BluMetric Announces the Appointment of New Directors
Ottawa – March 30, 2017 – BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSX.V: BLM), an Ottawa-based cleantech company, announces the election of its board of directors at its fiscal 2016 annual and special meeting of shareholders.
The following six individuals were elected to BluMetric’s Board: Ronald Donaldson, Hubert Fleming, Vijay Jog, Jane Pagel, Geoff Simonett, and Roger Woeller. Messrs. Donaldson, Fleming, and Jog are new directors, subject to TSX Venture approval. Brief bios are appended below.
Mr. Donaldson is a professional geoscientist who has been working in the earth science field for more than 30 years, 25 of which he has spent as an employee of BluMetric and its affiliates. He was VP of Operations for the WESA Group Inc. between 2008 and 2012, and is now responsible for the management of individual projects and client portfolios for multiple sites in multiple jurisdictions, for which he develops and implements comprehensive project management plans. Mr. Donaldson has been a member of and chaired municipal and institutional advisory committees, and has a deep understanding of the professional service sector in which BluMetric operates.
Hubert (Hu) L. Fleming:
Dr. Fleming is a water and wastewater consultant with a history of leading strategic planning and investment management for global water/infrastructure-based firms. He was Global Director for Hatch Ltd., and formerly Vice President of Zenon Environmental and President of Severn Trent Services. He has served on various US and global organizations, including US EPA, WHO and NATO. He is also the author or co-author of several books, including the Membrane Handbook. Dr. Fleming holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program from the Harvard Business School.
Dr. Jog is the founder and president of Corporate Renaissance Group (CRGroup), a firm dedicated to driving better business management and performance. He also serves as the Chancellor’s Professor at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. Dr. Jog’s consulting career is global and spans more than 25 years. His clients include private and public companies, major federal government departments, and many other public sector and not-for-profit organizations worldwide. As an academic, Dr. Jog has written five books/monographs, and was recognized as a “Leader in Management Education” in Canada by the National Post in a Canada-wide competition. Dr. Jog is a chemical engineer with a Masters in chemical engineering followed by an MBA and a Ph.D. in Finance.
Ms Pagel has held numerous executive positions in both government and the private sector. She was selected to be part of Canada’s Diversity 50 2013 list of board candidates, and has served on many public, private, and not-for-profit boards. She was interim president and CEO at Sustainable Development Technology Canada from June 2014 to June 2015. Prior to that, she was president and CEO of the Ontario Clean Water Agency from 2010 until her retirement in early 2014. Previous industry positions held by Ms Pagel include Principal Government and Industrial Relations at Stantec; Senior Vice President and Principal at Jacques Whitford; Vice President Government Relations at Philip Services; and president of Zenon Environmental Laboratories.
Mr. Simonett is an accomplished entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience operating and financing early-stage companies. As an operator, Mr. Simonett has founded, built, and successfully exited five companies in industries including software, marketing, and financial services. As an investor, advisor, or board member, Mr. Simonett has participated in dozens of companies, primarily in IT and cleantech. Mr. Simonett is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the RIC Centre in Mississauga, and is also a board member at Method Integration as well as acting as consultant / mentor to multiple early-stage technology companies.
Mr. Woeller has served as BluMetric’s CEO and Board of Directors member since March 2014. Both a hydrogeologist and a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 35 years of experience in the environmental science industry, Mr. Woeller led the development of the WESA Group of Companies as CEO from 2001 to 2012, providing leadership that drove steady growth, identified new service areas, developed new markets, and promoted innovative thinking throughout the company. He has worked both domestically and abroad in senior management positions, supporting the work of BluMetric’s engineers and scientists in the constantly evolving environmental consulting, water and wastewater treatment, and occupational health and safety businesses.
About BluMetric Environmental Inc.
BluMetric Environmental Inc. is a publicly traded cleantech company with a portfolio of industry-leading products, processes, and services in the environment sciences and engineering sectors. We take pride in our strong record of providing sustainable solutions to the world’s environmental challenges. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, BluMetric’s award-winning team of industry experts serves clients in Canada, the United States, and Central America.
For more information, visit www.blumetric.ca, or please contact:
Roger Woeller, CEO
BluMetric Environmental Inc.
Tel: 613.839.3053 x242
Robin M. Sundstrom
IRonside Investor Relations