Founded in 2015 in Vancouver, BC

Equity funding to date of ~ CAD$10 million

Government grants of ~ CAD$1.6 million

Prototype Sonic Facility

Upgrading Facility in Richmond, BC,
fully commissioned in January 2016

Validation of the technology

Third-Party Validation of the technology completed by
SGS Canada Inc. in April 2017

Environmental benefits report completed

Successfully validated, in conjunction
with Offsetters Clean Technology Inc in June 2017


Ronin8’s innovative technology has garnered attention from industry organizations and government, earning several highly respected awards, including:

BC Technology Impact Award (BCTIA)

Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) Innovation Award

Innovation Award of the Year offered by Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Recognition of Ronin8’s receipt of Innovation Award of the Year
by the Government of Canada

Vision & Mission

Our vision is to be the world’s leader in creating a circular economy for the electronics industry.

Our Mission is to responsibly revitalize the maximum value from e‑feedstock by cultivating meaningful relationships and deploying innovative processes.

We believe that perfecting separation is a critical first step in moving towards a true closed loop system in the electronics industry.


  • Cultivating meaningful relationships
  • Always doing the right thing
  • Setting the world’s leading standards
  • Driving brand value for our partners
  • Committed to nimbleness and innovation

Leadership Team

It All Starts with Working Exceptionally Together

We each offer excellence in our specific roles, but our greatest impact is as a nimble team of global experts, drawn from different industries that would normally not intersect. Starting with our executive leadership, we place cultural fit as the first precursor to success, so that we can continue to innovate for the future.

Peter Holgate

Founder + CEO

Peter Holgate is an activator and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience founding, building and exiting businesses in different verticals and global regions including founding: an outsourced treasury, risk and labour bureau; and an international distributorship of separated, packaged industrial gases (sold to Air Products). In addition to several undergraduate degrees, Peter holds an MBA with a focus in Strategy. Peter is committed to continual professional development and has recently completed an Executive Strategic Negotiations program at Harvard Business School. Peter has served on the board of the Entrepreneurs Organization and worked as a roster consultant for the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

Ed Desjardins

Chief Operations Officer

Ed Desjardins leads all operations for Ronin8. Ed has extensive mining industry experience and has held senior positions in management and operations at various world-class mining companies including Trevali, AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick, and Newmont. Recently, Ed is the former VP of Natural Resources for Uptake Technologies, Inc. Ed holds an MBA with a concentration on Executive Strategy and a diploma in Mining Engineering.

Dave Matthews

Chief Financial Officer

Dave Matthews is responsible for finance and administration at Ronin8. He has spent the last 25 years in senior finance roles in the technology sector and has worked with companies ranging from start-ups through to large, profitable multinationals in North America and Europe. Dave also has extensive capital markets experience completing numerous IPO’s, follow on financings and private financings, raising over $500 million of equity and debt with his companies. Dave has an MBA from Clarkson University and is a Certified Management Accountant. He is a believer in the Margaret Mead quotation, “Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.

Jim Madsen

Global Projects Deployment

Jim Madsen is responsible for overseeing the simultaneous build out of all our global facilities. Jim is a strategic executive leader known for transforming growing operations into high functioning organizations. He has 20 years of experience at the executive level in operations with large industrial companies such as Spectra Energy and TransCanada International. His most recent role at Spectra Energy was as General Manager of a world scale gas and liquids gathering and processing operation including 14 processing plants, an annual budget of $350 million and a workforce of over 500 employees. Jim holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alberta and is an active member of many professional engineering associations within Canada.

Francisco Tapia

Vice President, Latin America

Francisco Tapia is an entrepreneur and leader in the wellness industries, with a focus on organic agriculture and social impact. Francisco’s specific role at Ronin8 is to fulfill the roll out and operations of plants in Mexico and across Latin America, cultivating strategic alliances in a culturally diverse region to best benefit these communities. Beyond Ronin8, Francisco founded and directs Mexican conglomerate, Grupo Wellin, which aims to create sustainability through organic farming, financial literacy education, and social impact real estate investments. Francisco holds a BE in Industrial Engineering and is an active member in the business community.