Dr. Randell L. Mills
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Director
Vice President of Business Development and Finance
VP of Business Development
Prachi Athnikar Patil
Business Development Manager
Emilio Icaza Chavez
Dr. Mills, Founder and principal stockholder of Brilliant Light Power, Inc., has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and President since 1991.
Dr. Mills has authored nine books, participated in over 50 presentations at professional meetings, and authored and co-authored over 100 papers regarding the field of energy technology that have been published in peer-reviewed journals of international repute. Dr. Mills has received patents or filed patent applications in the following areas:
Dr. Mills was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Franklin & Marshall College in 1982, and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Harvard Medical School in 1986. Following a year of graduate work in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Mills began his research in the field of energy technology.
Nathan Strik spent over 18 years at Fidelity Investments. Mr. Strik’s investment experience at Fidelity includes 16 years that were extensively involved in the energy sector. As Energy Sector Leader for over a decade, Mr. Strik oversaw and directed Fidelity’s equity energy research team and energy investing efforts across multiple global offices. He regularly engaged with C-Level executives on a wide range of key strategic, operational, and financial matters. Nathan’s experience provides him a deep understanding of capital structures, investment decisions, financing approaches, and accounting.
At Fidelity Mr. Strik was significantly involved in ESG initiatives pertaining to energy, including establishing a framework for the sector, assessing performance, and working to accelerate improvements. He also was a Portfolio Manager for several energy focused mutual funds.
Prior to Fidelity, Mr. Strik worked for the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Strik graduated from Northwestern University with his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and M.S. in Industrial Engineering. He also received his M.B.A from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
VP of Business Development joined the Company in 2021.
Mr. Rebollar has 34 years of experience in senior managing roles at DuPont and Chemours, including President of spin-off The Chemours Company Mexico; VP of Titanium Technologies, President of DuPont, Mexico; and VP of Chemours’ Chemical Solutions.
Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) in Mexico, BS Chemical Engineering; Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (ITAM), MBA.
Mrs. Prachi Athnikar Patil has an MBA in Marketing from Pune University.
She has been a Business Development Manager with 9+ years of experience in solution selling and new business development. A focus area for Prachi has been building and maintaining relationships with key contacts at potential clients, consulting companies, and partners in order to get access to new opportunities. Over the course of her career, Prachi has also built expertise in prospecting potential new clients and turning them into increased avenues of business.
She is known for her ability to develop relationships with senior decision-makers (incl. CEOs, CFOs, CMOs, or VPs) with potential clients. Prachi was successful in enhancing organizational reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Mr. Icaza Chavez was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2018.
Mr. Icaza Chavez is a co-founder and current Chairman of the Board of Aspel, a Mexico-based company which is the market leader in small business accounting software both in Mexico and in Colombia. Telmex bought an initial stake in Aspel in 2000; since then the relationship has evolved and Grupo Financiero Inbursa now owns a majority stake in Aspel.
From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Icaza Chavez worked at GBM, one of the top brokerage houses in Mexico, where he was Co-Executive Director, in charge of Corporate Finance, Research and Investor Relations.
In addition to his continued role at Aspel, Mr. Icaza Chavez co-founded Fusion de Ideas in 2008, a Private Equity investment vehicle with current investments in Energy, Software, Real Estate Development, Food, and other industries.
Mr. Icaza Chavez is the main shareholder of Enextra Energía, a Mexican corporation which has signed a licensing agreement with Brilliant Light Power, Inc. to serve energy customers in certain industries within the Mexican Territory.
Mr. Icaza Chavez was awarded a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City.
Mr. Bennett was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2018.
Consultant – Strategic management consulting for growth businesses in aerospace, transportation and alternative energy field. Focused on startups through mid-sized firms.
Mr. Bennett was CEO of Proterra electric bus startup and led the firm from prototype design through national validation and successful commercial launch. Raised funds from key investors, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, GM Ventures, and Mitsui & Co. Global Investment.
Mr. Bennett worked with Eaton for ten years in a series of operating and corporate roles. His most recent roles were VP Business Development Industrial Sector and President Eaton’s Vehicle Group in Asia Pacific. The Vehicle Group AP business, headquartered in Shanghai, has operations in five countries providing full design, product development, production, sales and service solutions for a wide range of automotive and commercial vehicle customers.
Previously, Mr. Bennett held a variety of general management positions in Europe and North America for the Truck business. He was also a general manager in Eaton Aerospace.
Prior to joining Eaton in 2001, Mr. Bennett worked with Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal) and General Electric in a variety of general management, operational, program management and technical roles for high technology aerospace and industrial businesses.
Mr. Bennett holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and materials from Duke University and a master’s degree in business administration from Drexel University.
Scott W. Doyle is a highly experienced and leading attorney specializing in Intellectual Property law. He also has extensive experience in business transactions and corporate governance.
Mr. Doyle currently serves as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at ENGAGE, Inc.. He formerly served as Chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice at Fried Frank and Co-Managing Partner of the Washington D.C. office and head of the IP Litigation Group at global law firm Shearman and Sterling. In private practice, Doyle led scores of high profile cases in federal courts and in Section 337 investigations at the International Trade Commission, including recently having two district court victories affirmed on appeal by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Chambers, IAM1000, Benchmark Litigation, and several other legal directories, have named Doyle one of the leading individuals in Intellectual Property. In addition, he has worked on a range of technology-related business transactions including buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, investments, patent portfolio sales, joint ventures, and many forms of technology agreements.
Doyle received an LLM with a focus on intellectual property law, with highest honors, from The George Washington University Law School; an MBA from Georgetown University, earning beta gamma sigma distinction and membership; a JD from George Mason University School of Law; an MSEE from The George Washington University; and a BSEE from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.