Energy Technology Innovator DyneGroup Names Tom Ridge to Board of Advisors

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Former Governor and Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security now an active BoA member of progressive U.S. Energy Technology company

Governor Tom Ridge

Governor Tom Ridge

I am delighted to once again align with Secretary our last collaboration we were able to create over 1,500 U.S. manufacturing jobs

DyneGroup, Inc., a Dallas-based energy technology products and services company, has named Tom Ridge to its Board of Advisors, the company announced today. Ridge, the first secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former governor of Pennsylvania, currently serves as president and CEO of Ridge Global, a security and risk management firm headquartered in Washington, DC.

“I am delighted to once again align with Secretary Ridge,” said John Bickel, DyneGroup CEO. During his tenure as a senior executive at Corning, Inc., Bickel worked with then-Governor Ridge to build factories and create jobs in Pennsylvania. “In our last collaboration we were able to create over 1,500 U.S. manufacturing jobs and, in this new endeavor, these numbers could easily double with the addition of other technologies that we are actively pursuing in the alternative energy space. Based on past experience and current accomplishments, I know that Secretary Ridge will be an informed and meaningful advisor to our group efforts.”

DyneGroup was formed in 2009 to provide leadership to take new energy technologies from laboratory to market. Its current brand portfolio includes the development of processes that will produce cost-effective anhydrous ammonia through a revolutionary green technology, the production of internal combustion engines that will operate on alternative fuels, and the provision of cost-effective, localized integrated solutions via private electrical power systems and micro-grids.

The Honorable Tom Ridge

Tom Ridge is president and CEO of Ridge Global, an international security and risk management firm headquartered in Washington, DC.

Ridge served as the nation’s first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security from October 2001 through December 2002 and first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from January 2003 through January 2005. 

During his tenure at DHS, Secretary Ridge worked with more than 180,000-plus employees from a combined 22 agencies to create an agency that facilitated the flow of people and goods, instituted layered security at air, land and seaports, developed a unified national response and recovery plan, protected critical infrastructure, integrated new technology and improved information sharing worldwide.

Previously, he was governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1995 through October 2001 and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 through 1995.

A Vietnam combat veteran, Secretary Ridge works with multiples organizations to assist our nation’s veterans, serves as chairman of the National Organization on Disability and co-chairs the Flight 93 National Memorial Fundraising Campaign. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University and J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law.


DyneGroup is an advanced technology company focused on new energy innovations and committed to the development of products and services that provide the capability for localized and sustainable food, fuel and electricity.

The ability to directly address the production of these three necessities is at the heart of international development efforts. Current DyneGroup technologies and brands will produce modular, distributable and secure power and production systems, designed to provide affordable solutions to end users. The current DyneGroup portfolio includes:

AETODYNE, INC. Aetodyne is an advanced technology company - focused on two of the top three most produced chemicals in the world - with a revolutionary process that also enables two new energy applications previously not feasible. The chemicals, NH3 and Urea, serve a $300 billion global fertilizer market. The two new energy applications enabled by this technology are Energy Storage, e.g., wind and solar, and Energy Retrieval as a fuel for engines and fuel cells.

DYNEGEN, INC. DyneGen is an advanced engine technology company focused on the design and production of high performance engines optimized for use with alternative fuels.

The DyneGen family of new energy internal combustion engines spans the alternative fuel spectrum - from the more common (CNG and propane) to the more esoteric (syn-gas and bio diesel) and everything in between (hydrogen, ammonia, etc.).

The combined product and service offering is a unique service mix - combinations of custom products, engineering expertise and technical innovation to produce collaborative, integrated solutions - localized, sustainable, distributable, modular - and affordable.


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