Richard A.Olliver  Richard A. Olliver has extensive experience in the energy sector serving as President & CEO of Aplethora Energy Services, based in Houston, Texas. He has been engaged in providing technical and commercial advisory services to energy industry clients, with an emphasis on power generation and alternative fuels. Current activities focus on utilization of gasification technology for conversion of coal, petroleum coke, and biomass to produce electrical power, heat, chemicals and transportation liquids. Waste to Energy(WTE) projects using gasification technology comprise large component of biomass conversion initiatives currently in progress.

With over 40 years diverse experience in the energy industry, Mr. Olliver has served in senior executive positions with major international EPC contractors including Foster Wheeler, Lummus Global, and CH2MHILL. He is also recognized globally as an authority on gasification technology, and recently served as Executive Director of the gasification technologies Council(GTC). Mr. Olliver has also served on the Executive Boards of the Engineering Construction Contracting Association(ECC), and the Construction Industry Institute(CII).

In his work with WADE, Mr.Olliver looks to provide support and guidance on pertinent energy industry activities involving conversion of fossil materials, biomass and WTE projects to deliver power, heat, and other high value energy products.

Mr. Olliver is a Senior Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers(AIChE), Emeritus Board Chairman of the GTC, and serves on Advisory Boards of other energy Industry firms. He attended LehighUniversity for his BS in Mechanical Engineering, and holds an MBA from Seton Hall University.