IOGAWV Executive Director Charlie Burd and his wife, Leone, were guests of US Methanol, Karel Komarek and the Czech-based Komarek Family Foundation, parent company of US Methanol. The night was highlighted with a welcome from Hynek Kmonicek, the Czech Republic Ambassador to the United States and a rousing performance by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

US Methanol currently has a plant under construction in Institute, WV, that will convert natural gas, and lots of it, to methanol. A 2019 completion date is anticipated.

Shown above are US Methanol CEO Frank Bakker, Charlie Burd and Mary Green of Ann Green Communications during the evening at the Kennedy Center.