Board of Directors
Andrew D. West is the Founder and CEO and is responsible for the overall management and direction of ANG. Mr. West is responsible for building strategic partnerships with the industry, clients and vendors, and has been actively working with CNG equipment manufacturers and natural gas companies to build strategic partnership to ensure that ANG continues to become the leading CNG infrastructure and Maintenance Company in the Northeast. In this capacity, he has been working to fulfill ANG’s mission of developing, owning and operating natural gas fueling stations throughout the Northeast to help companies burdened by high diesel and gasoline costs take advantage of the abundant supplies of affordable, clean burning natural gas as a transportation fuel. Mr. West received a B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College.
Thomas West is a member of American Natural Gas, who serves as ANG’s General Counsel. Mr. West, founder and managing partner of The West Firm, PLLC, is recognized for his distinguished accomplishments in the oil and gas and environmental fields by the Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Top Lawyers, and Strathmore’s Who’s Who. He is rated AV, Preeminent, by Martindale Hubbell. At The West Firm, Tom represents clients in the oil and gas sector on a broad variety of issues involving legislation, compulsory integration, administrative adjudication, civil litigation, and investigations by the New York Attorney General’s office. He has more than thirty years of practice representing the oil and gas industry. Mr. West received a B.A. in Political Science from St. Lawrence University and his J.D. degree from the Albany Law School of Union University.
Philip Falcone has served as a director of HC2 since January 2014. Mr. Falcone has served as a director, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Harbinger Group Inc. (“HGI”) since July 2009. From July 2009 to July 2011, Mr. Falcone also served as the President of HGI. Mr. Falcone is also the Chief Investment Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Harbinger Capital Partners LLC (“Harbinger Capital”), an affiliate of HGI, and is the Chief Investment Officer of other Harbinger Capital affiliated funds. Mr. Falcone co-founded the funds affiliated with Harbinger Capital in 2001. Mr. Falcone is also the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zap.Com Corporation, a subsidiary of HGI. Mr. Falcone has over two decades of experience in leveraged finance, distressed debt and special situations. Prior to joining the predecessor of Harbinger Capital, Mr. Falcone served as Head of High Yield trading for Barclays Capital. From 1998 to 2000, he managed the Barclays High Yield and Distressed trading operations. Mr. Falcone held a similar position with Gleacher Natwest, Inc., from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Falcone began his career in 1985, trading high yield and distressed securities at Kidder, Peabody & Co. Mr. Falcone received an A.B. in Economics from Harvard University.
Ian Estus serves as Managing Director of Investments of HC2. Prior to joining HC2, Mr. Estus was a Senior Vice President at Five Island Asset Management, a subsidiary of Harbinger Group Inc. Prior to joining Five Island, Mr. Estus spent eleven years at Harbinger Capital Partners where he served in various capacities as a trader and assisting in management of the portfolio. Prior to joining Harbinger Capital in 2002, Mr. Estus was a Trading Assistant in the Smith Barney Asset Management High Yield Investments Group. Prior to that role, Mr. Estus served as a Fund Accountant in the Mutual Fund Accounting Group of Smith Barney Asset Management. Mr. Estus received a B.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Wayne Barr, Jr. has served as a director of HC2 since January 2014. Mr. Barr is managing director of Alliance Group of NC, LLC, a full service real estate firm providing brokerage, planning and consulting services throughout North Carolina to a wide variety of stakeholders including landowners, developers, builders and investors, a position he has held since 2013. Mr. Barr is also the principal of Oakleaf Consulting Group LLC, a management consulting firm focusing on technology and telecommunications companies, which he founded in 2001. Mr. Barr also co-founded and was president from 2003 to 2008 of Capital & Technology Advisors, a management consulting and restructuring firm. Mr. Barr has served on the boards of directors of Anacomp, Leap Wireless International, NEON Communications and Globix Corporation. He currently serves as a director of Evident Technologies, Inc. since 2005 and Float-Tech, Inc. since 2012. Mr. Barr received his J.D. degree from Albany Law School of Union University and is admitted to practice law in New York State. He is also a licensed real estate broker in the state of North Carolina.