Kirt W. Montague, Chief Executive Officer
Kirt is the founder, chairman and CEO of Plum Energy. Since forming the company in 2011, he has focused primarily on the development of small-scale LNG value chains to service the industrial and transportation markets.
Before forming Plum, he was the founder, CEO and a board member of Prometheus Energy Group, Inc., a vertically integrated energy company he created in 2003. During his tenure, he led the development of several innovative, first-of-kind applications for small-scale LNG in the US and Poland, and helped create several new off-grid markets for natural gas, including the oil and gas drilling sector and the mining industry. He is widely viewed as a pioneer in the small-scale LNG space.
Currently, Kirt is the immediate past chairman and a current member of the executive board of the CleanTech Alliance of Washington, and also serves as a board member of WaterTectonics Inc. in Everett, Washington. He previously has served on a number of other boards as well, including Gaseous Fuel Systems Corporation based in Weston, Florida.
In 2009, Kirt was recognized as one of the Top 25 Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Seattle by Seattle Business Magazine. He has a law degree from the University of Michigan, and a degree in Business Management and Finance from Brigham Young University.
Kehau Kincaid, Director of Business Operations
Kehau joined Plum Energy in May, 2014 as its Director of Business Operations. She is responsible for managing the general operations of the business and oversees the Company’s administrative functions, including legal, HR and IT/IS. She also serves as Corporate Secretary.
Prior to joining Plum, Kehau was Manager of Human Resources at Integrated Diagnostics, Inc., a Seattle-based biotech company, where she had overall responsibility for the HR function including activities related to staffing, compensation, management development, and benefits administration. Kehau also has extensive experience in small-scale LNG, having spent nearly a decade with industry pioneer Prometheus Energy. She joined Prometheus in 2004 and was a member of the leadership team, where she served in a variety of capacities, eventually as the head of HR from 2009 until her departure in 2013. She also served on the Board of Directors as Corporate Secretary from 2008 to 2013. Prior to joining Prometheus, Kehau was a Corporate Paralegal at Romero Montague P.S. Kehau has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University.
Ian Burkheimer, PMP, Director of Business Development
Ian has served as the Director of Business Development since 2013. He is responsible for marketing, sales and relationship management for Plum Energy. He works with multiple domestic and international partners to develop business opportunities in the mining, power, oil & gas and other industries.
In addition to his primary role, he is also serves the company’s consulting customers developing market assessment models, supply chain studies and economic comparison studies for utilities and other providers of compressed/liquefied natural gas.
Previously, Ian worked for PNWER, a Canadian-American public-private partnership where he worked on a variety of cross border areas, including natural gas vehicles and the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Ian has a degree from Willamette University, a Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University. He also studied in Germany and received a Fulbright Fellowship to do research in Japan. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Robin Gill, President, Plum Gas Solutions
Robin has been with Plum Gas Solutions since it was formed in July 2016.
Previously he was Divisional Vice President of the CanGas Solutions div of CanElson Drilling. Robin has 30+ years experience in engineering, operations and management with both multi-national and independent upstream oil and gas producers.
Robin has an Applied Sciences degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Colombia.
Don Fraser, VP of Business Development, Plum Gas Solutions
Don has been with Plum Gas Solutions since it was formed in July 2016.
With 24+ years of experience in the compressed gas industry from small private companies through to large multinational corporations, Don’s experience is part of the team building Plum Gas Solutions into a full service CNG and LNG transportation business. As a member of the Compressed Gas Association, Don contributed to the development of Standards for the manufacture of Tube Trailers, which have been adopted by both Transport Canada and US DOT
Don is a graduate of the University of Guelph, with a degree in Agricultural Sciences.
Gary Hyer, P. Eng, VP Field Operations, Plum Gas Solutions (“PGS”)
Gary is currently VP, Field Operations and has been with the company since its inception in July 2016. Previously, Gary was Manager, Operations for the CanGas Solutions, a division of CanElson Drilling, later acquired by Trinidad Drilling Inc. At CanGas, he was directly responsible for developing and commercializing unique, proprietary methods to conserve, transport and off-load dense phase raw oilfield flare gases. He was also responsible for all of CanGas’ internal facility capital project management, and oversaw day-to-day operations of its CNG ‘virtual pipeline’ fuels supply activities throughout western Canada.
Gary earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona, is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta, Canada and holds citizenship in both the USA and Canada. He has more than 15 years of technical and operations experience in the upstream oil and gas business, including well drilling and completions, production engineering and executive management of an independent exploration and production company he co-founded.