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Our Technology

Plasco employs a patented process that efficiently recycles heat from the process to gasify the waste and then uses the unique characteristics of plasma to refine the gaseous product into a clean, consistent syngas.

 
 

Our Leadership Team

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Raymond Floyd

President and Chief Executive Officer

Raymond Floyd

Raymond Floyd

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ray is currently President and CEO of Plasco Energy Group Inc. Ray has previously held officer roles with Exxon Mobil and Suncor Energy, where he was most recently Senior Vice President, with responsibility for Suncor’s Oil Sands assets in Fort McMurray, Canada.

For more than thirty years, in several different industries, Ray has led some of the world’s largest and most complex industrial operations to deliver publicly recognized, industry-best performance.

Ray is acknowledged as an early adopter and one of the most successful practitioners, as well as a seminal thought leader in creating the strategy, tactics, practice and culture of Operational Excellence.

Ray is the only person in the energy industry to be inducted into the Manufacturing Hall of Fame. He is also the only person in any industry with Shingo Prize recognition for both “Operational Excellence” and “Research and Publication”, as well as the only person to earn the “America’s Best” designation in both discrete and process manufacturing.

During 24 years with Exxon, Ray led six different entities, each of which was publicly recognized for performance that was the best in industry. After retiring from Exxon, Ray had responsibility for Suncor’s Oil Sands Group assets and led them to industry best performance.

Ray is now a board director of Karnalyte Resources (TSX) and Plasco Energy Group (PE). Ray has NFP experience as director and chair of the United Way (collaborative) and Exxon’s Credit Union (financial) as well as FP JV boards with both Exxon and Suncor, including the board of Syncrude Canada, Canada’s sixth largest industrial. Ray has demonstrated sufficient credibility to lead best in class operating performance by influence from the board room in the same way he led it as an executive.
Ray has received Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Juris Doctor degrees as well as executive education at the most prestigious institutions in Japan and Europe.

Chris Terajewicz

Executive Vice President, Operations

J. Chris Terajewicz

Chris Terajewicz

Executive Vice President, Engineering and Operations

Mr. Chris Terajewicz joins the Plasco team with successful experience in engineering, project management, power plant construction management and operations, and is a senior construction industry executive with extensive international experience.

Mr. Terajewicz brings
a wealth of experience, most recently from his time at Verenium Corporation, where he held the position of Senior Vice President Engineering & Construction. At Verenium Corporation, he developed and implemented a successful recovery plan for the completion of engineering, construction, and start up of the 1.2 million gallon per year ethanol facility in Louisiana.

Prior to Verenium Corporation, Mr. Terajewicz worked at the SHAW group, where he was the Project Director for Flue Gas Desulfurization Projects. Before that, he worked at Intergen as Senior Vice President, Construction and Operations. At Intergen, he was one of the original Executives, charged with forming and organizing an
international power generation firm, which built and operated power plants in many international locations. Mr. Terajewicz holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering in Marine Engineering and also has a certificate from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

Xiaomei Shi

Senior Vice President, Plasco China

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Xiaomei Shi

Senior Vice President, Plasco China

Xiaomei Shi was appointed Senior Vice President of Plasco China in August 2013. Since 2010, Xiaomei has led a professional team in China to develop the market and promote Plasco’s technology in greater China. Ms. Shi has over 16 years of extensive experience at the executive management level in Canadian industry. She has worked in the clean tech, telecommunications and IT industries. Ms Shi had also been engaged in three start-up companies as co-founder and VP of Business development. In these roles, Ms. Shi worked to bridge the cultural divide between Canada and China to assist Canadian technology companies entering the Chinese market. Born in Beijing , P. R. China, , Ms. Shi earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering in China and received a Master of Science Degree from Queen’s University, Canada.

Alisdair McLean

Senior Vice President, Project Development

Alisdair McLean

Alisdair McLean

Senior Vice President, Project Development

Mr. Alisdair McLean has held engineering and leadership positions in the chemical, medical products, fibre-optics and waste conversion industries. Mr. McLean has nineteen years of experience building technology teams, leading development projects, transferring R&D projects to Operations, and starting-up overseas manufacturing operations.

Marc Bacon

Vice President, Engineering

Marc Bacon

Marc Bacon

Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Marc Bacon came to Plasco Energy Group as Vice President, Engineering, from the Patella Group, where he held the position of Executive Vice President. Mr. Bacon also has seven years of experience with Fabgroups Technologies, where he was Corporate Director, R&D, Engineering and Business Development and spearheaded the successful development of the plasma assisted oxidation process for municipal sludge. Prior to that, he held positions in engineering and operations management with Ingersoll-Rand, and was President of his own privately held engineering firm.

Mr. Bacon graduated with a BSc. in Electrical Engineering (Summa cum Laude) and a BSc., Welding Engineering (Magna cum Laude) from Le Tourneau University in Longview, Texas. Subsequently, he received his MBA (Summa cum Laude) from the same University in the fall of 2006. Mr. Bacon is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec and Professional Engineers Ontario.

Andreas Tsangaris

Chief Scientist

Andreas Tsangaris

Andreas Tsangaris

Chief Scientist

Mr. Andreas Tsangaris is a Master of Mechanical Engineering and a Professional Engineer. He is the co-inventor of Plasco Energy Group Inc.’s technology along with Mr. George Carter., and has led plasma research at Plasco Energy Group’s facility since 1981.

Mr. Tsangaris is also responsible for the day to day engineering operations at the plant. He is well respected in the international plasma community and has appeared at many seminars where he has presented papers. Mr. Tsangaris is now recognized as a leading authority in plasma processing.

Edmond Chiasson

Vice President of Government Relations, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications

Edmond Chiasson

Edmond Chiasson

Vice President of Government Relations, Public Affairs and Corporate Communications

Mr. Edmond Chiasson brings extensive public affairs and political experience to the Plasco Energy Group Inc. team. He has worked in Ottawa as a political advisor in Canada’s Federal Government and was actively engaged in Liberal Party politics including leadership campaigns during the 1980’s. After joining the public affairs world in 1991 in Ottawa, he subsequently cofounded his own firm, Global Public Affairs in 1995. This Company became a market leader in Ottawa and then expanded to other Canadian Provinces. Mr. Chiasson sold his interest in 2005. He is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School in Halifax, Nova Scotia where he practiced corporate commercial law and public policy law over a 10 year period.

Pierre Nicol

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Pierre Nicol

Pierre Nicol

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development

Mr. Pierre Nicol is Plasco’s Vice President Legal and Corporate Secretary. He joined Plasco in 2008. Mr. Nicol leads Plasco’s legal team and is responsible for all local and international legal matters pertaining to the company and its subsidiaries. Among other things, he plays an instrumental role in structuring projects and strategic partnerships in America, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Nicol began his career in 1996. Prior to joining Plasco he practiced business law at McCarthy Tetrault and at CGI Group Inc. where he developed a broad corporate and business law experience, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, venture capital financing, corporate reorganizations, private equity financing, large IT outsourcing transactions and risk management.

Don Habbick

Chief Financial Officer

Don Habbick

Don Habbick

Chief Financial Officer

Don has over 20 years of experience in a variety of business and financial roles, most recently as CFO of Ocean Nutrition, which was the world’s largest supplier of Omega-3 EPA/DHA ingredients to dietary supplement and food manufacturing markets before its sale to Royal DSM in 2012. Other companies in Don’s professional history include Concert Industries; Ernst & Young; and KPMG. Don attended the University of Saskatchewan and holds CP and CPA designations.