The Greenwood Team

Michael Kuehner

Marketing & Co-founder
Michael is a senior business development executive with 20+ years experience building successful ventures valued at $500M+ with leading companies that include Boeing, 3M Corporation, Ernst & Young, Philips and G&K Services. At Greenwood Technologies, he drove dealer and consumer marketing, regulatory affairs and product development, establishing Greenwood as the recognized market leader in less than three years. Michael has degrees in engineering physics from University of Wisconsin and MBA in operations from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.

German Burtscher

Business Development & Co-founder
German is a seasoned sales and business development executive with over 25+ years in management roles; has built and managed large account management organizations; built organizations from early stage to IPO. At GWT, he led the channel development to 140 dealer locations and 1400 annual units sold in its 3rd year. German graduated from the University of Austria in Innsbruck and received his economics degree from the University of Austria in Graz.

Arnie Hendricks

Finance & Accounting
Arnie brings 25+ years providing financial control and stewardship to growing organizations, ensuring a scalable organization is supported through effective and scalable teams, processes and systems. Arnie brings tight monetary policy and operational mindset with deep experience in creating stable company operations. For the past 19 years he has independently consulted with over 150 companies, helping them achieve and sustain profitable growth. Arnie has a degree from Western Washington University and is a Certified Management Accountant.

Doug Denton

Product Management & Co-founder
Doug brings 20+ years leading interdisciplinary teams in developing, launching and managing products for energy and technology businesses that include energy pioneer Atlantic Richfield, Dow Jones and International Technology Consultants. More recently he managed Greenwood Technologies' market leading residential and commercial biomass boiler product lines. Doug has a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.A. from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University.

Bryan Louviere

Channel Management & Support, Co-founder
Bryan brings 30+ years successfully building sales, support and operational teams with firms that include Pacific Bell, Critical Path, and British Telecom. He has been influential in building and preserving relationships with energy titans Exxon and Standard Oil. More recently at GWT, he managed the early implementation of over 2000 units and ensured customer feedback was used in product teams. Bryan has a degree from McNeese State University and graduate marketing certification from U.C. Berkeley.

Dave Sharpe

Development Engineering & Co-founder
Dave brings 30+ years, assisting companies to burn wood and biomass while meeting environmental standards. He is a recognized expert in designing and troubleshooting biomass boiler systems to achieve performance and emissions goals. Dave has designed and optimized the performance and emsission characteristics on 100's of different boiler systems utilizing a broad spectrum of fuel sources and formats. He is the principal designer of Greenwood's Crossfire Combustion System.

Greenwood Europe Leadership

Craig Butler

Managing Director
Craig managed a complete nationwide business unit for one of the UK’s leading rural heating specialists (AGA- Rangemaster –WSL) before leaving to team up with Greenwood. Craig has developed a network of more than 80 dealers and 100 installation partners resulting in dramatic growth in revenue. Craig manages the day-to-day operations of Greenwood Europe, Ltd and all of its commercial efforts. Craig is an integral part of the Greenwood Clean Energy team in Seattle.

Greenwood Manufacturing Team

Keith Klein

Manufacturing & Assembly
Keith has been with Tacoma Steel since 1981 and has been the President and co-owner for the last 20 years. Tacoma Steel is a privately-held metals manufacturer and distributor serving the Puget Sound for more than 100 years. They bring access to a variety of metal-working equipment including laser cutting machines (one of which is the largest in the western US), flame cutting machines, high definition plasma machines, automatic cut off saws and a fleet of delivery trucks.  Keith is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in business administration.

Bob Duncan

Manufacturing & Assembly
Bob has been with Tacoma Steel since 1987 and in metal manufacturing since 1973. As the co-owner and vice-president of Tacoma Steel over the last 20 years, Bob has overseen the operations and expansion of Tacoma Steel.  He personifies the Greenwood approach and brings deeply-rooted ethics to all aspects of the business – and demands that all employees, customers and vendors are with integrity and respect.

Doug Olsen

Manufacturing Engineering
Doug brings 20+ years in manufacturing and production with world-class manufacturing firms that include the Kenworth Truck Company, Genie Industries and GT Development. Doug brings proven experience in large scale capital project planning and implementation, including start-up of the Kenworth Renton facility. On numerous occasions, he developed and applied Lean Manufacturing concepts (e.g. RIP and 3P) to plant operations to reduce operating cost and lead-times. Doug is Six-sigma certified.

Jeff Klein

Industrial Engineering
Jeff brings 20+ years in industrial engineering and manufacturing automation. At Kenworth Trucking Company, Jeff spent over ten years implementing new manufacturing automation equipment and making improvements to improve safety, quality and productivity. He was engaged in all aspects of the planning, fixture design, installation operator training and programming of the robotic facility at the Kenworth Renton plant.

Dan Gadsden

Production Management
Dan brings 20+ years in production and manufacturing. After graduating with an engineering degree from Western Washington University, Dan worked as a production engineer for Ocean Kayak before starting his own company Pacific Northwest Designs which developed one of the highest production rotational molding machines in the industry. In 1996 his company merged with Dagger Canoe Company.  In 2002 Dan begin working with Tacoma Steel Supply as a special projects manager and for the past 5 years Dan has a production management role.