March 2014

Calgary Release of the 2014 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report

11:30am-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.

Calgary 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 Schubert,  P.Eng.

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 F. Elliot

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

Lawrence Novachis, P.Eng., MBA

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.

Michelle Rempel

MP for Calgary Nose Hill; Opposition Critic for Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship
Former Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification; One of Canada's leading feminist voices

Michelle Rempel

Michelle is the Member of Parliament for Calgary Nose Hill. She was first elected to the House of Commons in 2011. Michelle has held the positions of Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment. In 2015 Michelle was appointed the Official Opposition Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Previously, Michelle was a Director at the University of Calgary and built a strong reputation for successfully promoting innovative academic and business research partnerships. She 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.

Prior to this, she was engaged 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. Michelle has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network, has also been named one of Avenue Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40”, a recognition of Calgary's exceptional community leaders. Michelle has been named twice by Maclean’s Magazine as their Parliamentarian of the Year – Rising Star calling her “one of the government’s most impressive performers.” In 2016, Michelle was selected as a Young Global leader by the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum calls the Forum of Young Global Leaders a “unique and diverse community of the world’s most outstanding, next generation leaders." Rempel was also named one of "Alberta's 50 Most Influential People of 2016" by Alberta Venture Magazine referencing her "strong debate performances in the House of Commons and for her fierce support of women in politics

Michelle’s volunteer work has made a difference in Calgary. She has planned events, raised tens of thousands of dollars, and acted a volunteer leader for numerous local not-for-profit organizations including the Children’s Wish Foundation and the Northern Hills Community Association.

A Maple Leaf Award winner, Michelle has been extremely active in the Conservative Party in many important roles as a volunteer, organizer and leader. She was president of the Calgary -Nose Hill Conservative Association, co‐chair of the Conservative Party’s National Policy Committee, co‐chair of the Alberta’s CPC President’s Council and co-chair of the inaugural Alberta Congress, the Conservative Party’s policy forum for Alberta CPC members. Michelle was co-chair of the enormously successful Conservative Party Convention in Calgary in 2013.

An authentic and strong for voice for her constituents, Michelle is also highly involved with local Conservative Associations, sparking a rise in interest, memberships and involvement in local Conservative activities, engaging many enthusiastic volunteers and leading one of the strongest Conservative teams in Canada.

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