Category Archives: Management


MATRIC Announces Gregory S. Babe to Replace Paul E. Arbogast as Chairman of the Board of Directors; New Directors Announced

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.VA, February 13, 2014 – Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) announced today that Gregory S. Babe has replaced Paul E. Arbogast as Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective February 1, 2014.

George Keller, MATRIC Chief Engineer

George E. Keller II, Ph.D.

Chief Engineer

George Keller is a co-founder of MATRIC and also serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. During a 36-year career in the Research and Development Department of Union Carbide Corporation, he rose to the highest position on the technical ladder.


Mark Dehlin, MBA / PMP

Director of Advanced Software Technologies

Mark Dehlin is located in MATRIC’s Morgantown, W.Va. office, where he leads a group of talented software-developers involved in cutting edge research, including real-time GIS applications, artificial intelligence and training simulations.

Following his bachelor’s studies, Dehlin served for eight years in the U.S. Air Force, where he managed the engineering efforts of the F-16 radar signal processing …

Jack Dever

John P. “Jack” Dever, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer

Jack Dever is Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, a role he has held since January 1, 2016. He is accountable for strategic planning, new business development, research strategy, intellectual property management, customer partnerships and technical staff development. Jack, who has more than 30 years of experience in technical and organizational leadership, joined MATRIC in 2011 as …

Duane Dombek

B. Duane Dombek, Ph.D.

Director, Product and Process R&D

Duane Dombek currently serves as MATRIC’s Director of Product and Process R&D. He directs and manages MATRIC’s research projects and research staff. He has over thirty years of experience in alternative fuels, feedstocks and homogeneous / heterogeneous catalysts.

Parvez Wadia, MATRIC Chief Technology Officer

Parvez H. Wadia, D.Sc.

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Parvez Wadia is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, a role he has held since January 1, 2016. Previously, he was Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice-President, roles he held since joining MATRIC in July 2004.

Greg Clutter

Greg W. Clutter, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Greg Clutter’s responsibilities include oversight of corporate operations, communications and legal matters, as well as product commercialization and business development. He joined MATRIC in 2008 as Director of Commercialization until his promotion to Chief Operating Officer in 2011.

Steve Hedrick, MATRIC CEO

Steven B. Hedrick

President and CEO

Steve Hedrick is President & CEO of MATRIC | Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) in South Charleston, W.Va. MATRIC delivers market-driven innovation, research, technical engineering, and technology commercialization for the chemical, energy, environmental, and advanced software sectors.

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