Mr. Taber is Vice President of Engineering, and joined SES in January, 2016 and is responsible for all Engineering, Equipment Sourcing and Operations Support for the Company. From 2007-2015, Mr. Taber served as Senior Engineering Manager – Components/Technology Innovation for General Electric, where his accomplishments included more than a dozen patented and trade secret innovations in gasification technology. Mr. Taber received GE’s Corporate Engineering Award for his development and commercialization of GE’s Advanced Chromia Refractory, which doubled refractory life for solid feedstock gasification. His previous positions include Senior Application Engineer – Energy Systems/Gasification with Saint-Gobain Ceramics, 1998-2007, where he grew Saint-Gobain’s refractories business by over $5 million in a three-year period. Mr. Taber also served as Construction Supervisor and Project Engineer for Zampell Refractories, where he was responsible for designing and supervising refractory projects for myriad industries including power, chemical and waste, 1997-1998. Mr. Taber holds a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering/Materials Science from the University of Illinois, and has completed several advanced leadership programs at The Browne Centre - University of New Hampshire, and GE's Crotonville campus.