Earl Jones is the Chief Executive Officer for Heartland. Earl is a recognized thought-leader in the Water Industry, and has built and led high performing teams for the past 25 years.
Prior to Heartland, Earl helped co-found the Private Equity Fund Liberation Capital, which provided project financing for distributed energy and water infrastructure.
Earl is formerly a Senior Executive at GE, serving in a variety of leadership roles, including as the Global Commercial Leader for GE Water responsible for Sales, Partnerships, Risk, and Project Development. Earl led the global eHealth Solutions business for GE Healthcare IT, and was GE’s Lean Six Sigma Leader for Supply-chain.
Prior to GE, Earl was a Partner and CFO in management consulting, a supply-chain leader at Dell, and served honorably as a Submarine Officer in the US Navy.
Earl holds a M.S. in EE/CS and an MBA from M.I.T., and a B.Sc. in EE from the US Naval Academy. Earl, his wife Sharon, and two sets of twins reside in Boston, MA.
Craig Clerkin is a Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Heartland. Craig has over 20 years of manufacturing experience including more than 15 years in the landfill gas industry.
Prior to joining Heartland, Craig served as Vice-President for ANGI International, a leading provider of compressed natural gas equipment (CNG) process systems for the alternative fuels industry.
Craig is the co-inventor of a series of patents and pending patents supporting Heartlands Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and has received several awards for business development overseas including the Wisconsin Governor’s Export Achievement Award, the World Trade Association Export Award for Wisconsin, the World Trade Association Export Award for Midwest and the SBA Export Award.
Craig is a Professional Engineer (PE). He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Shubha Inamdar is the Chief Financial Officer for Heartland. Shubha is a CPA and MBA (M.I.T.) and brings considerable experience in Controllership, Tax, FP&A and Capital Structuring.
Prior to joining Heartland, Shubha was the VP of Finance and Analytics for Shipcom Wireless, where she is focused on financial operations, pricing and margin improvement.
Prior to Shipcom, Shubha spent 6 years at GE, where she was the CFO for the Thermal Products division of GE Water, and a Risk Leader for GE Transportation.
Shubha is a 2014 Graduate of MIT’s Sloan Fellows Program, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Pune University.
Susan Portin is the Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs for Heartland. Susan has more than 25 years of diverse global experience as a corporate attorney, M&A specialist, senior business leader and strategic management consultant.
Susan has a deep understanding of how companies operate and the challenges they face, particularly in the many areas where business intersects with law, risk, compliance and governance. She has worked in a broad array of traditional corporate and entrepreneurial business models across many industries and her experience spans a variety of key functional areas including business operations, legal, risk and compliance, M&A, administration, corporate communications, human resources, board and investor relations and strategic planning.
Susan earned a BA degree from Union College, a Masters degree in Public Relations from Boston University and a Law Degree from Emory University. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and an inactive member of the Pennsylvania Bar.
John Weigold serves as the Senior Vice President Business Development for Heartland. In this role, Mr. Weigold has responsibilities for marketing Heartland’s reliable, cost-effective wastewater solutions domestically into the oil & gas, solid waste landfill leachate, coal-fired power generation, and other industries.
Prior to joining Heartland, Mr. Weigold held senior positions in the environmental services, institutional banking, and private equity worlds. Mr. Weigold presents frequently at industry events, is a guest speaker for consulting engineering firms, and serves on panels discussing topics of interest within various industries.
John received an MBA from Northeastern University and a BS in Management from the State University of New York.
Casey Cammann is the Chief Marketing Officer for Heartland. Casey has over 20 years of experience growing businesses and brings a wide range of Marketing and Business Development experience to the Heartland team.
Prior to joining Heartland, Casey was Senior Vice President, Business Development of Innovative Foto, Inc. a division Dai Nippon Printing, a large Japanese printing and digital imaging company. Prior to Dai Nippon Printing, Mr. Cammann served as Vice President of Marketing at Phoenix Controls (a Honeywell company) which sold airflow control hardware and software for critical environments to Pharmaceutical, University and Healthcare customers. Earlier in his career, he worked as a management consultant with Accenture.
Casey holds a B.A. from Yale University, an MBA from the University of Michigan and is a former European professional basketball player.
Ricardo Bernal is Heartland’s Senior Vice President Strategy and GM Latin America. In this role, Ricardo will be responsible for driving all of Heartland’s activity across Latin America and will be a significant contributor to new product development strategy.
Ricardo brings 20+ years of experience in the water industry to the Heartland team. Ricardo has held different roles including Engineering, Product Management, Business Development and Business Strategy. Prior to joining Heartland, Ricardo was responsible for business development for industrial water for Jacobs Engineering’s O&M group worldwide.
Before Jacobs Engineering, Ricardo worked for Abengoa Water as Global Industrial Director (mining, power generation, O&G, F&B and refining), managing a 15+ staff team and responsible for P&L. Earlier in his career, Ricardo held several roles in business development, project management and product line management for the General Electric company.
Ricardo is a Civil Engineer and holds a Master in Business Administration from Boston College with an emphasis in Finance.
Quincy Wang is Vice President, Heartland China. Quincy, who is based in Shanghai, is responsible for implementing Heartland’s growth strategy targeting the China market.
Prior to joining Heartland, Quincy worked as the Project Director for MNL Partners in China. In that role, he was responsible for all partnership development activities across numerous industries including steel, coal & chemicals, petroleum, natural gas, battery energy storage, biomass and waste management.
Prior to MNL, Quincy worked as a Project Director for LanzaTech China and served on the Board of Director for Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Science & Technology. Before LanzaTech, Quincy worked as the Deputy General Manager for the Automotive and Consumer Carbon business unit of Shanghai Morgan Carbon Co., Ltd.
Quincy holds the master’s degree in Business Administration from Shanghai University.
Bernie Duesel is a Founder and Chief Technology Officer Emeritus for Heartland Technology. Bernie has over 40 years of professional experience as a chemical engineer including 25 years in the chemical process industry.
Bernie is the co-inventor of a series of patents and supporting Heartlands Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio.
Bernie served for 6 years as a director of the Council of Industry of Southeastern New York and has published various technical papers and articles specific to energy recovery and project development as applied to wastewater treatment.
Bernie received BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.