Guy Nelson, Non-executive Chairman, Director
Mr. Nelson is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Corporation. He is also Executive Chairman and CEO of Empire Industries, Ltd. (EIL.TSXV) since 2006 and Chairman of Better Work Place Inc. since 2001. He was the CEO and Director of Associated Proteins LP from 2004 to 2007, Vice President and Director of Bracknell Corporation between 1991 and 1997 and VP Investments, Cavendish Investing Ltd. from 1988 to 1991. Guy holds an MBA from the Ivey Business School and a B.Comm from University of Alberta.
James Chui, Director
Mr. Chui has been Chairman and CEO of Excellence Raise Overseas Limited since 2013. He has been Chairman and President at Sino-Pacific Agency Partners (Hong Kong) Limited since 2010. He also serves as a Director of Beijing You Peng Technology Co., Ltd. which is one of the largest Internet TV platform in China and Empire Industries Ltd. He is the Chief of Business Development of United Biomedical Group Inc., and also serves as Director of its subsidiary United BioPharma Inc. Mr. Chui graduated from the Shanghai University of Science and Technology in 1985 with a Bachelor of Material Science.
George Tai, Corporate Secretary, Director
Since September 2017, Mr. Tai has been a partner at Dentons Canada LLP, a business law firm based in Calgary, AB Prior thereto, since 2006, Mr. Tai was a partner at Carscallen LLP, a business law firm based in Calgary, AB. He specializes in mergers, acquisitions & divestitures, securities and corporate finance, intellectual property, oil & gas/energy, and corporate governance issues. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, having been called to the bar in 1992. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Toronto as well as a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario.
Darrick Evong, Director
Mr. Evong has been Chief Executive Officer of Cordy Oilfield Services Inc., a public energy services company listed on the TSXV, since September 2016. He is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Chartered Business Valuator. From 2014 to 2016, he was President of Darsha Business consulting, a consultancy that provides strategic and financial services to small and medium sized businesses, including Cordy, that provides truck mounted equipment services like hydrovac excavation. From 2008, through 2014, he was Director of Financial Products at Mullen Group Ltd., a TSX company that provides freight transportation services and other transportation and logistical services. Prior to this, Mr. Evong served in progressively senior financial positions at various publicly traded energy businesses, as well as serving at Ernst & Young LLP as an accountant and corporate finance analyst.
Daniel Wu, Director
President of Shanghai World Trade Resources Group Co., Ltd., a private investing company, since March 2016; General Manager of Shanghai Kaya Management Consultancy Co., Ltd., a private consulting company, from January 2005 to December 2015.
Robert Marshall, Director
Sr. Project Director – Pipelines of WorleyParsons, since 2007 and Director of Empire Industries Ltd., a public steel fabrication and engineering company listed on the TSXV, since 2007. Robert is a professional engineer (BSc. CE; M.Eng.) with over 40 years of experience in the Oil and Gas engineering, procurement, construction management industry, working on major domestic and international pipeline and civil projects.
Bill Rollins, Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer of Tornado. Previously president of the Tornado business unit of Empire Industries since 2007. From 1985 to 2007, Chief Executive Officer of Tornado Technologies Inc and its predecessor companies.
Al Robertson, Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer of Tornado since July 2017. Prior to this he was Chief Financial Officer of CYGAM Energy Inc., a TSX Venture Exchange listed oil and gas company with operations in Tunisia and Italy. From 1982 to 1996, he had a 14-year career culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nowsco Well Service Ltd., a TSX and NASDAQ listed oilfield service company with operations in Canada, the US and internationally. He is also a former Director and Chairman of the audit committee of Wentworth Resources Ltd (formerly Artumas Group Inc.), an Oslo listed public company involved in oil and gas and power generation, with operations in East Africa. Mr. Robertson is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.