An unauthorized collection of the records of Alternate Energy Holdings, inc., its principals and subsidiaries, and their antics, trials, and tribulations

Former AEHI CEO Don Gillispie

Former AEHI CEO Don Gillispie
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

AEHI Removes Officer, Director Bios: Trying to Cover Tracks? Seems A Little Late For That

From the Global Headquarters of the "self-described Idaho Nuclear Power Company" Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc., we have this announcement on the Company Information page:

Company Leadership
For security purposes we have temporarily removed the names and backgrounds of our CEO and Board of Directors following recent allegations from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Maybe it's time for a new, more descriptive picture:

For security purposes we have temporarily removed the names and backgrounds of our CEO and Board of Directors following recent allegations from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Don't worry about not having access to those bios anymore, though.  Through the magic of Google, we cut, pasted and saved those bios from Google's cached copy of AEHI's webpage on December 10, 2010:

Donald Gillispie
Mr. Gillispie has over 45 years experience in construction, operations and maintenance of nuclear power plants. He is widely considered one of the more experienced senior executives still working full time to help the United States reemerge as the world’s leader in nuclear power.
Gillispie received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Clemson University, where he graduated cum laude. He later completed the senior executive program at the MIT Sloan School of business.
His real interest in nuclear power began in the military. He completed the Navy Nuclear Power School, became a nuclear operator, and served aboard the SSBN, Francis Scott Key.
Since that time, Gillispie has served in a number of positions in the nuclear industry. He worked on the startup of Beaver Valley Unit 1 in Shippingport, Pennsylvania. He worked on the construction and startup of Duke Energy’s first three nuclear units at Oconee Nuclear Station in South Carolina. While working for Tennessee Valley Authority, Gillispie was involved in the construction, startup and operations of three nuclear facilities. And while working with the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations he was a manager of engineering and director of restart respectfully for the turnaround of the Rancho Seco and Pilgrim nuclear power plants.
Gillispie helped found a cornerstone program for the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO), which is the safety watchdog to all U.S. nuclear utilities. He also helped startup the Nuclear Management Corporation (NMC), a nuclear operating company in Wisconsin, which operated up to eight nuclear power plants with 5,000 employees. Incidentally, NMC was awarded best in class by in 2001. And as owner of Grace Glens, a private nuclear-technical management consulting company, Gillispie consulted with some of the largest nuclear utilities in the United States, advising senior executives on commercial nuclear power operations.
As part of a three-man executive team, Gillispie assisted in overseeing the 2007 reopening of Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant unit three in Alabama before moving to Idaho to be near AEHI's first nuclear project. Its reopening was attended by President George W. Bush.

Leon Eliason
A past President of two nuclear utility business units and former AEHI Chairman, has served on the Board of AEHI since inception. Mr. Eliason is a professional in the utilities field, with thirty-three (33) years of experience in operations, maintenance, engineering, and management of Nuclear, Fossil, Solar, and Hydro Power Plants. Most notable, he served as President of the Nuclear Business Unit and Chief Nuclear Officer for Public Service Electric and Gas, Newark New Jersey – where he was responsible for all operational and support activities including fuel, technical support, business planning, and financial support for two generating stations.

John Franz
John Franz, a past Vice President of a nuclear utility, has served on the Board of AEHI since February 2007. Since leaving the nuclear utility, he has been a consultant for 12 nuclear power plants and 2 consulting firms, including practice INPO Accreditation Boards and membership on Nuclear Safety Review Boards. Mr. Franz has 36 years of diverse experience in the licensing, start-up, operation, and management of nuclear power plants. Most notably, he led a troubled plant to top NRC and INPO ratings, as well as directed a plant restart effort following a mandated NRC shutdown.

Ken Strahm, Sr.
A past President of the nuclear industry watchdog organization INPO, has served on the Board of AEHI since inception. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Strahm was employed by the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as the Director of the National Academy for Nuclear Training and later as President of the Institute.

Greg Kane
A past nuclear plant manager, has served as Vice President and Board member of AEHI since inception. Mr. Kane currently is President of Eagle “I” Nuclear Assistance, a consulting firm that provides, or has provided, management consulting to over twenty-five (25) nuclear programs. Mr. Kane previously held the position of General Manager at Virginia Power’s twin unit PWR North Anna Nuclear Plant, where he was responsible for safe operation and budgeting of the station in all aspects of activities. Under Mr. Kane’s leadership, the plant achieved top industry evaluation scores and one of the lowest power production costs in the United States.

Ralph Beedle
A past Senior Vice President of the Nuclear Energy Institute, has served on the Board of AEHI since inception. Mr. Beedle retired after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer of the Nuclear Energy Institute – where, in addition to his operational management duties, he interacted regularly with the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and other federal agencies, as well as members of Congress.

Rick Bucci
A Certified Public Accountant and former CFO, has served as Chief Financial Officer of AEHI since September 2007. Mr. Bucci has practiced accounting and tax for 20 years; his diverse background includes hotels, construction, real estate development and banking. Additionally, he has served previously as CFO of two corporations. His experience includes tax planning and preparation, audit services, financial statement preparation and presentation, bank financing and various consulting engagements. Also, Mr. Bucci is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice public accounting in New York State.

James Taylor (Advisor to Board)
Former Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), has served on the Board of AEHI since inception. During his career, he was recognized by both Presidents Bush and Clinton with Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Awards in 1989 and 1994. Mr. Taylor additionally held the position of Chief Financial Officer during his years of NRC employment and has served on Nuclear Safety Oversight Committees at nine (9) utilities operating nuclear power plants.

Mike Sellman, Director
Mike Sellman, Director, a past CEO and founder of the Nuclear Management Company that operated 8 nuclear reactors in the Midwest. He also served as a nuclear site vp and plant manager during his career. He has served on the board of Nuclear Energy Institute, Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and American Nuclear Society. Mr. Sellman is an international nuclear consultant and advises Idaho National Laboratories. He began his career in the Navy Nuclear Program working on Admiral Rickover's staff.

Other Company Management:

Jennifer Ransom
President of Energy Neutral™. Ms. Ransom was past owner of Ransom Insurance and has management experience in accounting, insurance and retail.

Nancy Shi, President, AEHI China Ltd
Ms. Shi has over 20 years experience in the financial industry including past assistant professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University and co-founder Shenzhen Mission Investment and Development Co. Ltd. (China).

Members of the AEHI Executive Committee are as follows: Don Gillispie (Co-Chairman), Leon Eliason (Co-Chairman), Ken Strahm, and Ralph Beedle.

It's too late now to try to bury all the steaming piles you've left strewn about the information superhighway, Don.  Way too late.


  1. Can I post all their e-mail addresses too? Can I dude, can I?

  2. Chairman; Martin "Marty" Johncox Fan ClubDecember 22, 2010 at 5:41 PM


    I bet these people would like to take this back?

    AEHI unsuspecting victims that Martin "Marty" Johncox rounded up for their own personal public embarrassment. Pretty entertaining, thanks Marty, but you may want to avoid going anywhere in Payette County alone for a while! Some of those guys don't look like they will take to this kind of public embarrassment very well Marty!

  3. Charman; Retired Mayors of Payette CountyDecember 22, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    And Oops again!

    Fruitland and other Payette County towns may want to start looking for a new Mayors. Ones that can't be so easily bought and paid for, or at the very least, people who can read, since that is all one had to do to determine that AEHI was a scam from day one.

    Oops, Ken Bishop Mayor of Fruitland!!! I told you so!

    Hannagan, hope you didn't buy too much stock guy, you probably should stick to something honest like selling used cars!