Danny Gray

Executive Vice President, Eco Material Technologies

Danny Gray is Executive Vice President of Eco Material Technologies a company that is focused on providing alternative cementitious innovation to the construction materials industry that improves concrete performance and sustainability with a focus on reducing the carbon footprint of SCMs & ACMs. Gray has served executive roles in all business facets of the cementitious materials industry. Key focus has been on research and engineering application of innovation through business operations, product development, marketing and sales of co-products derived from the electric generation industry and natural minerals.

Mr. Gray has more than 40 years of experience in coal ash management and beneficial use, starting with American Electric Power and the cementitious materials industry. He has served in senior executive and ownership roles at four of the largest US based cementitious materials companies, including EMT, Charah, MRT and ISG. Gray also served as President of KBK, specialty engineering firm focused on mineral resource recovery and material handling systems design.

Mr. Gray was appointed by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Moniz and reappointed by DOE Secretary Perry to serve as a member of the National Coal Council (NCC), a Federal Advisory Committee to DOE. Gray served as Vice Chairman for NCC in 2018 and served as Chairman in 2019-20.

Mr. Gray served on a 2017 EPA Federal Advisory Committee for a Negotiated Rulemaking process for Chemical Data Reporting of recycled inorganic chemical byproducts under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Mr. Gray served on the Board of Directors of the American Coal Council (ACC) from 2012 to 2015 and served as President of the ACC in 2014.

Mr. Gray serves on the Board of Directors of the American Coal Ash Association an association dedicated to sustainable solutions for resource recovery for the electric utility industry.

Mr. Gray serves as an Associate Member of the Southern States Energy Board active on the Committee for Clean Coal Energy Policies & Technologies and served as Chairman in 2020-22.

Mr. Gray has testified before the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee and various state legislative committees regarding policies and regulation of Coal Combustion Residuals disposal, management and beneficial use.

Mr. Gray serves on the Editorial Board for the Coal Combustion & Gasification Products Journal published by the University of Kentucky-Center for Applied Energy Research.

Mr. Gray graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, and is a registered professional engineer in multiple states. He is a native of Roanoke VA and currently resides in Marietta, GA.

Mr. Gray holds US Patent 9,873,638 for Synthetic Gypsum Fertilizer Product.