President & Chief Executive Officer/Board Director
Dr. Simmons is responsible for Sundrop Fuels' strategic direction and drives the company's financing, partnership formation and commercialization activities. He brings to Sundrop Fuels nearly 30 years of experience in the energy, chemical and environmental industries including 10 years in chief executive roles.
Prior to joining the company, Dr. Simmons was founding CEO of Velocys, Inc., a microchannel chemical process technology company that merged with a publicly traded UK company in 2008. Dr. Simmons spent much of his early career in various management and engineering positions at Exxon.
Dr. Simmons received his B.S. in Engineering from Texas A&M, an M.S. in Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin. He also completed the Executive Management Program at the University of Michigan Business School.