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Dan Walters, President/CEO
 
Dan Walters founded Copper Harbor Company, Inc. after a career with Chevron Corp.  Dan joined Chevron as a refinery engineer in Mississippi and held positions of increasing responsibility.  As Manager of Deicing Technology, Dan implemented innovative organization concepts and was instrumental in developing technologies that formed the basis for a new business.  His last assignment at Chevron was to bring profitability to brands such as Techron, Supreme, and PRO-GARD as General Manager of the Consumer Products Team.  He was also instrumental in re-branding Chevron Gasolines to include Techron and assisted in starting the ‘talking-car’ advertising campaign.
 
Dan holds multi-national patents in chemical product design, process technology and composition of matter.  He has lectured around the world on alternative deicing and bio-chemical technologies and economics.  He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from Pepperdine University (Presidential/Key Executive Program).
 
Dan is past-president of the San Leandro Chamber of Commerce, a current VP for the local Boy Scout council and past-VP for the local Girl Scout council. Additionally, Dan currently serves as the vice-chair for each of Calidad Industries (Goodwill), Chabot College Foundation and the San Leandro Transporation Management Organization, and serves as a director of the Alameda County Workforce Investment Board and California Collaboration for Youth.  
 
 
Matt Hill, VP Operations
 
Matt Hill first joined Copper Harbor Company, Inc. in 1998 as an Engineer-in-Training during breaks from UCLA.  After receiving his B.S. in Biochemical Engineering from UCLA in 2001, Matt returned to Copper Harbor as the Production Manager and has taken on positions of increasing responsibilty.  Today, Matt is responsible for all operational activities at Copper Harbor.
 
Matt is an Eagle Scout and played lacrosse for UCLA.
 
 
Ken Smith, Engineering Manager
 
Ken Smith joined Copper Harbor after an extensive and varied career in engineering, plant design and operations, including BART and Thomas Kinkade.  Ken holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.