David Wells

Operating Partner

David Wells is an Operating Partner at Ara, where he is primarily focused on operational matters.

David has over 30 years of experience in process industries.  Prior to joining Ara, David led commercial development for several major engineering, procurement and construction firms, such as Foster Wheeler and SK Group. David also worked with Process Energy Solutions, a Green Rock Energy-backed developer of gasification projects. David previously worked in project development for Air Liquide, focusing on gasification projects. Additionally, he held various project management, product management, sales and development roles at Atlas Copco.

David holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University’s Jones Business School.