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Renewable energy experts

Enviva is led by a team of executives with decades of experience in renewable energy, finance, manufacturing, and operations.

Thomas Meth

President and Chief Executive Officer

Shai Even

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

William Schmidt

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel

Roxanne Klein

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Royal Smith

Executive Vice President, Operations

Yana Kravtsova

Executive Vice President, International Market Development & Public Affairs

Mark Coscio

Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Norb Hintz

Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer

John-Paul Taylor

Senior Vice President, Sales & Fulfillment

Jason Paral

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL, AND SECRETARY

Craig Lorraine

Senior Vice President, Fiber and Sustainability Operations

James Geraghty

Senior Vice President, Finance

Kate Walsh

Vice President, Investor Relations

Donald Calloway

Vice President, Equity, Inclusion and Impact

Chris Seifert

Vice President, Operations

Wushuang Ma

Vice President and Treasurer

Chaminda Wijetilleke

Vice President, Planning and Execution

Mike Johnson

Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Jens Wolf

Vice President, Commercial and General Manager Europe

Jason Eberstein

VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Thomas Meth

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Meth is a co-founder of Enviva, a leading global renewable energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy. Enviva sells most of its wood pellets through long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with creditworthy customers in the United Kingdom, the Caribbean, the European Union, and Japan, helping to accelerate the energy transition and to de-fossilize hard-to-abate sectors like steel, cement, lime, chemicals, and aviation fuels. 

Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in November 2022, he held the position of President, working closely with Enviva’s former CEO, Mr. John Keppler, with responsibility for the Company’s activities from the forest, through its operations and logistics, and ultimately to the customers’ discharge. Mr. Meth has led Enviva’s business development, sales and commercial customer relations teams as well as developed and oversaw the fiber procurement and sustainability teams to establish Enviva as an industry leader in environment stewardship and sustainability standards.. In addition, he has had oversight over the broader plant and port operations and global public affairs initiatives. 

Mr. Meth supported Mr. Keppler in the pursuit of transitioning Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE: EVA), now Enviva Inc., to its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange on April 29, 2015, making it the first publicly traded company in the industry. In 2011, Mr. Meth led the launch of the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA), a not-for-profit trade association promoting sustainability and safety practices within the U.S. wood energy industry and expanding wood bioenergy’s market access internationally. Mr. Meth was also the Treasurer and founding board member of #forestproud, a program that is now under the auspices of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) which promotes and supports forest climate solutions.  

Mr. Meth holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in Austria as well as an M.B.A. from The Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at The University of Virginia. Originally from Vienna, Austria, Mr. Meth currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife, two daughters, and their dog. In his free-time Mr. Meth enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, skiing and traveling.

Shai Even

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Even has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Enviva since June 2018. In this role, Mr. Even leads Enviva’s finance, accounting, and IT organization and provides strategic leadership on finance matters, working to scale these functions to complement the company’s growth trajectory and expand our relationships with financial stakeholders. Mr. Even has over 25 years of experience with operational and strategic finance, including in senior financial and management roles at master limited partnerships. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alon USA Energy, Inc. and served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Alon USA Partners, LP. While at Alon, Mr. Even led Alon’s parent company’s successful IPO on the NYSE in 2005 and the successful IPO of Alon’s master limited partnership in 2012. During his tenure at Alon, he led the company’s two major acquisitions and scaled its finance organization to complement the growth of the company. Prior to joining Alon, Mr. Even served as the Chief Financial Officer of DCL Group in Tel Aviv, Israel, and as an auditor with KPMG. Mr. Even holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and Accounting from Bar-Ilan University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

William Schmidt

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel

As Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel of Enviva Inc., Mr. Schmidt leads the development and construction teams that are charged with expanding the company’s operating footprint. He also is responsible for all legal matters associated with the company’s worldwide activities.

After joining Enviva in 2013, Bill played leading roles in its initial public offering in 2015 and simplification and corporate conversion transaction in 2021, as well as each of the organic and inorganic growth initiatives, including acquisitions, greenfield development projects, and joint ventures, that enabled those strategic transactions. Over his career, Bill has worked on dozens of successful mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, bank and capital market financings, and a broad array of commercial transactions spanning the energy industry. He also has managed natural gas storage facilities and a variety of corporate administrative functions. Prior to joining Enviva, Bill was Senior Vice President & General Counsel of Buckeye Partners, L.P., a publicly traded midstream energy company, and President of Lodi Gas Storage, L.L.C., its regulated natural gas storage subsidiary. Buckeye’s market capitalization quadrupled during his tenure, as the company was transformed from a regional pipeline company into a diversified energy company with assets located across the US and in international markets.

Mr. Schmidt holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Drew University and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

Roxanne Klein

Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Ms. Klein has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since December 2021. With years of Human Resources leadership experience in the manufacturing industry, Roxanne has an extensive and proven background building successful talent acquisition and development teams and driving best practices in people management and social impact. Prior to joining Enviva, Ms. Klein spent six years as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Knoll, Inc., one of the world’s leading global manufacturers of office and other furniture. Prior to that, she held progressively increasing leadership roles at Knoll from 2007 to 2015 as well as additional Human Resources leadership roles at Praxair, Inc. and Danaher Corporation. Ms. Klein holds a B.B.A. from Temple University and an M.B.A. from DeSales University.

Royal Smith

Executive Vice President, Operations

Mr. Smith has served as Executive Vice President, Operations since August 2016 and, prior to that, as Vice President, Operations since April 2014. Previously, he served as Director of Operations, NAA Division of Guilford Performance Textiles, a global textile manufacturing company, from March 2012 to July 2014. From August 2010 to March 2012, Mr. Smith also served as Director of Quality, NAA Division. Prior to joining Guilford, Mr. Smith worked as a Plant Manager at Pactiv, a food packaging manufacturer, from May 2009 to August 2010. Mr. Smith served as General Manager of a facility operated by United Plastics Group International from December 2005 to May 2009, after serving in other roles at the company from April 2002. From January 1999 to September 1999, he served as Production Supervisor of The General Motors Corporation, before serving as Mechanical Device/Tool and Die Supervisor from September 1999 to August 2000. Mr. Smith holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute.

Yana Kravtsova

Executive Vice President, International Market Development & Public Affairs

Ms. Kravtsova leads the teams responsible for international market development and public affairs, ensuring adherence to Enviva’s values across all aspects of our business. She brings over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, leading and executing a broad range of high-profile and complex initiatives in the global arena of law, renewable energy, growth & investments, and corporate governance. Ms. Kravtsova holds a Master of Laws in International Legal Studies from American University’s Washington College of Law and a J.D. from Kuban State University in Krasnodar, Russia.

Mark Coscio

Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Mr. Coscio has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer since September 2022. In this role, he leads Enviva’s corporate development and construction functions. Mr. Coscio has an extensive background managing global engineering, procurement, and construction projects within the energy sector as well as hands-on experience on projects from the proposal phase through execution and commissioning. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, North, Central & South America at McDermott International, Ltd, after joining the company as Vice President, Petrochemical/Refining Operations in 2018. Prior to that, he held progressively increasing leadership roles at Chicago Bridge & Iron Company from 2007 to 2018.

Mark has a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering with a project management specialty from Texas A&M University. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Norb Hintz

Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer

Mr. Hintz is a co-founder and Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer of Enviva. Since Enviva’s inception, he has been responsible for all technical aspects of project development, implementation, and continuous improvement of Enviva’s new and existing operations. With more than two decades’ experience in facility design, construction, operations, and reliability, Mr. Hintz brings a deep understanding of and extensive skills in economic analysis, conceptual engineering, process evaluation, and engineering and ongoing process improvement to Enviva’s technical evolution.

During his tenure at Enviva, Mr. Hintz has spearheaded the project management, engineering review, and process leadership of multiple biomass-to-energy and wood pellet manufacturing facilities in the United States and in Europe.

Mr. Hintz earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of South Carolina.

John-Paul Taylor

Senior Vice President, Sales & Fulfillment

Mr. Taylor has served as Senior Vice President, Sales & Fulfillment since June 2022 and prior to that, as Senior Vice President, Optimization and Origination since March 2020. He joined Enviva as Vice President, Optimization and Origination in February 2014. He has been an integral part of the sales and marketing team, spending the last several years developing new markets in Asia, most significantly in Japan, and now leads our Asia Pacific team. Mr. Taylor is responsible for sales processes as they relate to managing existing Enviva customer contracts and executing new long-term wood pellet offtakes and related freight contracts, leading Enviva’s contract fulfillment process from inception to fulfillment. He also analyzes the broader market at large in order to deploy customized logistical solutions for customers to improve the Enviva value chain. Prior to joining Enviva, Mr. Taylor served as Vice President of Biomass Brokerage at Evolution Markets, where he developed and grew the company’s biomass business. He holds a B.A. in Commerce and an M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Ryerson University in Toronto and graduated from the Carbon Finance & Analytics Programme at the London Business School.

Jason Paral

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL, AND SECRETARY

Mr. Paral has served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Secretary since March 2022. He previously served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Secretary from January 2018 and, before that, as Assistant General Counsel from June 2015. Prior to joining Enviva, Mr. Paral was a Senior Associate in the Energy Transactions & Projects practice at Vinson & Elkins LLP where, from February 2008 to June 2015, he represented energy industry borrowers, developers, sponsors, and investors in complex project development and project finance transactions as well as mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions. Mr. Paral holds a B.A. in Political Science from Western Illinois University and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

Craig Lorraine

Senior Vice President, Fiber and Sustainability Operations

Mr. Lorraine has served as Senior Vice President, Fiber and Sustainability Operations since June 2022 and prior to that, as Senior Vice President, Commercial and Sustainability Operations since April 2021. He joined Enviva as Vice President, Customer Fulfillment in April 2018. He is responsible for executing Enviva’s fiber procurement strategy, ensuring the company has the best-suited fiber to produce our sustainable wood pellets. In addition, he leads port operations, inland logistics, and sustainability operations as it relates to Track and Trace® and the operational audits of Enviva’s plants. Mr. Lorraine brings years of experience in the manufacturing industry where he expanded his knowledge in supply chain management and business development. From July 2014 to April 2018, Mr. Lorraine worked in the automotive industry at Motus Integrated Technologies, serving as a Vice President. Previously, he worked as Director, Global Headliner Products at Lear Corporation for four years and at Piston Automotive as Director of Business Development for six years. Mr. Lorraine holds an M.B.A. from Davenport University and a B.A. in Psychology from Albion College.

James Geraghty

Senior Vice President, Finance

Mr. Geraghty has served as Vice President, Finance since June 2018. Prior to that, he served as Vice President and Controller since January 2011. From July 2008 to January 2011, Mr. Geraghty was Project Manager at Rose Financial Services, a consulting firm that specializes in assisting early stage high-growth companies to scale their finance functions in preparation for private and public debt and equity offerings. Prior to that, he was Controller at The George Washington University Hospital since July 2002. From September 1999 to July 2002, Mr. Geraghty worked in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services of Arthur Andersen, LLP. Mr. Geraghty holds a B.S. in Accounting from Mount Saint Mary’s University, an M.B.A. from the George Washington University School of Business and holds a Certified Public Accountant accreditation.

Kate Walsh

Vice President, Investor Relations

Ms. Walsh has served as Vice President, Investor Relations since March 2021. Prior to joining Enviva, Ms. Walsh spent six years at EnLink Midstream, an energy company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, where she was Vice President, Investor Relations & Tax. Prior to that, she was the Director of Tax & Investor Relations for Niska Gas Storage, an energy-focused master limited partnership headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ms. Walsh holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from Dalhousie University, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Donald Calloway

Vice President, Equity, Inclusion and Impact

Mr. Calloway joined Enviva as Vice President, Equity, Inclusion and Impact in May 2021. He is responsible for the development and implementation of Enviva’s strategy to strengthen our impact on environmental and social equity across our growing stakeholder base. He works to create strong partnerships that provide local communities with empowering programming and support, while bridging community and business goals. Mr. Calloway brings years of experience in public affairs, grassroots outreach, and legislation promoting environmental and social equity.  In 2016, he founded Pine Street Strategies, a firm that advises corporate, non-profit, and political clients in public, legislative, and regulatory affairs. He also founded and served as the Chief Strategist for the National Voter Protection Action Fund, an organization committed to advocating for voter protection and anti-voter suppression legislation. Previously, Mr. Calloway worked with Anheuser Busch InBev where he oversaw their National Affairs practice. He has also worked as an attorney and was elected to serve as a State Representative in the Missouri General Assembly from 2009-2010. Mr. Calloway is a frequent contributor to news and public affairs programs. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Alabama A&M University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

Chris Seifert

Vice President, Operations

Mr. Seifert has served as Vice President, EHS and Operations since October 2020. Mr. Seifert joined Enviva in January 2017, first as Director of EHS and was subsequently promoted to Vice President of EHS. He works cross-functionally to lead efforts to ensure the health and safety of Enviva’s colleagues and operations, and holds responsibility for the reliability and productivity of our plants, allowing Enviva to continue to scale its global operations. He has been instrumental in establishing and supporting Enviva’s strong safety culture and Zero Incident Workplace. Mr. Seifert brings over 15 years of experience to Enviva, previously serving as Partner in the Operational Excellence Practice at Wilson Perumal & Company and an Operations Leader with Owens Corning. Prior to that, he worked as Manager of Business Strategy and Analysis and later as a Plant Manager for Georgia Pacific (Koch Industries). He began his professional career in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program as the Supply Officer on a nuclear-powered attack submarine. Mr. Seifert holds a B.S. in Business Administration from St. Louis University and an M.B.A. from the University of Georgia.

Wushuang Ma

Vice President and Treasurer

Mr. Ma has served as Vice President and Treasurer since June 2020. Mr. Ma joined Enviva in April 2017, first as the Director of Treasury before being promoted to Assistant Treasurer in 2019. Previously, he spent six years as Assistant Treasurer at Lightstone Group and gained experience from roles in treasury, financial planning and analysis, project financing, and capital markets coverage at Lend Lease Corporation and AXA Equitable. Mr. Ma holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of International Business & Economics in Beijing and a Master of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina. He is a CFA Charterholder.

Chaminda Wijetilleke

Vice President, Planning and Execution

Mr. Wijetilleke is responsible for Enviva’s Corporate Planning function. Previously, he led corporate strategy and development. Mr. Wijetilleke is a veteran of creating comprehensive and executable strategies. He brings more than 20 years of experience in high-growth environments leading cross-functional teams to drive change and accretive value. Prior to joining Enviva, Mr. Wijetilleke held senior roles with increasingly broader responsibility in both tactical and strategic assignments, including various positions at Fortune 50 companies such as AOL–Time Warner and Comcast as well as in venture capital with Sherpalo Ventures–Kleiner Perkins Affiliate fund in India. He holds a Master of Economics from the London School of Economics, an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a B.A. in International Relations from American University.

Mike Johnson

Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Mr. Johnson joined Enviva as Vice President, Accounting in June 2021. In this role, he is responsible for managing Enviva’s accounting systems and financial controls with a focus on ensuring timely and accurate internal and external financial reporting and maintaining regulatory compliance. Mr. Johnson is an accomplished finance professional with years of experience as an accounting and controllership leader for public companies within the energy industry. Prior to joining Enviva, he spent three years at SandRidge Energy, an oil and gas company, most recently serving as their Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he built a successful 24-year career at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, beginning as Assistant Controller before spending 17 years in the role of Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer. He gained additional audit and financial reporting experience at Phibro Energy Production and Arthur Andersen. Mr. Johnson holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jens Wolf

Vice President, Commercial and General Manager Europe

Mr. Wolf has served as General Manager, Europe since January 2020. He is responsible for regulatory engagement and market development in the region, and for managing our European team in York, Berlin, and London. Mr. Wolf brings over 20 years of experience in the power industry with more than a decade of focus on biomass-derived power and fuel sourcing. He joins Enviva from Drax Power where he was responsible for trading, fuel sourcing, logistics and new fuels development, ultimately serving as Commercial Director for almost four years. Previously, he served as Head of Asset Management and Development, Director with Ørsted A/S (formerly DONG Energy) for five years. At Ørsted, he managed the development of four coal-to-biomass conversion projects and the associated redesign of the fuel supply chain. He began his career in consulting at ICF International and McKinsey & Co. Mr. Wolf holds a M.Sc. in Economics from Copenhagen University and speaks Danish and Spanish fluently, among other languages.

Jason Eberstein

VICE PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Mr. Eberstein has served as Vice President, Government and Community Relations since April 2021, and prior to that, as Director, Government Relations since December 2018. Mr. Eberstein has over 20 years of dynamic experience in government, community relations, and business management, with a record of accomplishment in state, federal, and international advocacy. Previously, Mr. Eberstein has represented global consumer brands, manufacturing firms, and Fortune-listed companies as well as nongovernmental organizations, trade and industry associations, and local, state, and federal governments where he expanded his knowledge of policy analysis, project leadership, communications, and operations. Mr. Eberstein holds an M.B.A. from The George Washington University and a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park.