Leadership Team

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Mo Vargas


Mo brings new technologies to market, whether leading investor-backed companies or running growth and transformative initiatives in global corporations. His Fortune 500 experience includes executive leadership roles at GE, Siemens, AES and Lockheed Martin. In addition, he has led 4 early stage technology companies including BayoTech.

MBA from the University of Southern California and a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in combustion from the University of California Irvine.

Jeff Wood

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff is a highly skilled finance executive with 25 years of experience in the energy value chain. In his most recent role, Jeff served as President and CFO of Black Stone Minerals, the largest publicly traded mineral and royalty company in the US. Prior to that, Jeff was the SVP and CFO of Eagle Rock Energy Partners until its acquisition, and served as a private company CFO for Siluria Technologies, a technology company that produces fuels and chemicals from natural gas.


Greg Powers

Chief Innovation Officer

Greg is responsible for developing product technology roadmaps, assuring product development is seamlessly integrated with BayoTech’s Hub and production build-out schedule and in line with customer needs. He also takes part in mergers and acquisition, partnerships and licensing developments which enhance BayoTech’s ecosystem and goal of becoming the world’s leader in distributed hydrogen. 

Greg has his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering, all from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Catharine Reid

Chief Marketing Officer

Based out of Vancouver, Canada, Catharine has spent over 20 years in the clean energy sector. Previously at Ballard Power Systems, she is an experienced champion of hydrogen fuel cells for heavy-duty motive applications. Catharine is responsible for the company’s marketing and communications strategies, as well as overall branding and image, to build awareness and generate demand across multiple market segments.

Catharine holds a BBA from Simon Fraser University with a Marketing Concentration.


Chris Granger

Chief Operating Officer

Chris Granger has spent three decades in the industrial gas business. In his most recent position as Vice President, Linde Gases, he was responsible for executing and leading business units in operations, sales, management, and safety. He also served as General Manager for Linde revamping sales operations to better align with corporate strategic goals.


Nichole Berg


Nichole holds an MBA from the University of Denver and a BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin.

Brian Johnson

General Counsel

Brian is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience advising and leading global companies in the energy, life sciences, and healthcare industries. In his most recent role, Brian was the General Counsel of a privately held biotechnology company.  Prior to that, Brian held executive leadership positions as Assistant General Counsel for the energy and government services division of ABM Industries, Inc. and ran global litigation for NuVasive, Inc. Brian started his legal career at Jones Day and Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro, LLP.

Brian holds a BA from the University of California Santa Barbara, a Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law and a certificate of International Legal Studies and Comparative Law from the University of Salzburg, Austria.