Leadership Team


Board of Directors

TreadStone is managed by a group of highly skilled individuals, each bringing expertise and experience to the company. The company has a Board of Directors and a Board of Advisors.

Gerald DeCuollo, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director:

Mr. DeCuollo has worked in the energy, chemical, and refining industries for over 35 years and has extensive experience in management, technology development, commercialization, licensing, business development, marketing research, and forecasting. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an M.A. in Business Management from Penn State University.

Dr. Conghua Wang, Chief Technology Officer, Vice President, and Director:

Dr. Wang has over 25 years of experience in the fuel cell industry, with a special focus on proton exchange membrane fuel cells and solid oxide fuel cells. He also has expertise in advanced materials sciences, including ultrafine ceramic powder synthesis and characterization; ceramic polymer thick film techniques; and device design, including electrochemical gas sensors, battery systems, and micro-systems technology. He holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Science and Technology in Beijing, PRC.

Michael Kelley, Chief Government Affairs Officer, and Director:

Mr. Kelley has extensive experience in the international business sector, the energy and energy-consuming industries, environmental services, and high technology sectors. Previously, Mr. Kelley served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where his area of responsibility was the U.S. Basic Industries Sector, including the International Chemical Industry, the U.S. Energy Industry, the Ferrous, and Non-Ferrous Industries, and the Forest Products Industry. He also worked with the U.S. Department of Energy as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs and has extensive private sector experience with Babcock & Wilcox, Inc., Union Camp Corporation, and Houston Natural Gas Corporation. Mr. has a BA degree from Fairfield University and a MA degree from Georgetown University.

Anthony Rickert, Strategic Adviser, and Director:

Mr. Rickert has been a corporate and technology partner with the global law firm DLA Piper for over 30 years and served as chair of the firm's United States private equity practice. Mr. Rickert is an active angel investor, currently holding founding equity positions in over 10 emerging technology companies, with four exits, including one IPO.