Mr. Beale was appointed CEO in October 2015 and joined the CDTi Board of Directors in September 2014. From May 2013 until September 2015, Mr. Beale served as Group Strategy Officer at Landi Renzo SpA (MIL: LR), a multinational engineering and manufacturing company based in Italy focused on alternative fuel systems and components for OEM and aftermarket automotive applications. From July 2012 to April 2013, Mr. Beale was a strategy consultant to the alternative fuel systems industry focused on business and capital markets strategies. Prior to that, he held several leadership positions at Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSYS), a producer of fuel systems and components for automotive and industrial markets, including: Co-President and Head of IMPCO Operations from April 2011 to June 2012; Chief Financial Officer from May 2009 to March 2011; President and Secretary from May 2008 to March 2011; and Vice President of Business Development from February 2007 to April 2008. Previously, Mr. Beale held international corporate finance and banking positions with CVS Partners from 2005 to 2007; with Citigroup Inc. from 2000 to 2004; and with JP Morgan from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Beale received a BA in English Literature from the University of London, a Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from IESE Business School.
Peter J. Chase
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Chase was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2017. He has more than 25 years of experience in the automotive and industrial engine industries. From 2005 until January 2017, he served in key positions at IMPCO Technologies, Inc., now a division of Nasdaq-listed Westport Fuel Systems, including Director of Engineering, COO, Executive Vice President, Operations and Strategy, and most recently as General Manager. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Chase was a Senior Engineer (Automotive) at Cummins Engine Company Australia, and from 2002 to 2004 he was Specialist Engineer at General Motors Holden, Australia. From 1999 to 2002, he was the Director of Engineering – GFP Division, at IMPCO Technologies, Inc. in the US and from 1997 to 1999, Technical Services Manager at IMPCO Technologies (Australia) Pty. Ltd. He served as Product Manager, Business/Product Planning at Perkins Engines (Peterborough) Ltd. in the United Kingdom from 1995 to 1997; as Project Manager at the Gas and Fuel Corporation of Victoria in Australia from 1992 to 1995; and as Research and Development Engineer at NGV Australia from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Chase hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Stephen J. Golden, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President - Business Development and Strategy
Dr. Golden has served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President - Business Development and Strategy since April 2012. Dr. Golden joined CDTi as Chief Technical Officer in October 2010, immediately following the business combination of CDTi and Catalytic Solutions, Inc. Dr. Golden, one of the founders of Catalytic Solutions, Inc. and developer of its technology, served as the Chief Technical Officer and Director of Catalytic Solutions, Inc. since 1996. From 1994 to late 1995, Dr. Golden was the Research Director for Dreisbach Electromotive Incorporated, a developer of advanced batteries based in Santa Barbara, California. Dr. Golden received his doctorate in Material Science at Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, England. Dr. Golden did extensive post-doctoral work at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Queensland, Australia in ceramic oxide and mixed metal oxide materials.
Tracy A. Kern
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Kern was appointed Chief Financial Officer in June 2016. She has more than 15 years of experience in finance, accounting and auditing. Prior to joining CDTi, Ms. Kern was Chief Financial Officer at Interlink Electronics Corporation, Inc. (NASDAQ: LINK), a provider of force-sensing technologies, where she led the company’s relisting with Nasdaq after a five-year absence and instituted internal controls to ensure compliance with SEC requirements. From 2008 to 2015, Kern was Corporate Controller at Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, a global provider of high performance integrated circuit solutions for carrier, enterprise and internet-of-things networks that was traded under the ticker VTSS until it was acquired by Microsemi Corporation. From 2003 to 2008, Kern was Chief Financial Officer of CHAD Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded medical device manufacturing company. From 1998 to 2003, Kern was Audit Manager at the public accounting firm KPMG, LLP. Kern is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California Lutheran University.