James L. Reynolds
President and Chief Executive Officer
James L. Reynolds has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director since September 2014 and a Director since July 2014. Mr. Reynolds was elected to Chairman of our Board in July, 2016. Prior to ADOMANI, he served in various executive roles at A-Z Bus Sales most recently as Chief Executive Officer from March 2010 until June 2014 and President from June 2006 until August 2013. Prior to his senior executive positions, Mr. Reynolds also held positions of Vice-President and General Manager and Vice-President of New Bus Sales. Prior to his tenure at A-Z Bus Sales, he was the Regional Manager of Tyco Corporation and managed direct sales. Mr. Reynolds holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Kevin G. Kanning
VP Business Development and VP Investor Relations
Kevin G. Kanning is the Vice President Business Development and Vice President of Investor Relations. Previously, Mr. Kanning served as Chief Operating Officer of Greentech Mining, Inc., a technology company focused on sustainable mining practices and precious metal recovery. He has also held a variety of positions over the last 26 years with real estate and technology related businesses and private corporations including Seville Properties, RE/MAX Valley Properties, Realty World-Galley One, Voelker Sensors, Inc., Cryotherm USA, Inc., Greentech Mining Ventures, Inc., and Klever Technologies, Inc. Mr. Kanning has held a broker’s license with the California Bureau of Real Estate since 1990 and has participated in both residential and commercial real estate sales/leasing, sales team recruitment/training and office management. Mr. Kanning earned a degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.
Edward R. Monfort
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Edward R. Monfort, our Founder, has served as our Chief Technology Officer since September 2014 and as a Director since our inception in August 2012 and served as our Chairman until 2016. From our inception in August 2012 to September 2014, Mr. Monfort served as our President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2010 until forming ADOMANI in 2012, he was President of Cryotherm. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Monfort designed and developed the Ronaele Mustang. From 1999 to 2005 Mr. Monfort developed and patented the COLDfire thermal cycling machine and the COLDfire programs and process. From 1997 to 1999 Mr. Monfort was employed by Watlow Corp, where he assisted with prototype development and engineering projects for major U.S. companies who were Watlow Corp customers. Mr. Monfort holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Western Carolina University.
Michael K. Menerey
Chief Financial Officer
Michael K. Menerey has served as our Chief Financial Officer since March 2016 and a Director since January 2017. Mr. Menerey is an inactive partner with CFO Edge LLC; in that capacity he provided iterim and project-related services to various entities as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining us and to CFO Edge, Mr. Menerey was employed by Mapleton Investments, LLC from early 2000 through 2010; initially as Executive Vice President, and then as President and Chief Operation Officer from 2005 through 2010. Mr. Menerey served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Falcon Communications and its predecessors from mid-1984 until the company sold in November 1999. mr. Menerey is a Certified Public Accountant, and received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Richard A. Eckert
Chief Operating Officer
Richard A Eckert has served as our Chief Operating Officer since March 2017. From 2000 through February, 2017,Mr. Eckert held various leadership positions and most recently served as General Manager of Operations for A-Z Bus Sales, Inc. with responsibility for both the Sacramento and Colton locations. From 2000 – 2016 Mr. Eckert was involved in the start-up and then management of several new divisions within A-Z Bus Sales. During his tenure, he had responsibilities for the Body Shop, Service, Parts, Facilities, Emissions, Warranty and Fire Apparatus division, where he managed both sales and operations. He served as the Blue Bird Dealer Service Council Co-Chair for all dealers nationwide from Jan. 2016 to Feb. 2017. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Eckert managed large vehicle collision repair centers, working with school districts and construction companies throughout California. Mr. Eckert studied Criminal Justice while attending Mount San Antonio College.
Director of Sales
Matt Essex, with eleven years experience in the school bus industry in California and Hawaii, has served as Director of Sales since February, 2017. Prior to ADOMANI, Mr. Essex served in various sales capacities for A-Z Bus Sales, Inc. from August, 2005 through January, 2017,becoming Director of New School Bus Sales in January, 2014. Mr. Essex also served on the Board of Directors of the California Association of School Transportation Officials for four years. Prior to his tenure at A-Z Bus, Mr. Essex worked as a broker in the packaging industry. Mr. Essex holds a B.A. in Economics and Government from the University of Texas at Austin.
Director of New Bus Sales
Jim O’Connell, with a career in the bus industry of over 47 years, has served as our Director of New Bus Sales since February, 2017, with his primary focus being business development in the Western United States. Prior to ADOMANI, Mr. O’Connell served from 2015 to 2016 as sales consultant for EV Power Corporation, an electric bus manufacturer representative for Green Power Motors.
Mr. O’Connell held corporate management and sales positions in school and commercial bus sales with representatives of IC Bus, (International Trucks) from March, 2011 through August, 2016. Mr. O’Connell held the same positions with Gillig Corporation from 1984 to 1986. He was Vice President of Sales for A-Z Bus Sales from 1995 to 2004, and served AZ in various other positions from 1986 to 1995.
Mr. O’Connell attended Arizona State University and St. Mary’s College, where his major was Business Management. He also has various certificates in Business Management and in Marketing and Advertising from the University of Texas.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
John Roselli, with over thirteen years experience in the school bus and alternative fuel arena,has served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Adomani, Inc. since February, 2017.. Before joining Adomani, Mr. Roselli was Manager of Alternative Fuels at Thomas Built Bus from January, 2016 to January 2017, and from June, 2012 to September, 2015 served as Director of Alternative Fuel Sales and Director of Dealer Development at Blue Bird Corporation. Mr. Roselli also served from January, 2014 to June, 2012 as Director of New School Bus Sales for AZ Bus Sales, the Blue Bird dealer for California and Hawaii. Mr. Roselli holds a Masters degree from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management in Glendale, Arizona.
Robert E. Williams
Robert E. Williams has served as our Vice President and a Director since November 2012. Prior to joining ADOMANI, he served from 1991 through May 2015 as Senior Production Manager and Key Account Manager for Event Beverage Catering and continues to consult for them periodically. From 1984 through 2000, Mr. Williams served as Operations Manager and was a partner in STARD, Inc.
Russell R. Young
Russell R. Young, with more than 16 years controllership experience, has served as our Controller since January 2017. Prior to joining ADOMANI, from February 2016 to January 2017, Mr. Young was a manager, performing controllership services engagements, with the firm Rivers & Moorehead, PLLC, in Tempe, AZ. From February 2007 until February 2016, Mr. Young was controller for Southwest Preferred Dental Organization, a health insurance third-party administrator, located in Phoenix, AZ. Mr. Young is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Phoenix.