Joe Yavorski has over 32 years of industry experience. He began his career with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a software engineer and later moved to Lockheed Martin Corp where he was the technical engineer of the year. At Lockheed, Joe worked for 13 years, managing programs valued at over $1 billion total dollars. Joe designed and built a new ground system for the National Geospatial Agency while employed at LMC that allowed the company to win a multibillion dollar contract.
After Lockheed, Joe started Innovative Technology Systems – a defense contractor which specialized in engineering and infrastructure, in February 2003. He expanded the company to over 60 people with over $10M in annual revenue before selling the company in December 2010 to AT-Solutions. Joe also designed a SCADA protection device which is used to lock down and protect substations from potential cyber terrorism. The product was sold to the Sierra Nevada Corporation and has obtained 2 US Patents. It is now deployed in many substations across the world.
Joe founded CR Energy Concepts (CREC) in 2009 to investigate alternative approaches to current and future environmental needs. He has been a key speaker at the National Intelligence Community’s classified environmental conferences discussing the Waste to Energy concept. Joe holds a Masters and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Eric has established three businesses, his latest being Sandhills Energy, which he launched in 2012. Since then Eric has been involved in the financing and development of over 1,000 Megawatts of Renewable energy within the Midwest region. He has raised over $10 million in small business venture capital through private placements and has been involved on development or financing side of $500 million in project finance. Eric brings a considerable amount of financial experience to the CREC team and has strong connections around the world, making him an ideal partner to bring this design to many other countries in the international market. Eric graduated from Creighton University with a bachelor’s in Finance. He is also the Chair of the Board on Voices for Children Nebraska, there he works to create and provide support for legislation working to better the environment for neglected children in Nebraska.
Farha is CREC’s Business Director in Djibouti, managing our in-country relationships and pushing our interests forward. She is an invaluable member of our team in Djibouti with experience in project management and a vast network of relationships. Farha graduated from the International Islamic University of Malaysia in 2013 with a degree in Political Science. After graduation she worked as an interpreter traveling to many different areas in Malaysia working with refugees, asylum seekers and local citizens. After her time as an interpreter she worked with the Consulate of Djibouti in Malaysia serving as an administrator. After leaving Malaysia she moved back to Djibouti as a project coordinator with the Oxford Business Group. There she assisted with research, publishing and project management ensuring an efficiently run organization. Farha is fluent in Somali, French and English.
Kent has over 33 years’ experience in business delivering technology and intelligence related solutions to Government and commercial clients. He was involved in creating six small businesses over his career while continuously increasing the value and overall success of each business. Kent began his career as a software developer and quickly transitioned into leadership positions within each company.
In 1997, Kent was one of the founding partners of a technology and intelligence related firm, Creative Technology Inc., which he ran as COO until the sale to General Dynamics Corporation in 2003. Under his leadership, the company grew from a staff of under 30 to 350 in 6 years. Kent was also one of the founding members of Innovative Technology Systems in 2003 supporting the Intelligence and DoD communities. The company grew to 60 employees before being acquired by A-T Solutions in December 2010. He was also the Group President of Intelligence Programs for A-T Solutions Inc., a $200 million, private equity owned business supporting the Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security markets. Throughout his career, Kent has also held senior level positions with General Dynamics Information Technology, Creative Technology Inc., Quality Systems Inc. and Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Kent has been an active leader in the Northern Virginia business community for over 20 years. In 2006, he founded the McLean Entrepreneurial Advocacy Council (MEAC), a coalition of more than 100 small businesses whose primary focus is supporting the Intelligence Community with technology and mission focused solutions.
Kent holds a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, from James Madison University.
Bobbie is a software and system engineer with over 30 years of experience in developing, maintaining and managing software projects and teams. She has worked on cutting edge software design and implementation projects for Lockheed Martin, Nextel and OneComm (early pioneers in the cellphone industry), and Kaiser Permanente. Bobbie has also worked as an independent contract developer designing websites, database design, and managing test teams for various companies in the Colorado area. Bobbie is the Director of Research and Development for CR Energy Concepts leading the design and development of the Network Operations Center (NOC) for Waste to Energy plants. The NOC will integrate all Waste to Energy plants together into a single operational picture.
Travis has over 20 years of engineering experience in a variety of disciplines. He is Naval Nuclear trained and spent six years working on nuclear submarines as a reactor operator and technician. After his service in the U.S. Navy, Travis went to work for IBM to manage and maintain over twenty vertical diffusion furnaces providing technical support for automated controls systems, electrical actuators, process control hardware and software. In 2006, he joined Innovative Technology Systems Inc. and spent seven years supporting various government contracts with vital engineering and technology expertise. Travis assisted in the development of a small portable Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR) in conjunction with CRADA with Sandia National Labs, Los Alamos National Labs and Department of Energy. Additional contributions included the development of the electro-mechanical input devices for various automated SCADA systems supporting Nuclear Reactors, Coal Gasification Plants, Ethanol Plants, and Utilities. Other tasks that he was responsible for included assistance to the automation efforts for various power and thermal systems for the Falcon Launch Vehicle (DARPA program). Travis has engineered selected the products that the WtE plant will use.