Leadership Team

Decades of Experience with Emission Control Systems

Red Fox Resources Leadership Team

Red Fox Resources was founded and is managed on a daily basis by an experienced team of emission control veterans who have spent the majority of their careers in the technical development, commercialization and distribution of diesel emission control systems.

Tripp Heller—Vice President Sales & Marketing

Tripp HellerTripp manages the daily Red Fox Resources business and leads all marketing, logistics and collection efforts for Red Fox.

Tripp has spent his career in the industrial product sales and distribution space working for Cummins Pacific, Cummins West and Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls. In his time with these companies, Tripp has held leadership roles in air quality compliance consulting, strategic marketing, sales management and process improvement. Tripp is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Tripp holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Public Policy and a minor in Business from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Should you have any questions regarding Red Fox Resources and our processes, please feel free to reach out to Tripp directly at: Tripp.Heller@RedFoxResources.com or reach out via LinkedIn or Twitter: @RedFoxResources  

Brad Edgar, Ph.D. – President

Brad EdgarDr. Brad Edgar is a co-founder of Red Fox Resources and serves as the President overseeing all aspects of the business.

Brad has a proven track record as an inventor, technology developer, and entrepreneur. Prior to starting Red Fox Resources, Brad cofounded three companies, most recently Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, a developer of heavy-duty diesel emission control systems.

Brad has focused his career on engines, combustion, and emissions. He is the author of numerous papers and presentations, and is the inventor or co-inventor listed on 11 United States Patents, primarily related to combustion and emission control technology.

In 2011 Brad received the prestigious Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award in the category of Science and Technology from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Brad received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1997, and he currently serves on the UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Department Advisory Board. While at UC Berkeley Brad was a member of the football team and in 1989 won the J. Scott Duncan award for most valuable special teams player.

Juston Smithers —Vice President

Juston SmithersJuston Smithers is a cofounder of Red Fox Resources and serves as the Vice President leading all technical, financial, intellectual property and refining activities of the company.

Juston has extensive experience in the science, engineering, and commercialization of advanced emission control and biofuels technologies. With his combination of technical and management skills, he has a proven track record of bringing new technologies to market both for startups and mature businesses.

Prior to co-founding Red Fox Resources, Juston was Senior Engineering Manager for Cleaire Advanced Emission Controls, where he led and participated in efforts to develop and commercialize diesel emission control technologies from prototype to verification to commercial sale, deployment, and product support. In this capacity, he successfully verified or extended verifications for several of Cleaire’s emission control products.

Juston received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering, with an emphasis in Environmental Technology, from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2000.

Aric Forfar—Territory Manager; Southern California

Aric leads Red Fox’s sales and acquisitions efforts in Southern California.

His territory includes the counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, San Bernadino, and Ventura.

Aric is a recently transitioned Marine Corps Infantry Officer who has spent his career managing Marine Corps units at the company and platoon levels.  Aric joined the Marine Corps in 2010 when he attended Officer Candidate School and has held numerous leadership positions with responsibilities including logistics and supply management, process improvement, tactics, administration, and communication.

Aric holds a Bachelors of Arts in History and Political Science from Lake Forest College in Illinois.

Should you have any questions regarding Red Fox Resources and our processes, please feel free to reach out to Aric directly at: aric.forar@redfoxresources.com or via LinkedIn

Robert Hooper—Inside Sales Manager

Robert oversees the acquisition and Robert Hoopermanagement of Red Fox Resources customer accounts in the southwestern region of the United States which includes California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Robert has a strong industry background working in the inventory management, administrative, account management, transportation and logistics fields with companies such as Velocity Vehicle Group and NFI Industries.  Robert has also been formally trained as a Continuous Improvement Champion.

Should you have any questions regarding Red Fox Resources and our processes, please feel free to reach out to Robert directly at: Robert.Hooper@redfoxresources.com or via LinkedIn.

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