Board of Directors
Cecil Bond KyteChief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Board
In December 2007, Mr. Kyte was elected to serve as Chairman of the Board of the Company, then known as Save The World Air, Inc. (“STWA”). In January 2010, he was appointed to serve as CEO of STWA. In November 2013, Mr. Kyte voluntarily resigned as a director, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of STWA. Since then, Mr. Kyte has held positions with the following public companies: MassRoots, Inc., where he served as a board member from late 2017, through July 2019. Massroots,Inc. was a technology platform for the cannabis industry during the time Mr. Kyte served as a director of the company; Rightscorp, Inc., where, since 2015, Mr. Kyte has served and continues to serve as the company’s CEO, and since 2016, has served and continues to serve as the company’s CFO. Mr. Kyte is also a member of the board of Rightscorp. Rightscorp’s mission is to support copyright holders’ abilities to litigate and monetize their music and other copyrights against piracy and peer to peer infringement on the internet. Mr. Kyte has mainly been associated with “start overs” rather than “start ups,” using his abilities to restructure and develop a company’s management, financial condition, compliance, and product commercialization. In addition to his current roles as CEO, CFO, and board member of Rightscorp, Mr. Kyte is also currently supporting the funding and business development for Bye Aerospace’s suite of products including the development and manufacturing of advanced civilian/military aerospace technologies. Mr. Kyte has been a pilot for 31 years. He received a B.S. Degree in accounting from Long Beach State University.
Mr. Dickson returned to Kinder Morgan after working for the company in their natural gas operations for 26 years during which time he served in various capacities including Director of Operations on two major pipeline projects: the 42” Rockies Mountain Express (REX) and the 42” Midcontinent Express Pipeline (MEP). In between his stints at Kinder Morgan, Mr. Dixon served as Chief Executive Officer for Advanced Pipeline Services (APS), which provided a full range of services to the oil and gas industry including new pipeline and facilities construction, horizontal directional drilling and pipeline integrity/rehabilitation. He also was Director of Operations at Tetra Resources where he completed various onshore and offshore oil and gas wells. He also served as a Senior Engineer with Halliburton Services. Mr. Dickson earned his B.S. in Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Eric Bunting, M.D. is a board-certified Ear, Nose, and Throat physician, and he is an owner and partner in an independent specialty group. This group has partnered with Wichita Surgical Specialist (“WSS”), which remains one of the country’s largest surgical multispecialty groups. Dr. Bunting has been on the board of directors of WSS for the last 10 years. Dr. Bunting graduated from Kansas University School of Medicine and subsequently received specialty training at Kansas University Medical Center.
Dr. Bunting has many diverse business and entrepreneurial interests. Dr. Bunting has an interest in early startup companies and franchising opportunities. He is an owner and partner in approximately 40 fast-casual restaurant franchises in 10 states. He has board of director experience in the health care industry with multiple ambulatory surgical centers and a radiation center. Dr. Bunting has been an integral part of these boards through merger and acquisition periods. Other interests are in the wine and spirits industry where Dr. Bunting has been involved in a successful spirit start-up, which is poised for an acquisition opportunity. Dr. Bunting has other ongoing active business investments in the evolving internet artificial intelligence industry, as it relates to marketing and advertising.
Dr. Bunting has been an investor in the Company, acquiring a significant number of shares over the last four years. During this period, he has been and will remain an unbiased shareholder advocate looking forward to commercialization, deployment, and eventual profitability for the Company.