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. George W. Poling
George is one of Canada’s leading experts in mineral processing and environmental management of mining operations with special emphasis on effluent treatment, tailings disposal, waste solids handling, land reclamation and acid drainage control. He is the Chairman of the Board of Intercontinental Potash Corp and is Professor Emeritus and the former Head of the Department of Mining and Mineral Processing Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
Clement A. Pelletier
Clem is a process chemist/metallurgist by training with 14 years of environmental industry experience with Inco (Vale Inco) and subsequently with US Borax (Rio Tinto) and Utah International (BHP Billiton). In 1981, he founded Rescan Environmental Services, a firm providing environmental services to the global metal and mining industry, now part of ERM. A Fellow of the Canadian Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (CIM), Clem has been recognized with a CIM Proficiency Medal for environmental contributions to the mining and minerals industry. Clem is also currently serving as a Director on the Board for Goldcorp.
Ron is a Chartered Accountant and past EVP and CFO at Newalta Corporation where he was part of the senior management team from 1984 to 2010. Under his guidance, Newalta grew from a small Alberta based industrial waste management company to a Canadian entity with a major focus on resource recovery from waste streams, with operations from coast to coast. Ron has extensive experience in finance and corporate reporting, insurance and risk management, treasury, commercial lending, taxation, corporate finance, investor relations and acquisitions.
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.
Dr. 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.
Paul Kim, CFO
Paul oversees the financial management, accounting, reporting activities, investor relations and corporate administration for the company. He has 15+ years experience in public practice and public companies. Paul is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
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, General Manager 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.