Oberon Fuels appoints new CFO and COO to spearhead renewable fuel initiatives
Derek Winkle (left) and Ann Anthony (right)

Oberon Fuels appoints new CFO and COO to spearhead renewable fuel initiatives

Oberon Fuels, a leader in renewable fuels, has announced the appointment of four key executives, including its first chief financial officer, Ann Anthony, and new Chief Operating Officer, Derek Winkel. These appointments come as Oberon Fuels prepares to scale up its commercialisation of renewable DME (dimethyl ether) and methanol, aiming to decarbonise the propane industry and accelerate hydrogen infrastructure development.

Anthony brings nearly three decades of experience in the energy sector, having played a pivotal role in taking OPAL Fuels, a renewable natural gas company, public. Her expertise in financial planning and human resources will be instrumental in guiding Oberon Fuels’ growth. Derek Winkel, with nearly two decades of experience in renewable energy, joins Oberon Fuels following his significant contributions at Chevron and Renewable Energy Group (REG), where he led the expansion of renewable diesel production.

Commitment to decarbonisation

Oberon Fuels President & CEO Rebecca Boudreaux expressed confidence in the new executives, noting their ability to open new markets and scale solutions against climate change. Elliot Anise-Hicks, co-founder and CTO of Oberon Fuels, highlighted the importance of their roles in building a top leadership team for upcoming projects.

The company also welcomed Jason Sweeney as vice president of Sales and Karan Dawra as vice president of Project Engineering. Sweeney’s extensive experience in gas and power production and Dawra’s global engineering expertise will further strengthen Oberon’s position in the renewable fuels market.

San Diego, California-based Oberon Fuels specialises in producing low-carbon or carbon-negative renewable DME and methanol, significantly reducing the carbon intensity of fuels. The company’s proprietary process turns organic waste into sustainable fuels, contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the propane and maritime industries.

With a customer base of more than 450 industrial companies, Oberon Fuels is well-positioned to expand its impact globally. Winkel emphasised the growing priority of decarbonisation and the potential to scale Oberonโ€™s solutions across various industries.