Proven plasma torch processes for US military, 3D powders for aircraft engines and solar grade silicon metal for solar industry
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
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 Communications
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.
Mtre Ilario Antonio Gualtieri
Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Mtre Ilario Antonio Gualtieri joined PyroGenesis Canada Inc. in November 2017 as in-house Legal Counsel. Mtre Gualtieri is responsible for providing advice on a wide range of matters, including securities, regulation, corporate finance, corporate governance and corporate disclosures, contracts, employment, real-estate, intellectual property and promotional material. He is also responsible for reviewing, drafting and developing legal documentation as well as engaging in contract negotiations in support of business objectives. Furthermore, Mtre Gualtieri takes on the added responsibilities of Corporate Secretary and is a member of the Strategic Management Team which is responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the Company’s business plan.
After obtaining his law degree (LL.L) from the University of Ottawa in 1983 and being admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1984, Mtre Gualtieri began his law career as a litigation lawyer, during which time he spent ten years from 1990 to 2000 with Deveau Avocats. He continued to be part of Deveau Avocats thereafter as a sole legal practitioner until November 2017.
In addition to his litigation practice Mtre Gualtieri has represented clients in various commercial and corporate files including mergers and acquisitions, sale of shares agreements, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, and the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements.