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XEBEC Board of Directors

Kurt Sorschak: President and Chief Executive Officer, Director Kurt Sorschak: Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President

Mr. Sorschak co-founded Xebec Adsorption Inc., and developed it from a local compressed air and gas dryer manufacturer into an internationally active gas purification company. He played an important role in establishing strong relationships with different universities and laboratories in Canada and the United States of America, for the development of innovative adsorption based gas purification. In 2011 he joined the Board of Directors of the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA). In 2008, he became the sole director of Xebec China, which serves the Chinese and Asian/Pacific market with gas purification and filtration equipment. From 2004 to 2007, he was the General Manager of the Canadian division of Domnick Hunter's air dryer manufacturing facility, at that time the largest adsorption dryer plant in North America. In 2005, he became the General Manager for the Xebec division of Parker-Hannifin Corporation, a U.S. based multinational, after Parker-Hannifin Corporation bought Domnick Hunter Ltd. In June 2007, he bought the Xebec division from Parker-Hannifin through a management buy-out transaction with two other partners. Mr. Sorschak also worked in different managerial capacities in Europe. He obtained an Associate Degree from the American University in Paris, France, in 1982, and a Masters of Law Degree from the University of Munich, Germany, in 1988.


William Beckett: DirectorWilliam Beckett: Director

William (Bill) Beckett is the President and CEO of Dart Aerospace. He has extensive operations and executive management experience in the Industrial and Aerospace sectors. He started his career with Canadian General Electric, and continued his professional development with other industry leaders including Pratt & Whitney Canada. During this time he developed strong management and technical skills, including an expertise in Lean Manufacturing. He is a Professional Engineer (Mechanical) and a member of the Order of Engineers of Quebec.


Prabhu Rao: DirectorDr. Prabhu Rao: Director

Dr. Rao is CEO of McPhy Energy North America. A seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience in the alternative energy industry. Dr. Rao holds a Master's and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He has technical expertise in the areas of alternative fuels, emissions controls, environmental air quality, combustion, hydrogen generation, and fuel cells. Dr. Rao has a keen interest in entrepreneurship and in guiding a technology from the laboratory to the commercial world. Dr. Rao’s strength lies in building the right team at the right time and developing a culture that fosters innovation but excels in execution. Among other duties, he is also a Member of the Massachusetts Hydrogen Coalition; and Founding Member of TIE Angels, an Angel Investment Group.