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Burn Manufacturing is the maker of fuel-efficient, clean-burning cook stoves that integrate advanced technology and user-centric design with low-cost, locally-based manufacturing. Burn Manufacturing is the only clean cook stove company delivering sustainable, market-based cooking solutions to low-moderate income households in Africa and beyond. Join the clean cook stove revolution.
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About Us

BURN

ABOUT US

Meet Our Team

BURN is an eclectic group of designers,  builders,  and visionaries who are committed to making  stoves that can transform lives and save forests. Our goal is not just to provide clean burning wood and charcoal stoves but to provide a range of super fuel efficient stoves for the 2 billion people who will inhabit sub Saharan Africa by 2050. Read below to find out a bit more about the members of the team.

 

 

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Peter is considered one of the world’s leading experts in cookstove commercialization. He has trained producers in over 20 countries to set up for-profit stove businesses and was chosen as a Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine in 2010.

Peter Scott

CEO
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Boston is a co-founder of BURN. His role has ranged from business strategy to managing the jikokoa development and factory launches. Before BURN, he was a consultant for biomass energy and international development.

Boston Nyer

General Manager, Kenya
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Julie comes from a management consulting and finance background. She worked with Deloitte in Dublin and also a number of development organizations in South Sudan. She is responsible for the finance, HR and admin functions.

Julie Orr

VP Finance
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Chris is a diehard social entrepreneur who lives to blend commerce and social responsibility. Prior to Burn he founded the Base Project, a social enterprise in the fashion industry that worked with artisans in Africa to sell their fashion products on the contemporary, global, fashion market.

Christopher Akin

VP Sales and Marketing
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Lou Fezio has 30 years of experience with industry leader K2. Lou pioneered fundamental changes to the way skis and snowboards are manufactured.

Lou Fezio

Chief Technical Officer
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Ted is a Harvard Law graduate and has practiced law in the US for 45 years.

Ted Clabaugh

Chief Legal Officer
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Paul has 28 years of technical expertise with energy systems. He managed a $12mm power and recovery department at Weyerhaeuser.

Paul Means

Research and Testing Manager
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Chris works in business development and is responsible for sales and marketing pilots. At his time at BURN, he has run the Market Research, After-Sales Service, and Marketing departments as well as regional sales offices.

Chris McKinney

Sales & Marketing
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Clara conducts market research, stove testing and engineering support in the factory.

Clara Minah Mukanda

Research and Testing Engineer
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Iddah provides support to a wide customer base in ensuring that products and services offered by Burn meet customer expectations and needs.

Iddah Kariuki

Customer Service Representative
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Boston is a co-founder of BURN. His role has ranged from business strategy to managing the jikokoa development and factory launches. Before BURN, he was a consultant for biomass energy and international development.

Boston Nyer

General Manager, Kenya
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An engineering graduate, Benson previously oversaw design and process improvements in a leading fabrication firm.

Benson Kuria

Materials Controller
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Engineering - getting his hands greasy, while working with machinery - is more than just a job for Sam. It's what he loves.

Sam Mwangi

Manufacturing and Maintenance Technician
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With a degree in Design and Manufacturing, Allan Joe also has vast experience in maintenance and projects management. He's passionate about green energy.

Allan Joe Mureithi

Engineering and Production Manager

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Ephantus enjoys the challenge of applying scientific methods in solving day to day problems.

Ephantus Munene

Process Engineer
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Paul, a Chemical Engineer with 4 years experience working in social enterprise, believes in applying local solutions to solving local problems.

Paul Muthui

Quality Manager
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An energetic maker and adventurer from Olin College of Engineering, Ben loves to create ecologically and socially meaningful technologies.

Ben Chapman

Mechanical Design Engineer
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Lou Fezio has 30 years of experience with industry leader K2. Lou pioneered fundamental changes to the way skis and snowboards are manufactured.

Lou Fezio

Chief Technical Officer
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After working for 2 years designing gasifiers, rocket stoves, and charcoal stoves in the US, Nino is now designing stoves and providing factory support in Kenya.

Nino Figliola

Mechanical Design Engineer
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Jon is a mechanical engineer who specializes in production and tooling development.

Jon Alger

Mechanical Engineer

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Purity Ndereba

Senior Sales Representative
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Gertzel Shivachi

Senior Sales Representative
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Raphael Waweru

Senior Sales Representative

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Julie has a management consulting and finance background. She managed finances for development organizations in South Sudan and set up operations and business planning for a safari start-up in Kenya.

Julie Orr

VP Finance
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Judy is a qualified CPA(K) and has a degree in Business. She is always keen for a new challenge.

Judy Mwavali

Finance Officer
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With a degree in Science, Linda began as BURN's cashier and is now our HR Officer, dealing with the needs of 80 employees.

Linda Ekina

HR & Admin Officer
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Paul has 28 years of technical expertise with energy systems. He managed a $12mm power and recovery department at Weyerhaeuser.

Paul Means

Mechanical Engineer
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Lou has 30 years of experience with industry leader K2. Lou pioneered fundamental changes to the way skis and snowboards are manufactured.

Lou Fezio

Chief Technical Officer
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Jon designs tool and production lines in the US and installs them in Kenya.

Jon Alger

Mechanical Engineer
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Martin is a master machinist with over 25 years experience in tooling and part design.

Martin Adams

Mechanical Engineer
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Boston is a co-founder of BURN. His role has ranged from business strategy to managing the jikokoa development and factory launches. Before BURN, he was a consultant for biomass energy and international development.

Boston Nyer

General Manager, Kenya
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After working for 2 years designing gasifiers, rocket stoves, and charcoal stoves in the US; Nino is now designing stoves and providing factory support in Kenya.

Nino Figliola

Mechanical Design Engineer
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Joe has a degree in Material Engineering and has worked with BURN since 2014 on materials prototyping and product design.

Joe Gilmour

Materials Engineer
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Art is leading the preliminary design of the SFR stove.

Art Sullivan

Mechanical Design Engineer

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