About Us

The Raven difference

Powering a new world

At Raven, we are revolutionizing the way the world uses waste. We take any organic waste and convert it to clean hydrogen and synthetic Fischer-Tropsch fuels through our patented Steam/CO2 Reforming process. We use steam and a chemical process, not combustion, to process mixed feedstock (biogenics, plastics and/or methane) into saleable products in an environmentally friendly, efficient and profitable way. Our story begins in 1885 with Daniel Best – great-grandfather of Dr. Terry Galloway (technology creator) and great-great grandfather of Matt Murdock (Raven founder).

March 1885

Daniel Best invents and sells the steam tractor

Daniel Best introduces his first combine harvester that added the process of harvesting, cleaning, and bagging into one unit

August 1925

C.L Best and Benjamin Holt found Caterpillar

C.L. Best, son of Daniel Best, merges with Benjamin Holt to form Caterpillar Tractor Co., now Caterpillar Inc

April 1970

Dr. Terry Galloway and Apollo 13

Technology creator, Dr. Terry Galloway leads the team of astronomers at Chabot Observatory who calculated the position of, and therefore helped save, the Apollo 13 spacecraft and crew

December 1983

Dr. Terry Galloway produces NTO reactor

Dr. Terry Galloway develops a chemical reactor that produces liquid NTO for aerospace industries, inspiring the Raven FT design

March 1984

Dr. Terry Galloway co-founds Thermatrix

Thermatrix develops small-scale hazardous waste non-flammable incineration technology

August 1984

Dr. Terry Galloway co-founds ThermoLytica

ThermoLytica develops commercial 1 tpd high temperature thermal destruction of hazardous waste process

February 1989

ThermoLytica merges to become Synthetica

ThermoLytica develops commercial 1 tpd high temperature thermal destruction of hazardous waste process

August 1995

Dr. Terry Galloway founds Intellergy

Intellergy invents the Steam/CO2 Reforming process, holds 20 patents. Rick Noling becomes President and CEO of Intellergy in 2008 to launches funding to build 20-75 tpd units

June 1997

Duratek purchases Synthetica

Duratek uses Synthetica IP to build a waste to synthetic gas unit with a 1st generation electric steam reformer

March 2001

JV with Anshen+Allen forms Medergy

Medergy constructs a heated screw and 1st generation electric steam reformer to dispose of medical waste

November 2001

Thermatrix purchased by Linde

Linde aquires Thermatrix flameless oxidation process, now used in more than 100 Linde units worldwide

September 2007

Intellergy licences rotary kiln IP to Elementa

Elementa operates a 20 tpd rotary reformer to turn municipal solid waste into high-hydrogen content synthetic gas

August 2015

Matt Murdock begins working with Dr. Terry Galloway

Matt Murdock founds Wyoming company Sublette GTL to use Intellergy technology in the Wyoming gas fields and landfills to make synthetic FT fuels

June 2016

Dr. Terry Galloway builds the Raven engineering unit

The Raven engineering unit is constructed with heated screw reformer and 2nd generation electric steam reformer

January 2018

Raven SR is founded

Matt Murdock’s group, Sublette GTL, purchases Intellergy assets and founds the new company – Raven SR

Our team

Board
Management

Matt W. Murdock

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Matt W. Murdock

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Matt is a veteran leader and entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience starting and managing multiple, parallel projects successfully to completion in West African nations and in the United States. Possessing considerable experience of effectively running multinational and multiregional developments, building trust and consensus among conflicting parties in adverse conditions. Extensive knowledge of oil & gas processes, renewable energy and technology, agriculture, economic and humanitarian development, and marketing. Matt has substantial experience with creation and protection of intellectual property, large infrastructure projects, procurement and contract management, compliance with state and federal regulations, compliance with HSSE standards, and administration of organizations with many employees.

A Wyoming native, Matt has been the driving force behind a number of initiatives from broadband to medical care, has served on the town council and sits on several State and non-profit boards. Matt is a graduate of Georgetown University

Matthew H. Scanlon

Chief Financial Officer

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Matthew H. Scanlon

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew has 30 years’ experience managing companies and developing projects in emerging markets. He has developed projects in the energy sector (principally hydropower), agribusiness and other sectors, served on Boards of Directors, advised project company management teams and worked with startups and entrepreneurs. Matthew received his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Tsuyoshi Matsumoto

Board Member

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Tsuyoshi Matsumoto

Board Member

David Wu

Raven SR Board Member | Co-founder of Ascent Hydrogen Funds

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David Wu

Raven SR Board Member | Co-founder of Ascent Hydrogen Funds

David Wu is President and co-founder of Ascent Hydrogen Funds, a US-based venture capital company that seeded several hydrogen champions including NASDAQ listed Hyzon Motors. David sits on the advisory board for hydrogen aviation company H3 Dynamics, natural hydrogen explorer Helios Aragon in Spain and composite materials company Warpforge Limited in Australia. He is also a director at Sans Faff, Singapore’s first ever Waste Neutral fashion company.

A former capital markets banker with Rothschild working in London, Moscow and Singapore, David also held senior positions with Financial PR firms Brunswick Group and Edelman in Beijing and Hong Kong. He was Head of Capital Markets for NYSE-listed InterOil Corp, leading its US$3bn sale to ExxonMobil in 2017 before being appointed Chairman of Capital Markets and Group Deputy CFO at FOSUN International, one of the world’s largest investment conglomerates managing over $100 billion in total assets.

David read Economics and Management at Trinity Hall College, University of Cambridge and was a Du Cane Piano Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music in London (Junior).

Jeffrey Polk

Raven SR Board Member | CEO of Baxter, Stinson Polk

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Jeffrey Polk

Raven SR Board Member | CEO of Baxter, Stinson Polk

Jeffrey brings more than 25 years’ experience, and a world-class network of active national and international investors, and political/social leaders that consider him a trusted friend and advisor.

Jeffrey is CEO of Baxter, Stinson Polk, LLC (“BSP”) and a resident of Annapolis, Maryland. BSP is a small family office practice, specializing in private equity. Previously, Mr. Polk was a capital partner with Federal City Capital Advisers where he advised on multimillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions and private equity placements.

In 2012, he was asked to be a senior advisor to the Task Force for Business and Stability operations in rebuilding the economy of Afghanistan. Mr. Polk serves on the board of Steward Partners Global Advisory, a mid-Atlantic based financial advisory business.

Richard Noling

Raven SR Board Member | Engineer, ARCO

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Richard Noling

Raven SR Board Member | Engineer, ARCO

Richard has more than 30 years’ experience in software, hardware, and new technologies companies. He was an engineer at ARCO, where he was responsible for maintenance engineering for half of the refinery in Southern California. His education includes a M.S. in Administration with emphasis on Finance and Quantitative Analysis, and a B.A. in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Science.

Michael Ruddock

Raven SR Board Member | Hydrogen Business Development Manager, Chevron

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Michael Ruddock

Raven SR Board Member | Hydrogen Business Development Manager, Chevron

Michael Ruddock has 31 years of experience with Chevron in their downstream fuels organization.

Mike started his Chevron career as a marketing analyst, serving various roles in pricing, terminal management, environmental management and alternative fuels. He was involved in opening the first compressed natural gas station in Houston, Texas nearly 26 years ago.

His experience and skills positioned him as a Strategic Advisor in Fuels & Products Strategy where his responsibilities and activities involve understanding of current market conditions, future demand scenarios, consumer mobility preferences and alternative fuels acceptance for electric, hydrogen and biofuels.  Mike’s current focus on evolving hydrogen market trends and demand indicators are instrumental in building strategic relationships as Chevron’s Hydrogen Business Development Manager where he serves on the board of directors for Raven SR.

Matt W. Murdock

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Matt W. Murdock

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Matt is a veteran leader and entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience starting and managing multiple, parallel projects successfully to completion in West African nations and in the United States. Possessing considerable experience of effectively running multinational and multiregional developments, building trust and consensus among conflicting parties in adverse conditions. Extensive knowledge of oil & gas processes, renewable energy and technology, agriculture, economic and humanitarian development, and marketing. Matt has substantial experience with creation and protection of intellectual property, large infrastructure projects, procurement and contract management, compliance with state and federal regulations, compliance with HSSE standards, and administration of organizations with many employees.

A Wyoming native, Matt has been the driving force behind a number of initiatives from broadband to medical care, has served on the town council and sits on several State and non-profit boards. Matt is a graduate of Georgetown University

Matthew H. Scanlon

Chief Financial Officer

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Matthew H. Scanlon

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew has 30 years’ experience managing companies and developing projects in emerging markets. He has developed projects in the energy sector (principally hydropower), agribusiness and other sectors, served on Boards of Directors, advised project company management teams and worked with startups and entrepreneurs. Matthew received his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Fatigati

Chief Technical Officer

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Michael Fatigati

Chief Technical Officer

An innovative and versatile leader, Michael has a proven record of transforming disruptive ideas into commercially scalable commodities and processes in the alternative and biomass fuel, energy, chemical, environmental, waste, biotech and nutraceutical industries. He is especially well versed in emerging Green technologies, as well as in adapting processes to meet the needs of novel applications.

Michael is experienced in settings ranging from Fortune 100 companies like Babcock & Wilcox, to startups and fast-growing early stage technology companies like Solazyme and Heliae Development.

Throughout Michael’s career, he has repeatedly played a key role in developing, engineering and ramping up novel new concepts from pilot plant demonstrations to full-scale commercial production.

Elizabeth Greenwood

Advisor

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Elizabeth Greenwood

Advisor

Cynthia L. Blankenship

Advisor

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Cynthia L. Blankenship

Advisor

JuliAnne Thomas

Director of Communications & Government Relations

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JuliAnne Thomas

Director of Communications & Government Relations

JuliAnne is a seasoned communications and government relations strategist with 30 years of experience. She owned and operated j4 Strategies, a public relations consulting business, and was Director of Government Relations at USEC (now Centrus Energy Corp.)  She has served on the boards of Yellowstone-Teton Clean Cities, Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited, and The Murie Center. JuliAnne holds a B.A. in Mass Communications and Journalism from Iowa State University.

Tim Harland

Advisor

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Tim Harland

Advisor

After receiving a BS in Industrial Engineering at Oregon State University, Tim worked in California as a Senior Consultant for the litigation consulting and disputes resolution firm of Peterson Consulting.  There, he worked with clients such as PG&E, McDonnell Douglas and the US Air Force along with representative counsel.  Tim then moved to Wyoming in 1993 and worked in Sales & Marketing for local craft beverage companies before becoming a Principal within Harland Brothers Real Estate.  He and his wife Patrice have 2 teenage sons and live in Wilson, Wyoming.  Tim is an initial investor in SGTL/Raven and continues to be on the Raven Investor Advisory Committee.

John Scanlon

General Counsel

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John Scanlon

General Counsel

John brings more than 30 years’ experience as a legal and strategic business advisor who has served as general counsel, founder, financier and operator of companies in the energy, technology, finance and media sectors from launch through institutional financing and sale. He also has experience in public financings, including multinational IPOs and transnational mergers and acquisitions. John holds a JD from Georgetown University.

Josh Gilmore

Project Management

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Josh Gilmore

Project Management

Josh received his business and physics degrees from Calvin College and joined the Raven team in 2019. He is actively involved with our technical team, finalizing our project design, as well as assisting with business development.

Alan Engebrecht

Engineer

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Alan Engebrecht

Engineer

Alan brings experience across everything from Fabrication at the UC Ergonomics Lab to aeronautics and art production. A Northern California native, Alan is a graduate of the University of San Francisco.

 

 

Joseph Waidl

Engineer

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Joseph Waidl

Engineer

Joseph brings 30 years’ experience in the renewable energy, chemical, nuclear power and semi-conductor industries. As a Process and Mechanical Design Engineer, he brings extensive knowledge of process equipment design, process simulations, pilot-plant operations, nuclear reactor systems design and service support.

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