Raul Deju

Raul Deju

Raul Deju, 75, will jointhe board of directors of the Combined Company following the consummation of the Business Combination. Dr. Deju is a Partner at Brightstar Capital Partners and a Member of the Investment Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Amerit Fleet Solutions, and as a Board member of Texas Water Supply Company and QualTek, all Brightstar portfolio companies. Since 2006, Dr. Deju has worked closely with Andrew Weinberg while serving as an advisor to both PSC and RECON (from 2008 to 2011) and as President and Chief Operating Officer of EnergySolutions, a Lindsay Goldberg portfolio company which generated more than $1.5 billion of proceeds from its initial public offering and follow on offerings. Prior to joining EnergySolutions in 2004, Dr. Deju was a Senior Vice President (1981) and President of Engineering (from 1983 to 1987) of IT Corporation, now Chicago Bridge & Iron; CEO of URS (from 1987 to 1989), which was acquired by AECOM, and President of several major entities within the Waste Management family of companies, including some international subsidiaries. He was also a Founder of Isadra, a technology venture sold to VerticalNet and ISG Resources, a construction materials company merged into Headwaters, a public company. Dr. Deju is a Board Member in a number of private companies in diverse fields and has created a program to help entrepreneurs, especially service-disabled veterans so they can succeed in their business ventures. He also serves as mentor to a number of Veteran-Owned businesses. Over 100 graduates of Dr. Deju’s university-level programs now own companies. Dr. Deju has extensive international experience managing European and Latin American subsidiaries and has served as Member of the Board of Governors of the World Nuclear Association (from 2004 to 2009). He also has served in Advisory Committees to the Secretary of Commerce (from 1994 to 2000) and the US EPA Administrator during the Clinton Administration. Dr. Deju has been named one of the 25 Most Influential Hispanics in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Deju is also the recipient of the 2015 John F. Kennedy Lifetime of Entrepreneurship Award and recently published his 7th book, “We Got Mojo”, in 2016. He received both his B.S. degree in Mathematics and Physics and his Ph.D. degree in Engineering and Geosciences from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Dr. Deju and his wife, Shari, are major donors at his alma mater where he has received a number of recognitions, including the name of their new university center. Dr. Deju is active in the professional, business and academic life in California and was recognized as one of the top 25 Hispanics in Northern California. We believe Dr. Deju’s experience on multiple boards of directors and operational expertise make him well-qualified to serve on our board of directors.