About Our Team

By building multi-billion dollar enterprises, Cool Planet’s management team has the leadership experience and track record to deliver results. In addition, the company has assembled an industry-leading scientific team of microbiologists, surface chemists, plant pathologists and pyrolysis experts who have been advancing the technology for years.

Howard Janzen

Executive Chairman

• CEO One Communications, Williams Communications
• President Sprint Business Solutions
• BS, MS Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
• PMD, Harvard Business School

Jim Loar

President & CEO

• VP Operations, Wilbur-Ellis Company
• VP of N.A., Griffin LLC
• Bachelor of Nautical Science, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
• MBA, Ohio University

Randy Tucker

Chief Operations Officer

• VP of IT Peabody Energy
• VP Service Delivery One Communication
• BS, CivilE, U of Missouri; MS, Management, Baker

Wes Bolsen

Head of Global Business Development & External Affairs

• CMO & VP Gov’t Affairs/BD, Coskata & Codexis
• CFO ICM, Inc.
• McKinsey & Co. (Chicago & Palo Alto, 2000-2006)
• BSEE, Rose-Hulman; MBA, Stanford GSB

Raj Malyala

Head of Basic & Applied Research

• R&E Manager Catalytic Solutions
• Scientist, Natural Resources Canada
• BA Math, Physics Chem, Andhra U, India
• Master Physical Chem, U of Pune, India
• PhD, Chem, National Chemical Laboratory, India