Board of Directors

Brad J. Domitrovitsch, MBA

Brad J. Domitrovitsch, MBA

Chairman

Mr. Domitrovitsch is a remarkably astute, innovative and results-driven entrepreneur. With expertise in analyzing, identifying and developing new market opportunity, He has been able to grow the current sales pipeline into the millions of dollars. His entrepreneurial background spans multiple industries including recycling, water treatment, transportation, real estate and technology.

Mr. Domitrovitsch was the Managing Member of HCPA for the last five years. Prior to his role at AEPI he was the President of a recycling company servicing the Northeast market.  Mr. Domitrovitsch grew this company into a multi-million dollar business and successfully exited his firm to form AEPI.
Mr. Domitrovitsch holds a B.S. in Economics and obtained his MBA from Moravian College.

Mr. 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. Brad welcomes you to contact him to see how AEPI can put your investment to work.

Josh Hickman, PG, MSc, MBA

Josh Hickman, PG, MSc, MBA

Board Member

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 Energy, 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 on the decision space between financial matters and technical data. HGC provides this expertise to financial institutions, startup 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.

Leo K. Howell III

Leo K. Howell III

Board Member

Managing Member of Driscole Howell LLC Attorney licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Leo K. Howell III is a founding member of the Lehigh Valley based law firm, Driscole Howell LLC. As an attorney representing clients throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Leo focuses his practice on complex matrimonial litigation and small business representation. As counsel and an advocate for small business, Leo assists start-up ventures from formation, through restructuring, dispute litigation and resolution. He provides legal services regarding buy-sell arrangements, succession planning and dissolution. In addition to structuring, Leo assists in the legal aspects of normal daily business operations such as contracting, governance, human resources, drafting, review, and negotiation of contracts and leases. Further, Leo regularly takes a hands-on approach with his small business clients and develops and refines their policies and handbooks.
Prior to working at Driscole Howell LLC, Leo was of-counsel to Hopkins & Schafkopf, LLC, a Philadelphia law firm focusing on retail collection and debt negotiation.
He holds a Juris Doctorate from the Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Cathy Fogle

Board Member

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.

Jim Seif

Jim Seif

Advisory Committee

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.

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