Meet Our Team
As President of OCEP, Allan is responsible for the day to day management of the business. Allan has used his over 50 years of experience as an attorney and business manager to pioneer a landfill to renewable energy project in northern Wisconsin. Allan earned a BSc in Business Administration/Finance degree from Ohio State, before receiving his J.D from the University of Florida College of Law. Allan enjoys golfing at his home in Naples, Florida and cheering on his Buckeyes.
Vice President of Finance
As Vice President of Finance, Shaun is responsible for navigating and procuring financing for the various projects OCEP is developing. Shaun has over 25 years of experience in managing the complex funding that accompanies renewable energy projects. Shaun was a Board Member and consultant for Escalade Technologies, which holds several patents in water filtration technology. Shaun was instrumental in ensuring the Outagamie Landfill project was successful and profitable. Shaun has been involved with the formation and eventual sale of multiple companies allowing him and his family to start Fields Capital Investments LLC to continue to be the catalyst for new emerging companies. Shaun enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors.
Chief Operating Officer
Jason is responsible for overseeing projects from contract to execution of gas sales. Jason, an Army veteran, has vast experience in the management and servicing of Anaerobic Digesters along with a firm understanding of the unique conditions associated with working in the harsh environment of manure. Jason also owns and operates NorthCoast Power Systems LLC in northern Wisconsin that services the engines on digester project sites, large engines on freighters that sail the Great Lakes, and engines that generate electric power at landfills, including at the Outagamie County landfill. NorthCoast Power Systems will be responsible for the operations and maintenance of the equipment at the OCEP RNG facilities at the dairy farms. Jason uses this experience to ensure the execution of new projects are implemented on time and budget. Jason lives with his wife Michele in northern Wisconsin and enjoys his grandchildren and fishing and hunting.
Chris is responsible for identifying and assessing potential projects for OCEP. Chris has over twenty years of business development in multiple markets, specializing in early-stage companies. Before OCEP, Chris was President of Aqua Innovations, the premier manufacturer of Nutrient Concentration Systems. Chris uses his background of serving in Governor Scott Walker’s Policy Department to assist in traversing the ever-evolving regulatory climate that accompanies renewable energy projects. He has a BS in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Torrey is responsible for coordinating and maintaining relationships needed to execute multiple projects at one time. Torrey has developed this unique skill as an owner of Levenhagen Oil Corporation for over forty years. Torrey has been able to negotiate successful contracts with fortune 500 companies as well as small local entities. Torrey’s simple philosophy is to create a scenario where partners can mutually benefit from the agreements Torrey negotiates. Torrey was also responsible for the marketing and management of the retail side of the oil business. At OCEP he will be responsible for developing and operating the virtual pipeline to transport the RNG from the dairy farms to the interstate pipeline injection points. Torrey resides in Neenah, WI, with his wife Wendy where he enjoys bicycling and the outdoors and the various seasonal sporting activities that Wisconsin has to offer.
Special Projects Consultant
Dirk is responsible for overseeing and consulting on all OCEP projects. He has a multitude of strengths, including finance and project management. He was the former owner and President of VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc., a family-owned business, which operates integrated tug/barges on the Great Lakes. Dirk is known as an innovator as he was involved in the development of the Great Lakes Trader, which has successfully hauled over 38 million tons of freight in the Great Lakes. This rig has long been recognized as one of the most efficient and durable vessels on the Great Lakes. For more than thirty years, Dirk has been a trusted source for large companies such as Cleveland Cliffs, Carmeuse, Koch Industries and LaFarge Corporation.