Leadership Team

Leadership Team 2017-06-09T20:38:37+00:00


James Abrams
Founder and CEO

James Abrams founded EthosGen in 2006 and leads development and commercialization efforts of proprietary and patented renewable energy systems including TEEPS for defense and industrial applications. In 2012, he served as Program Leader for defense-wide contract for On-Site Renewable Energy Production for Forward Operating Bases by Defense Logistics Agency. As part a US delegation to World Bioenergy in 2012 he founded and organized the current partnership. James has a dual bachelor’s degree from King’s College and executive management education.

Paul ROege

Paul Roege
Chief Technical Officer

Paul Roege is a retired Army colonel with 35 years of engineering and project management experience in military and civilian design, construction and operations. He has worked in government and civilian energy sectors, including petrochemical plant design and nuclear fuel cycle facilities. He managed stabilization of nuclear fuels and waste in DOE facilities from 1992-2002, crafted the plan to rebuild the Iraqi oil system in 2003, and developed US Army operational energy concepts and requirements from 2009-2013. Paul holds engineering degrees from the US Military Academy and MIT, and an MBA from Boston University.

John B. (Jack) Haight
Chief Business Development Officer

Jack Haight has more than 45 years’ expertise in marketing, sales, research, and manufacturing, and vast safety experience through teaching, leading, and developing programs in DuPont Sustainable Solutions plants throughout the United States. Jack has industry experience in chemicals, refining, fluoroproducts, engineering polymers, waste treatment, and has specialized in large and small plant management and large and small project management. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Buffalo and an MBA from Canisius College.

Thomas C. Hightower, Jr
Chief Business Development Officer

Tom Hightower has more than 37 years’ expertise in marketing, sales, project management, and manufacturing with DuPont, and safety experience in plants throughout the United States and South America. Tom has industry experience in various industrial chemicals, refining, white pigments, nylon intermediates, and has specialized in large and small plant management and large and small project management. Prior to joining DuPont, Tom served over nine years as a commissioned officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers where he held various command and staff assignments in the US and Vietnam as well as served on the faculty of the Department of Chemistry at the US Military Academy, West Point, NY. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from University of Southern Mississippi, a master’s degree in inorganic chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology and was an honor graduate from the US Army Engineer School’s Engineer Officers Advanced Course.