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Management Team

  • Ruby Sahiwal
  • Wade Randlett
  • Bill Graham
  • Matt Arnold
  • Chuck Travis

Ruby's experience encompasses running factories at GE, advising CEOs of Fortune 100 companies while at McKinsey and starting and managing four software/services companies. Ruby is currently the Chairman of Accelcia Business Services - one stop back-office services provider focused on small and medium businesses. Earlier Ruby was COO of Ketera Technologies - a Software-as-a -Service company focused on Spend Management. There he achieved a dramatic turnaround - increasing bookings from 600K to 16M in one year and at the same time paring cost down by over 70%. Previously, as COO of VerticalNet Solutions, Ruby created the 300+ person strong Enterprise Software firm. Ruby was President of Tradeum prior to its acquisition. Before joining Tradeum, Ruby was the Vice President of eBusiness Services for i2, and headed the Strategic Opportunity Assessment group. Ruby joined i2 Technologies from McKinsey & Company, where he served Manufacturing and Oil & Gas clients in several strategy and operations engagements. He has also performed operations, product development and program management functions for a number of divisions of General Electric for over 6 years, where he is a graduate of GE's two year Manufacturing Management Program (MMP). Ruby has an MBA from the University of Chicago with an emphasis on Strategy & Economics and a Dual BS in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from SUNY at Buffalo.

Wade Randlett is the CEO of the transportation fuels division of General Biofuels. For the previous decade, Mr. Randlett co-founded and served as a senior executive for a variety of bio-diesel enterprises which sourced, manufactured, and sold bio-diesel worldwide. Prior to his work in renewable fuels, Mr. Randlett co-founded Technology Network, Silicon Valley's bi-partisan political action committee. At TechNet, he was responsible for the strategy and execution of TechNet's federal and state agenda. Mr. Randlett negotiated with the White House and Congress over issues including securities litigation reform, H1-B Visa expansion, China MFN status, and FASB stock option treatment. Among his outside activities, Mr. Randlett served on the Obama-Biden transition team, focused on policy change in the Environmental Protection Agency. He was later appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN) to the United States Trade Representative, from which he holds Top Secret security clearance. Mr. Randlett was the first outside Board of Directors member of E-Loan (Nasdaq: EELN), serving through its IPO, on its audit committee through the Sarbanes-Oxley transition, and until its $425 million all-cash acquisition by Banco Popular. Mr. Randlett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Princeton University and a juris doctorate from the University of San Francisco.

Bill GrahamBill is responsible for project identification, development, and product marketing at General Biofuels. He draws his experience and knowledge from nearly 20 years in the solid and hazardous waste management industries. In the 1990s, he revolutionized the solid and hazardous waste industry in the West when he co-founded the largest waste-by-rail company in California. He successfully managed clean up and remediation of numerous former industrial sites. Bill also offers expertise and experience with site permitting and development, having sited and developed solid waste transfer facilities. More recently, he has worked with renewable energy project developers and major financial institutions to facilitate financing of utility-scale wind, solar, and biomass energy projects. Bill holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from Harvard University, an MBA from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Finance, and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from California State University.

Matt has 15 years experience in manufacturing operations, strategic sourcing, and supply chain improvement. Most recently he was CEO of Unimacts, a manufacturing outsourcing company.  Previously, he was a Vice President at i2 Technologies (supply chain software company) leading various Business Development, Sales, and Product Marketing efforts. Prior to that Mr. Arnold worked at GE Corporate managing cross-business global sourcing and supply chain management projects. Previously Mr. Arnold was a management consultant at AT Kearney leading strategic sourcing and operations improvement engagements. Mr. Arnold started his career at GE in various manufacturing leadership roles including Machine Shop Foreman, Production Control Supervisor, Manufacturing Engineer and Quality Manager. Mr. Arnold has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Union College and an MBA from Harvard.

Chuck has over 30 years experience in waste and energy product transportation and logistics. He is knowledgeable and experienced in all modes of transport including truck, rail, barge, and maritime shipping. As related to materials handling and transportation, Chuck has been influential in facility locating, design, and operations for a variety of industrial facilities. He retains a current network of personal contacts among the railroads, rail equipment manufacturers, and leasing companies throughout the world. Chuck manages transportation and logistics at General Biofuels. Mr. Travis also is the CEO of IDT Services, a technology company providing revolutionary and practical railcar tracking systems to Class 1 railroads, and software solutions to rail customers.