Steve Schaar is Chief Operating Officer for AEG focussing on the engineering and commercial development the CoalSwitch® program in the US. Steve has more than 25 years’ experience of operations, project development, programme management and new product experience from a broad range of industries.

Before joining AEG, Steve led a $180M capital expansion project for Burnham RNG, developing and operating renewable energy projects in the US. Prior to this role, Steve worked at Enviva Biomass, managing some of their operating production assets and acting as plant manager in the Mid-Atlantic and Wilmington regions for the production facilities at Sampson, North Carolina and Southampton, Virginia. In addition, during his career, Steve has managed global new product programs and large capital growth expansion projects for John Deere Crop Harvesting, and operations for GE Oil & Gas and Ford Motor Company.

Steve holds a Master of Business Administration from Baker College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology from the University of Akron.