Adam Victor with Pervez Said during his interview on Islamic Banking

Adam Victor discusses coal gasification plant for Brazil.

Adam Victor being greeting by local officials at Candiota, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Adam Victor – President and CEO of TransGas Development Systems – A Pioneer and Innovator on Clean and Green Energy Worldwide

In 1981, Mr. Adam Victor founded TransGas’ affiliate, Gas Alternative Systems, Inc., which developed, financed, constructed, and operated cogeneration facility in New York for over two decades. This was the nation’s first cogeneration facility to:

  • Purchase its own 20-year fuel supply
  • Receive Canadian National Energy Board permission to export Canadian natural gas into the United States at a price below the Toronto City Gate Price
  • Receive U.S. government EIA approval to Import Canadian Natural Gas into the United States
  • Build its own dedicated natural gas pipeline lateral to bypass the local LDC and directly interconnect with the national natural gas transmission lines

TransGas Development Systems, LLC is one of Gas Alternative Systems’ affiliates founded in 2005. Its initial goal was to supply fuel at a fixed price for one of Gas Alternative’s facilities. The company’s strategic goals were later modified in 2008 to produce gasoline in and around America’s coal reserves. With this aim, TransGas Development assembled a team of industry experts to design coal gasification plants that convert coal into gasoline using a clean and sustainable method.

Mr. Victor serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of TransGas Development Systems, based in New York City. Mr. Victor has over three decades of experience in energy development and commands a long and impressive career in the oil and gas, coal, and mining industries. This longtime resident of the New York metropolitan area, regularly works with corporate and government entities in the United States and abroad.

Upon graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering 1974, Mr. Victor worked in Saudi Arabia as a Drilling Engineer in the Ar’Rub Al’Khali Desert for ARAMCO. In 1976, he returned to the United States to pursue an MBA in International Finance & Strategic Planning from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

After completing his MBA, Mr. Victor started work as a mining engineer in the gold mines of southern Africa with ANGLO AMERICAN and later LONRHO. After the completion of his last assignment he returned to the United States and in 1981 founded Gas Alternative Systems, Inc. through which he consulted and led development on a wide range of power plant projects in New York and California.

Victor has been supervising operations at TransGas Development Systems, LLC, since 2005. He focuses his time and energy on a variety of coal gasification and energy development projects.

Adam Victor – Takes Time Out to Teach Kids Judo

During the ’90’s Mr. Victor was an instructor at the YMCA Olympic Development Center. Mr. Victor is a 2nd degree black belt in Judo and 4th Degree Jujitsu. Working with instructors from around the world Mr. Victor help shape the lives of hundreds of kids including his own daughter in the disciplined arts of Judo. Click the image Judo week image to view the PDF for the Judo Week from August 1993, hosted at Camp Greenkill.

Open Judo Brochure featuring Adam Victor

My Little Dragon wins her third career Breeders Crown championship

My Little Dragon Takes Mares Pace
Published: August 30, 2008 8:10 pm ET

My Little Dragon won her third career Breeders Crown championship by claiming Saturday’s $352,815 Mare Pace by two lengths over Darlins Delight in 1:50.1.

Driven by Brian Sears, My Little Dragon – a Crown champion at ages two and three – joined Eternal Camnation as the only female pacers with three Crown trophies.

She is owned by Adam Victor & Son and trained in Canada by Mike Vanderkemp.

Southwind Madonna (Lyle McArthur) took the lead on the backstretch, at which point My Little Dragon moved to the outside from the fourth-place spot with Darlins Delight (Yannick Gingras) following. My Little Dragon maintained the pressure into the stretch before clearing to the lead and pulling away.

Hana Hanover (Randy Waples) was third and Tidewaterdragonfly (Tim Tetrick) was fourth.

My Little Dragon – Breeders Crown Mares Pace

“She’s a great mare, no question about it,” Sears said about My Little Dragon. “It’s her third Breeders Crown. She’s raced with the best all her life. It’s a great effort. She’s just a great mare, it speaks for itself.

“I knew she could handle it, she’s been razor-sharp. She doesn’t mind the first over occasionally. At the head of the lane I kicked the (ear) plugs and she was gone.”

My Little Dragon has won 23 of 48 career starts and earned more than $2.1 million.

“It’s always a pleasure to have her around,” Vanderkemp said. “She’s such a great horse and she proved that tonight. It’s funny – she’s very lazy, Brian will tell you that, but the last six weeks she’s been very aggressive in the warm-up which is not like her, and she’s been racing good so hopefully she stays that way.”

Darlins Delight finished second in a Breeders Crown for a third time.

“Second is better than third but not as good as winning,” trainer Jeff Stafford said. “She raced well, very well in fact, she just got beat by a better mare tonight. These mares have flip-flopped back and forth for years now and tonight it was the other mare’s turn. There are worse places to be.”

To see more articles on Adam Victors horses visit the links below:

Adam Victor at the Royal Ascot Horse Race – Taking Pride in his Championship Horses over the years

Mr. Adam Victor also has a passion for horse racing and with his son has owned several horses throughout the years. Mostly running at the Meadowlands Racetrack in NJ they have been the proud owners of several champions!

Mr. Muscleman

Standardbred (Trotter)
Bay Gelding
Foaled April 23, 2000 at Brittany Farms in Kentucky
By Muscles Yankee out of Meadowbrook Irene
Breeder: Brittany Farms
Owners: Adam Victor and Son Stable
Trainers: Mike Vanderkemp and Noel Daley

One of only two Standardbreds to make $1 million in two non-consecutive seasons
Retired as the richest active trotter
Lifetime Earnings: $3,582,823

Notable Wins
NJ Sire Stakes
The Harold Dancer
The Walnut Hall Cup
Canadian Trotting Classic
Kentucky Futurity
Transylvania Trot
The Breeders Crown Three-Year-Old Trot
Maple Leaf Trot
American National Open Trot
A.J. Cutler Memorial
Titan Cup
Breeders Crown Open Trot
Maple Leaf Trotting Classic
Father Foley Stakes

Life in the Hall of Champions
Resident of the Hall of Champions since November 2009

Mr. Muscleman is the most laid back horse in the Hall of Champions. After his trotting career ended, he was shown under saddle for a few months. Muscles is still ridden occasionally today. He loves kids and is very personable.

Harness Racing: Trotting
Harness racing is a form of racing only open to Standardbreds (in North America). This form of racing involves horses pulling carts with drivers controlling them. Standardbreds perform either at the trot or at the pace when they race. Trotting is a gait in which the horse moves his or her legs in diagonal pairs (left front and right rear, right front and left rear). Trotting is slightly slower than pacing.