Board and Advisory

Ross Waters Chairman

Ross Waters is currently Chairman and  the  past President of CGIS, a global supplier of the highest performance valves, controls, and automation. With more than 40 years of experience, Ross specializes in severe service applications and solutions. He is a voting member of ASTM on the G04 Gaseous Oxygen Committee and serves on the Manufacturers Standardization Society (MSS) as a task force member on C-114 Steel Valves and C-409 Knife Gates. Currently Ross is chair of the task force committed to publishing a new Standard on Severe Service Valves (SSVs).

Bruce Sifton Founder – Board observer and Advisor

Bruce Sifton has founded several materiel technology companies. Over his nearly 25 year career, Bruce has a proven track record in creating value around diverse opportunities such as urban mining from electronic waste, carbon-based nanochemistry in power and metal applications, basalt fiber composites for military applications and specialty paints and coatings.

Bruce is currently the President of SonoAsh LLC and SonoAsh Engineered Materiels Ltd, focused on delivering unique environmental solution to the coal power industry globally.
He is currently on the board of directors of four companies, each involved in materiel technology development, creating value from waste, and delivering business model solution to the circular economy.

Bruce holds a BSc. (Chemistry) and Master of Engineering (Chemical) from the University of New Brunswick. Bruce is a register professional engineer in both British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Dan Desjardins  Director

Dan Desjardins is a senior mining executive and current president of Kumtor Mining a wholly owned subsidiary of Centerra Gold Inc, of Toronto. Dan has extensive international mine operating experience (Canada, USA, Indonesia, Australia, DRC, ROC, Sierra Leone, Kyrgyzstan) and has served on the board of Newmont Mining Corporation’s subsidiary Boards in USA, Indonesia and Australia as well as the Australia Gold Refinery and KCGM in Kalgoorlie, Australia.

Dan has directed comprehensive activities, with focuses on Senior Management Leadership, commercial set up and negotiating activities, continuous improvement, financial reporting, cost control, continuous improvement, contract negotiations, Board membership, Board and Investor relations.

Herb Locke  Board observer and Advisor

Herb Locke is an entrepreneur, environmental consultant, real estate investor, philanthropist, and Angel investor. As owner and president of four companies ranging from environmental consulting (Canada Pacific Environmental Engineering, Omineca Environmental, and Tri-Arrow Industrial Recovery – later sold to US publicly listed Stericycle), to self-storage, and real estate development (Enkind Homes), Herb’s ventures are triple bottom line focused (people, planet, profit TM). Herb holds a BASc in Chemical Engineering, with P. Eng designation from University of British Columbia and has over 25 years of experience in environmental hazardous waste management. He is an active member in the community and has served on municipal, trade and corporate boards including Ronin8 Technologies, City of Surrey, APEGBC, and British Columbia Environmental Industry Association, supporting environmental initiatives. Mr. Locke is also a Canadian best-selling author.

 Brad Aelicks Board observer and Advisor

Brad Aelicks has extensive finance experience and has served as Board Member and Senior Officer in 12+ public and private companies. He has managed companies and their subsidiaries in North America, South America, Africa, and Asia. Additionally, he founded Napier Environmental Technologies, an International Manufacturing and Distribution company with global sales. In 2004 Brad founded, B&D Capital Partners, and through Private Equity, Public Funding, Off-Take Agreements, and Development Partnerships, helped clients raise in excess of $600 Million.”] 

Ulf Harring Board observer and Advisor

Ulf Harring is a Swedish national and spent most of his professional career working in a very international environment in different senior executive positions. He has a M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University in Gothenburg Sweden. Ulf spent a majority of his career in Automotive working for Daimler mainly in executive production, supply chain and sourcing functions followed by 9 years in the white goods appliances business most recently 3 years as COO at BoschSiemens (Europe and South America) in Munich Germany and is since mid 2018 working as COO at Bridgestone (EMEA) at the headquarter in Brussels.