Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> July 18, 2013

Interview with the President and CEO: Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (SYMX)

Rigdon, Robert W.
Robert W. Rigdon is President and Chief Executive Officer of Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. Mr. Rigdon joined Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc., in May 2008 as Senior Vice President of Operations and was responsible for overseeing the implementation and operation of the company’s coal gasification projects worldwide. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and then in March 2009 was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. From June 2004 until joining Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc., Mr. Rigdon worked for GE’s gasification business in a variety of capacities, including Manager of Gasification Engineering, Director of IGCC Commercialization, and Director of Gasification Industrials and Chemicals Business. For the 23 years previous to this, Mr. Rigdon worked for Texaco, and later ChevronTexaco in the Worldwide Power & Gasification group, where he served as Engineering Manager, Project Director and later as Vice President of Gasification Technology for the business prior to the acquisition by GE. Mr. Rigdon is a Mechanical Engineer with a B.S. from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Profile
TWST: I know it’s one of your key goals to restart your ZZ joint venture plant in China. What progress have you made on that front?

Mr. Rigdon: Yes, it has been a