Officers, Directors and Key Personnel
John B. Kern, Chairman and CEO - The founder of Carolina-Pacific, Mr. Kern oversees all of the Carolina-Pacific group's activities, operations and the development of business relationships. He is an attorney who has practiced international business law, sports law and maritime law for 15 years from offices in Charleston, SC and in European offices in the Republic of San Marino. A frequent speaker on topics in international law, Mr. Kern is the Chairman of the South Carolina Bar International Law Committee. He is a Member of the College of Fellows of the Austrian Center for International Legal Studies. Mr. Kern has been designated by the Swiss Government (Ministry of Economy) as a highly qualified legal advisor to Swiss businesses locating in the United States. BA in Political Science from Seattle Pacific University. JD/MBA from Willamette University. Editor, Willamette Journal of International Law and Policy, 1993. Prior to graduate school, Mr. Kern worked for five years in the US Senate as an aide to Sen. Mark O. Hatfield of Oregon and other members of the leadership of the Senate. Mr. speaks French and Italian, is married and resides in Charleston. Email: Kern@Carolina-Pacific.com
Jon O. Vicary, UK Market Representative - The United Kingdom represents one of Europe's leading markets for biomass combustion, with a political ethic which accepts responsibility for lowering CO2 emissions. The biomass market operates within a complex Parliamentary and Regulatory regime of subsidies and incentives for the burning of biomass to create electricity and a system of disincentives for the burning of Green House Gas emitting coal. Carolina-Pacific works primarily with Jon Vicary, a Managing Director of Aevas Ltd., with offices in Yorkshire and London. Mr. Vicary a graduate of the University of Wales, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a Member of the City & Guilds of London. Jon has spent his whole career in the agriculture and forestry industries. He has over 4 years experience in the UK’s renewable fuel markets. He has structured purchase and sales agreements as well as joint ventures and significant infrastructure investments while working with power producers and biomass suppliers in the UK. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.