Earl Jones

Earl Jones is the Chief Executive Officer for Heartland Technology.  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

Craig Clerkin is a Founder and Chief Operating Officer for Heartland Technology. 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

Shubha Inamdar is the Chief Financial Officer for Heartland Technology. 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

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.


Swamy Margan is the Senior Vice President for Global Sales at Heartland Technology. Swamy is a customer-centric business executive with proven success developing pragmatic growth strategies, launching new technologies, and driving business growth in new geographies.

Prior to joining Heartland Water, Swamy served in senior global marketing roles with BWA Water Additives US LLC and Kemira Chemicals Inc.  As Director, Business Strategy and Growth at GE Power & Water, Swamy conceived, developed and successfully closed a deal for the world’s first commercial use of Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR) technology to address the challenges of coke plant effluent. 

A frequent presenter at global industry forums on many topics including new industry solutions, technologies, applications and process design, Swamy also holds a number of U.S. Patents and, a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. He earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a B.S. in Chemistry both from the University of Madras in India. 

Casey Cammann

Casey Cammann is the Chief Marketing Officer for Heartland Technology. 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.

Bernie Duesel

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.