Calgary Release of the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report11:30am-1:30pm | Delta Bow Valley Hotel - 209 4 Ave SE, Calgary
Join The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State, Western Economic Diversification, Jim Schubert, P.Eng., Director of Business Planning and Central Operations at Edmonton Waste Management Services, John F. Elliott, President and CEO of Pure Technologies Ltd. and Lawrence Novachis, CEO of FilterBoxx Water and Environmental Corporation for the Analytica Advisors release of the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report.
Jim Schubert, P.Eng.
Director, Business Planning & Central Operations Waste Management Services
City of Edmonton
Jim is a Chemical Engineer with over 25 years experience in the solid waste field and has specialized in the waste combustion area. He has been working on the City’s gasification project since it’s inception in 2002 as a feasibility study (which looked at the Gasification/Waste to Energy options for the residual waste streams).
Mr. Schubert is the City’s project manager for the planned new Waste to Biofuels facility and integrated processing and transfer facility at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre. The waste processing system will produce a refuse derived fuel which will be sent over to the new gasification facility for treatment.
The overall processing, transfer and gasification facility will nicely compliment the City’s existing large scale material recovery and composting facilities. An additional Advanced Energy Research Facility has been built which houses a pilot gasification system to do research work on a variety of waste feedstocks and gas-to-liquid fuel products.
John F. Elliot
President and CEO
Pure Technologies Ltd.
John (Jack) Elliott is a professional engineer with a degree in civil engineering from National University of Ireland (Cork). Mr. Elliott joined Pure Technologies in 1996 as Vice President and since that time has been critical member of the Senior Management team, most specifically responsible for business development, sales and operations. Prior to joining Pure Technologies Mr. Elliott was General Manager of Structural Diagnostics Limited, Operations Manager and General Manager of CCD Western Limited and Operations Manager for Cana Construction Limited. Mr. Elliott is a Past President of the American Concrete Institute (Alberta Chapter), and is a member of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) and the Federation Internationale du Beton.
As water-related pipeline assets in North America approach the end of their useful lives, a massive gap between infrastructure expenditure needs and available funds has developed. Mr. Elliott and the Pure Technologies team have bridged this gap, extending the life of critical pipelines and providing cost effective, sustainable solutions for utilities, including innovative technologies that provide structural condition assessment, real-time monitoring and water loss reduction.
Lawrence Novachis, P.Eng., MBA
FilterBoxx Water & Environmental Corporation
Mr. Lawrence (Larry) Novachis is a veteran in the Water Business with over 32 years of experience in a variety of roles in both equipment manufacturing and consulting engineering.
Prior to joining FilterBoxx, he was with ZENON Environmental since 1992 and GE Water and Process Technologies (after the acquisition of ZENON in 2006) where he was the Vice President North American Sales for their Equipment Portfolio.
Larry has a Civil/Environmental Engineering Degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration Degree (in Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies) from York University.
The Honourable Michelle Rempel
Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification
Government of Canada
The Honourable Michelle Rempel is the Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre-North and the Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. She was elected to the House of Commons on May 2nd, 2011. On July 15th, 2013 Michelle was appointed to the 28th Ministry of Canada as the Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.
Previously, Michelle was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment on May 25th, 2011. Minister Rempel is the youngest female appointed to Cabinet in Canadian history. In November 2012 Maclean’s Magazine named Michelle as their Parliamentarian of the Year – Rising Star calling her “one of the government’s most impressive performers.”
Prior to her election Michelle was the Director of the University of Calgary’s Institutional Programs Division, and built a strong reputation for successfully promoting innovative academic and business research partnerships. Michelle also worked in the technology commercialization division of the University of Manitoba, where she assisted in administering commercialization strategies for a portfolio of over 200 emerging technologies.
Michelle also worked as a managerial consultant in Calgary, applying her knowledge of intellectual property management within a professional service framework in the areas of strategic planning, project management, process reengineering, and marketing where she gained insight in the health and educational sectors. Michelle holds a degree in economics.
In 2010 Michelle was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network for her senior level work in directing a large team of professionals in the field of research and development administration.
Michelle is currently co‐chair of the Conservative Party’s National Policy Committee, previously co‐chaired Alberta’s CPC President’s Council and was previously co-Chair of Alberta Congress – the Conservative Party’s policy forum for Alberta CPC members.
Michelle has been a committed volunteer in Calgary. She has planned events, raised tens of thousands of dollars, and acted as a volunteer leader for numerous local not-for-profit organizations including the Children’s Wish Foundation and the Northern Hills Community Association.