Chairman of the Board
Mr. Gascon, the CEO of Mason Graphite, has over 20 years of experience in the Graphite & Carbon industries. He was the CEO of Stratmin Graphite which operates the Lac-des-Iles deposit; one of North America's only producing graphite mines. He was responsible for negotiating the complete take-over of Stratmin Graphite by Imerys SA, a world leader in Industrial Minerals, to form Timcal Graphite & Carbon.
Dr. Cameron Harris
Dr. Harris is the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Toronto PDC at SNC-Lavalin, formerly head of Mining Industry Practice (North America), Accenture and earned a PhD at the Royal School of Mines in London, UK. He has held a wide range of technical and executive positions at world leading companies such as Noranda, Kvaerner Metals, H.G. Engineering, Worley Parsons, SNC Lavalin Inc. Dr. Harris has been a Director for Cansolv Technology Inc and for Cansolv Technology Shenzen Inc. He is widely published, holds multiple patents, has been symposium organizer and chair for technical conferences, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) and a past Director of the Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA).
Independent Director and Member of Audit Committee
Mr Labrecque is the Founder and President of NorCap Canada Ltd., and is a Special Advisor to the President at Aliston Capital. Mr. Labrecque owned and successfully operated a diversified group of manufacturing companies in Canada and United States for nearly 20 years. Since 1990, he has acted as an advisor in the mid-market Merger and Acquisition business and realized some 40 transactions totalling more than $2 billion in value with manufacturing, consumer products, distribution, utility, and services companies. His educational qualifications include a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Major in Finance from UQTR and Electromechanical Engineering (Instrumentation) from Devry Institute of Toronto.
DR. Soroush Nazarpour
President & CEO
Dr. Nazarpour (PhD, Nanotechnology) has been President & CEO of NanoXplore Inc. since 2011. Over the last five years he has built a unique advanced material company based upon graphene, moving the company from lab bench fabrication of powder, to pellet masterbatches of graphene-enhanced polymers, to blow and injection molded products in real world. His current focus is on the development of scalable production processes to make available abundant and affordable graphene materials, and the integration of graphene into industrial supply chains.
Dr. Nazarpour has extensive experience in advanced carbon nanomaterials, device physics, materials processing and integration, and is an acknowledged expert in the field of graphene. He is co-author of a new graphene book, “Graphene Technology From Laboratory to Fabrication” published by Wiley & Co publishing in 2016.