About The Team

Ermanno_Santilli_1254-448x392-e1355536171653Ermanno P. Santilli
Chief Executive Officer, President

Mr. Santilli has invested over 15 years with Fortune 500 brands such as Club Car, Bobcat, Thermo King, and Trane at Ingersoll Rand Company. He successfully stewarded global and international businesses with diverse teams of sales, marketing, engineering, sourcing, finance, and distribution. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science Degree from the prestigious Boston College Carroll School of Management, Mr. Santilli obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the Indiana University Kelley School of Management. More recently, Mr. Santilli founded MagneGas Europe where he became an expert in the MagneGas technology and business model and its various applications.

Scott Mahoney

Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

Mr. Mahoney has almost 20 years of finance and executive management experience and has held positions at several public and privately held companies in the banking, energy and recycling industries.  Prior to joining MagneGas, Mr. Mahoney served as Chief Financial Officer of Phoenix Group Metals, LLC, a recycling company which he grew through various acquisitions.  He has also served as Chief Financial Officer of several oil and gas companies and as Vice-President of JP Morgan Chase.  Mr. Mahoney is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and obtained his Bachelor Degree from the University of New Hampshire and his Master in Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of International Management.


crop_Jack_Armstrong_12133-e1355537126521Jack Armstrong
Executive Vice President of Strategic Alliances

Mr. Armstrong has over 20 years of experience in the capital markets. He was a Managing Director at Piper Jaffray, Head of Trading at ThinkEquity Partners and recently the Senior Vice President of the Corporate Client Group at Northland Capital Markets assisting companies in strategy and capital raises. Over his career, Mr. Armstrong has worked with senior level management at several of the largest investment companies through the process of raising an estimated $5 billion of funds over his career. Mr. Armstrong received a Bachelors of Administration in Economics from Arizona State University.

Rick-Conz-240x300Richard Conz
Vice President of Engineering

Mr. Conz is an accomplished professional with more than thirty years of engineering, program management, and new business development experience which included 28 years with Raytheon. His expertise includes component and system level design, integration and test, production, deployment and maintenance of complex electro-mechanical systems. He is well-trained and versed in engineering processes, strategy development, and project scoping, planning, execution, and budget/resource management throughout the entire program life cycle.

In 2011, he received a patent for performing complex cost/performance trades to determine system best value solutions. In 2013, Mr. Conz launched a successful consulting business, providing business development, program management, and engineering services.  In this role, he provides leadership and direction in the areas of company/program assessments, market analysis, business intelligence, Price-To-Win assessments, and has a solid reputation as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in multiple markets.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University and held Program Management, Capture Management, and Six Sigma certifications.