Dr. Wayne Simmons
Dr. Wayne Simmons is the President and CEO of Sundrop Fuels, an advanced biofuels company that converts cellulosic biomass into gasoline and diesel fuel. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Simmons was founder and CEO of Velocys, Inc., a microchannel chemical process technology company that merged with a publicly traded UK company in 2008. Earlier in his career he served as VP of Technology at Battelle Memorial Institute and various management positions at ExxonMobil. Dr. Simmons is the past Chairman of the Board for the Advanced Biofuels Association, the leading industry advocacy group for advanced biofuels development. Through the years he has contributed his time to numerous non-profit causes including pre-launch planning activities for The Reentry Initiative.
“I grew up in a time of great social change. Issues of social justice have always elicited deep passion within me. This cause fully aligns with those passions.”