Investor Information

    • Leadership

    John Archibald, President & CEO Director

    B.A.Sc. University of Waterloo, Civil Engineering, P.Eng.


    John brings over 35 years of corporate management and international experience having lived and worked both in North America and overseas. John has worked for large companies aggressively managing large business units, leading productive growth and profitability. His experience includes opening overseas offices and manufacturing facilities.

    John has also successfully managed and worked with numerous smaller technology firms launching their initiatives into the marketplace, creating viability and value. He has been regularly involved in the transfer, licensing and patenting of technologies as part of his activities. John is an expert in the dissolution and deployment of gases in liquids for all applications.

     

    Aaron Archibald, VP Sales and Strategic Alliances

    Mr. Aaron Archibald is a successful businessman and entrepreneur. For the last 17 years Aaron has successfully commercialized gas liquid mixing technologies including CO2 gas and water mixing. As Vice President of Operations for inVentures from 2005 to 2017 Aaron headed a team that commercialized several Canzone and inVentures market verticals including groundwater remediation, wellness, aquaculture and beverages. As VP Sales and Strategic Alliances Aarons brings his 17 years of experience developing and commercializing gas to liquid mixing technologies to lead the implementation and commercialization of CO2 GRO Delivery Solutions.

     

    Sam Kanes, VP Communications, Director

    B.A. Business McMaster University, CPA, CFA


    From 1987 to 2011, Sam was Scotia Capital’s Managing Director of Equity Research for fertilizer, chemical, biofuel, and energy infrastructure companies. Before Scotia Capital, Sam gained a wide range of corporate financial experience with Northern Telecom, Gulf Canada and Petro-Canada. He has also worked as an independent energy consultant, primarily for Ultramar Canada.

    Sam is a member of both the Audit and Compensation committees, as well as a Board, Audit, and Investment Committee member of BioIndustrial Innovations Canada.

     

    Michael Boyd, Chairman of the Board

    MBA – Ivey School of Business, UWO, ICD.D


    Mike is a seasoned investment management executive with experience managing venture capital, private equity and traditional and high yield debt securities. His experience includes companies at all stages of development from start-ups to mature buyout situations. Mike has a background in strategic management, board processes and governance having experience on many boards, as chair of the audit, compensation or governance committees.

     

    Rose Marie Gage, Director


    Rose was the CEO of Ag Energy Co-Operative Ltd. (www. agenergy.coop or “Ag Energy”) for nine years until her recent retirement. She is credited with strategically growing the Co-op with her team to its current level of 500 agriculture, agri-business and rural members of which over 200 are greenhouse owners. She has advocated for progressive changes in the Energy Consumer Protection Act, the Ontario and Federal Carbon Programs, CHSOP and the Ontario Co-op Act and in other Agri-Food and Agri-Tech sectors. She currently serves as, Chair – Agri Technology Commercialization Centre, Chair – Ontario Agri-Technologies Association, Director and Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee – University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, and Director Hadrian Inc. Ms. Gage is a Chartered Director and has attended Harvard Executive School and received her Lean-Six Sigma Quality Leader accreditation (General Electric). She is also a graduate of McMaster University with an Hons. Bach. Of Commerce.

     

    Dr. Gord Surgeoner, Director

    Ph.D. Forest Entomology, Michigan State U


    After attaining his PHD in 1976, Gord became an esteemed professor at the University of Guelph in Environmental Biology and Plant Agriculture until 2004. From 1999 to 2014, Gord was the President of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies (OAFT). He continues to work on sustainability initiatives on Boards such as Agriculture Research Institute of Ontario, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and the Advisory Bio-Products Research and Development Centre. Gord was elected to Ontario's Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2014.

     

    Dr. Murray McLaughlin, Scientific Advisor

    Ph.D. Cornell University


    Murray was recognized in 2017 as Canada's leading Bioeconomy voice in the top 100 Bioeconomy Survey worldwide. He is the past CEO of the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance and BioIndustrial Innovations Canada, Deputy Minister of Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food, and CEO and President of Foragen Venture Capital, an early seed stage fund for agriculture that was headquartered in Guelph. He has participated in numerous international conferences and forums on behalf of Canada's Bioeconomy industry and is a Co-Chair with AAFC Canada on the Bioproducts Value Chain Roundtable.

     

    Dr. Matthew Julius, Chief Science Officer

    Ph.D. University of Michigan


    Matt is a Professor of Biology at Minnesota based St. Cloud State University. He has previously worked with us on dissolved CO2 gas algae applications. He rejoins us as a Chief Science Officer to provide plant nutrition advice to our master growers and clients. Matt will also provide scientific research through St. Cloud State University pertaining to plant growth research using our CO2 Delivery Solutions to maximize plant growth to genetic limits.