Board of Directors
James E. Paulson
Chairman, Calgary, Alberta
James Paulson has been the President or Vice-President of Yellowbird Products Ltd., a private holding company since 1976 and is the Chairman of the Corporation. He is an officer and director of private companies with interests in real estate, oil and gas, technology, and financial investments. He received his B. Comm. from the University of Calgary in 1970 and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario in 1972.
Peter O. Paulson
Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and Director , Calgary, Alberta
Peter Paulson has been the President or Vice-President of Yellowbird Products Ltd., a private holding company since 1976 and is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of the Corporation. He has developed and/or patented new technologies or products in several different industries. Yellowbird is a holding company with interests in real estate, oil and gas and technology. He is the inventor of the Company's patented SoundPrint® technology. Mr. Paulson's technologies have received national and international recognition from industry and research organizations. He received a B.Sc. (Physics) in 1969 from the University of Calgary.
Michael M. Kanovsky
Director and Chairman of Audit Committee, Member of Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Calgary, Alberta
Michael Kanovsky is a professional engineer in mechanical engineering from Queen's University and obtained an M.B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. Mr. Kanovsky was Vice President of Corporate Finance for Western Canada for a large Canadian investment dealer, prior to co-founding Northstar Energy Corporation in 1978. Mr. Kanovsky served on Northstar Energy Corporation's Board of Directors until it was acquired by Devon Energy Corporation in 1998. Mr. Kanovsky is currently active in the energy industry and is currently a director of Devon Energy Corporation, Arc Resources Ltd., Bonavista Petroleum Corporation , TransAlta Corporation and several private companies.
David H. McDermid
Director and Member of Audit, Compensation, and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Calgary, Alberta
David McDermid received his BA and LLB from the University of Alberta and LLM from the London School of Economics. He practised law with Bennett Jones LLP and was a partner and chief operating partner of that firm at the time of his retirement in 2000. He is now President and a major shareholder in Ghost River Investments Ltd. a private holding company with interests in a diverse portfolio of public and private investments. He is an officer and director of various private companies as well as an officer and director of several not-for-profit organizations.
Charles W. Fischer
Director and Chair of Compensation Committee, and Member of Audit Committee, Calgary, Alberta
Charles W. Fischer of Calgary, Alberta, graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1971, and again with a Masters of Business Administration in 1982. Mr. Fischer was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexen Inc., from 2001 to 2008. Since 1994, Mr. Fischer held various executive positions within Nexen Inc., including the positions of Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in which he was responsible for all Nexen's conventional oil and gas business in Western Canada, the US Gulf Coast and all international locations, as well as oil sands, marketing and information systems activities worldwide. Prior thereto, Mr. Fischer held positions with Dome Petroleum Ltd, Hudson's Bay Oil & Gas Ltd., Bow Valley Industry Ltd., Sproule Associates Ltd. and Encor Energy Ltd. Other public and private company board memberships include Enbridge Inc., Enbridge Commercial Trust (a subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund), Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc., Summerland Energy Inc., Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environment Solutions, and Climate Change and Emission Management Corporation. Mr. Fischer also sits on several non-profit boards.
Director and Chair of Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Member of Compensation Committee, Toronto, Ontario
Mr. MacDonald is a co-founder of McRock Capital and was previously a Partner with Emerald Technology Ventures. He previously served as Chairman of RuggedCom (TSX:RCM) and SynapSense Corporation and was a Director for The Pressure Pipe Inspection Company, SoftSwitching Technologies Inc., Solicore Inc, WatrHub Inc., and Vaperma Inc. Mr. MacDonald also previously held the position of Managing Director in the venture capital subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation, a large North American electrical utility.
Dr. Helge Daebel
Director, Berlin, Germany
Dr. Daebel is currently an Investment Director with Emerald, a leading venture capital fund focused exclusively on the clean technology sector. Dr. Daebel has been responsible for the water sector within Emerald – defining strategy, driving investment processes and supporting portfolio companies. He has acted as an advisor and board observer to inge watertechnologies, AquaSpy, The Pressure Pipe Inspection Company (“PPIC”) and Takadu. Prior to joining Emerald, he conducted research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (eawag) in the Environmental Engineering Division.