Board of Directors
Brad J. Domitrovitsch, MBA
CEO / Chairman
Brad Domitrovitsch has 20 years of expertise in analyzing, identifying and developing new market opportunities. His entrepreneurial background spans multiple industries including recycling, water treatment, transportation, real estate and technology.
Domitrovitsch was the Managing Member of HCPA for the last five years. Prior to his role at AEPT he was the president of a recycling company servicing the Northeast market. Domitrovitsch grew this company into a multi-million-dollar business and successfully exited his firm to form AEPT. Domitrovitsch holds a B.S. in Economics and obtained his MBA from Moravian College.
Domitrovitsch brings his experience and skill set to provide value to his shareholders first while putting to work a suite of environmental solutions with demonstrated success.
Josh Hickman, PG, MSc, MBA
Board Member / COO & President of Gilbert Oil & Gas
Mr. Hickman has 15 years of experience in the unconventional shale oil and gas industry. Five of those years has been spent in the role of an executive building shareholder value.
Previous to this role with Gilbert, Mr. Hickman was the CEO of Dahlmont Energy Resources, a private oil, and gas company. In 2014 he founded, and still holds an interest in, Hickman Geological Consulting, LLC. The focus of that company’s work is in the decision space between financial matters and technical data. HGC provides this expertise to financial institutions, start-up oil and gas companies, and landowners. Notable achievements with this company include a relationship as Shenhua America’s adviser on U.S. oil and gas investments in 2015, and becoming the dominant market shareholder for oil and gas property valuations in the Greater Pittsburgh area.
Board Member / CSO & President of American Energy Solutions
Mr. John Pippy most recently returned from the Middle East where he served as the Senior Engineer for Special Operations Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve; a 2 Star Joint Forces Military Command responsible for coordinating missions within a multi-country operational area. He provided strategic and operational expertise in effective planning and execution of complex operations in austere environments with foreign civilian and military partners.
Prior to his recent military service, John was the CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, a trade organization representing the interests of over 300 member companies and 41,500 workers in the multi-billion dollar Pennsylvania coal industry.
Before leading the Alliance, John was a legislator for 16 years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, serving nine years as a Senator in Allegheny and Washington counties and seven years in the House of Representatives. Senator Pippy served as the Chairman of the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, Chairman of the Law and Justice Committee and served in Senate Republican Leadership as the Policy Chairman. Preceding his political career, John worked as a supervisor at the U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works in Clairton, PA.
John has earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U. S. Army War College and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Irish American University in Dublin, Ireland. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. He holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and has served overseas on active duty in Syria, Iraq, and Kuwait. John has been awarded numerous medals recognizing his military service including the Combat Action Badge, the US Army Bronze Star for meritorious service, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with "C" device and the US Army Engineer Regiment’s Bronze De Fleury Medal for outstanding service in the Engineer Regiment. John resides in Moon Township, PA with his wife Kathy and their dog Renly. His adult daughter Katelyn lives in Los Angeles, CA working as an actress and production coordinator.
Damian Georgino has more than 25 years of experience in sourcing, structuring, acquiring, financing and successfully exiting various global enterprises, with a focus on water, wastewater, water as a natural resource, water point-of-use, treatment, and water technologies. He also has significant experience in energy and infrastructure. Mr. Georgino has been the Managing Partner of Sewickley Capital Partners, LLC for 18 years (a family office). SCP invests in all aspects of water, wastewater and the water/energy nexus. Mr. Georgino has successfully led, as a founding executive, the M&A, corporate finance, and legal aspects of three publicly traded water-themed entities, most notably, United States Filter Corporation (US Filter). In addition, Mr. Georgino was most recently an Operating Partner at Titan Grove Holdings, LLC where he invested in various water companies as well as renewable energy and infrastructure companies. He is currently a Strategic Advisor to Ayyeka Technologies, Ltd., an Israeli based IIoT focusing on the emerging need for Big Data in Smart Water Systems/Smart Cities and serves as a model for “water-as-a-service”.
Mr. Georgino has also been a partner in global law firms where his focus has been M&A, corporate finance, project finance and public and private investments across a broad spectrum of sectors including, water, wastewater, renewables and diversified industrials. He is currently Special Counsel with the global law firm, Eversheds Sutherland. Mr. Georgino is a frequent speaker on the topics of water, energy, and infrastructure.
Ms. Fogle brings a wealth of experience across many disciplines which include; Health care, insurance, state and federal regulations, real estate investment, construction and renovation. Ms. Fogle also has a significant knowledge base within financing, cost analysis, and budgets.
Ms. Fogle has been an active investor in start-up ventures for over a decade where she has engaged in an activist role. In addition, she has played an instrumental part at numerous health care start-ups that span multiple decades that ended in successful buyouts.
Ms. Fogle enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and gardening at her Lehigh Valley, PA residence.
Mr. Seif has tremendous expertise in the development and implementation of energy and environmental initiatives at both the state and national levels. His contributions will be a valuable asset to AEPI.
Mr. Seif started his career in the US Attorney's Office in Pittsburgh, PA, prosecuting some of the earliest environmental cases of the modern era. After that, he served as chief of the Legal Branch at the US Environmental Protection Agency in Philadelphia, and then rejoined the US Justice Department in the Criminal Division. Mr. Seif later served as administrative assistant to Governor Dick Thornburgh and then regional administrator of the EPA's six-state office in Philadelphia. Following that work, he joined the environmental practice at the law firm of Dechert Price and Rhoads. In 1995, then-Governor Tom Ridge appointed Mr. Seif as secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In 2000, Seif received a Lifetime Award for Public Service from the National Academy of Public Administration for his 30-year career in state and federal government.
Mr. Seif later became vice president for Corporate Relations at PPL, Inc., a Fortune 500 energy and utility company in Allentown, PA. He is currently a Principal at Ridge Global, LLC and is an advisory committee member of the Dick Thornburgh Legacy Project at the University of Pittsburgh. He holds a political science degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
Robert J. Barkanic P.E.
Mr. Robert Barkanic, is a senior energy executive with over 35 years of experience in nuclear energy, environmental policy and management, government relations, regulatory affairs, project management and political action, together with a Graduate Degree in Engineering Science. Mr. Barkanic is a high performing executive with a proven track record of accomplishments developing strategic long term partnerships and policy positions based on sound engineering and economic principles and communicating effectively with all levels of decision makers.
A few career accomplishments include:
- With the birth of Talen Energy on June 1, 2015, created and successfully led an organization to integrate energy, environmental and regulatory markets into the fabric of the company and policy decision making. Created the organization to advocate for these positions before Congress, State Legislatures and state and federal regulatory agencies.
- Led, as Senior Director, the environmental cleanup of PPL’s Martins Creek ash spill.
- Led, as Deputy Secretary, the Pa DEP’s Office of Air, Waste and Radiation Protection. This Office developed, implemented and enforced air quality, waste management and radiation management regulations in the Commonwealth.
- Executive Director of Governor Tom Ridge’s 21st Century Environment Commission.
- Led, as Deputy Secretary, the Pa DEP’s Offices of Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance. This Office helped companies reduce their environmental impact, helped them save money and assist them with compliance with the complex set of environmental regulation.
- Engineered and managed numerous engineering projects at Three Mile Island Unit 2, the damaged nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, PA.
ME – Major in Engineering Science 1992
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Harrisburg, PA)
BS – Major in Structural Design Engineering Technology 1980
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Harrisburg, PA)
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER – PENNSYLVANIA
HAWK MOUNTAIN SANCTUARY (Kempton, PA) – Board Member
PENNSYLVANIA ASSOCIATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROFESSIONAL – member ELECTRIC POWER GENERATORS ASSOCIATION (Harrisburg, PA) – Past member and Chair EEI ENVIRONMENTAL EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Washington DC