Dr. Theodore Sumrall

Employee, Vice President of Engineering, GeoGenCo, LLC

New Delhi, India


Chemical Formulation Optimization
Process Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Drilling Operations
Drilling Fluids
Renewable Energy
Product Development
Design & Specifications
Intellectual Property
R&D Leadership
Product Innovation
Production & Testing
Project - Program Management
Quality Development
Process Development
International Liaison
Safety Team Leadership
Energetic Materials
Hazardous Materials
Mining and Metals Recovery


Professional experience for Theodore Sumrall

  • Current 5 years and 6 months, since 2016

    Vice President of Engineering

    GeoGenCo, LLC

    Responsible for all Engineering related aspects of Geothermal and Waste Heat Recovery power generation projects within the US and Internationally.

  • 2012 - 2016

    Product Manager / Sr. Site Engineer - Oil, Gas & Geothermal Operations


    Product Manager for Performance Chemicals - senior technical leader between R&D and external sales team for Performance Chemicals (Oil and Gas Chemicals (biocides, corrosion inhibitors, scale inhibitors, etc.), Water Treatment Chemicals, Paints, Coatings, Plastics, Wood Treatment, and Agriculture) for privately held ISO. Had highest year over year profit growth for Strategic Marketing Group (2014-2015).

  • 2007 - 2012

    VP Engineering and F&A (Former Concurrent Position)

    Institute for Energy Independence

    R&D of novel renewable power generation technologies including: geothermal; solar; thermal; pyrolytic gasification; and waste heat recovery. As Chief Engineering Officer developed unique “closed loop” geothermal technology, which does not require indigenous water supplies. Also responsible for project ECM and associated F&A for projects.

  • 1999 - 2010

    Consulting Chemical Engineer (Former Concurrent Position)

    Daicel Safety Systems America

    Consulting and Liaison Engineer between Japan/Europe/US and Oceana for energetic materials Basic R&D including: gas generators for automobile air bags and rocket propulsion.

  • 2004 - 2006

    VP Engineering and F&A (Former Concurrent Position)

    Novel Engineering Solutions

    Principal Engineer and Principal Investigator for Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program converting waste heat to electricity in order to replace thermal battery. Multi-year multi-million dollar project. Also responsible for F&A related activities for government contracts.

  • 2004 - 2006

    Adjunct Professor of Engineering (Former Concurrent Position)

    University of Florida

    Functioned as liaison (via Intergovernmental Personnel Act through the International Office of the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research) between US and International Universities, Research Laboratories and Private Industry in identification, funding and transfer of technologies of interest to the US.

  • 1994 - 2002

    Associate Principal Engineer

    Jacobs Engineering

    Energetic Materials Engineering, Research, Development, Sensitivity, Performance Testing and Integration. Technical/Programmatic liaison between U.S. Government, Japanese Government and Private Industry for International Cooperative Research and Development Projects.

  • 1986 - 1993

    Sr. Energetic Materials Engineer/Principal Investigator


    Performed complex process safety and/or hazards analysis chemical and engineering assignments in support of the development, testing and production of highly hazardous materials for solid rocket propellants and military explosives. Responsible for scale up and process engineering of highly dangerous chemical formulations (explosives and rocket propellants).

  • 1984 - 1986

    Research Chemist

    Chevron Corporation

    Conducted in-depth analytical analysis and structural research, while adapting to changing projects/information and prioritizing projects and multitasking. Recorded and interpreted data. Demonstrated communication skills through reports and technical presentations to senior project leaders.

  • 1982 - 1984

    Drilling Fluids Engineer

    Baker Hughes Incorporated

    Provided onsite services associated with measuring and testing the drilling fluids and supervising the mixing and pumping operations. Activities also included performing technical analyses and making informed recommendations for controlling fluid properties.

  • 1981 - 1982

    MWD Field Engineer


    Responsible for maintenance and installation of MWD equipment on offshore drilling operations as well as data collection/analysis, log generation, quality control and reporting of anomalies to proper authorities in a timely manner.

Educational background for Theodore Sumrall

  • Chemistry & German

    University of Florida

  • Chemistry

    Brigham Young University

  • Chemical Engineering

    The University of Tokyo, Japan


  • German


  • English

    First language

  • Japanese


  • Spanish



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