Together our leaders form the strategic direction to grow the company, bringing value to our customers, partners, employees and shareholders.
Board of Directors
Peter brings over 30 years of experience in executive management, investment fund analysis and board advisory roles in the technology and mining sectors. With specialization in corporate finance and contract negotiation, Peter has been involved in the start-up and growth of several junior mining firms including PGM Ventures which became Iberian Minerals Corporation. Throughout his career, Peter has helped small to medium sized companies achieve their growth objectives while delivering value to shareholders.
Dr. Christopher Fleming
Chris received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town and has spent much of his 40 year career in research and research management. He has authored or co-authored 70 technical publications, been awarded 14 patents and contributed to several books on various aspects of extractive metallurgy. Chris joined Lakefield Research in 1990, becoming GM in 1992 and VP and COO when the company privatized in 1995 after a buyout from former owner Falconbridge. After SGS acquired Lakefield Research, Chris became the VP, Global Metallurgy, responsible for the company’s world-wide metallurgical business. Chris has retired from SGS management but continues in the role of Senior Metallurgist.
Rob is a global mining industry leader with international experience in operating, building and acquiring mineral properties. He is the President and CEO of Great Panther Mining, a gold and silver mining and exploration company with operations in Latin and South America. A chemical engineer by training, Rob has worked in the industry for 35 years for mining companies Amerigo Resources, Kinross Gold, DeBeers and Rand Mines as well as provided engineering services to international mining clients while with SNC Lavalin and Hatch.
Sara is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder with extensive capital markets experience, having worked over twenty years as a sell-side equity research analyst with Canaccord Genuity and an investment banking analyst with Wood Gundy and Kidder Peabody. During her career, Sara followed a broad range of industries, with a specific focus on emerging companies and technologies where she was recognized numerous times for being a top stock picker by StarMine. For the last five years, Sara has been applying her skills and experience as a strategic advisor and corporate director.
David Kratochvil, President & CEO
David rejoined the company in March 2014. He previously held the positions President & CTO and President & COO. Since first joining the company in 2001, David has been instrumental in the commercial development of BQE Water's process technologies and has overseen plant design, engineering and operations. David received his PhD from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, BioEngineering from McGill University in Montreal and has 20+ years experience in wastewater treatment and chemical processing.
Heman Wong, CFO
Heman oversees financial management, internal controls, financial reporting, investor relations and corporate administration for the company. He has 10 years of experience in both private and public companies in the environmental sector. Heman is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University.
Jon Reynolds, Vice President, Projects
Jon is responsible for management of the engineering team and project execution. A registered Professional Engineer in BC, Jon holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has over 10 years of experience in the oil sands, gas processing, power generation and mining industries.
Oscar Lopez, General Manager Latin America
Oscar is responsible for BQE Water's business development and project management activities in Chile and South America. Oscar is a Chemical Engineer with 20+ years experience in the chemical and metallurgical industry.
Songlin Ye, Vice President, Asia
Songlin is responsible for the company’s operations and development projects in China. Songlin holds degrees in Environmental Engineering from universities in Canada and China, and has 20+ years experience in the environmental field.