Innovating Today, for a Better Tomorrow

Our Team

Rick Wilson, Ph.D

Chief Executive Officer

Rick is deeply experienced developing and commercializing new technologies. Recently, he led the team at Cool Planet Energy Systems developing and commercializing CoolTerra™ soil health additive, winning the 2015 Edison Gold Award. As CEO of Cobalt Technologies, a Silicon Valley venture-backed biotech startup, he developed low-cost renewable chemical technology and partnered with the Solvay group to deploy production capacity in South America. He currently serves on the Bioenergy Technical Review Panel for the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Colorado. Rick holds an MBA (Honors) from the University of Chicago (Booth), a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, and a BA in Chemistry from UC San Diego.

Bryan Wanner

Commercial Director

Bryan has 25 years of experience commercializing new products in the golf industry, maintaining high-level relationships with some of the country’s most prestigious golf clubs and large management companies. Bryan was the marketing director for Insignia golf, where he developed and maintained books of business with companies including Harrah’s Casino, Red Roof Inn, and Larry Miller Car Dealerships. As a manager at Trinity golf, he was an integral part of launching the successful infomercial campaign for the “Stiletto Driver”, and was featured in the video. Bryan is an avid golfer, having played on the mini tours with multiple wins. He is committed to helping courses reduce water use to ensure the viability of the industry for future generations.