Manuel H. Lazerov and Frank M. Timlin are the founders and managing partners of American Infrastructure Investors, LLC.
Manuel H. Lazerov Managing Member
Mr. Lazerov is a land and residential subdivision developer in the Mid-Atlantic region. Previously, he was with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Bank Holding Company Division, and was a special assistant to one of the Governors for Pension Investment Management. He holds a B.A. degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.B.A. from George Washington University, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is also president and director of the Southern Sudan Fund.
Nick Masucci Executive For Project Development
Mr. Masucci recently capped a 24 year career as ABB Biomass and Renewable Energy Development Manager. He was responsible for bringing new green and “disruptive” technologies to the forefront utilizing ABB Process and Controls portfolio. This portfolio includes DCS (Distributed Control System); Process Control Software and Engineering. Projects involved R & D startup technology working across all ABB divisions to support green project success that would go to market in a renewable sustainable way. Negotiations in feed stock and off take agreements, creative finance and performance guarantees as well as vetting appropriate technology for the projects was key. Through this experience he has a unique perspective on synergies between technology design, finance, operations and manufacturing.
Nick has acquired more than 35 years of experience working with marketing, manufacturing, and operations through multiple international companies. Notably, he helped bring about cultural change at his ABB Division, after securing a disruptive Biotechnology partner for the conversion of biomass to fuel. This activity resulted in an entirely new business model and segment for the company. Much of this work involved supporting collaborative project teams at the city, state and federal level involving P3’s. His areas of expertise include Wind, Solar, Micro grid, Waste to Energy, Biomass and Algae innovation segments. These efforts resulted in grants for many of the projects and technology companies.
Mr. Masucci has a business degree and ABB certified knowledge of Automated Controls Systems and Engineering. He has spoken at the Cleantech and BBI national conferences as well as Universities on the support for disruptive, renewable and green technologies He has extensive experience in promoting new business and technology in the renewable energy space.
Frank M. Timlin Member
Frank Timlin is a real estate developer and is currently involved in the entitlement of large scale, active adult communities in the Mid-Atlantic region. He is a principal of several organizations that handle the acquisition, planning, processing and development of mixed-use subdivisions and industrial properties. Mr. Timlin has served as Vice President and Development Manager for The Gables Development Company, Development Manager for Winchester Homes, Inc., and was Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Department of Housing Development. He received his B.A. degree from Lebanon Valley College and his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.
Our board members have successfully managed infrastructure development and energy projects for over 30 years.
Dr. Hu L. Fleming International Infrastructure Consultant
Dr. Fleming, former Global Managing Director, Hatch Water,is well known in international water and environmental circles, with more than a hundred publications, sixteen patents, and four books on various aspects of water management, including the Handbook of Membrane Technology.
Among his patent affiliations are the Selexorb® family of chemical adsorbents, Membralox® membranes, and ZeeWeed® membrane and membrane biological reactors, which have accounted for hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial products. Among professional affiliations, Dr. Fleming has been chairman of the International Congress on Membranes and Membrane Processes, the Task Group on Water for the World Health Organization, EPA's Clean Water Act Advisory Group, the ASTM D-19 Committee on Water Standards, the Water Reuse Association, as well as chairman of NATO's Advisory Group on Environmental Management. He was recently an invited speaker at the United Nations as a part of World Water Day, as well as various Congressional committees on water and environmental issues.
Dr. Fleming's management experience includes being part of the founding management team that took Zenon Environmental public in 1996, President of Crane Environmental, President of Severn Trent, and awarded the 2002 Arthur Anderson Award for M&A Excellence. Among nonprofessional pursuits, Hu has been a frequent speaker and guest on talk shows, as well as writing a nationally-syndicated column on interpersonal relationships. Dr. Fleming received masters and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from Cornell University, and his MBA at Harvard Business School.
David Irwin President, WISE Gateway, LLC
WISE Gateway is a dynamically growing provider of management reporting and decision tools to executives in the wealth management industry, particularly to banking and other financial institutions.
He was formerly Senior Director of the Corporate Executive Board’s wealth management insurance practice (Insurance Advisory Board) and retirement services practice (Retirement Services Roundtable) working with many of the world’s leading financial services organizations in more than twenty countries. His practice involved meeting with the executive leadership of various client organizations to develop effective strategies to improve sales, business operations, productivity and to capitalize upon new opportunities.
He frequently serves as a keynote speaker at industry conferences, addressing industry trends and evolving client requirements. Previously he oversaw daily operations of the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market, and later formed a web-based , auto-execution equity trading platform which was eventually acquired by a nationally recognized equity exchange.
Mr. Irwin has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University, and an MBA from the University of California at Davis.
Michael W. McLaughlin, P.E. Senior Vice President, SCS Engineers
Mr. McLaughlin is a licensed professional engineer and attorney with more than 30 years of experience in environmental compliance and infrastructure. He is a co-leader of SCS's practice in sustainability services. He helps develop out-of-the-box solutions to environmental problems, often by working with regulators to accomplish ultimate goals using non-traditional approaches. He assists clients in the development and production of greenhouse gas emissions offset credits, particularly voluntary reductions of methane emissions (e.g. from landfills). Another area of professional interest is redeveloping environmentally challenged properties (Brownfields) for new uses, including use of innovative technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of such projects. He is nationally recognized as an expert on redevelopment of closed landfills for new land uses. Mr. McLaughlin has worked to change regulatory systems such as balancing risks and costs of hazardous waste management approaches and suggesting an alternative air pollution control rationale for utility plants. Early in his career, he helped military clients to develop systematic solutions to infrastructure and housing requirements. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and his J. D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law.
Timothy R. Titus Environmental Regulatory Consultant
For five years ending in 2008 Mr. Titus served as the administrator of the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC). The ITRC is a state-led coalition of regulators, industry experts, academicians, citizen stakeholders, and federal partners who build consensus on regulatory and technical methods. These consensus approaches are then reduced to documents and training for environmental professionals and state regulators so they can deploy cheaper, faster environmental protection. Until 2004 Mr. Titus was a federal executive with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While at EPA he served as senior advisor for small business in EPA's Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation. From 1991 through 1995, he helped design a Presidential initiative called the United States-Asia Environmental Partnership (US-AEP), a consortium of USEPA, US Commerce Department, the State Department, and the environmental industry to introduce U.S. environmental technologies, products, and services to the burgeoning economies throughout Asia. Prior to joining US-AEP, he was Director of the Gulf Task Force that coordinated the United States Government response to oil fires and oil spills in the Persian Gulf following Operation Desert Storm. Currently, Mr. Titus spends his time at the county level working with local government groups, non-profit organizations, and citizen activists to protect Maryland’’s Patapsco River watershed and to educate citizens about stormwater management on private property and sustainable environmental practices. Mr. Titus earned his B.A. degree in political economy from the University of Wyoming and holds a J.D. degree from the University of Baltimore.
W. Gregory Vogt Vice President, SCS Engineers
SCS Engineers is an employee-owned, international environmental engineering consultancy and contractor, emphasizing every aspect of solid waste from feasibility to design, management and closure. Additionally, SCS is experienced in greenhouse gas emissions and trading, brownfields redevelopment, including reuse of closed landfill sites, due diligence, environmental audits and ISO 14000, underground and above ground tank management, pollution and emergency preparedness, site characterization and environmental remediation, air emissions management, and regulatory overviews and analyses. Mr. Vogt has focused on the environmental field for nearly 30 years, with an emphasis in waste management technologies and practices. Much of his project work has been to support public and private sector entities to gain efficiencies in the transport and disposal of solid waste, to develop practical material recovery and recycling programs, and to improve contaminated properties so as to move forward on developments. Mr. Vogt has published and presented numerous technical papers at USA and international conferences. Mr. Vogt serves as vice president with USA-based SCS Engineers, one of the leading environmental engineering consultancies emphasizing in the solid waste management field. With a strong background in solid waste management, waste characterization, and landfill gas (LFG), Mr. Vogt specialized in field investigations, air sampling programs, leachate characterization, gas emissions, corrective action technologies, and alternatives analyses for public/private partnerships. With the firm for some 28 years, much of his consultancy work involved international waste management projects and studies. Mr. Vogt served as the Managing Director for the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) from 2007-2010. As the chief executive for the Association, he was responsible for administrative, staff, and organizational functions to serve the membership and the waste industry overall. ISWA’s mission is to promote sustainable solid waste management worldwide. To this end, Mr. Vogt participated in quorums, scientific panels, training courses and grant projects for the largest global solid waste management associations. ISWA’s General Secretariat is based in Vienna, Austria, where he was located for two years. Mr. Vogt received a B.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Cincinnati