The Brightfield TS Team

  • Warren Wilson College, North Carolina, Thursday, December 11 and Friday, December 12, 2014. (Photos by Chris Polydoroff)

    Stan Cross

    CEO, Co-Founder
    Stan is a pioneer in the field of sustainability having spent ​20 years ​as an entrepreneur in the non-profit sector developing and leading triple-bottom-line programs, managing professional staff, fundraising and engaging in high-level strategic planning​, most recently as Director of Warren Wilson College's Environmental Leadership Center​. Stan graduated from Skidmore College with undergraduate degrees in psychology and business, received his Masters of Arts and Science degree from UNC Asheville​ and ​is a graduate of ScaleU​p​, a competitive US Small Business Administration program that trains CEOs on transitioning start-ups into successful high growth companies. He served on ​Warren Wilson​ College's Board of Trustees, and was board president of Evergreen Community Charter School for 6 years responsible for all fiduciary, legal and personnel matters associated with the $3.5 million annual operation.​ ​Stan serves on the steering committees of Plug-in North Carolina and the Clean Vehicle Coalition--a US Department of Energy Clean Cities program.
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    Matthew Johnson

    COO, Co-Founder
    Matt’s passion for sustainable transportation began when he fell in love with bicycles as a child. After graduating cum laude from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Matt biked across the country then returned to open BioWheels, Cincinnati’s first mountain bike shop in 1993. He opened a second location in Asheville in 1999 which steadily grew sales 20% annually. Combined, the 2 stores sold over 16,000 bicycles in 15 years. In order to accommodate the growing business, Matt designed and built the first commercial green building in WNC in 2007. This process expanded his understanding of renewable energy and sustainable building concepts and propelled him to further explore electric transportation options. His customer service, construction management and entrepreneurial background prepare him to effectively facilitate public-private partnerships, and manage projects and vendor​ relationships​.
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    John Minor

    VP for Sales and Marketing
    John ​developed and leads Brightfield’s Go To Market Strategy. He is the former Marketing Manager for Volvo Rents Construction Equipment for the Eastern Region and Canada. He managed over 300 sales reps and marketing/sales strategy for 130 Volvo Rents stores across the country. He was responsible for building regional marketing plans and sales strategies, coordinating production of needed creative items, and implementing the created marketing and sales strategies within Volvo’s sales teams. John is currently​ also​ the Co-founder and Marketing Strategist of Delmino. He also has extensive experience in strategic sales and marketing in a multitude of industries including hotel, financial, commercial real estate and construction. He holds a Masters degree in Human Resources with a focus on organizational performance and strategic process implementation.
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    Ged Moody

    VP for Strategic Partnerships and Informatics
    Ged Moody is an ardent entrepreneur with a history of innovation in information technology, healthcare, energy, higher education, and sustainability-oriented businesses. Relevant to informatics, this includes hands-on experience in software development, systems architecture, and a management role in a large software firm. As a business leader, he has envisioned and brokered numerous strategic partnerships, creating value for customers and business partners alike. Ged’s authentic focus on broad-based sustainability is grounded in and evidenced by his leadership of the Office of Sustainability at Appalachian State, where he helped guide the university to positions of national prominence and continues to serve as Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Sustainability. Ged is also a member of ​Plug-in North Carolina.
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    Marjorie J. Maginnis

    General Counsel
    Ms. Maginnis, a Shareholder at Maginnis Law Firm, PC, focuses her practice on commercial and property law. In her 20 years of experience, she has served as In-House counsel and worked in private practice representing clients in a variety of matters including: commercial transaction, residential and commercial land acquisitions, employment matters, administrative proceeds, mediations, arbitrations and appeals. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Maginnis served as In-house Counsel for an International Elevator Company where she managed employment related litigation, created Loss Prevention and OSHA training programs and drafted and implemented national drug testing for more than 12,000 union and non-union employees nationwide and in Europe. She earned her JD with Honors in 1996 from St. Thomas University School of Law and her B.A. in Communications from The George Washington University in 1989.
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    Dale F. Reynolds

    Electrical Engineer
    Dale F. Reynolds P.E., LEED AP - "We have accelerated the implementation of EV technologies into the market. Brightfield's provide an environmentally sustainable solution to our current transportation fuel dependency." Registration and Affiliations- Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Illumination Engineering Society Power Engineering Society WNC Green Building Council US Green Building Council Dale has served twenty years as designer of electrical systems such as lighting, power distribution, security, phone and data for new construction and building renovations. Principal Electrical Engineer in charge of design for state, commercial, industrial, institutional and health care facilities. Expertise includes designing for LEED and integrated building systems.
  • RTS has teamed up with Innovative Structural Engineers

    Angela and D. Ben Poss

    PE's - Mechanical Engineers
    Angela and Ben Poss, PE's - "We are proud to have been a part of Brightfield initiative. Our interest in Brightfield TS is both professional and personal. We enjoy working with these projects due to their complexity and knowing that the impact this will ultimately have on the environment. There has to be a change on how we power vehicles and we believe this is the best approach." This experienced structural engineering team holds license in eight states (CO, FL, MS, NY, NC, SC, VA, LA). They specialize in steel, concrete, mountain and coastal construction of all forms. With Ben's specialty in hurricane research, he has tremendous experience with unique engineering solutions.
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    Baron Draughan

    Baron Draughan - is Brightfield's rendering specialist. Born and raised in Kittyhawk, NC, Baron grew up son a general contractor, and was acting as job foreman by the age of 16 on mult-million dollar vacation home construction. His experience in construction led him toward sustainable design, and once he hit college, his computer skills set the path, earning him a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering and Technology from Western North Carolina University. He specializes in Advanced SolidWorks, CAD- AutoCAD, Cadwork 16, Sketch-Up, Pro/Engineer, SolidWorks, and Adobe Photoshop. Baron is also a professional kite-board instructor.
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    Steven Slack

    Web Engineer
    Steven Slack - is Brightfield TS's web engineer. Steven specializes in building websites and applications. He is also experienced in working with popular open source projects such as WordPress where he has spoken at several WordPress conferences championing the software. Steven is also working on the Brightfield Solar Driven Calculator as an online tool meant to help consumers and businesses with EV adoption.