About Novilla RNG

Our People
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Mark Hill

Co-CEO

Mark Hill has been involved in landfill gas and anaerobic digesters for more than a decade.  As Vice President of Operations at DTE Biomass Energy, Mark was responsible for the safety, management, and profitability of 21 Landfill Gas to Energy Projects and 7 Dairy Manure to Vehicle Fuel projects  - one of the largest portfolios in the industry.  In this role he helped launch the first seven dairy anaerobic digester to vehicle fuel projects in Wisconsin, including the first virtual pipeline project that uses CNG trailers to move RNG from remote locations not on an interstate pipeline (American Biogas Council's 2019 Project of the Year).  

 

Prior to working for DTE Energy, Mark worked in the cement industry and was an officer in the Michigan Army National Guard. Over his twelve years in the Army, Captain Hill served in many roles, including Logistics Officer and Cavalry Troop Commander in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Mark has a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

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Bill Parkhurst

Director of Construction and Engineering

Bill has over two decades of operations and construction experience in the natural gas and special gases industry.  In his previous role, he was the Vice President of Operations for a major helium refiner and was responsible for the construction, safety, and operations at a major facility in the Midwest USA.  Bill has extensive experience managing contractors, employees, PLC programming, metering, and instrumentation and controls.

In his current role with Novilla RNG, Bill is responsible for safely delivering on our construction commitments to our dairy partners.

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Matt Brubaker

Chief Financial Officer

Jared Williams 

Co-CEO

Jared Williams has more than a decade of experience managing 10 dairy projects and 20 landfill gas projects across the country.  As Vice President of Operations for DTE Biomass Energy,  Jared led an 80 person team that saw plant on-stream rates above 90% across its fleet.  Jared's dairy RNG projects were some of the first in the country to receive a provisional CI score from the California Air Resources Board and have been among the most successful built to date.  Jared began his career managing landfill gas collections systems while earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Arizona State and his MBA from University of Michigan.  

Prior to joining Novilla RNG and DTE Biomass Energy, Jared led religious missions and managed a landfill gas collection system in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Tim Najour

Director of Operations

Tim has nearly three decades of operations experience spanning from the military to nuclear power plants to gas fired power plants and landfill gas projects.  In his previous role he was the Regional Operations Manager for DTE Biomass Energy where he oversaw two of the largest renewable natural gas projects in the country located south of Houston, TX.  Tim is both an Army and Navy veteran with nuclear qualifications.

In this current role, Tim is responsible for the safety, operations, and meeting the ongoing commitments we have to our dairy partners.

Matt has over twenty years of experience in public accounting, financial reporting, and the accounting and sale of renewable attributes associated with Renewable Natural Gas.  In his previous role he was the Controller for DTE Biomass Energy where he oversaw the accounting of over 30 renewable energy projects and proper recognition of renewable attribute sales.

In his current role, Matt is responsible for the proper accounting of projects under construction, in operations, and the sale of our renewable attributes.  

Matt is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Central Michigan University.