Our Team


Wayne McFarland

Chairman & CEO

An attorney and successful serial entrepreneur, Wayne founded SynTech Bioenergy to identify, incubate, accelerate, develop and commercialize the world’s most advanced thermochemical conversion processes and end-of-waste solutions. Wayne’s expertise in environmental law & policy, global manufacturing, renewable energy and retail energy markets has helped him to lead SynTech toward becoming the leader in delivering sustainable clean energy and end-of-waste solutions on a global scale.

Long He

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. He is experienced in innovative renewable energy technologies, finance and global markets. Before joining SynTech Bioenergy in 2014, Long earned PhD in Solar Cell Physics and Graduate Energy Certificate from National Renewable Energy Laboratory and CU-Boulder, and he served independent consulting for Colorado Governor's Energy Office to study the biomass energy policies. At SynTech, Long is instrumental for SynTech's acquisitions and operations of BioMax and LiquiMax technologies. He leads our efforts in developing our BioMax massive production facilities in China and identifying project opportunities in Asia. He also heads our technology strategies and R&D processes.

Garrett Pettingell

Chief Financial Officer

Garrett brings more than 20 years of experience as a CEO and CFO of public and private companies in the U.S and Europe to SynTech Bioenergy. After graduating from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with his Master of Business Administration in Finance, Pettingell joined Bank of Austria in Moscow, Russia, rising to Head of Corporate Banking. In 2002, Pettingell engineered the spin-out of Apptix Inc. from TeleComputing in one of the few successful European IPOs of 2002. During that time, he raised over $40 million in private and institutional investment funds. In 2008, as CEO of Blue Frog Solutions, an enterprise software company, Pettingell performed a major reorganization and then sold the company to a private equity group. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant, as well as a Chartered Global Management Accountant. Garrett served in the U.S. Army Special Forces and retired from the Maryland Army National Guard at the rank of Major after 24 years of service. 

Doug McFarland

Sr.VP, Manufacturing & Engineering

Doug brings to SynTech 20+ years' experience beginning in liquid fuels R&D, production and planning at Amoco (BP). His expertise lies in project management, manufacturing, enterprise resource planning, efficiencies, supply chain management and continuous improvement. Doug has served as VP of Manufacturing, responsible for profit and customer satisfaction across multiple plants, and served as General Manager of Community Power Corporation at the operational level.

Jay Truty

General Counsel

Jay offers 18 years of experience as partner with two top-tier global law firms, corporate environmental counsel for Caterpillar Inc,. and founder and principal of a consulting firm specializing in corporate sustainability strategy and environmental markets.  In addition to his in depth expertise in traditional areas of environmental, energy, and natural resources law, Jay has become a nationally-recognized leader in the emerging areas of corporate sustainability and environmental markets.  Jay earned his law degree from University of Missouri-Columbia and his B.A. from Illinois Wesleyan University.