VANCOUVER, BC – BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX : BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial water and process solutions, announces that the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Wilkinson, has been appointed to the Cleantech Advisory Board of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT). The mandate of the Advisory Board is to provide advice and feedback to the Federal Government about trends, opportunities, and barriers to expanding Canada’s clean technology sector globally, to inform government policy and priorities. The Board is comprised of thought leaders from the clean technology industry, as well as representatives from Federal agencies for the environment, industry, and trade.
Jonathan Wilkinson is a seasoned senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in the clean technology sector and public markets. Prior to joining BioteQ, Jonathan’s previous experience includes roles as SVP Business Development at Nexterra Systems, President and CEO at QuestAir Technologies, and Manager with the global management consulting firm Bain & Company. Jonathan is presently a Board Member and Treasurer of the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. He is also a past Chair of the British Columbia Technology Industries Association (BCTIA). A Rhodes Scholar, Jonathan holds Master of Arts degrees in Political Science and International Relations from Oxford University and McGill, and has completed the Executive Development Program at the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
BioteQ Corporate Profile
BioteQ is an innovative clean technology leader in global industrial water treatment, serving the mining and energy markets. The company’s proven technologies have been applied at sites around the world to recover dissolved metals and remove sulphate, producing clean water and eliminating residual waste. BioteQ is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and trades on the TSX under the symbol BQE. Please visit our website at www.bqewater.com for additional information.
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