Mr. Gregory Clarkes
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Clarkes is an experienced financier with over 30 years’ experience in raising capital for private and public companies in the resource, industrial, entertainment and technology sectors. He has been a senior officer, director and major shareholder of many private and publicly listed companies. Mr. Clarkes provides leadership and direction leveraging his extensive capital markets, M&A and strategic planning experience.
He was the founder, director, and significant shareholder of Skye Resources Inc., which was sold to HudBay Minerals Inc. in 2008 for $460 million.
Mr. Gordon Driedger
Chief Operating Officer & President
Mr. Driedger is an award winning professional engineer with 35 years’ experience in design, management and construction of a diverse spectrum of industrial, institutional and civil projects including 20 years as founder/owner/manager of SILCO, an EPC firm; 10 years as VP, Project Delivery with Plenary Group, a leading North American developer of infrastructure utilizing public private partnerships; and 5 years in the role of Director, Project Management Office, University of Alberta, overseeing the University’s $2 billion capital program. He has successfully completed over 70 major capital projects to date.
Mr. Driedger has a comprehensive understanding of project lifecycle including engineering, financing, construction, commissioning and start-up. His extensive EPC experience also covers project risks and management, project governance/best practices and ethical tendering .
Mr. Rick Low
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Low has over 20 years of progressive management experience in various industries in Canada and in international markets. He has held both CFO and Board Member positions in various public companies in industries such as mining, manufacturing, and service, with a focus on debt financing and financial policy.
Mr. Low graduated with a Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree from the University of British Columbia, and is a qualified Chartered Professional Accountant (CA) with the Chartered Professional Accountants of B.C.
Mr. George Davidson
Executive Vice President
Mr. Davidson studied civil engineering at the University of Western Ontario prior to a 35 year career which includes extensive experience in major construction projects as a site engineer, estimator, project manager and president in both Canadian and North African multi-million dollar projects.
More recently, after obtaining his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, Mr. Davidson was VP Operations for a major North American supply chain company; has led the acquisitions team for both private and public companies; and led multiple commercial and industrial construction projects through planning, engineering design and implementation.
Mr. Mark Redcliffe
Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance
Mr. Redcliffe brings significant securities industry and venture investment banking experience to the Company and he will be instrumental in moving forward the construction of Gen III’s first Group III base oil re-refinery in Bowden, Alberta. Mr. Redcliffe sat on the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada’s Pacific District Council for several years, was the founding President & CEO of Jordan Capital Markets Inc. and was most recently the Executive Vice President responsible for P&L at Mackie Research Capital Corp. in British Columbia.
Mr. Redcliffe has 21 years-experience in the securities industry and holds both an MBA and the CPA, CMA designation. Mr. Redcliffe has established ties with Canadian and international private equity firms, investment dealers, family offices and high net worth individuals and has successfully overseen more than 500 private placements, Initial Public Offerings and cross-border advisory mandates.
Mr. Denis Dionne
Mr. Dionne is a chemical engineer with over 28 years of practice in the fields of refining, petrochemicals, energy, mining and metals and risks studies. During his first fifteen years of service, he gained production experience in the petrochemical industry, where he developed expertise in the optimization and improvement of facilities, feasibility and conceptual studies, construction, commissioning, problem solving and troubleshooting.
The skills he has achieved throughout the years include the coordination of process engineering deliverables for projects of more than $1B, Business Development in the sectors of Oil and Gas and well as Process Safety Management (PSM). Mr. Dionne is a certified PHA Team Leader (HAZID, HAZOP, What-if) and LOPA Analyst.
Mr. Zac Moore
Mr. Moore received a civil engineering degree from the University of Western Ontario and has since gained experience in structural design and construction project management working for premier stakeholders in the energy sector. He has spent considerable time working on remote sites in the Canadian oilsands constructing and commissioning billion-dollar treatment and processing facilities for world-class oil producers. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng) with The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).