Chris Blanchard, a podcast with a large listening audience in the organic world, where he discussed fertility, soil health, and cover cropping.
Throughout his career Allen has developed a wide range of contacts in the organic fertilizer industry as well as a reputation as a consultant that farmers trust. Allen is responsible for fertilizer sales and distribution at BioStar and will help the company continue to close the gaps in nutrient cycling present in our modern agricultural system.Send Email John Naab Director, Western U.S.
John C Naab has been a management consultant to many small businesses on their way to becoming top producers in their local areas within the 9 western states. While specializing in the construction industry, he has also assisted firms in the automotive, logging, property management, real estate, and welding industries.
John began his work experience with Cummins NW Diesel in Seattle, WA and then Timberline Software out of Portland, OR. John was the first person with construction experience hired by Timberline and participated in its initial development. Today, Timberline is the leading construction software. While consulting with AutoTrim Design in Seattle, he designed a fully integrated computer production and accounting system that was later adapted nationally by their association. During a consulting opportunity with an auto and truck parts company based in Yreka, CA, John was able to develop a distributed networking Point Of Sale computer system using a unique statmux communication concept that allowed the firm to go from 3 stores in 1 state to 17 stores in 3 states in less than 24 months.
Starting in 2000, he returned to Sonoma, CA to consult with a home builder in Napa. Within a few years, John became the CFO & COO and, together with Rick Hess, turned RH HESS Development around from a spec home builder to a custom home builder and finally a commercial developer. They were instrumental in the formation of the City of American Canyon in Napa County.
John and his wife Adrienne are involved in numerous community activities and charities. He is an avid camper and explorer. He served as the CFO and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce in American Canyon, Napa County, from 2002 – 2006. He is a combat veteran who served in the U.S. Air Force, special weapons. John is a graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management.Send Email Missy Love Managing Director Marketing
Missy Love, President of Alaskan Fur, is the third generation to lead the privately held Alaskan Fur Company, one of the nation’s oldest and largest furriers. Missy joined Alaskan Fur Company in 1984 as advertising manager and was named president in 1992. Missy operates Alaskan Fur with a business philosophy that values each individual – customer, employee or vendor – as a potential contributor to Alaskan Fur’s success. She has a keen eye for talented young fashion designers and the ability to place Alaskan Fur in the avant-garde of retailers showcasing emerging designers or fur coat trends destined for success. Alaskan Fur has continued to show a positive net profit and adjusted earnings despite overall economic downturns.
Among other responsibilities, Missy has directly influenced Alaskan’s effective and impressive marketing campaign and has ensured it has stayed current with changing media trends. While Alaskan has always believed in the importance of advertising in different media in its markets, under Missy’s direction the marketing mix has changed over the years, especially with the onset of social media. Website development and enhancements along with an increase in email blasts, Facebook posts as well as Instagram have been added during Missy’s tenure.
Operating from a position of “building from” rather than “clinging to” tradition, as Managing Director, Marketing Missy’s expertise and experience will prove equally beneficial to the long term growth of BioStar Renewables.Send Email Mark O'ffill Controller
Mark has a BSB in Accounting from the University of Kansas. He has more than 18 years of experience in directing the financial matters of venture capital, manufacturing and service related companies. His diverse experience has produced a strong ability to work with a broad range of disciplines and personnel to identify and evaluate the weaknesses of a given situation, department, or organization and to develop and implement solutions to eliminate those weaknesses.
Mark proudly served over 6 years in the United States Navy. He deployed aboard both the U.S.S. Mars (AFS-1) and U.S.S. Ranger (CV-61). During his time in service, Mark earned various individual and unit ribbons, awards, medals and citations, including the Armed Forces Expeditionary Service medal. He received an Honorable Discharge.
Mark provides BioStar™ Organics with day-to-day accounting, financial analysis, statement preparation, contract writing and analysis. He has worked with W.P. Love Partners and related firms with day-to-day accounting, financial analysis, statement preparation, contract writing and analysis for the last 14 years.Ryan Krause Plant Operations
Ryan has supervised, operated and maintained BioStar’s pilot production system since it was constructed in 2010. He is intimately knowledgeable of each unit operation, and has played a key role in the refinement of
process control parameters and manufacturing methods, and standardization of operating procedures. Ryan is a highly effective, disciplined and analytical problem solver. Ryan sets and maintains exceptional standards for
performance, workplace housekeeping and safety. Formally educated as a biologist, and with eight years experience in the role of research and process development scientist, Ryan has coordinated the efforts of numerous project teams when he was employed at MRI Global from 2005 – 2013.
Diana graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and obtained her MBA degree in Marketing from the University of Kansas after which she began a career in the social expression industry. Diana held positions with increasing levels of responsibility in both breadth and scope throughout her tenure. She has a successful track record of developing and implementing corporate process and cost management initiatives along with demonstrated expertise in planning & scheduling, needs analysis, capacity planning and budget development.
Diana joined the BioStar team in 2013. In her current capacity, Diana utilizes her background to manage the operations of the office and ensure that it runs smoothly along with providing support to the management team in areas including document development, policy development, communication & implementation, and accounts payable.Send Email Laura Lockton Social Media and Marketing
Laura received her degree in Architectural Studies with a focus on Sustainable Design and graduated with distinction from University of Kansas. She also studied graphic design and photography at Washington University in St. Louis. Owning and managing a sustainability education organization for 7 years and an EcoResort for 9 years gave her experience in a wide range of skills, from business management and marketing to organics and renewables. She also has more than 15 years of experience in web design, graphics and marketing. She has taught workshops about various environmental issues, and has promoted sustainable design through online media. Passionate about sustainable design and renewable energy, she is excited to utilize her wide range of experience and knowledge at BioStar Renewables.