TEAM

PETER H. DIEBEL

President & CEO

Mr. Diebel has over 20 years of experience working internally and externally with companies of all sizes and multiple industries, across the United States, Europe and the Middle East. His career has been focused on innovation, change, and the management of those processes. Peter leads the overall enterprise, interacts with external communities and government entities, and drives the continued innovation of our product offerings.

JEFFREY G. SOPER, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President & COO

Dr. Soper’s career has spanned over four decades and has allowed him to work on every continent (except Antarctica) and in a variety of industries. He has experience in leading large-scale software development teams and has worked on major infrastructure projects. Jeffrey oversees all sales and operations for the company, including interactions with our partner companies.

THOMAS V. DURKEE, CPA, CGMA

Withum, Smith & Brown, PC

Mr. Durkee is a partner specializing in financial accounting, audit, tax and litigation support services. Additionally, he has direct experience and expertise in the construction, manufacturing and real estate industries which directly supports Zipline Green efforts and was a founding partner of Averett Warmus Durkee which was acquired by Withum, Smith & Brown in January 2016. He will serve as the contract CFO and his firm will provide the full range of accounting support services for Zipline Green for the foreseeable future.

SCOTT McAFEE

CIO

Mr. McAfee is an experienced Information Technology leader who has found success working in the information technology and services industry with SaaS, Hybrid, and traditional infrastructures. He brings over 20 years of experience in IT Infrastructure Management, Management, Linux Server, Business Intelligence, and IT Operations. Strong information technology strategist. Mr. McAfee is Chief Information Officer for Zipline Green, overseeing all non-Guideway technologies.

CHARIF ALAWAR

SVP, Energy

Mr. Alawar has a proven multi-discipline track record in managing medium and large-scale projects within well-known multi-national engineering and construction companies. He specializes in the commissioning of electric power generation facilities utilizing thermal, solar, hydro, or oil and gas generation. Charif has 33 years of diversified experience in the management, direct supervision and hands-on execution of all phases of projects from initial design through commissioning and delivery. Charif leads our Energy Department.

SUHA DAOU, Ph.D.

SVP, Education

For nearly 30 years, Dr. Daou has worked in adult and workplace education. She has successfully performed in a variety of positions at academic institutions, business entities, humanitarian, and government and intergovernmental organizations, including most recently as Head, Management, Leadership, Communication, and Innovation Unit for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Dr. Daou and team design, develop and implement internal and external training programs, including the training of local instructors in our client communities.

JOSEPH DePETRO

SVP, Telecom

Mr. DePetro offers more than 30 years of executive management and consulting experience within the telecommunications industry, both domestic and international. Joe has held senior-level positions for some of the most well-established names in telecom, such as Sprint, CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications and has consulted on numerous fiber optic network infrastructure builds, most recently was the Director of Business Development for XKL, LLC. Mr. DePetro serves as SVP, Telecom which includes fiber optic and cellular communications.

DACE RICHARDSON

SVP, Transport

Mr. Richardson has the proven ability to see the big picture and quickly assess the situational details. His vast experience spans numerous manufacturing and innovation roles, primarily in major companies in the defense and industrial sectors. For General Electric, he managed over 40 manufacturing operations around the world, managing over 10,000 employees. At Zipline Green, Dace serves as SVP, Transport, supporting the transport of people, cargo and resource pipelines. He will also oversee our manufacturing and assembly operations.

RICHARD OSEI-ANIM

Regional Director, West Africa

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MANDELA MWANZA

Regional Director, Southeast Africa

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