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Core Values

Mission

At Fiberlab® our mission is to help improve the daily lives of:

by providing them an all-natural product that is highly effective with no adverse or undesirable side effects

Strategy

Fiberlab® seeks long-term strategic relationships with stable and credit worthy bulk crude Industrial Hemp Oil (IHO) and whole plant suppliers and/or distributors in  the US and internationally to ensure sustainable long-term growth. Our proprietary patented technology enables Fiberlab® to process the lowest grade crude IHO resulting in a high concentration of pure cannabinoid concentrate or crystalline in large volumes for use in the medical and pharmaceutical consumer sectors. Our economies of scale provide profit margins that are substantially greater than any other process in an industry where demand is rising sharply as existing markets are experiencing explosive growth and new markets are opening on a regular basis.

Socially Responsible Investing

Fiberlab® is a Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) company that services the needs of our clients and patients while enriching the local economies in which we operate:

 

Management Team

Edward Klaeger

Founder, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Klaeger brings 28 years of experience in corporate finance and asset management in capital markets in the U.S. and Europe with 14 years in clean renewable energy and biofuels production in Europe and emerging economies in Eastern Europe.  Mr. Klaeger studied Finance and Economics at the Stephens School of Business.

Mr. Klaeger began his career in finance as Securities 7 and 63 General Licensed broker with NYSE Member firm Whale Securities before joining and later owning a boutique investment banking and SOES trading firm in Los Angeles. Mr. Klaeger worked in corporate finance for Paulson Securities and later in corporate finance for a national small-cap investment banking firm in Beverly Hills before becoming a Partner and CEO for a private Venture Capital investment group in Los Angeles, with a core focus on technology and bio-tech companies.  His activities in private equity led Mr. Klaeger to live in Europe for more than 12 years, first in Lugano, Switzerland.  Mr. Klaeger later lived in the Munich area of Germany and Zurich, Switzerland before moving full-time to Kyiv, Ukraine.  While in Europe Mr. Klaeger became very involved in renewable energy projects development and finance with a core focus on small hydro-power plants, biomass to energy and small to mid-size solar.  His activities in biofuels led Mr. Klaeger to Dr. John Massingill and patented Fiber Reactor™ technology currently in use by Fiberlab.  Mr. Klaeger served on the Board of Directors of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA) and was the Managing Member of the EUEA Ukraine Biomass Sector Working Group.  Mr. Klaeger also served on the Board of Directors of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ukraine Biomass Sector Competitiveness Strategy Working Group.  As part of his renewable energy finance activities Mr. Klaeger worked closely with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), International Finance Corporation (IFC), a Member of the World Bank Group, and enjoys strong long term personal and professional relationships in banking and finance in Europe. Mr. Klaeger currently serves as Managing Director and CEO of Alter Energy Group AG (AEG) and Fiberlab AG.

In addition to his extensive background in finance and international capital markets Mr. Klaeger brings a unique set of skills to Fiberlab including Project Management oversight, market strategy, marketing, financial modelling, business plan strategy, development, and writing.  Mr. Klaeger is an accomplished public speaker with strong presentation skills.

Jon Queen

Vice President

Jon Queen has more than 20 years of investment banking, financial and corporate advisory experience. He holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the Kyiv School of Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Cornell University. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, a CFA Level 2 Candidate, and a member of both the Chartered Alternative Investment Analysts’ Association and the Chartered Market Technicians’ Association. Mr. Queen began his career at John Hancock Financial Services in 1997, later moving to Latham & Watkins LLP where he helped underwrite several billion dollars of debt and equity structured deals. He left Latham & Watkins to begin trading commodities in Hong Kong for the International Environmental Trading Group, a subsidiary of the Japanese investment bank Capital Partners Securities, and later the Anemone Group, a joint venture partner with the world’s largest oil and gas trading company Vitol SA. During the latter years of the Kyoto Protocol, Mr. Queen became one of the most active secondary market traders for carbon credits worldwide. In 2011, Mr. Queen became the Managing Director of Jaspen Capital Partners which from 2011 until 2015 was one of Ukraine’s most profitable financial institutions. Mr. Queen currently sits on the board of New Era Energy Group, a biomass heat energy company with 13 stations in Eastern Europe. He also serves on the board of directors of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, the leading cross-relations advocacy group between the United States and Ukraine, having been nominated by U.S. Ambassador Roman Popadiuk.

Mr. Queen’s skillset combination of financial modeling and analysis, business strategy, investor relations, legal draftsmanship and project due diligence help to further strengthen Fiberlab’s tactical development, investment, and growth decisions.

Dr. John Massingill

Patent owner and inventor

Prior to becoming involved with Fiberlab Dr. Massingill previously worked in the petrochemicals division of Dow Chemical for 25 years.  Now retired and working as a private consultant Dr. Massingill is the Founder and CEO of Chemtor, L.P. and Advanced Materials and Processing L.P.  Dr. Massingill is the patent owner and inventor for the Fiber Reactor™ technology in the Fields of bio-oil and biodiesel.  Dr. Massingill holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Texas Christian University and heads the Fiberlab scientific research team.

Tanner Shaw

Chief Engineer

Tanner Shaw, PE, LEED AP is the Chief Engineer at Fiberlab responsible for the design, construction and operations of the Fiberlab facilities.  Mr. Shaw received his BS in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer – Mechanical (Nevada).  Mr. Shaw has design, construction and operations experience through multiple sectors focusing primarily on mechanical, process design and controls.  Prior to coming to Fiberlab, Mr. Shaw recently managed the commissioning, startup and operations of a 24 million gallon per year ethanol plant with on-site anaerobic digestion biogas facility that had been previously mothballed prior to completion by previous ownership.  Responsibilities included providing independent engineering review of facility for the new ownership prior to a $50MM capital raise for the project.  Provided assessment of existing conditions, developed construction and commissioning budget, interfaced with investors, managed all commissioning and startup activities, engineering and design of new 5 MW combined heat and power (CHP) plant, hiring of all upper management staff, developed annual operations budget, approved all project and operational costs.  Additional experience includes design and construction of waste-to-energy biochar gasification plant, LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) commissioning agent for Las Vegas Sands Palazzo Hotel and Casino, mechanical design for Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino expansion, mechanical design and commissioning for outpatient surgical center and several other hospitality projects for clients such as MGM, Fontainebleau and Disney.

Mr. Shaw’s experience in engineering, construction, and project management provides a unique skill set to manage the engineering, design, and operations of Fiberlab’s vision of build-own-operate business model.

Adam Brunell

Senior Lab Technician

Adam Brunell is the Senior Laboratory Technician at Fiberlab who manages and performs the production of high quality cannabinoid products through extraction, distillation, and crystallization processes. After spending time in an industrial hemp facility in Colorado and in the medical device quality control department of Johnson & Johnson in California, Adam understands what truly drives the rapidly growing cannabis industry from an industrial, scientific, and quality standpoint. Adam has conducted research at the federally funded National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on organic solar cell photovoltaics and has performed rigorous testing procedures on medical devices at Johnson & Johnson, under the strict regulations of the Food and Drug Administration. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from UCLA and a Master of Science in chemistry with an emphasis in physical chemistry from CU Boulder.

 

 

 

Bobby Malone

Robert “Bobby” Malone is an expert on the Cannabis plant as well as Cannabinoids and their medicinal benefits. Prior to working at Fiberlab Bobby moved to Colorado in 2014 to get involved in the Cannabis Industry for business opportunities and personal health reasons. Bobby has previously worked as a representative for the National Cannabis Chamber of Commerce and is currently the Fiberlab DTLA Operations Manager.

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