Board of Directors

Brad J. Domitrovitsch, MBA

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 AEPI 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 AEPI. 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

Josh Hickman, PG, MSc, MBA

Board Member / President 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.

Cathy Fogle

Advisory Committee

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.

Robert J. Barkanic P.E.

Robert J. Barkanic P.E.

Advisory Committee

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.

EDUCATION

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 AFFILIATIONS

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

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