The Plasma Power team is seasoned and experienced, comprised of a knowledge base of significant depth.
We are multifaceted. The executive team includes individuals who have run multiple private companies and major public corporations. Our scientists have been involved with plasma technology since its inception. Individuals at Plasma Power have patent claims that total in the hundreds and includes subjects such as emissions control and plasma processes. Others have been instrumental in 24/7 plant operations. Combined, the staff at Plasma Power has been involved in the design, construction, commissioning, and operations of over 100 facilities worldwide including 2 nuclear power plants, automotive and truck assembly plants, and some of the largest oil and petroleum development plants in the industry.
Jim is a recipient of over 690 patent claims.
In the early 80’s Jim worked as a design and test engineer for various technology companies including Pratt and Whitney and Dresser Industries. While there he laid out the architecture for a radically new data acquisition and control computer system which lead to the design and building of a new experimental lab. The computer system became a success and was marketed on a worldwide basis.
At the age of 28 he founded his first company, Power-Tek, building “leading edge” computer and control systems for testing and developing engines. Power-Tek then evolved into supplying complete experimental labs and production test facilities all over the world. Power-Tek grew to be a leader in its industry and an Inc 500 company.
Jim’s second company, Veri-Tek, built “bleeding edge” technology assembly lines and production test systems. Veri-Tek used a new concept pioneered by the submarine chasing industry called “Signature Analysis”, which Jim applied to the manufacturing world. Jim and his talented team at Veri-Tek invented many breakthrough technologies that were incorporated into manufacturing systems. These systems still successfully operate 24 hours a day year-round, in some of the harshest manufacturing environments. The company achieved much success, acquiring many technology awards and was ranked as an Inc 500 company, twice.
Personal Awards and Achievements:
- Citations Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americans
- US Registry’s Who’s Who in Leading American Executives (twice)
- Honored by Michigan House of Representatives Resolution number 634
- Strathmore’s Who’s Who for Leading CEO’s
- “The Inc 500” (3 times)
- “Michigan Leading Edge Technologies” award (twice)
- The top “Future 50” companies of Greater Detroit Award (twice)
- The top “100 Private Companies” award for Michigan
Rich is Chairman/CEO of Chrispus Ventures, a company that invests in small and startup companies primarily in the Healthcare, Energy and Technology sectors.
Previously, Rich had been engaged in building one of the nation’s leading healthcare technology companies. In 1969 Rich co-founded IDX Systems Corporation with Robert H. Hoehl. IDX supplied clinical and administrative information systems to healthcare organizations. Rich served IDX as President and CEO until 1999, CEO until 2003, and most recently, as Chairman of the Board of Directors. IDX was acquired by GE Healthcare in January 2006 for $1.2B.
Rich is a former Chairman of the University of Vermont Health Center and is a former member of the Fletcher Allen Health Care Board of Trustees, Vermont’s largest healthcare provider. He was a member of the University of Vermont Health Center Board of Trustees from 1988 to 1994, and is a founding director of Vermont Managed Care. Rich was a member of the University of Vermont Board of Trustees from 1994 to 2000, and served on the Board of Trustees at Saint Michael’s College from 1987 to 1993. Rich is an alumnus of the Academy for International Health Studies Inc. and the Vermont Business Roundtable.
Rich was an All-American basketball player and was drafted by the NBA Boston Celtics in 1965. He received his BA in Mathematics from Saint Michael’s College and is a charter member of both the Saint Michael’s College Athletic Hall of Fame and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. He has also been inducted into the Honorary National Mathematics Society, Pi Mu Epsilon.
In 2006 Rich was the Republican nominee for US Senate from the State of Vermont.
Today Rich serves as Chairman of 2 companies: Marathon Health, a worksite health management company, and Plasma Power, a renewable energy company, and sits on the boards of several other Chrispus companies. Rich also serves as President of the Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation which makes grants to create opportunity, help meet basic needs, and improve the lives of people in Vermont focusing primarily on K-12 education.
Alan holds a BSME from Michigan Technological University.
Alan has carefully directed his career to include an intense combination of engineering design and hands on production and testing, a rare combination. He has been involved in the design and commissioning of multiple plants. This includes the design, construction, and commissioning of an 800 MW Nuclear Plant in Pennsylvania, and an 1100MW Nuclear Plant in Michigan.
Alan is a Registered Professional Engineer and is a PMI Certified Project Management Professional.
Evan is a seasoned sales and business development executive who has spent his career helping to move leading edge technology to main stream adoption. He has a proven history of successfully leading both company sales and business development efforts, as well as new product launches worldwide. His experience covers fortune 100 companies in the energy, automotive, aerospace and materials markets.
Throughout his career, Evan has been charted to help define the future of companies. In performing this task he has leveraged key global accounts and turned customers into partners, managed and developed US and international business relationships with leading OEM and Suppliers to secure advanced technology development contracts, and led multiple teams in an effort to set the strategic direction of the product development of key technologies used in the testing industry. In particular, in overseeing the business development team responsible for the Asian markets, Evan helped forge business and technical relationships with the leading software and powertrain consulting companies.
He is President and founder of The Bevan Foundation, established in 2006, to provide assistance to those in need.
Evan has been married to Beverly Lowe for 26 years and is a father of 5. An avid marathoner, he understands how to realize success through long term goals.