Executive Team

STAR Energy Holding's executive staff

Steven Estes

Founder / Chief Executive Officer

  • Former owner of a construction company that built heavy industrial, commercial and power projects, including multiple wind projects across North America. Founded Star in 2008, leading to a transaction of 1,400 MW of wind developments in 2009.

Tom Stone


  • Seasoned executive with C-suite and venture capitalist experience; leadership positions held with Dana, GKN, UTX, LucasVarity, and GE; BS Science Purdue University, MBA Indiana University, Graduate Harvard Advanced Management Program.

Sudhakar Krishnan

Chief Finance Officer

  • 20 years in the financial/business management arena; key positions with PNC Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase most recently; Finance & Business Administration degree from University of Madras, India.

Chris Luithly

President, STAR CNG, LLC

Wayne Hesse

General Manager – STAR Wind, LLC.

Emmit George

General Manager, STAR Solar, LLC

Vic Thompson, PMP

VP Engineering & Project Mgmt.

President, Star Construction Services

  • senior management positions held within multiple wind energy companies including Acciona and Suzlon; 15 years with Motorola; BS Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University. PMP Certification in Project Management from Project Management Institute.

Mark Stoermann

COO, STAR BioEnergy, LLC

  • COO Nature’s Methane – successful digester and CNG project developer; key positions held with AMP Americas, Fair Oaks Dairy Farm, Raskas, and ConAgra Foods; BS Biology from St. Cloud State University.

S. Shane Estes


Chief Technology Officer

Fred Morris

Financing Consultant

  • Seasoned executive in capital markets, finance and renewable energy; leadership positions in waste to energy Company; investment banks and commercial finance companies. Experience in solar energy tax credits, securitization, residential and commercial finance. BA-Kalamazoo College; MBA-The George Washington University

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