Mr. Diefenthal is an experienced businessman and dedicated philanthropist. He is the Owner and CEO of Woodvine Group, LLC in Metairie, Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans. Woodvine Group, LLC is the holding company of Louisiana Chemical Equipment Co, LLC (LCEC) and Anvil Attachments, LLC (Anvil). LCEC is a substantial global business that buys and sells chemical plants and equipment. Anvil is engaged in the manufacturing of material handling equipment for use worldwide. Mr. Diefenthal holds a BA from Cornell University, and an MBA from Tulane University.
Mr. Diefenthal has extensive hands-on experience with the EPIC Development Stage 3 Pilot Plant in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Under his leadership, EPIC Oil Extractors, LLC has developed and patented a new and innovative extraction process that produces clean, refinery-ready, low-asphaltene, lower sulphur crude oil directly from mined oil sands, which is radically different from the current pollutive industry process.more » « less