Our Management Team sets the strategic direction for the company and implements strategies to maximize long-term shareholder value.
Andrew is the co-founder of CHAR Technologies. He has a MASc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and after a eureka moment in the lab, launched CHAR Technologies. He also has a Master’s Degree in Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) from the University of Waterloo and has won the IBK Capital Ivey Business Plan Competition, been named the OBBA’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and led CHAR to be named the CIX Top 20 Most Innovative Public Companies. Andrew leads by example – providing clients and staff alike with clear guidance and actionable insights that help make our world a better place.
Mark has over 20 years’ experience as a Chief Financial Officer in a broad range of industries, including 7 years of public company experience at Zenon Environmental and CDI Education Corp. He has spent the last 2 years at the Arturos Group, a vertically integrated hospitality company with 2,000 employees. Prior to Arturos, Mark spent 12 years with the Xela Group of Companies, a diversified multinational private company with 5,000 employees concentrated in the agricultural and hospitality industries. Mark has held various financial positions throughout his career including Research Analyst with National Bank Financial in Toronto. Mark obtained his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor and a B.A. in Economics and Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Mark is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and an Accredited Business Valuator (ABV). Mark holds the Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) and has been a Board member of several private and public companies with domestic and international operations.
CCO of CHAR Technologies
Mr. Smith will be responsible for the growth of the Company’s High Temperature Pyrolysis (HTP) business, including development of HTP projects across North America and maximizing the value received for HTP project outputs, including renewable natural gas, green hydrogen and biocarbon. Mr. Smith has more than 25 years of experience with the clean energy and technology sectors, with recent roles that include Chief Strategy Officer & General Counsel at Modus Workflow, Chief Corporate Development Officer at GoGreen Communications Inc. and General Counsel at Emera. Lewis brings valuable experience, skills and relationships that will support successful execution on the tremendous growth opportunities we are developing to transform challenging organic waste streams (biomass, biosolids, digestate) into renewable and valuable outputs.