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Executive Management

Robert Mulverhill, Executive Chairman

Robert Mulverhill was named Executive Chairman and Director of Standard Alcohol in 2012 bringing more than thirty-five years of executive management and industry leadership. He oversees corporate direction and strategy implementation, advising the Board and supporting the company’s CEO and senior leadership on corporate, business and policy matters.

In 2009, Mr. Mulverhill was named President and CEO of International Seismic Co. Inc.,

Michael Pardun, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Pardun was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Director in 2012. With over 20 years executive level experience, he is responsible for the firm's strategic direction and growth.


Prior to Standard Alcohol, Mr. Pardun served as the Chief Operating Officer of Alternative Asset Development Group, LLC – a private equity partnership with retired US Senator Wayne Allard. Mike has over two decades of leadership in start-up, private and public companies, where he

Lynn B. Newman, VP Environmental & Regulatory Affairs

Mr. Newman joined Standard Alcohol in 2010. As Vice President Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, he is responsible for ensuring that our products meet environmental and regulatory requirements, and staying abreast of emerging federal and state regulations. He is also responsible for intellectual property filings.


Mr. Newman's career spans four decades of executive leadership in Technology-focused industries, including Serena Software, Sterling Software and CA Technologies, and Financial industries

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Richard Ridley, VP Operations & Project Execution

Mr. Ridley joined Standard Alcohol in 2015 and is responsible for managing the Engineering, Construction, and Operations of all Standard Alcohol’s plants.

Prior to Standard Alcohol, Mr. Ridley served as Director of Operations Sustainability and Mechanical Equipment at Sundrop Fuels, a Biomass Gasification Co. At Sundrop, he was responsible for coordination of all activities between the engineering contractors and the

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