Mr. Paquette has served on the Board of Directors of the Company since 1994. He was elected as President of the Corporation in 1999. He is recognized as a relationship and business builder.
Mr. Paquette’s key responsibilities include project management, company development and financing. He takes a hands-on approach and was instrumental in developing the Company’s Bromley Creek Zeolite Mine. His experience and managerial skills are now focused on the further development and growth of the Bromley Creek and Sun Group Zeolite Projects.
He has assembled highly capable teams for each of the projects and has been the driving force in moving the Company forward. He is now leading Canadian Zeolite toward becoming Canada’s number one zeolite producer.
Dianne Szigety brings over 22 years of extensive experience in corporate governance and management, ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements for public and private companies. She is a Fellow with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and has been a Director and Officer of several publicly listed companies.
As Corporate Secretary for Canadian Zeolite Corp., Ms. Szigety handles share transactions, annual shareholder meetings, attendance at board and committee meetings, as well as liaising with the company’s lawyers, auditors and regulatory personnel.
Mr. Groenewald brings over fifteen years experience in the commercial environment. Before moving to Canada in 2002, he was involved in his own business in South Africa. He graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa in 1987 and completed his articles with Ironside Greenwood, a firm of public accountants in Johannesburg.
His focus more recently has been on providing accounting and management consulting services to several corporations in the lower mainland area of Vancouver.
Mr. Schneider brings years of experience in the mining industry and since 1975 has owned and operated an organic orchard in the Okanagan. In addition, he is President and owner of Direct Organics Plus Ltd., a packager and seller of organic fruit and vegetables including Twisted Hills Cider. Mr. Schneider is a past Director of the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society and Certified Organics Association of BC. He currently serves as the Executive Director for the Small Scale Food Processors Association.
Mr. David Kepkay, has over 20 years experience in sales, marketing and technical support of CADD (computer aided design and drafting) computer workstations and local area network installations. Mr. Kepkay served for 12 years with one of Western Canada’s largest AutoCAD dealers in a sales and support capacity. Mr. Kepkay has organizational skills and the ability to help develop new markets that blend the use of technology and industrial minerals in creating environmental responsible solutions.
Mr. Kepkay holds a Diploma in Business Administration and Computer Sciences from Capilano College in North Vancouver, British Columbia which he obtained in 1979. Mr. Kepkay has been an Independent Director since 2000.
Dr. Kazemian is an internationally renowned scientist with a PhD in Analytical (Material) Chemistry. Over the course of his 26 years working with zeolite, he has published over 150 zeolite related articles in the form of books, patents and papers.
Mr. Haanstra has been employed with Maple Reinders Group of Companies for over 42 years, starting as the Chief of Estimator, Project and Procurement Manager in 1971. From 1989 to 2015 he served as Vice President of Environment Construction and Development. He has gained invaluable experience over these years in numerous facets of environmental and building construction. His expertise in value engineering combined with an excellent understanding of process requirements gives him the ability to direct design toward the most cost effective solutions.
He has been involved in the construction of over 400 Compost, Biogas, Water and Wastewater treatment and transmission systems, as well as having directed construction of over 50 industrial and commercial facilities and the introduction of 4 new environmentally and economically efficient technologies.
Mr. Haanstra was appointed as an adviser to the Board of Canadian Zeolite Corp. on June 28, 2016.
Dr. Rodriquez-Fuentes is one of the world’s leading experts in the applications of natural zeolite. He is a Doctor in Science at the Zeolite Engineering Laboratory, Material Science and Technology Institute, University of Havana, Cuba. Throughout his impressive 40 year career he has designed and developed new zeolitic materials for the medical, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries and for troubleshooting environmental pollution.
Patrick F. O’Hara PhD – USA
R. Tim Henneberry P. GEO – Canada
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