J. John Combs III
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and Secretary
Mr. Combs, a SEER Founder, is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO. He also serves as General Counsel. Mr. Combs has been Vice President of REGS since 2004, was the founder and President of Tactical Cleaning in 2005, and remains its President. Before joining the Company he owned and operated the law firm of Combs & Associates from 1989 to 2003. Prior to that he was an associate in the law firm of Berman & Blanchard in Los Angeles from 1987 to 1989, and an associate in the law firm of Parker, Milliken, Clark, O’hara & Samuelian, in Los Angeles from 1983 to 1987. His experience in private practice has included corporate maintenance, international finance, and business litigation. Over the last 30 years he has served as an officer and director of various sized corporations, both public and private, and was a Director and Officer of Armada Water Assets, Inc until his resignation in September 2014. For the past five years Mr. Combs has not served as a director of a public company, other than SEER. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado, with honors, and a Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law in 1983.
Dr. Simon L. Tang
Vice-Chairman of the Board
Dr. Simon L. Tang is the Managing Director of WinWin Law PLLC of Houston, Texas, and the Founding Partner of Allied Law Firm and Allied Management Consulting Group of Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China. The firms provide legal and management services to facilitate the formation of international joint ventures, partnerships and strategic alliances. Attorneys and consultants at the center also represent clients in matters including litigations and arbitrations, licensing and franchising, mergers and acquisitions, and international business transactions. Dr. Tang is an expert in international mergers and acquisitions and structured financing. Dr. Tang received his B.A. from University of Utah. He attended graduate schools at Brigham Young University, University of California, and University of Minnesota Law School and was awarded M.A., Ph.D. and J.D. degrees respectively. Dr. Tang clerked for Chief Judge Paul H. Anderson of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Texas Bar Association (TBA), Commercial Law League of America (CLLA), and National Association of Credit Management (NACM). He is the only foreign attorney admitted to the Energy and Resources Committee of the All China Lawyers Association (ACLA).
Dr. Tang is also the Chairman of the International Financial Management Association (IFMA) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the association’s Practical Guide to International Financial Management (Volumes 1-9). He is the Adjunct Professor at Tsinghua University and University of International Business and Economics, conducting seminars on venture capital and private equity to CEOs and CFOs of Chinese public companies. He was a Research Fellow of the Research Center for Economic Law of China University of Political Science and Law. Dr. Tang serves as the Chairman of the annual “Shale Tech China” of Beijing, China, as well as the keynote speaker of many other oil and gas conferences. Dr. Tang also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the annual “China Economic Forum” of Beijing, China, and the President of Asia Pacific CEO Association. He was the Legal Adviser for UNIDO-ITPO, a specialized organization of United Nations engaged in global investment and technology promotion, and Chinese Federation of Industrial Economics (CFIE), the largest trade association in China. Dr. Tang currently serves as the General Counsel for a number of private companies and pooled investment funds. Dr. Tang also serves as the Managing Director of American Equity Exchange (aeEx). The Exchange works with networks of asset and equity exchanges, public and private companies, general and limited partnerships, as well as various types of investment funds in the Pacific Rim Region to provide high quality proprietary deal flow to global investors.
Mr. Dieterich is the founder and managing partner of Dieterich & Associates, a litigation and commercial law firm based in Los Angeles, California, providing legal services to entrepreneurial and emerging technology companies during the past 33 years. His firm specializes in venture capital and private equity financings, as well as in SEC compliance issues for public companies. He obtained his undergraduate engineering degree from Virginia Tech, graduate engineering degree from UC Berkeley (1970) and graduated from the joint Law and Economics program at UCLA in 1979, after serving six years in the US Air Force as a flight instructor in advanced jets. He has been a Director of the Company since 2008 and was Secretary from 2008 until November 2013.
Mr. Yenzer has decades of domestic and global experience in management roles in some of the world's largest engineering companies. He also brings practical, hands-on talent in growing diverse businesses in up and down cycles. Currently Mr. Yenzer serves as Corporate Development Officer at Blackeagle Energy Services and prior to this, COO and co-owner of Caribou Energy Corporation, which was sold in 2017.
Prior to Caribou Energy, Mr. Yenzer was vice president of Jacobs/CH2M, responsible for developing Enterprise Account Management on the executive committee for all business groups: Oil Gas and Chemicals, Environmental & Nuclear, Water, Infrastructure and Power. He built the successful Oil Gas and Chemicals Global Strategic Account Team which included BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Conoco, Hess TransCanada and Noble. Lead development of uniform account plans and strategies for account growth while leveraging across markets. Lead the BP global relationship worth nearly $500 million in revenue per year to the enterprise and won the Global Maintenance Program with annual budget of $800MM. Started and grew the TransCanada relationship to tens of millions of secured gross revenue & $1.2B in services opportunities. Chartered to grow the relationships across all markets while increasing value to clients.
Prior to Jacobs/CH2M, Yenzer was program manager at Jacobs and tasked to grow the mining business as well as build Potash and Soda Ash business. Grew this chemical business from startup to executing multiple projects valued up to $170MM. As part of the role to rebuild the alliance relationship at Suncor refinery, Mr. Yenzer changed the alliance model to integrate refinery operations personnel as per other successful Jacobs alliances. This alliance was responsible for approximately $200MM of annual capital project installation, engineering, maintenance and construction. During his tenure, Mr. Yenzer was also Director of Business Development at Jacobs Western Region. Responsibilities included building relationships with ExxonMobil, BP North America Gas, BP E&P Globally and Shell Onshore Upstream, North America. Mr. Yenzer grew the Golden, Colorado office from 250 to 400 personnel in an industry down turn from '08 to '10 until moving back into Operations. Successfully charted direction for the office to grow in diverse markets such as Mining, Pharma Bio, Oil and Gas, Food and Beverage, and Alternative Fuels. Director of Operations and General Manager, Middle East - 2004 to 2008, living in Saudi Arabia. Assumed P&L responsibility while building from 5 to over 650 employees and exceeded Saudi National employment percentage goals. Identified and lead acquisition of a 400-person company; the first M&A where a foreign company acquired a majority share of a Saudi engineering company that entailed over a year process of due diligence, negotiations and Saudi law changes as a result of WTO recent membership, driven by this acquisition. Presided over $10.5 Billion projects for industrial, upstream, pipeline/midstream, downstream & mining projects, Including Hawiyah, Manifa, Yanbu, Al Jalamid, etc.
Prior experience also included ABB Lummus where Mr. Yenzer was Program Management Consultant to Saudi Aramco - Offshore Projects, including $500 Million Safaniya Development 2003 - 2004. Project Director, Khuff Condensate Program for Saudi Aramco responsible for FEED development, detail design, construction and commissioning, from 1999 to 2003, $400 Million. Over 10 million safe man-hours, 20% under budget and three months ahead of schedule. Mr. Yenzer also was company representative for Saudi Arabia - Project Leader for Ras Tanura Refinery Upgrade at Brown and Root (KBR) responsible for close out of all project issues on this $2B project. Lead $300 million re-instrumentation "Package 5", design and installation of Refinery Management System and infrastructure. Project Engineer responsible for multiple projects in engineering and construction phases: Early works, offshore piers, demolition, bridges, blast proof control rooms, laboratory of the year winner, remediation, environmental land farm, communication packages, trunk radio, telecom, LAN, process simulators. Lead Civil Structural Engineer North Slope Alaska projects: Pipelines and module design and implementation programs. Lead standard and procedure alignment post Brown and Root acquisition of SF Braun.