Summit Team

Don Hodel

Don Hodel

Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Hodel served as Secretary (Cabinet Minister) of the US Department of Energy and later Secretary (Cabinet Minister) of the US Department of the Interior. He was the Chairman of the US Critical Materials Council. Mr. Hodel previously served as President of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC). Read More

Earl Gjelde

Earl Gjelde


Earl Gjelde was the Under (now called “Deputy”) Secretary (sub-Cabinet Post) and Chief Operating Officer of the US Department of the Interior, the Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer for the US Department of Energy, and the Deputy Administrator (Chief Operating Officer) of the Bonneville Power Administration. Read More

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Jason Crew

Chief Executive Officer

Joining Summit from a successful 9+ year leadership career with GE, Jason Crew was responsible for GE’s Distributed Power Specialty Fuels business segment, focusing on launching technology solutions for distributed biomass gasification-to-power, integrated systems, and the production of CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery.
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Eric RedmanEric Redman


Eric Redman heads Summit’s development of carbon capture projects. He is a frequent speaker and author on coal gasification, carbon capture and carbon management, enhanced oil recovery, and climate matters. Read More

Tom CameronTom Cameron

Executive Vice President, Projects

Tom Cameron is responsible for project development, site acquisition and management, and engineering design. Prior to joining Summit, he was the founder of Power Development Associates, LLC and Cameron & Associates, a project management and engineering firm. Read More

Eric GjeldeEric Gjelde

Senior Vice President

Prior to joining Summit, Eric Gjelde owned and held senior leadership positions in commercial real estate development, asset management and financial management firms. Read More

Chris Kirksey

Director of Projects, Texas

Prior to joining Summit, Chris Kirksey held the position of Senior VP of Power Production for Austin Energy, the City of Austin’s municipally owned electric utility, where he was responsible for executive oversight of Austin Energy’s electric power generation facilities, including nuclear, coal and natural gas fueled plants. Read More

Karl MattesKarl Mattes

Vice President, Project Development

Karl Mattes oversees all aspects of project development and implementation at Summit, with specific focus on gas turbine, gasification and carbon capture projects. Mr. Mattes has more than 25 years of experience in the power industry and has held positions in a variety of disciplines. Read More

Rick Burkhardt

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Rick Burkhardt is responsible for planning, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of Summit. This includes direct responsibility for accounting, finance, forecasting, facilities and IT management, risk management and tax. Read More


Kelly Goodman

Vice President, Commercial Transactions

Kelly Goodman manages legal matters for Summit and handles various commercial relationships across Summit’s project disciplines. She has experience handling agreements related to project off-take, financing and asset transfer, among others. Read More



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