Meet Our Team

Dan Alride

Co-founder & CEO

With over three decades of leadership across both the public and private sectors, Mr. Alride is a founder and the current CEO of Appollo Wind Technologies. Transitioning from the private banking sector in 2008, where he held accreditations such as CFP, series 7, series 6, and series 63, he embarked on a mission to revolutionize air conditioning and champion environmental stewardship. Under his guidance, Appollo has been acknowledged by Navigate Consulting as a disruptive force with game-changing potential in the industry. Mr. Alride is an alumnus of York University in Toronto, Canada, where he earned a BA in Economics.

Brian Artze

Managing Partner

Brian Artze is a U.S. based business owner, co-founder, and investor with a strong foothold in the Healthcare sector. Boasting over two decades of experience in ownership, leadership, business development, and marketing within the healthcare realm, Brian has fostered numerous trusting and enduring international relationships. His adeptness in steering his companies to international prominence and undertaking mergers, acquisitions, or expansions into new market verticals is commendable. Brian credits his success to keenly observing industry trends, intently listening to client needs, and consistently delivering beyond their expectations.

John Kendzior

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Kendzior brings over 30 years of successful business leadership experience to the Appollo executive team. He has led global business for Fortune 100 companies while at Dell Technologies, Siemens and Electronic Data Systems. Mr. Kendzior’s extensive business operational experience, adept technical background (holds a US Patent), strong financial acumen and record of successful M & A integrations position Appollo Wind Technologies to transform the worldwide HVAC and Supercomputing solutions marketplace. With a keen ability to extract business value from innovation and a relentless drive for success, he is guiding Appollo Wind Technologies towards unmatched growth and profitability.

John Hannon

Co-Founder & Consultant

Dr. John R. Hannon started his career in oil exploration with Schlumberger and then moved to renewable fuels and chemicals with Mascoma Corp. and Vertimass LLC. His expertise is in process economics, scale-up, technical due diligence, and identifying critical technical areas for cost improvements. He has also served as an independent technical due diligence expert for investment firms in renewable energy space. He holds a PhD in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College and BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University. As the Chief Operating Officer of Vertimass LLC, Dr. Hannon directs, administers, and coordinates internal operational activities to include successful advancement and scale-up of the technology, plant operations, partnering, and coordination. He assists the CEO in the development of Corporation’s goals that cover operations, financial performance, and growth of the business.

Chris Barrs

Technology Advisor

Chris Barrs is a visionary with a track record that traverses both the vastness of space and the thrill of terrestrial sports. With designs that are currently operational on the International Space Station, Chris’s expertise in engineering speaks for itself. But his versatility doesn’t end there. Trading space modules for the breezy beaches of Maui, he delved into the world of kitesurfing equipment design, marrying his technical prowess with his passion for adventure. Beyond his design endeavors, Chris’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to raise capital and birth an innovative amusement/entertainment vending machine venture that spanned multiple nations. Specializing in creative problem-solving and product design, he seamlessly integrates these skills with prowess in business development, sales, and marketing. Chris Barrs is a true testament to what it means to blend creativity with technical acumen, making waves in every industry he touches.