Management Team


Roland DeBruyn became the Vice President of Engineering & Implementation at Transworld Technologies in November 2013. He has over 27 years of engineering experience in the upstream oil and gas industry. For the past 11 years Roland has focused on the development and field implementation of enhanced coalbed methane and microbial enhanced oil recovery. During his career, he has worked in reservoir engineering, project development, economics, application and regulation of new technologies, groundwater quality, and management of both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. He has co-authored several technical papers, and is co-inventor of numerous domestic and international patents and patents pending.

Prior affiliations included Luca Technologies, Fidelity Exploration & Production, Preston Reynolds & Co. and affiliated companies, Hallwood Petroleum, and Dome Petroleum. Roland holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Calgary, and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Dan is the laboratory director and a biogeochemist at Transworld Technologies. He is a specialist in mass spectrometry and in organic geochemistry, with an emphasis on instrumental analysis and experimental design. Before joining Transworld Technologies, Dan worked at several companies focused on the biological conversion of hydrocarbons, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Colorado School of Mines in computational physics. Prior to his work in the energy field, Dan was an analytical chemist for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where he focused on identification of contaminants in the food and drug supply. Dan completed his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 2009 from the University of Denver, where his graduate work focused on the use of green chemistry and chromatography theory. Dan completed his undergraduate studies in biology and biochemistry from Regis University in 2003.
Joe Zemetra joined Transworld Technologies as a Scientist in May 2014. He specializes in analytical chemistry and mass spectrometry. In addition to his chemical laboratory work, Joe is also the lead field sampler responsible for sampling techniques and field safety. Prior to Transworld, Joe developed analytical laboratory techniques using stable isotopes for a biological hydrocarbon conversion company.

Joe earned his B.S. in Chemistry from the Colorado School of Mines and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Denver; where his graduate work focused on the use of sol-gel techniques to encapsulate clay particles. Joe is a member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS).

Jordan Bradfish joined Transworld Technologies as a Research Associate-Molecular Biology in May 2014. He leads the company’s efforts in molecular and cellular biology research and development. Jordan specializes in assay development in areas such as qPCR and next generation DNA sequencing. Prior to joining Transworld, Jordan specialized in characterization of the microbial communities present in hydrocarbon reservoirs. The result of his work contributed to the world’s largest, most extensive library of DNA isolated from underground hydrocarbon reservoirs. He has also worked for three Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies, where his focus was consumer safety and product quality.

Jordan earned a B.S. in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology and Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.