Proven plasma torch processes for US military, 3D powders for aircraft engines and solar grade silicon metal for solar industry
A world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of plasma atomized metal powders, environmentally friendly plasma waste-to-energy systems and clean plasma torch products
P. Peter Pascali
President & Chief Executive Officer
After graduating with an MBA from McGill University, Montreal in 1983, Mr. Pascali became an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions and then public offerings. He initially worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia and then, in 1987, joined Westpac Banking Corporation. In 1989, he was recruited by DeGeorge Financial Corporation as a strategic advisor. Mr. Pascali joined the Corporation in 1992 where he has been responsible for developing the business strategy and marketing focus for commercializing the Corporation’s technologies and running the business. Mr. Pascali continues to develop the Corporation’s strategy and oversee the operational management as the President and Chief Executive Officer. In his leadership role, Mr. Pascali spearheads the Strategic Management Team which is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the company’s business plans.
Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategist
Mr. Pierre Carabin, Eng., has over twenty five years of experience in process engineering and environmental technologies. Throughout his 18 years at PyroGenesis, he has been instrumental in the development of the Company’s various technology platforms. He is the inventor or co-inventor of nearly forty pending and issued patents relating to high temperature chemical processes. As Chief Technology Officer, he leads PyroGenesis’ engineering team in the design and development of plasma systems, and is also member of the Company’s Strategic Management Team which is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the Company’s business plan.
Prior to joining PyroGenesis in 1998, Pierre worked in the pulp and paper industry for 8 years, notably developing paper recycling machinery. Pierre holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with honors from McGill University, and, to date, he has contributed in more than 50 technical communications for various journals and at technical conferences. As member of the OIQ, Pierre also volunteers for the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA), Quebec Section, and for the International Thermal Treatment Technologies Conference.
Vice President, Sales
Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Engineering from McGill University in 1997, Massimo pursued a career in the Aerospace industry. For roughly 10 years, Massimo contributed to the advancement of aerospace applications in such disciplines as flight simulation and engine controls. Much of this time was spent working for corporations such as CAE and Pratt & Whitney. In 2004, Massimo pursued his MBA at McGill University with a particular focus on Finance and International Business. Upon completing his MBA, Massimo immersed himself into the metal powders market for the Additive Manufacturing sector. Today, Massimo is responsible for driving PyroGenesis’ sales activity in all of its core areas of business; particularly, Additive Manufacturing.
Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategic Business Development
After graduating with a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in 2009, Ms. Rodayna Kafal took on a lead role in process engineering at the Natural Gas Technologies Centre in Montreal, where she was responsible for managing a number of high level projects. Thereafter, she enrolled in a two-year graduate program in Industrial Engineering and Project Management at École Polytechnique de Montréal.
Rodayna has joined PyroGenesis with a strong background in process engineering, combined with practical experience in sales, promotional activities and business relations. Over the years, she has helped represent the views of the investor community to management teams in the development of corporate strategy across different markets, including North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Rodayna’s expertise has helped companies raise their profile with key stakeholders, i.e. investors, analysts, press, employees, and customers. As Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications, Rodayna oversees PyroGenesis’ complete investor relations program, while coordinating with the marketing team.
Andre Mainella, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Upon graduating from Concordia University, Andre has since then accumulated over 20 years of experience in accounting. Andre began his career at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. As a senior audit manager, he worked on a diverse list of audit and non-audit related mandates for private and publicly-traded companies. His broad experience includes clients in various business sectors such as manufacturing, distribution, retail, real estate and airlines. Andre had the opportunity to assist in the implementation of accounting standards, initial public offerings as well as business acquisitions and divestitures.
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Mr. McCormick has held senior roles in corporate strategy, innovation, and communications for more than 25 years. As a management consultant, he provided advisory services for organizations across financial service, heavy industry, and public sectors, including Enbridge, the Red Cross, the Government of Ontario, and Manulife. As Vice President of Strategy for Meridian, Canada’s second largest credit union with CDN$28bn in assets under management, Mr. McCormick led strategic expansion, partnership, and business-line diversification initiatives during that company’s period of rapid growth. Previously, as President of a large strategy and communications firm, Mr. McCormick managed the company’s decade-long growth from a 4-person start-up to a staff of 50+, serving multi-national clients including John Hancock, Celestica, Husky, GMAC, Dell, and the Government of Qatar. Having started his career as a business writer, Steve has developed official policy, strategy, and position papers for government, legal, and regulatory bodies; has acted as a strategic advisor for CEOs, government agencies, and political candidates; and has represented organizations in regulatory, governmental, and public-facing environments as senior executive in charge and board member.
Me Audrey Haligua
Me Audrey Haligua joined PyroGenesis Canada Inc. in 2022 as in-house General Counsel. She is also a member of the Strategic Management Group which is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the Company’s business plan.
Me Haligua is responsible for identifying, assessing and managing legal, reputational and regulatory risks for the Company and providing guidance on a variety of legal matters, including securities, corporate governance, contracts, employment and intellectual property. She is also responsible for drafting legal procedures and documents as well as engaging in contract negotiations with business partners and clients in support of the business objectives of the Company.
Ben Naccarato, CPA, CMA
Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Compensation Committee and Director
Mr. Naccarato, CPA, CMA, is the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at PermaFix Environmental Services Inc., a NASDAQ listed environmental services company, providing unique radioactive mixed and industrial waste management services. Mr. Naccarato brings to the Board of Directors of the Company more than 30 years of experience in senior financial positions in the environmental industry. Mr. Naccarato is a graduate from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance Degree as well as being a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant (CPA, CMA).
Ms. Ramsey holds undergraduate degrees in Economics, Engineering and an MBA. She brings manufacturing experience from Caterpillar Tractor Company, J.I. Case and more recently served as the Site Manager and Associate Director of Engineering for Edgewood Chemical Biological Center’s site at the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois. She was responsible for strategic planning, budgeting, engineering support and testing, quality assurance and information technology solutions to a variety of customers.
Andrew Abdalla, CPA, CA
Chair of the Audit Committee, Member of the Compensation Committee, Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Director
Mr. Abdalla, CPA, CA, is a partner at MNP, a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Mr. Abdalla brings to the Board of Directors of the Company more than 20 years of strategic planning, and tax advice, with a specific focus on sales and income tax, acquisitions and divestitures, business valuations, corporate reorganizations and spinoffs. Mr. Abdalla received his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation in 1987. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a graduate diploma in public accounting from Concordia University in Montreal.
Robert M. Radin
Chair of the Compensation Committee, Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Director
Mr. Radin has recently retired from the U.S. Army after serving for over 35 years and attaining the rank of Major General. His last assignment was as the U.S. Army Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, (Logistics), the Pentagon, Washington, DC. In this position he was responsible for policy development, strategic planning and budget programming for distribution, logistics force structure, readiness reporting, Army pre-positions stocks, contingency contracting and support of U.S. Army worldwide operations. Prior to joining the Army Staff, he served as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command at Rock Island, Illinois. Other key assignments include: Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Logistics for the U.S. Army Materiel Command form 2005 to 2007; Commanding General of the Joint Munitions Command form 2004 to 2005; and from 2003 to 2004 was deployed to Kuwait as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command-SWA and was responsible for support of U.S. land forces in Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan and Djibouti. After retiring from the Army in June 2011, he founded Radin & Associates Consulting, LLC, a firm that assists clients with supply chain related issues. Mr. Radin has graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds postgraduate degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology and the National Defense University.
Dr. Virendra Jha
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, Member of the Compensation Committee, and Director
Dr. Jha, Member of the order of Canada, has over 42 years of experience in the Canadian Space Program ranging from in-depth engineering work to senior management positions in both the Private and the Public Sectors. Dr. Jha began his space career in 1972 when he joined the Aerospace group of RCA Limited Montreal, which later became Spar Aerospace Limited. In 1988, he became the Director of Engineering at Spar Aerospace Limited. In 1991 Dr. Jha joined the Canadian Space Agency as Director of the Space Mechanics Group. In 1996, he was promoted to the position of Director General, Space Technologies Branch of the CSA. From 2003 till 2008, he was the Vice-President responsible for Science, Technology and Programs at the Canadian Space Agency. As Vice President, Dr. Jha provided strategic direction, vision and leadership to all core technical sectors of the Agency. From November 2005 until February 2006, Dr. Jha also served as the Acting President of the Canadian Space Agency. He was Chief Engineering Adviser at the Canadian Space Agency until his retirement in 2014.
Dr. Jha received his B. Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi India, his Master’s degree in Mechanical engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, and his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada and the C.Dir. (Chartered Director) Degree from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. Dr. Jha’s technical contributions in Canadian Space Program as well as in International Space activities have been significant. His leadership and commitment to the profession is reflected by his recognition and active participation in many groups, committees and advisory boards.
Dr. Jha currently serves as a director on the Board of the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (“AECL”), a Canadian federal Crown Corporation and Canada’s largest nuclear science and technology laboratory.