Jeremy Kendall has served as Chairman of the Company since December 1985. Past Directorships include; Chairman of the Board of SunOpta, a manufacturer and distributor of organic foods and other products. Director and Chairman of Opta Minerals, a manufacturer of industrial minerals, Director and Chairman of Easton Minerals Ltd., a mineral exploration company, and Director of Asia Biochem Inc., Director and Chairman BI Inc., producer of electronic home incarceration products; Director of Brigdon Resources Inc., an oil and gas exploration company. Mr. Kendall is also a Director of a number of private and charitable organizations.
Eric Caton, President & CEO of the Company, has served as a Director since February 1991. He joined Jemtec in 1987 as Vice President Sales, then as General Manager and now President and CEO. He led Jemtec’s successful Public Private Partnership (P3) with the government of Ontario, the first such partnership in Canada. He has designed and started Electronic Monitoring Home Incarceration Programs across Canada (starting in 1987) with British Columbia, Ontario, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territories, Nova Scotia and Manitoba. Prior thereto, Mr. Caton marketed hardware and service products for Control Data Canada from 1972 through 1987.
Leslie N. Markow is a CA, and CPA (Illinois) and has been a Director and Corporate Secretary at the Company since January 1994. She is the CFO of SolutionsforCO2 Inc., which is involved with carbon capture and utilization solutions, a member Clean Tech North, a cluster of clean technology companies in Toronto. Ms. Markow was a senior officer, CFO and assistant corporate secretary from 1991-2002 at SunOpta Inc., a Nasdaq/TSX listed company that principally manufactures and distributes organic products. She is a past President and a current member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Chapter and National Board of the Financial Executives International and a volunteer faculty member at the DeGroote Business School’s Directors College.
Cyril Ing is a retired Professional Engineer and was elected a Director in April 2000. He was an independent consultant specializing in engineering projects involving the combustion of biomass from May 1982 to August 1985. Mr. Ing retired from full time employment in March 1990. For the 10 years prior to retirement, he was President of the Conat Group, a holding company whose major subsidiary, Westair Systems Inc., is a distributor and manufacturer of industrial dehumidification equipment. Mr. Ing has also served on the Board of Directors for a number of public companies.
Gordon Baker was elected a Director of the Company in January 1994. He is a lawyer and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1983. Mr. Baker has extensive experience in the area of business and tax law with emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financing and structuring. He is a former Chairman, Tax Subsection, of the Ontario Branch of the Canadian Bar Association; a former Member of Canadian Bar Association, Ontario, Committee on Taxation; a past Committee Member of the Ontario Institute of Chartered Accountants and Canadian Bar Association, Ontario; Committee on Taxation. Mr. Baker also serves on a number of corporate boards and a number of boards or committees of political and social organizations.