Management Team

Our Management Team sets the strategic direction for the company and implements strategies to maximize long-term shareholder value.

Andrew White

CEO of CHAR Technologies

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. Additionally, Andrew has won the IBK Capital Ivey Business Plan Competition. He’s  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 Korol

CFO of CHAR Technologies

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. 


Lewis Smith

CCO of CHAR Technologies

Lewis is CCO at CharTech, and a seasoned executive and advisor with 20+ years of experience providing strategic and creative solutions. He is skilled in structuring, negotiating and executing innovative transactions and projects, as well as supporting businesses in responding to challenges and opportunities. Lewis holds a Master of Laws in International Business Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Financial & Economic Studies from Western University. He is also a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Nova Scotia Barristers Society.

Robert Sinyard

COO of CHAR Technologies

Rob is the recently appointed COO at CHAR, where he oversees the company’s corporate operations and sales. He is an experienced executive with P&L leadership in both multinational and start up companies, with experience helping companies scale by establishing a solid platform in operational efficiency, building high performance technical and business teams, along with strategic, global business development. Rob holds a Master of Business Administration from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.