Steve Wayne Biography Steve Wayne, the Chief Commercial Officer at Propane Education & Research Council, joined the company in 2009 preceding his employment at University of Memphis as the Herff Research Fellow and Adjunct Faculty in Mechanical Engineering. At Propane Education & Research Council Wayne is responsible for providing guidance to the development and implementation of PERC’s PROPEL process, Stage‐Gate, and the portfolio management system in order to sufficiently manage PERC resources and the assess commercialization programs, product development and technology development. Steve Wayne is a member of three profound societies: ASM (American Society for Microbiology), TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), and ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). In 1997 Wayne was honored with his highest technical achievement when he received the GTE Leslie H. Warner Award. Wayne was also a co‐inventor on eight patents and co‐authored a chapter in a book, along with over 50 technical publications.