Meet the Team

We all have a calling in this life. Energid Energy’s calling is to make the world in which we live a better place. It is our utmost objective to be good stewards of the world around us. It is also our goal that the company that we are building is one that our employees, investors and customers will be proud of, simultaneously providing good to others while within our ability to do so.


Gary Desilets

Co-Founder & CEO

Mr. Desilets is a senior executive with over 35 years of successful management and operational experience in project management, supply chain re-engineering, logistics, business development, construction, consulting and IT/Cloud solutions. He is a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with 14 years actively supporting supply chain/logistics operations around the world. He is the Founder of The Desilets Group, Inc., a Certified SDVOSB specializing in the development and implementation of creative supply/logistics systems and management solutions.


Dr. Steven Tedesco

Co-Founder & COO /CSO

Dr. Tedesco is the Chief Scientific Officer of Energid Energy. He is a senior executive with over 35 years of experience in management, operations, finance, marketing, strategy development and competitive analysis in the coal mining, coalbed methane, shale gas and oil exploration and production, waterflood projects and petroleum exploration and development. He has been involved in the discovery of over 124 million barrels of oil including the Arikaree and Old Homestead fields in Colorado which are currently producing more than 1,500 barrels of oil per day. He is considered an expert in Surface Geochemistry application and has authored the only textbook on Surface Geochemistry in Petroleum Engineering. He is closely affiliated with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists where he is a regular speaker and workshop host.  He has published numerous papers and journal articles for the Society of Petroleum Engineers related to coalbed methane, surface geochemistry, and stratigraphy. Dr. Tedesco holds a BA in Geology from Northeastern, an MS in Geology from Southern Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Geology with a minor in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.


Nishon Petrossian

Co-Founder & CFO

Mr. Petrossian is a senior executive with over 45 years of corporate and management experience. He owned and operated his own accounting practice for 24 years preparing accounting & tax planning services for various large and small companies including public companies. He is experienced in Forensic & Litigation Accounting working with CPA Firms who specialized in this area. He has been President and CFO, as well as upper management for multi-million dollars corporations. He is highly experienced in overall fiscal management, integration of departments, short and long term corporate planning, corporate turnaround, has been a Court appointed Receiver, has provided analysis of capital projects for new business ventures, tax mitigation planning, banking relations including international banking. He has been involved with international trade and business development projects with both the United Nations and World Fairs. Other areas of industry experience include Municipal Solid Waste and Natural Gas conversion to Electricity, Manufacturing, Construction and R&D.


Alicia Dugan

Co-Founder & EVP

Ms.Dugan is the Executive Vice President of Energid Energy, Inc. Her portfolio includes business development, government relations and external affairs. She has over 18 years of experience as a government relations/lobby and public policy advocacy consultant. Her expertise is in developing and managing key advocacy stakeholders with a particular focus on local and state elected officials and business leaders. Her primary public policy issues of interest are energy and environment. She has represented her clients before Congress and Senate committees of jurisdiction and regulatory agencies. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a B. A. in Political Science. She also holds a M.A. from George Mason University in International Transactions. Ms. Dugan also served in the Administration of President George H.W. Bush.