Joel S. Ratner, Chairman / CEO
Richard Ford, President / COO
Brian Gibbons, Senior V.P. /
Richard Warner, Executive Vice President - Carbon
Robert Yelin, V.P. of Science Technology
Gregory Ratner, V.P. of Manufacturing
David Halpern, Treasurer, Director of Compliance.*
Joel L. Frank
Mr. Ratner is currently is a
member of the Dean's Advisory Board of the School of Engineering at Florida
Ratner, Chairman / CEO
From 1960 to 1987, Mr. Ratner was President of Leeco Gas & Oil, a company that
has drilled more than 1,000 oil and gas wells and developed a Texas pipeline.
Mr. Ratner was also responsible for the Real Estate Division of Leeco that was
involved in the development of 17,000 residential units. Mr. Ratner was
instrumental in completing transactions with Bayer Aspirin, General Electric
Credit Corporation, Westinghouse and W.R. Grace & Co. Mr. Ratner was a founding
director of the Capital Banks which are now part of Regents Bank. Mr. Ratner was
a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Miami Medical School’s
Mailman Center For Child Development. Mr. Ratner was a founding member of the
Advisory Board for the Adam Walsh Children’s Fund, which is part of the National
Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which is operated by the U.S.
Department of Justice. Mr. Ratner was the Honorary Chairman of the National
Republican Congressional Committee’s Business Advisory Council in Florida and
was awarded Florida’s 2003 Businessman of the Year.
Ford, President / COO
Mr. Ford joined
Rentar Environmental Solutions, Inc. In April 2009 as Executive Vice President.
Mr. Ford joined Rentar after being the founder and CEO Puradyn Filter
Technology. He founded Puradyn in 1987. Prior to Puradyn, Mr. Ford was President
of R C Ford & Associates, a highly successful Insurance Agency.
Senior V.P. / CTO
Mr. Gibbons joined Rentar in 2004. Previously, he was Regional Director and
member of the Board of Directors for Stencilco. Prior to Stencilco, Mr. Gibbons
was Manager of Engineering for Husky Oil, President of Sundance Petroleum
Corporation and President of Video Connections Inc. Mr. Gibbons also served as
Vice President of a number of investment firms including Franklin Lorde,
Dickinson and Co., and Donald and Co. He received a bachelor of science degree
in engineering from University of Utah.
Warner, Vice President of Finance, President of Rentar Carbon, Inc.
Mr. Warner has been an Advisor to the Company since 2001 and joined the Company
in 2007 to direct the Company’s efforts with respect to building its carbon
emissions reduction business. He has over thirty years of experience as an
entrepreneur, financial advisor, business consultant and corporate executive as
well as substantial expertise in technology and carbon markets. He founded and
ran several successful companies. Mr. Warner was also CEO of Saxonfiber,
Director of Business Development of Ergomedics, Senior Vice President of
Business Development of Datamed and a Senior Advisor to Fittipaldi Logistics. He
received a bachelors of arts degree from the University of Tennessee and
attended the University of California.
Joel L. Frank,
Esq., Advisory Board Member
Mr. Frank has been a Director of the Company since 2002. He is a partner in the
Pennsylvania law firm of Lamb McErlane, P.C., a firm that includes former
district attorneys, civil litigators and former Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Justice. In April 2005, Mr. Frank was appointed to the Pennsylvania Federal
Judicial Nominating Commission for U.S. District Court, Eastern District of
Pennsylvania and has also been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in 2005, 2006
and 2007 for general litigation. His federal government relations have been
instrumental in having the fuel catalyst referenced in H.R. 4546 – The National
Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003. Previously Mr. Frank was a Partner at
Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman in Philadelphia. He received a bachelor of
arts degree from the University of Delaware and a juris doctorate, cum laude,
from Delaware Law School where he served as an Editor on the Law Review.
Secretary, Treasurer and Director
Mr. Halpern has been a Director of the Company since the Company’s inception in
1998. My Halpern was Cost Engineer for Stearns-Roger, Inc. of Denver, Colorado,
an international construction firm. Mr. Halpern served as Liaison with The
Import Export Bank for development of the Negev Phosphate Plant, one of the
largest industrial facilities in Israel. He was also Director of Planning and
Budget for Operation and Expansion for Ben Gurion University. He received a
Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Yelin, PhD, Director of Technology
Dr. Yelin has been a Consultant to the Company since 2001. He holds a doctorate
in Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with a specialty
in Kinetics and Mechanisms of Reactions and received a masters in Chemistry from
Canisius College, focused in Analytical Chemistry (Spectroscopy). Dr. Yelin has
30 years of experience as project engineer, division director and principal with
national and international environmental engineering consulting firms. Dr. Yelin
is a past President and Board Member of a Multi-Disciplinary
Environmental/Engineering Firm that was 15.0% owned by General Motors. Dr. Yelin
received a bachelor degree in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. He
also organized an environmental services group for Honeywell Corporation. Dr.
Yelin is widely published. Mr. Yelin has been working with the Rentar technology
for seven years.
Vice President Production and Manufacturing
Mr. Ratner, son of Joel S. Ratner, grew up in the Ratner family businesses and
was extensively involved with the physical development and initial testing of
the RFC. Since inception he has been responsible for the manufacturing of all
prototypes and currently oversees production and distribution. He attended
Miami-Dade Community College.
Director and Advisory Board Member
Ms. Fisher has 30 years experience in creative marketing and graphic design. She
has created and managed projects for Abbott Laboratories, DuPont
Pharmaceuticals, Ford Motor Company, Ivax, Pfizer, Merck, Upjohn and Parke
Davis. Ms. Fisher was educated at Western Michigan University and Wayne State
University. Ms. Fisher has won various prestigious awards for her work,
including national Addy awards. Ms Fisher is active in community activities
including the American Lung Association.
Advisory Board and Vice Director of Science
Mr. Somberg's education is in analytical and surface chemistry. As president of
a consulting engineering company, he has designed, developed and commissioned
photovoltaic factories in China, Russia, India and the Middle East. Mr. Somberg
has over 35 years of experience in the technology field, and has been associated
with Spectrolab, Hughes Aircraft, Teledyne and ARCO. Mr. Somberg has been
assisting with the Rentar technology science for seven years.
HISTORY OF THE RENTAR
Our 50th Year
The Rentar Companies were
initially incorporated in 1961 for the purpose of managing the assets and
technologies of Leeco Gas & Oil Company, the Ratner family businesses. In the
years since then The Rentar Companies have been involved in Oil and Gas
pipelines, Real Estate development and biotechnical research and development. A
partial sampling of the accomplishments of The Rentar Companies over the past 50
years is as follows :
Partial funding for
the University of Wisconsin development of the pharmaceutical, Warfarin (the
world’s most proscribed
thinner) commercially marketed under the name”
Coumadin”. After noting that the test animals
(rats/mice) were dying after the drug was administered, The Ratner (Rentar)
group created a retail product called D-con Rat Poison which became the best
selling rodenticide of all time, and was eventually sold to Sterling Drugs
The Ratner (Rentar) group
has developed and built more than 17,000 homes in both high end and low end
price ranges. The Ratner (Rentar) companies have developed properties whose
population today totals almost 100,000.
The Ratner (Rentar) group
has successfully developed and sold companies to General Electric Credit
Corporation, WR Grace, Sterling Drugs (Bayer Aspirin), Westinghouse and other
Fortune 500 companies.
The majority of the
company’s revenues have been derived from oil and gas wells and pipelines. The
companies have drilled more than 1000 wells and successfully operated a Texas
The Rentar Environmental
Solution project has focused upon the creation, patenting, 3rd party
testing, and marketing of the Rentar Fuel Catalyst. The Rentar Fuel Catalyst is
a remarkable technology which cost effectively addresses today’s pressing need
to manage fuel consumption and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Rentar family of
companies have enjoyed great success and established wonderful global business
relationships by strictly adhering to an ethical policy that stresses honesty
and fair dealings at all times.
The Company’s executive
officers and directors include seasoned executives with substantial expertise in
the Clean Technology and Diesel Combustion Industry, as well as demonstrated
success in starting, managing and existing growth businesses, while building
equity value for shareholders. The following are summary backgrounds of the
executive officers and key employees of the Company.