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ClearSign Combustion Corp (CLIR.OQ)

CLIR.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Pirnat

66 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Roberto Ruiz

59 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Stephen Sock

2017 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Donald Kendrick

2016 Chief Technology Officer

Robert Hoffman

2018 Director

Susanne Meline

2018 Director

Lon Bell

77 2011 Independent Director

Scott Isaacson

66 2011 Independent Director

Matthew Selinger

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Pirnat

Mr. Stephen E. Pirnat is an Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Company. Mr. Pirnat became a director of our Company in November 2011 and was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in February 2015. Prior to joining ClearSign, Mr. Pirnat has served as the Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the Quest Integrity Group of Team Inc., a provider of asset integrity management and asset reliability solutions in the refinery, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline and power industries worldwide. From September 2009, Mr. Pirnat has held the position of President & CEO of Quest Metrology Group LLC. From September 2009 to January 2014, he served as President of Quest Integrated Inc., a technology incubator and boutique private equity firm. Mr. Pirnat holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Mr. Pirnat’s technological expertise and business experience in the combustion and air pollution control industry led us to conclude that he should serve as a director.

Roberto Ruiz

Dr. Roberto Ruiz, Ph.D., has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was Senior Vice President - Product Development of ClearSign Combustion Corporation. Dr. Ruiz was appointed as our Senior Vice President, Product Development in November 2012 after providing consulting services to the Company since June 2012. Prior to joining ClearSign, from November 2010 to May 2012, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of OnQuest, Inc., a division of Primoris Services Corporation, and a provider of engineering, procurement and construction services for fired heaters (used primarily in refinery applications), waste heat recovery units and liquid natural gas, hydrogen, ammonia and bio-fuels plants. Previously, from January 1997 to October 2010, he served in various positions and concluded as Vice President of the Process Burners Group at John Zink Company LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries and a worldwide leader in the supply of combustion and air pollution control equipment to the energy industry, where he had full operating responsibility for the company’s original product line. His customers included most major domestic and international oil companies and OEMs. Dr. Ruiz earned MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota and a BSc. in engineering with honors at the University of California, Los Angeles. He also earned an M.B.A. at the University of Chicago.

Stephen Sock

Mr. Stephen M. Sock serves as Senior Vice President - Business Development of the Company. Steve joins ClearSign from Burrow Global where he served as Business Development Manager Prior to this assignment, Steve had a successful twenty-five year career with Amec Foster Wheeler and their successor companies in the global engineering and construction industry in positions of increasing responsibility including Director of Technology Business Development, Global Key Account Executive and Vice President - Commercial. Steve joined Foster Wheeler as a Process Engineer directly from Lehigh University, where he studied chemical engineering.

Donald Kendrick

Dr. Donald W. Kendrick , Ph.D., is Chief Technology Officer of ClearSign Combustion Corporation. Donald Kendrick has authored more than 40 publications and papers in the fields of thermal sciences, fluid dynamics and combustion, and holds 12 patents. Prior to joining ClearSign, he served as Director and CTO of Lean Flame Inc., a company that commercializes disruptive, ultra-low emissions combustion systems for gas turbine applications. Previously, he was operations manager for United Technologies Corporation's Pratt & Whitney PulseDyne Division, where he worked to develop, commercialize and sell the SHOCKSystem™ Online Detonation Cleaning System. He has also served as the Aerothermal Department Head of Ramgen Power Systems, where he developed the first ever Trapped Vortex Combustor (TVC) for land-based gas turbine applications. Dr. Kendrick has a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and both an MSc. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

Robert Hoffman

Susanne Meline

Ms. Susanne Meline is Director of the company. She has been general counsel and an investment analyst for Francis Capital Management LLC, which she co-founded, since December 2003. Prior to her position with Francis Capital Management LLC, from January 2001 to March 2002, Ms. Meline was an investment banker specializing in distressed mergers and acquisitions for Houlihan Lokey. From September 1995 to December 2000, Ms. Meline practiced as a corporate bankruptcy and restructuring attorney with Jones Day.

Lon Bell

Dr. Lon E. Bell, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Clearsign Combustion Corporation., since November 2011. Dr. Bell became a director of our Company in November 2011. He founded Gentherm Inc., formerly known as Amerigon Inc., in 1991 and was a consultant to Gentherm from December 2010 to December 2012. Dr. Bell has served many roles at Gentherm, including Chief Technology Officer until December 2010, Director of Technology until 2000, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until 1999, and President until 1997. Dr. Bell served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of BSST LLC, a subsidiary of Gentherm from September 2000 to December 2010. He served as a Director of Gentherm from 1991 to 2012. Previously, Dr. Bell co-founded Technar Incorporated, which developed and manufactured automotive components, and served as Technar’s Chairman and President until selling majority ownership to TRW Inc. in 1986. Dr. Bell received a BSc. in Mathematics, a MSc. in Rocket Propulsion, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Bell’s recognized technological expertise in the field of thermodynamics and his demonstrated ability to commercialize inventions led us to conclude that he should serve as a director.

Scott Isaacson

Mr. Scott P. Isaacson is an Independent Director of Clearsign Combustion Corporation., since November 2011. Mr. Isaacson became a director of our Company in November 2011. He is experienced in advising and representing companies regarding a variety of corporate, business transactions, contracts and compliance matters, particularly in managing programs related to environmental and regulatory risk issues. Since 1999, he has held various positions with CalPortland Company and currently is the Senior Vice President-General Counsel where he manages corporate legal matters, business relations, litigation, intellectual property, acquisitions and mergers, and compliance programs for this construction materials manufacturing company with operations located in the Western United States. He also has served as a director of numerous subsidiaries of the company for several years. Mr. Isaacson is an experienced legal expert with a broad knowledge of corporate legal issues, especially in regard to environmental compliance requirements for major federal environmental laws and programs as well as related state programs. Mr. Isaacson holds a BSc. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington. He is a member of the bar for United States Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Mr. Isaacson’s business experience and legal expertise, particularly in the field of environmental compliance, led us to conclude that he should serve as a director.

Matthew Selinger