Joe Kuhach was appointed CEO of Nsolv Corporation in 2014 and is responsible for leading the organization to achieve its business objectives, which include commercializing its proprietary heavy oil recovery technology. He has over 30 years of energy industry experience focused predominantly on development, recovery, and upgrading of heavy oil. Preceding his appointment with Nsolv, Mr. Kuhach was Sr. Vice President Upstream Technology and Integration with Ivanhoe Energy, responsible for global upstream technology and for providing strategic leadership in assessing and developing Ivanhoe’s assets. Prior to joining Ivanhoe in 2005, Mr. Kuhach spent 20 years with Shell and subsidiaries in engineering and management positions. As Manager of Technology, he oversaw heavy oil recovery efforts for Shell’s largest thermal assets, including Belridge, Cymric, McKittrick, and Lost Hills fields. During his time with Shell, Mr. Kuhach was a leader in advancing horizontal well implementation in thermal recovery applications. He led the effort to design and implement Shell’s first grass roots thermal horizontal well project. Mr. Kuhach is has published numerous papers and is a past technical editor for Society of Petroleum Engineering (SPE) Reservoir Evaluation and Engineering magazine. Mr. Kuhach was appointed to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Educational Council and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT as well as a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining from Colorado School of Mines. Mr. Kuhach is a registered professional engineer and a member of APEGA, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Canadian Heavy Oil Association.