Management Team

Chetan ChothaniPresident & Chief Technology Officer – Chetan Chothani

Chetan Chothani earned his degree in Instrumentation Technology from the University of Bombay. His early career was with an A&E company, Chemtex Engineering, that provided technology transfer services to Dupont for their Polyester, Rayon and Tyvek manufacturing processes.

He moved to the US in 1994 working with Fisher Rosemount Systems, now Emerson Process Management, as a controls engineer for their Provox and DeltaV control systems. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1997 to work for Equipment and Controls (ECI) and eventually moved to Adaptive Resources, Inc. (ARI), an advanced controls company, then a part of ECI. In 2000 he became the president of ARI and in 2002 he was a founding member of Breen Energy Solutions. In 2009 he acquired a controlling interest in ARI and expanded its offerings in the field of systems integration and process controls.

As President and CTO for BES, he is responsible for coordinating the research and development efforts, product design and commercialization, manufacturing and operations. He is a co-inventor on a critical SO3 patent application and several patent disclosures.

SenDaniel Mennitiior Director of North America Sales and Marketing – Daniel Menniti

Daniel Menniti earned his BS in Chemical Engineering at Penn State University in 1986. In 1992 He earned his MBA at Farleigh Dickinson University.

Early in his career, he was an Environmental Engineer at the New Jersey DEP and was involved with many of the New Jersey RCRA and Superfund sites, working closely with companies such as Dupont, BASF, Hoechst Pharmaceuticals. He later moved onto the applications and Sales of Analytical instrumentation For Land Instruments International, which was later acquired by AMETEK, Inc. During his career at Land Instruments, he worked in a variety of upper management positions, from Global Product Management, to VP of International Sales and Director of Marketing and Customer Service.

Prior to Joining Breen in March of 2010, Daniel had worked closely with the members of the Breen team to assist them with the servicing of the AbSensor probe systems. Daniel is currently responsible for the Sales and Application of the Breen Condensables Probe Systems and Breen Condensables Testing Services.

Robert BranningDirector of Technical Services – Robert Branning

Bob has 30 years of power plant engineering and operations experience, beginning his power plant career in 1983 when he joined JEA (formerly Jacksonville Electric Authority) on their project management team constructing the St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP). In 1985, he joined the SJRPP plant organization as they initially staffed the plant and was responsible for the initial contract acceptance testing of all major plant equipment. In 1996, following his early career as Results and Performance Engineer and the lead engineer for plant fuel flexibility, he was promoted to Operations Manager responsible for management of Power Block Operations. In 2001, he was called back to the Engineering Dept. to lead efforts for compliance with the Clean Air Act Amendments and began a series of plant upgrades including retrofitting low NOx burners, pulverizer capacity upgrades, over-fire air and SCR systems. The combustion improvements associated with these upgrades allowed the plant to burn 30% petroleum coke, direct-fired in two of six pulverizers on each unit. In 2007, he joined Tackticks, LLC a Raliegh-Durham based company working in the niche field of SCR optimization. Then in 2009, joined Fuel Tech when Tackticks was acquired by them. He joined Breen Energy Solutions in 2011 as Sr. Manager of Technical Services responsible for after-sales client technical support. Bob earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Miami in 1982.