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Radical Combustion Technologies, LLC

RCT is developing an in-cylinder solution for chronic stability and emissions issues that limit Natural Gas Transmission Legacy-integral engines’ useful lives.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Vienna, VA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Employees 6
  • Incorporation Type LLC
  • Website radcomtec.com

Company Summary

RCT is developing clean-tech hardware retrofit kits to improve operating performance and cut pollutant emissions of internal combustion engines (ICE). Our first target market is the Natural Gas Transmission Industry where 6,000 Legacy-integral stationary ICE operate on interstate pipelines. RCT’s patented technology improves combustion performance while reducing pollutant emissions, saving fuel, lowering O & M costs and increasing horse-power.


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    Founder & CEO

    Dick, Founder & CEO, is a serial entrepreneur & CEO. He has been CEO of six companies over the past 30 years. His career includes numerous new product launches achieving shareholder returns of 10 to 25X. He has been engaged with private-equity firms surfacing, bidding and operating companies as dealmaker and CEO and performing due diligence on several disruptive-technology businesses. His public profile: www.linkedin.com/in/richardthompson

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    Chief Technology Officer Emeritus

    Dr. Pouring, CTO Emeritus of RCT and Founder/CEO of Sonex is a leading worldwide expert in ICE combustion experimentation. His career has been devoted to in-cylinder ignition control and combustion for both emissions reduction and improved fuel economy. Dr. Pouring holds multiple patents and has authored numerous RCT-related papers. His public profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/dr-andrew-a-pouring/3/baa/42.

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    Chief Financial Officer & Co-founder

    Charlie is a Co-founder and CFO. He has a background in mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and financial advisory roles. Trained as an investment banker, he has spent a large portion of his career assisting entrepreneurs, starting companies and structuring buyouts. He has been CFO of two venture-backed companies and CFO of two operating companies.

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    Jon is a seasoned engine expert and entrepreneur. He is considered a leading gas-compression industry emissions subject matter expert in engine emissions and testing for the Interstate Gas Pipeline and Midstream industries. He has served in many key industry forums related to emissions during his 40-year gas pipeline career. Prior employers include El Paso Natural Gas and Dresser-Rand where he was Principal Engineer.

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    Vice President R&D & Co-Founder

    Mike has a background in engineering and technology. He served with Sperry Marine, Inc. and as a consultant to startups in technology planning and business development. He also served as a Naval Officer, Main Propulsion Officer and was a Certified Engine Inspector.

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    Director of Field Engineering & Management

    Since 2004 Nate has worked for Dresser-Rand in a field-engineering capacity. His career has included new compressor and engine installations, overhauling legacy equipment, and for the past six years focus on emissions reduction programs for the midstream market. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.