CLEANCOR Energy About Us

Mission Statement

CLEANCOR is a 'smart energy' merchant platform committed to investing in and building new businesses focused on the development, distribution, and solutions that accelerate end-customer adoption of alternative fuels that have a favorable environmental footprint and the potential to economically displace legacy petroleum-based fuels such as diesel or gasoil in power generation, agriculture, mining, marine, rail, trucking, and other energy-intensive end uses.

Areas of Focus

CLEANCOR's near-term focus is on opportunities related to the migration of energy intensive industries from diesel or gasoil to LNG or CNG fuel. Our areas of investment and business development include:

  • Infrastructure: Building out the production, logistics and supply infrastructure for liquefied naturalgas ("LNG");
  • Innovation: Investing in companies that through innovation control distinctive, transformative products that enable the adoption of natural gas fuel; and
  • Solutions: Developing innovative, turnkey solutions that help accelerate the migration of end users to natural gas fuel

Why CLEANCOR?

End-customers are seeking partners who:

  • Bring a partner-like mentality to solving problems;
  • Can deliver integrated, turnkey solutions when necessary; and
  • Don't seek to transfer all the project risk onto their shoulders

Ownership

CLEANCOR is a joint venture of SEACOR Holdings Inc. and Balfour Investors Inc.

SEACOR Holdings is a global provider of transportation equipment and logistics services primarily servicing the U.S. and international energy and agricultural marine markets. SEACOR offers customers a diversified suite of services and equipment, including offshore marine, inland river, storage and handling, distribution of petroleum, chemical and agricultural commodities, and shipping. SEACOR is dedicated to investing in and building innovative, modern, “next generation” technologies for transportation and industry. SEACOR is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol CKH.

Balfour Investors is a merchant bank and private investment office of Harry Freund and Jay Goldsmith, who have acquired assets and whole companies across a multitude of industries for over 38 years.

Leadership

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Jeff Woods
Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Woods is Chief Executive Officer of CLEANCOR. Prior to joining CLEANCOR in 2013, Mr. Woods was co-founder, President and CEO of Northville Natural Gas LLC (“Northville”), a developer of natural gas fueling infrastructure for heavy duty trucks and other vehicles. From 2005 through the summer of 2011, he was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase, where he held a variety of leadership roles overseeing corporate strategy, strategic M&A activity and performance improvement of domestic and international businesses. He was Chief Financial Officer of J.P. Morgan's Global Investment Banking business and Chief Operating Officer for the Americas Investment Banking business.

Prior to 2005, Mr. Woods was an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company in San Francisco, London and New York. Prior to McKinsey, he was a C.P.A. with Price Waterhouse in New York and served a four-year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force in Texas and Arkansas, being honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. He has a B.S. in Accounting, an MIS from Penn State, and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Charles Fabrikant

Charles Fabrikant is Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SEACOR and has been a director of the Company and several of its subsidiaries since the Company's inception in 1989. Mr. Fabrikant has served as a director and member of the Audit Committee of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., a contract oil and gas driller, since January 2004. Mr. Fabrikant serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company's former aviation division, Era Group Inc. (“Era Group”), an international helicopter operator providing transportation services to the offshore drilling industry. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Era Group from October 2011 through April 2012. He is also President of Fabrikant International Corporation (“FIC”), a privately owned corporation engaged in marine investments. FIC may be deemed an affiliate of the Company. Mr. Fabrikant is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and Harvard University.

Eric Fabrikant

Eric Fabrikant is Chief Operating Officer of SEACOR. He provides oversight of Transportation Services, Witt O'Brien's and CLEANCOR Energy Solutions. Mr. Fabrikant served as Vice President of the Company from May 2009 through February 2015. In addition, Mr. Fabrikant is an officer and/or director of certain SEACOR subsidiaries. Prior to joining SEACOR, he spent five years at Nabors Industries where he held various positions. He graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S.B.A. in Finance.

Harry Freund

Harry Freund is Chairman and Co-Founder of Balfour Investors, Inc., a private investment firm. He is also Vice Chairman of Glasstech Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of industrial furnaces used for the production of curved glass for the automobile, architectural, and solar industries. Through Balfour Investors, Mr. Freund has participated in the reorganization and growth of numerous companies including Chicago Milwaukee Railroad, Chicago Rock Island Railroad, Circle K, Fair Lanes, Nucorp Energy and many others. Mr. Freund is active in many charitable organizations and holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jay Goldsmith

Jay Goldsmith is President and Co-Founder of Balfour Investors, Inc. and Chairman of Glasstech Inc. Through Balfour Investors, he and Mr. Freund have actively participated as lead investors in the reorganization and growth of numerous companies. He is also a board member and officer of many charitable organizations. Mr. Goldsmith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval History from the State University at Buffalo.

Jeff Woods

Jeff Woods is Chief Executive Officer of CLEANCOR. Prior to joining CLEANCOR in 2013, Mr. Woods was co-founder, President and CEO of Northville Natural Gas LLC (“Northville”), a developer of natural gas fueling infrastructure for heavy duty trucks and other vehicles. From 2005 through the summer of 2011, he was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase, where he held a variety of leadership roles overseeing corporate strategy, strategic M&A activity and performance improvement of domestic and international businesses. He was Chief Financial Officer of J.P. Morgan's Global Investment Banking business and Chief Operating Officer for the Americas Investment Banking business.

Prior to 2005, Mr. Woods was an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company in San Francisco, London and New York. Prior to McKinsey, he was a C.P.A. with Price Waterhouse in New York and served a four-year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force in Texas and Arkansas, being honorably discharged at the rank of Sergeant. He has a B.S. in Accounting, an MIS from Penn State, and an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

ADVISORY BOARD

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts advised on the formation of CLEANCOR and was appointed Chairman of CLEANCOR’s Advisory Board in December 2013. He is the third-generation Chairman and CEO of AA Truck Renting Corp., based in New York City. Mr. Roberts built AA into a leading independent full service truck leasing and renting company with terminals throughout the New York metropolitan area, Maryland, North Carolina and Texas. He has been converting and deploying natural gas trucks since 2009. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of Princeton University and has an MBA from Columbia University and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. He is a member of the New York Bar.