Craig Husa, Chief Executive Officer
Craig works with breakthrough technologies, teams and companies. As the founder or CEO, Craig has grown and sold four companies to leading public companies for large positive returns to shareholders. Previous to SuperCritical Technologies, Craig was CEO of 3TIER, a pioneer in wind, solar, and hydro energy project feasibility, energy scheduling and asset management that employs advanced supercomputer modeling to frame the risk of weather-driven variability – anywhere on earth, from 5 minutes ahead to 50 years.
Craig holds a BSSE from the United States Naval Academy in systems engineering as well as a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chal Davidson, PE, Chief Technology Officer
Chal, previous to starting SuperCritical Technologies, was the Chief of Staff in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer at Intellectual Ventures, where he worked with CTO and Co-Founder Edward Jung to manage strategic business projects. Chal joined Intellectual Ventures from TerraPower, an Intellectual Ventures spin-out promoting next-generation nuclear reactor design. Davidson’s research and development of a supercritical power cycles as Senior Engineer at Lockheed Martin and an engineering role refitting submarines at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for Bechtel provided inspiration for SuperCritical Technologies.
Chal holds a B.S. from Oregon State University and an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, both in nuclear engineering, as well as a MBA from the University of Washington. Additionally, he is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the states of New York, Oregon, and Washington.
Steve Wright, PhD, Chief Scientist
Dr. Steven A. Wright was a distinguished member of technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories with 35 years of experience. At Sandia, Steve was the Principle Investigator in the development of supercritical power systems and with 20 published papers on supercritical power cycles is one of the major leaders in this field. He retired from Sandia in November, 2011.
He continues to provide advanced power system consulting services for space, transportation, defense, naval, and clean energy applications. Steve holds BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Engineering from the University of Washington.
Max Effgen, VP Business Development
Max brings business experience to SuperCritical Technologies. As a management consultant, he has delivered customer facing, enterprise software to more than 30 blue chip clients including Abbott Laboratories, AT&T, Cadence Design Systems, EDS, EMC, GE Power Systems, Hewlett Packard, Hyperion Solutions, Intuit, Lawson Software, Microsoft, Symantec and Verizon. Max has held management positions with KPMG and Motive. He has held business development positions with Motive, Hubspan and as an entrepreneur. Additionally, he has worked as an Analyst for Intellectual Ventures.
Max holds a BA from University of Michigan and a MBA from University of Washington.
Brooke Macomber, VP Marketing
Brooke brings operations, marketing and business development experience to SuperCritical Technologies. She is a Director of Business Development for Symetrix, Inc. and leads an executive peer advisory committee of non-competing small business CEOs through Bedrock Business Solutions LLC. Prior, Brooke has had roles in sales operations with Behringer USA and Expeditors International. She is also co-author of the to-be-published business book, The Multiplier Effect.
Brooke holds a BA from Western Washington University with studies at Universidad de Cadiz (Spain) and a MBA from University of Washington.
Nico Spitz, VP Engineering Projects
Nico has blended finance and engineering backgrounds with the Boeing Company. His most recent position was as a strategy analyst in marketing and finance. Prior, Nico worked for 5 years as an engineer in environmental performance. With a focus on jet engine efficiency, Nico’s expertise in environmental practices relate closely with turbines used in compact power generation.
Nico holds BS and MS degrees in Fluid Dynamics from Virginia Tech and MBA from University of Washington.
Bill Scammell, VP Finance
Bill has expertise in analysis, modeling and risk management. He has a background in commercial lending with Banner Bank and interned with Washington Trust Bank. Additionally, Bill has volunteered consulting services modeling carbon credit markets and other revenue generation strategies for the Self Employed Women’s Association (sewa.org)
Bill holds a BBA from University of Puget Sound and a MBA from University of Washington.
Robert Richardson, General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel
Bob brings technical, business, and legal experience to Supercritical Technologies. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Bob served in the U.S. Navy as a nuclear-trained submarine officer and was an electronics engineer for the U.S. Navy. As a patent attorney, Bob has been a managing member of an intellectual property law firm. Bob also started up and ran his own law practice. Bob has been in-house Intellectual Property Counsel at The Boeing Company and Chief Patent Counsel at TerraPower.
Bob holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and is a graduate of the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program. Bob also holds an MBA (Engineering/Technical Management) from City University of Seattle and a JD from Seattle University. Bob is registered to practice as a patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is licensed as an Engineer-in-Training in the State of Maryland.