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BURN Manufacturing Co

Saving lives and forests in the developing world by manufacturing 3.5MM clean burning cookstoves - while generating $20 million in profits.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Vashon, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2011
  • Employees 20
  • Website

Company Summary

We manufacture super fuel efficent clean burning cookstoves. In East Africa, over the next 10 years, we will produce 3.5 million clean burning biomass cookstoves. BURN will save families $1.4 billion, reduce CO2 emissions by 21.3 million tons, r and save 123 million trees. We sell our stoves ex-works to leading distributors in the region.


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    Leo Schultz
    VP finance

    has been in manufacturing for 30 years in both finance and operations. He was the VP of Operations for a $450 million OTC drug manufacture, a CFO for a precious metals manufacturer and a CFO for a paper products company.

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    Peter G Scott

    Peter has more than 17 years of cookstove design and commercialization experience in the developing world and is considered one of the world’s leading experts in the field. He has designed fuel-efficient technologies and trained producers in over 20 countries to set up for-profit businesses. In 2006, he received an Ashden Award for supporting local producers in Southern Africa in creating highly profitable institutional stove businesses. In 2010

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    Ted Clabuagh

    Ted Clabaugh is a Harvard Law graduate and has practiced law for 45 years in California and Washingon.

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    Eoin Flinn
    General Manager, East Africa

    Eoin is an engineering manager who leads the manufacturing operation in Kenya. Eoin has 8 years of private sector experience covering sales, manufacturing, banking and project management and has run cookstove programs in Afghanistan and Kenya. He spent 3 years in China working for American manufacturer Molex as a Project Manager, and is an expert in lean manufacturing, process engineering, systems, sourcing and logistics, all with a particular fo

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    Lou Fezio

    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 creation, production-line startups, machine and tool development, and project management. He has pioneered fundamental changes in the way skis and snowboards are produced globally.

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    Robert 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 food industry which includes: 16 years in senior leadership positions in company-wide quality programs; 8 years of experience in manufacturing factories; 6 years of international operations experience; and 8 years of international supply chain experience. Bob’s experience spans steel, plastic, and food produ

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    Paul Means
    Research and testing manager

    Paul worked 28 years for Weyerhaeuser Company including: 9 years in Research & Development, 8 years as Power & Recovery Manager (Cosmopolis Mill), and 11 years in a variety of project & process engineering roles. Paul’s technical expertise includes energy systems, power generation, wood drying, combustion, & biomass processing.


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    Edward Clabuagh
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Previous Investors

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    General Electric
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    overseas private investment Corporation
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    John Olson, founder of Omax