W. I. Koch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Koch excels as an international businessman, chemical engineer, art collector, world-class sailor and devoted father. As the founder of The Oxbow Group, a diversified holding company, Koch has created a business which Forbes Magazine consistently recognizes as one of the top 500 privately held companies in America.
In his role as founder, owner and president of the Oxbow Group, Koch has helped finance, build, manage and operate clean-energy power plants throughout the United States, the Philippines and Costa Rica. Oxbow Carbon and Minerals, a trading company Koch founded almost two decades ago, now has offices across the globe, operating in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, St. Croix, China, Egypt, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, and India.
Koch’s unique business approach stems from his T3 philosophy – talent, teamwork and technology. It is a philosophy that encourages employee participation, rewards teamwork and relies on scientific research to make calculated risks. Koch used the T3 philosophy to win the 1992 America’s Cup, the most coveted prize in sailing.
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Koch is a graduate of Culver Military Academy. He received his bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Together with his wife Bridget Rooney-Koch, he and his six children reside in Palm Beach, Florida.
M. Brad Robinson, President
Mr. Robinson joined The Oxbow Group in 1989 and has held a variety of financial and management positions. In 1997, he became Vice President of Asset Management and Vice President of Oxbow Power Corporation in 2000. Later, as President of Oxbow Power Corporation, Mr. Robinson was responsible for all of Oxbow’s global power generation business. Mr. Robinson was elected President of Gunnison Energy LLC in 2003. Prior to joining Oxbow, Mr. Robinson worked for Tenneco Oil Company for twelve years and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Nicholls State University.
Robert Downey, Vice President of Production and Business Development
Mr. Downey joined Gunnison Energy LLC in 2013. Mr. Downey is a thirty-eight year veteran of the oil and gas, power generation and bioenergy industries, with prior experience at Amoco Production Company, Energy Ingenuity Company, EnCana Oil and Gas, Synthetic Genomics, Inc. and Ciris Energy Inc. Mr. Downey earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering from The Colorado School of Mines in 1976. He also holds several patents in coal bioconversion, reservoir simulation modeling, reservoir and well drilling and completion engineering applications.
Courtney Ahuja, Land Manager and Counsel
Ms. Ahuja joined Gunnison Energy LLC in 2014. Prior to joining GELLC, Ms. Ahuja practiced oil & gas and corporate law at national and boutique law firms in Colorado and Texas. Her areas of expertise include upstream oil & gas operations, complex title and property rights, and corporate governance. Ms. Ahuja earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. She is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Wyoming, and Texas.