Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards serves as the president of Fulcrum Composites Inc. The company has commercialized several composites related products and technologies including composite fastening systems, and lightweight curved sandwich panels.

In 2008 Fulcrum Composites Inc received a Michigan 21st Century Jobs Fund Award, the only recipient in the Alternative Energy category. The company also received MEDCs Innovation Award in recognition of its pioneering work in development of solar thermal panels applicable in cold climates.

Previously Mr. Edwards was a Business Development Manager at The Dow Chemical Company where he originated the concept of use “live” thermoplastic resins for the manufacture of composite materials and managed the project within Dow Chemical leading to their development and commercialization as Fulcrum Thermoplastic Composites.

Mr. Edwards served as a Market Development Manager for Dow from 1996-2000. He was an Application Development Engineer at the company from 1990-1996, working with multiple OEMs on design and development projects utilizing new polymer systems. He has received numerous US patents for innovations in the structure and processing of composite materials.

Mr. Edwards received a Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science from Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, England in 1980. He received a Master of Technology degree from Brunel University in Uxbridge, England in 1984, and was a Chartered Engineer with The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and The Institute of Materials (UK).


Mark Mahoney

Mark Mahoney is one of Green Dot’s founders and serves as chairman of Green Dot’s Board of Directors. Mr. Mahoney was the founder and President of Gulf Stream Asset Management, an institutional asset management firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, prior to its sale to Apollo Global Management. Gulf Stream managed $3.3 billion of assets for leading institutional banks and insurance companies in the US corporate debt markets.

Prior to founding Gulf Stream in March 2002, Mr. Mahoney was Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Markets for Wachovia Securities. Prior to joining Wachovia, Mr. Mahoney established First Union Institutional Debt Management (“IDM”) with over $3.5 billion of assets under management. Prior to founding First Union Institutional Debt Management in August 1998, Mr. Mahoney served as Head of First Union’s Investment Banking Group. Mr. Mahoney joined First Union in 1992 as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Specialized Industries, a division of the Corporate Banking Group and served as a member of the bank’s Senior Executive Management Committee.

Mr. Mahoney holds a bachelors degree from Duke University and has over 32 years of corporate and investment banking experience, including Leveraged Capital at Citicorp and Equity Capital Markets at Merrill Lynch. He previously served for five years on the board of Trustees for the Trinity School of Arts and Science at Duke University.

Mark Remmert

Mark Remmert is the Chief Executive Officer of Green Dot and serves on the Board of Directors.

Remmert was CEO of Styron Corporation based in Horgen, Switzerland, from its inception in July 2009. Styron was a $5 billion, wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Co, and the world leader in its top two products – polystyrene and S/B latex.

In his 30-year career with Dow Chemical, Remmert assumed a variety of commercial and business leadership roles in the United States, Europe, and Asia. For two years prior to Styron, Remmert held the dual roles of global business director for Polycarbonate and Compounds & Blends, and general manager of Dow Fiber Solutions (DFS), also based in Horgen, Switzerland.

From 2001-2007, Remmert served as President, and Chairman of LG-Dow Polycarbonate Ltd., based in Seoul, South Korea. Remmert was responsible for the launch of the new company and guided the company to unprecedented growth. He also served for 10 years on the Board of Directors of Sumitomo Dow Ltd. in Japan, and LG Dow Polycarbonate Ltd., in Korea.

Remmert holds a bachelor’s degree in geology and geophysics from the University of Wyoming.


Tony Simpson

Tony loves figuring out how to make things go. Ideas, companies, his 2002 Harley Road King. Being on the front lines, seeing cutting edge technology and harnessing financial management to the entrepreneurial engine drives him. To those innovations, he brings more than 22 years’ experience leading businesses in the grain processing and renewable fuels industry.

In nine years with POET, Tony started two major green-field ethanol plants and led equity drives, refinancings and expansion efforts for these facilities. With ADM, he held positions in trading and plant operations management. He also served as general manager for ED&F Man’s ethanol operations in the United States, leading asset management and business development efforts.

Tony has an economics degree from Millikin University, Decatur, Ill., an MBA from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and attended the Private Equity and Venture Capital Executive Education Program at Harvard.