Jorge A. Herrera
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Herrera oversees all corporate activities, supply chain management, business development, financing and sales. Mr. Herrera reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Herrera is a graduate of Emory University School of Law with a concentration in taxation and the University of Florida with a degree in business administration and economics with honors. Mr. Herrera serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Department of Energy's Space Coast Clean Cities Coalition, a federal sub-agency dedicated to the procurement of alternative fuels in the transportation industry. Mr. Herrera has spent the last four years immersed in the natural gas industry, and he is regarded as an expert in the field. His other experience includes previous employment with the Coca Cola Company, Merrill Lynch, and Bressler, Amery & Ross.
Mr. Herrera is a member of the Florida Bar Association
Jonathan "Jack" Locke
Co-Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Locke is responsible for all operations, inventory, corporate strategy, and marketing. Mr. Locke reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Mr. Locke is a graduate of the University of Florida School of Law and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving degrees from both schools with honors. Mr. Locke has extensive experience with LNG as an energy source, and is well versed in the operations of natural gas producers and distributors from his tenure at the law firm of Steptoe Johnson LLP in Washington DC. While at Steptoe, Mr. Locke was also responsible for designing and leading firm-wide marketing campaigns specifically directed at targeting and developing business opportunities within the energy industry, and he has since applied many of the same principles and strategies toward growing Nopetro from the ground up. Mr. Locke is a member of the Florida and D.C. Bar Associations.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Walt is responsible for leading the accounting and financing department. Mr. Bussells directs the financial strategy and the financial operations of Nopetro.
Before joining Nopetro, Mr. Bussells enjoyed a successful career with leadership positions in both the public and private sector. He retired from the Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA) in 2004, after a 29 year career, rising through the Finance ranks to serve as CEO of JEA his final 9 years. JEA is a $2 Billion annual revenue electric, water and wastewater utility serving the greater Jacksonville, Florida area.
While at JEA, he directed over $8 billion in tax-exempt, and taxable, bond and note issues, as well as large, complex Public Private Partnership (P3) financings with private companies. Under his leadership, JEA received numerous awards for excellence in financial strength, customer satisfaction, environmental and technological achievements, while achieving record growth in sales and profitability.
Mr. Bussells brings his deep public sector and private sector financial knowledge and expertise to structuring transactions tailored to the specific circumstances, needs and opportunities of each fleet owner. He holds a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of North Florida.
Vice President of Construction
As the Vice President of Construction for Nopetro, Mr. Salcines is responsible for all phases of new construction and development, as well as the budgeting, scheduling, and estimating for all of Nopetro's station development projects. Mr. Salcines has over 16 years of experience in the construction industry, with projects ranging from F.D.O.T site development and demolition at the Miami Intermodal Center (M.I.C), to infrastructure placement and site development for the 360 Degree Development for Lennar Homes, development and construction management for various mid and high-rise residential condominium in Downtown, Miami, as well as overseeing construction of gasoline stations. Mr. Salcines holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Construction Management from Florida International University and is a Florida Certified General Contractor.
Jose David Santizo
Station Operations Supervisor & Maintenance Manager
Mr. Santizo is responsible for the day to day operation and supervision of the CNG/LNG facilities. Mr. Santizo was the lead supervisor and maintenance trainer at the City of Phoenix West LNG Facility, an LNG station that fueled hundreds of vehicles on a daily basis. Mr. Santizo was responsible for the overall operation of the fueling facility, as well as providing maintenance training for all city employees.
Director of Marketing
Mr. Piña is responsible for analyzing and developing certain business processes, such as tactical implementation of Nopetro's marketing initiatives and with identifying and exploiting industry development. Mr. Piña has extensive experience in sales and advertising, corporate identity and branding. Mr. Piña holds a bachelors degree in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship from Florida International University.