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Synthesis Energy Systems names Wade Taber as VP, engineering

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Staff writer | Houston, Tx., USA | January 6, 2016
Synthesis Energy SystemsDecember 6, 2016, Houston, Tx., USA - Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc., an energy and gasification technology company, announced that Wade A. Taber has been appointed vice president of engineering.
Mr. Taber most recently served as Senior Engineering Manager — Components/Technology Innovation for General Electric since 2007, where his accomplishments included more than a dozen patented and trade secret innovations in gasification technology.

Mr. Taber received GE's Corporate Engineering Award for his development and commercialization of GE's Advanced Chromia Refractory, which doubled refractory life for solid feedstock gasification.

His responsibilities at GE included management of global new product innovation for vessels and linings, feed and heat recovery systems, and other gasification equipment. He also served as technical leader and senior engineer for refractory systems.

Prior to his eight-year tenure with GE, Mr. Taber served as Senior Application Engineer — Energy Systems/Gasification with Saint-Gobain Ceramics, 1998-2007.

Previously he served as Construction Supervisor and Project Engineer for Zampell Refractories, where he managed diverse construction trades, and was responsible for designing and supervising refractory projects for myriad industries including power, chemical and waste, 1997-1998.

Mr. Taber holds a B.S. degree in Ceramic Engineering/Materials Science from the University of Illinois, and has completed several advanced leadership programs at The Browne Centre - University of New Hampshire, and GE's Crotonville campus.