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BURN Manufacturing

Saving lives and forests in the developing world through the production of clean burning cookstoves.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Vashon, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 5
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

BURN Manufacturing Company (BMC) was created to address the enormous need for clean burning cookstoves. 3 billion people rely on biomass fuels such as wood and charcoal for cooking globally. Burning biomass in inefficient stoves causes more deaths than malaria. Harvesting fuelwood also drives deforestation. However, this offers an enormous market opportunity. BMC will manufacture 3 million clean cookstoves in East Africa in the next 10 years.


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    Peter Scott
    Founder and CEO

    Peter is internationally recognized as a leader in the clean cookstove industry. His passion is preventing deforestation and saving lives. For more than 15 years, Peter has trained local entrepreneurs and manufacturers in 20 countries. His trainees have produced over 500,000 fuel efficient technologies and sold over $2 million in products. His work has been awarded internationally and has been profiled by The New Yorker, CNN, NPR among others.

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    Lou Fezio
    Chief Technical Officer

    Lou is a design and manufacturing engineer with 30 years of experience with industry leader K2. Lou’s expertise is in product development, manufacturing process, production-line startups, machine and tool development, and project management. During his career he has pioneered fundamental changes to the way skis and snowboards are produced globally. Lou is responsible for the establishment and management of the production processes in Kenya.

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    Bob Clyne
    VP Supply Chain

    Bob is the former director of international operations for General Mills. He has over 30 years of Supply Chain and Quality experience in the global food industry. His broad skill set spans strategic planning, due diligence, new ventures, startups, contract manufacturing, and project management skills adapted to established and emerging markets. Bob is responsible for directing overall operations and supply chain management.

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    Teddy Ghir
    VP Local Operations

    As a Director of Unighir, Ltd in Nairobi, Kenya, Teddy brings valuable local knowledge in compliance and regulatory aspects of running a small-to-medium size manufacturing business in Kenya. Teddy brings hands-on experience in factory management serving as Unighir’s Technical Director and managing the Production, Maintenance, Quality Control, Materials and Logistics departments.

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    Laura Raymond
    Chief Financial Officer

    Laura brings over 15 years’ experience in international and community development across both public and private sectors. She has deep experience with social enterprise including work in microfinance, fair trade, agriculture, and cookstoves. She holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Laura will oversee business and financial planning, management, and HR functions.


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    Edward "Ted" Clabaugh