Ruben S. Martin III, Chief Executive Officer
An early investor in Oberon Fuels, Mr. Martin serves as CEO of Oberon Fuels where he has guided the company from a startup to an emerging growth company.
Mr. Martin currently serves as President of Martin Resource Management Corporation and President and CEO of Martin Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of Martin Midstream Partners L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership (NASDAQ:MMLP).
As a veteran of the midstream oil and gas industry, Mr. Martin provides extensive knowledge and expertise in strategic planning, management, and operations of production and distribution companies.
Mr. Martin holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial management from the University of Arkansas.
Rebecca Boudreaux, Ph.D., President
Trained as a chemist, Dr. Boudreaux is an entrepreneurial, technology executive with a unique blend of technical skills and business development expertise. She has served on the management team or Board of Directors of various startup companies in the clean tech, life sciences, high tech, and non-profit sectors. Presently, she is the President of Oberon Fuels, a San Diego-based company making DME (dimethyl ether) as a cleaner, alternative to diesel. In her role at Oberon, Dr. Boudreaux leads governmental affairs including the state and federal regulatory processes for DME fuel certification and grant opportunities. Additionally, she leads the customer development and strategic partnering efforts with OEMs, trucking companies, and agricultural operations.
In 2004, Dr. Boudreaux co-founded Intezyne Technologies and served as CFO for four years and as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Boudreaux has a broad range of academic and industrial experience, having performed research at MIT, Princeton University, University of Southern Mississippi, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and National Starch and Chemical. She earned a B.S. in Polymer Science (magna cum laude) from the University of Southern Mississippi and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
Because of her work at the interface of technology and business, Dr. Boudreaux has given invited lectures at the University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, University of California Santa Barbara, University of South Florida, ACORE, and Apple Inc.’s MacWorld Conference. She presently serves as a Board Member of UrbanPromise International, an organization working in Malawi, Honduras, Canada, and the US to develop leaders who will break the poverty cycle for individuals in under-resourced, urban communities. She is also a Board Member of the Startup Leadership Program, a non-profit, international organization focused on developing the next-generation of startup CEOs. Dr. Boudreaux has co-authored six peer-reviewed publications and is a co-inventor on eight patent applications.
Elliot Hicks, COO
Elliot Hicks is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Oberon Fuels. He has worked in senior management positions in several technology startups covering a broad range of industries, including LEDs, solar cells, online media, and software consulting.
In addition to startup roles, Elliot worked for The Wiremold Company as a manufacturing engineer focused on lean production methods, and for the US Navy providing software and IT systems management.
As an undergrad, Elliot was a member of the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team and raced in the 1994 Tour de Sol. As a co-founder of Quanlight, he worked on novel material systems for high performance red LEDs and full-spectrum solar cells. With a lifelong interest in resource efficiency, alternative energy, and transportation technology, he has a broad understanding of the energy technology space and a passion for bringing novel solutions to market.
Elliot holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.B.A. from San Diego State University.