John Negrin, President
Mr. Negrin, formerly the President of the Aquilini Renewable Energy division of the Aquilini Investment Group, brings >25 years of experience in areas of waste and renewable energy, water resources, waste water, and waste management. He responsibilities include business development, implementation, operation, and advancement of renewable energy technologies. Mr. Negrin has built, owned, operated and maintained waste facilities specializing in waste recycling and energy conversion. Mr. Negrin has worked across South East Asia, China, ASEAN, and Japan for waste conversion to energy projects as well as other specialized projects. He is an active member of the Environmental Manager’s Association of British Columbia (EMA) and member of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA).
Rick Matis, Chief Executive Officer
Rick Matis is the founder and President of Tilt‐Tech Construction Ltd., a large construction and development company located in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Rick and his company have over 30‐years’ experience in the development and construction of major projects across Canada. Mr. Matis has extensive experience in materials handling and recycling as well as mining, agriculture, and environmental restoration projects. He has extensive experience in project management, heavy equipment, facilities design, civil works, procurement, and construction of waste recycling projects and material handling projects. His experience also includes project management and procurement of a waste‐to‐energy and waste recycling project located in the Philippines.
Richard Haywood, Vice President Logistics
Richard Haywood, currently the owner and President of Northwest Orient Group has been in this role for over 35 years providing extensive international heavy equipment products and services. Richard’s expertise includes the procurement of heavy equipment and parts from both foreign and domestic markets, plus management experience in road building, forestry and logistics.
Richard specializes in creating unique solutions for resource based businesses and infrastructure construction projects, his responsibilities have included overseeing undertakings located in isolated areas reliant on barging, helicopter and aircraft transport. His entrepreneurial ventures, which have all included significant investment, encompass land development, mining, treatment plants, and wood chips for BC pulp mills.
Richard has had the distinguished honour of being both founder and owner of a Samsung/Volvo heavy equipment dealership that became the “6th Fastest Growing Company in Canada,” according to the Profit 100 List. Richard’s extensive knowledge and credibility in the equipment industry has enabled him to offer consulting services in mining, pipeline construction, forestry and energy.
Additionally Richard was the founding partner of Continental Environmental Systems, a company that developed processes to deal with waste disposal in Vancouver, BC, utilized by the Genstar Group. Richard was also the founding partner of “KMC Energy Ltd.” later merging into “Wind River Power Corp” (Calgary Alberta), a privately owned green energy company focused on run of river and wind power. Richard’s special interests include waste-to-energy, cold storage, and aqua farming.
Mr. Marty Stimson, Director of Technology
Mr. Stimson has over 35 years of new product development and manufacturing engineering experience in a variety of heavy equipment industries. And over 20 years in the design, development, installation and operation of environmental recycling and remediation systems, wind turbine and power distribution systems, nuclear power plant design and operation, and waste to energy plants including environmental compliance regulations and permitting. His project experiences include both commercial and military applications for companies such as Raytheon, Siemens, and United Technologies.