Siu Hin Lee is an Aerospace Engineer, Tech Team Manager, & friend of Michael's for over a decade.
Most of all, Siu Hin is a Global Community Builder whose innate knack for parallel measurements on multiple planes is equivalently amplified by his "EQ" - "emotional quotient" ability to recognize the emotions others are feeling towards circumstances as motivations or disincentives for their actions - in his consistent work towards peace.
Siu Hin's work for decades on global community building both attracted Michael's attention when 100th Grease Monkey was just a free grease pickup location reference website, and re-inspired him to engage in collaborative, mutually beneficial work amongst US & China, when Michael was inspired at EPA Region 1 to commercialize the Flowtration Station. As 100th Grease Monkey evolves first in the States, Siu Hin is ready to bring retail / tech collaborations, as well as the vitally important China-side boots-on-the-ground. More on Siu Hin here.
More About Mike
Passionate about the Environment his whole life, Michael always knew there must be a superior alternative to petroleum for fueling vehicles. After learning from his bud
Richard Spartos about
Greasecar, a vegetable oil (VO) fuel Diesel vehicle conversion company started
at Richard’s alma mater Hampshire College by Justin Carven, Michael proposed a closed-loop VO fuel system for his then-employer Whole Foods’ delivery trucks, whereby they could fuel up while picking up and delivering food. When the proposal was denied due to liability concerns, Michael set out to prove
the viability of VO fuel during a cross-country move from Massachusetts to Los Angeles in August of 2006 with his twin sister Nicole in his Greasecar-converted Ford Econoline Diesel ECOVAN. Whole Foods graciously donated food and fuel
along the way, but Michael and Nicole learned the hard way that fueling up on the road with an on-board filtration system was inconvenient (who wants to stick a suction strainer in a waste oil bin?) and illegal (the waste oil bin belongs to renderer / haulers who have contracts with restaurants to pick up the oil). Michael did work on the first version of the 100th Grease Monkey site with Siu Hin Lee of Activist Design Studio but was discouraged from pursuing the technology at the time due to California's Inedible Kitchen Grease Transporter License Requirement which overburdened drivers picking up waste cooking oil from restaurants with an expensive fee; thus precluding retail usage of the fuel.
It took Michael another 8 years after his California sojourn, but he finally designed the Flowtration Station, 100th Grease Monkey’s flagship
VO refinery / fueling station. As these stations are deployed to restaurants,
they will make VO fuel convenient for all involved – restaurants pour the
waste cooking oil in; the station automatically refines it; and drivers
fuel up with a credit or debit card just like any other gas pump.
With extensive operations and management (O & M) experience as well as a deep contact list through over 30 years of service in the Human Resource Provider industry, and as CEO of the highly respected Work, Inc., Jim is well positioned to broker contracts with other Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) to act as hubs to bring Flowtration Stations nationwide. As Michael’s father, he has also graciously opened up Work, Inc.’s Massachusetts headquarters for production of the Pilot stations; whereby Michael is establishing a Flowtration Station service protocol to share with Veterans upon syndication.
More About Ann Marie
Ann Marie is THE flip-flop wearing, chocolate-milk drinking, sunshine, palm tree, music, and sports appreciating graphic designer/maker/builder/creator extraordinaire who designed our logo & all of our t-shirts; and will format ads for our fuel interfaces. Check out her greater body of work here.
More About John
John has led sales teams from start-ups through Fortune 500 organizations across a variety of technologies including Telecom, Datacom, InfoSec, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Services. John serves as a Senior Advisor to 100th Grease Monkey, facilitating channel and distribution partnering development for our innovative fueling system.
Schooled in the Jesuit tradition of service for others, John has a life-long passion for advocating technologies that improves the human condition. John was thus drawn to 100th Grease Monkey due to its commitment to help organizations reduce OPEX via better stewardship of our precious resources. John obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross.
More About Gordon
Gordon continues to serve the United States well after his Navy service. He promoted sustainable living through waste oil reuse and solar generation on tour with the Veterans For Peace, and When Katrina hit in August of 2005, he helped established relief efforts with other Veterans. He trained and managed Veterans on green construction and alternative energy installation projects with Veterans Green Jobs. He has been rebuilding community in Detroit with Veterans Green Village and Motor City Blight Busters . And he has been providing sustainable disaster response with the Veterans Green Bus. Gordon is our Veteran Partner to spearhead Veterans’ employment for deployment and service of the Flowtration Stations through Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) nationwide.