OUR Team

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Ravikant Barot

Ravikant Barot is the founder and CEO of OxiCool. Ravi is also an inventor and the Chief Technology Officer.

Ravi is a former Merchant Marine. During over ten years of sailing the seven seas, Ravi served as an Officer on many different types of ocean-going ships; including as Captain of Oil Tanker and Chief Officer on modern fully refrigerated ships. He has travelled to over hundred countries around the globe and has many interesting experiences to share from his exciting sea life. Previously, Ravi served for Ford at their Detroit headquarters and at Ford's European headquarters in Cologne (Germany) in product development finance leadership on the first joint platform between Ford, Volvo, and Mazda. Prior to founding OxiCool, Ravi served in India as the CFO for Ford Credit joint ventures in India (~$1B Assets Under Management) where he managed 25%+ growth in dealer and consumer loan assets while maintaining best-in-class performance ratios. Ravi is a hands-on leader who feels fortunate to have led an invigorating but humble childhood growing up in a small town in India with his auto enthusiast father learning to repair and maintain their collection of English motorcycles and cars -- one of those cars was a 1960 Ford Falcon.

Ravi holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Pre-MBA from the University of Dallas, and an (Unlimited) Master Mariner’s license.

Dave Martin

Dave joined OxiCool after 25 years of climate control and mobile air conditioning product engineering experience, providing global leadership in moving the industry to more environmentally acceptable materials. Most recently, he was the Chief Architecture Strategist at General Motors. Previously, Dave served as the Chief Engineer of the Actuator and Sensor Division at Eaton, the Manager of New Business Development Engineering at Calsonic North America, and Engineering Manager at Valeo Thermal Systems, among other positions. During his career Dave has engineered air conditioning systems and heat exchangers to operate using R12, R134a, 1234YF and R744 refrigerants. He has experience across product engineering, testing and validation, research and development, and manufacturing. He has participated in the design of an automated coating facility which reduced VOC emissions, several product laboratories and vehicle proving grounds. Dave spent 4 years in Mexico City as a Senior Manager developing a regional HVAC center of expertise for General Motors. He has engineered vehicles with ever increasing climate control and engine cooling system efficiencies. Dave served on the Society of Automotive Engineers’ climate control and engine cooling committees. He holds 3 patents and has published several papers and presentations with SAE.

Dave holds an MBA from Capital University and a BSIT from Ohio University. He has attended general management programs at Arizona State University and CEDEP/INSEAD and taught HVAC and Powertrain Cooling at GM University.

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Brandon Wilcox

Brandon is the second team member to join OxiCool after the Founder. He has completed over seven years with the company and had joined the company shortly after graduating from West Virginia University, where he served as the lead instructor of the Mechatronics lab within the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering where he developed various lab exercises and used them to teach undergraduate students the basics of electrical circuits; computer aided design, data acquisition, and closed loop computer programming. He has played an essential role in the fabrication, design, coding, and testing of each prototype.

Brandon holds a BSME from West Virginia University.

David Schoch

David L. Schoch served as Group Vice President and President, Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company and had the additional role of Chairman and CEO, Ford China. Dave served in global leadership positions with Ford over the past 40 years before retiring in late 2017.

In his most recent role, Dave led the Company’s Asia Pacific and China operations from 2011 to 2017 during the biggest and most aggressive expansion within the region in Ford history. Under his leadership, Asia Pacific was a significant driver of Ford’s growth globally – with the Company’s most competitive vehicle lineup ever; the launch of 10 new assembly and powertrain plants (7 in China, 2 in India and 1 in Thailand); doubling the number of dealerships in China and introduction of the Lincoln brand.

Dave served in a variety of positions around the world since joining the Company as a financial analyst in 1977. This includes serving as CFO, The Americas, as well as Executive Director, Ford Canada, Mexico and South America Operations. He also served as CFO and Vice President of Strategic Planning for Ford of Europe. Before joining Ford of Europe, Dave was CFO of Ford Asia Pacific Operations. Schoch’s extensive global experience also includes senior leadership positions in South America and South Africa.

Dave continues to serve as a director on several public, private and non-profit boards, along with guest lecturing at several universities.

Dave received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lycoming College and his MBA in Finance from the Fox School of Business, Temple University. Dave and his wife, Carol, have three daughters.

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David Baldacci

David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. David received his Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.

David Broome

David Broome serves as the President and CEO of TransForce, the nation's leading specialty staffing firm devoted exclusively to the transportation industry. David joined TransForce in 1991 to be responsible for the company's expansion into the Washington DC and Baltimore, MD markets and took his current role in 1993 to provide the strategic direction to the company. He is a passionate advocate for truck safety and DOT compliance throughout the driver staffing industry. He has sought to differentiate TransForce by providing sufficient compensation and benefits to drivers to attract and retain high-quality employees. David is an active member and officer of the Driver Employment Council of America, the industry group for driver staffing firms and is a member of the American Trucking Association Safety Policy Committee. David also is a board member of the Wish You Well Foundation, the David Baldacci family literacy foundation. Prior to joining TransForce, David was a sales executive in the transportation industry with three different Fortune 500 transportation and trucking companies.

David is a University of Tennessee graduate with a degree in transportation and logistics.

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John Engels

John is co-founder of AxoGen Corporation and has served as its Vice President since 2006, providing operational and financial leadership and managing AxoGen's strategic, sales and product development partnerships. From 1999 to 2002, John worked as a consultant for the University of Florida, Saffron Hill Ventures and PA Early Stage Partners, among other companies. John also worked from 1993 to 1997 for CACM, a boutique investment banking firm.

John holds a MBA in Management and Operations from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

General James L. Jones, USMC (ret)

General James L. Jones is President of Jones Group International. General Jones has spent his life serving and protecting America and American ideals. He is sought after for his wisdom, guidance, and political endorsement. As the former commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, he led all military operations for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and later, as National Security Advisor, he brought clear vision and steady leadership to America's mission in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, and the country's interests around the world. General Jones was commissioned into the Marine Corps in January 1967, serving as rifle platoon and company commander in Vietnam. On returning to the U.S., he pursued a career in the Marines, attending the Amphibious Warfare School in 1973 and the National War College in 1985, and serving as Marine Corps liaison officer to the U.S. Senate. He was also commanding officer of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Northern Iraq and Turkey on Operation Provide Comfort; chief of staff, Joint Task Force Provide Promise, for operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia; and commanding general, 2nd Marine Division, Marine Forces Atlantic. He also served as Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense from 1997-99. He became the 32nd commandant of the United States Marine Corps in July 1999. During his NATO assignment from 2003-2006, he advocated energy security and the defense of critical infrastructures as a core part of NATO's future missions. Upon retirement in February 2007, the combat veteran became the president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy and, in 2008, served as the State Department's Special Envoy for Middle East Regional Security. From 2009 until 2010, he served as President Obama's National Security Advisor at the White House. He and his wife Diane have four children and nine grandchildren.

In addition to having been awarded national and international military awards, he received from Georgetown University a Bachelor of Science degree (1966) and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters (2002). In June 1985, he graduated from the National War College in Washington, D.C.

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Leonard M. Lodish, Ph.D

Dr. Lodish is the Samuel R. Harrell Professor in the Marketing Department of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton’s Vice Dean for the Program for Social Impact, and Leader of the Wharton Global Consulting Practicum (GCP) that has subsidiary partnerships with leading business schools in Israel, Chile, Peru, China, Taiwan, India, and Spain. Dr. Lodish was the initial Vice Dean for Wharton’s San Francisco campus from 2001-2009 and is currently Senior Advisor in San Francisco. Dr. Lodish's primary research and consulting areas are in entrepreneurial marketing, strategic and tactical marketing resource planning, marketing decision support systems, and applications in firm/marketing strategy, sales force, advertising, and promotion planning. Dr. Lodish is a Corporate Director of J&J Snack Foods, Inc (NASDAQ) and also is a director or advisory board member of private companies – DVtel, Diapers.com, Milo.com, Powergetics, and First Flavor, as well as an advisor to the Jerusalem Global Venture Funds and First Round Capital. Dr. Lodish was the first outside director of Diapers.com which has become the fastest growing Internet retailer for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008. Dr. Lodish has consulted with many major firms worldwide.

Dr. Lodish holds a Ph.D. in Marketing and Operations Research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management and an A.B. in Mathematics from Kenyon College.