James J. Stonecipher

Vice President of Engineering and Operations

Jim has served as Fulcrum’s Vice President of Engineering and Operations since May 2021 and as General Manager – Sierra since January 2019. He led the establishment of the Sierra operations and maintenance organizations for the Biorefinery and Feedstock Processing Facility and now oversees all of the company’s engineering and operations activities. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Jim served as Air Liquide’s Operations Director of the Hydrogen/Syngas Onsites Business Unit with six facilities in California, Washington, and Texas. He brings 28 years of experience in the chemicals industry with over 20 years in hydrogen and syngas operational leadership including several new plant start-ups as well multiple plant revamps. Jim obtained a B.S. in chemical engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 1993 and an M.B.A. from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2007 and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.