Laurie Tugman Laurie Tugman, FCPA, FCA, BA
Chairman

Laurie Tugman is currently a Nexterra Board Member as well as a Board Member of Newalta Corporation (NAL) and Pinova Holdings Inc., a $300 million Revenue Specialty Chemical Business with plants in Florida and Georgia. Mr. Tugman has over 30 years' experience in financial and operational management in the environmental compliance, waste management, and oil and gas industries. He was the former President and CEO of Marsulex Inc. which he joined in 1994 as CFO, progressing to COO and then CEO from 2004 until its sale in June 2011. Mr. Tugman graduated with a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario in 1975 and earned his C.A. in 1977. He was elected a Fellow Chartered Accountant in 2011. A member of Financial Executives International (FEI), he served on FEI's Board from 2004 to 2007. He has also served on the Chemistry Industry Assn. of Canada's (CIAC) Board from 2007 to 2011 and was Chairman from 2010 to 2011.

mike scott Mike Scott, LLB, CBV
President and CEO

Mike Scott has had a distinguished 20 year career as a senior executive, investment banker and lawyer. He began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer with McCarthy Tetrault. In 1998, he joined Raymond James Canada (formerly Goepel McDermid), one of Canada's leading independent investment banks. In his eight years there, he held a number of senior roles including Vice President – Corporate Development, Senior Managing Director – BC Investment Banking, and Executive Vice President – Head of Capital Markets. Prior to taking the role of President and CEO, Mr. Scott was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Nexterra. He is a Chartered Business Valuator and a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.

dejan Dejan Sparica, P.Eng.
Senior Vice President, Engineering

Dejan Sparica has over 18 years experience designing and implementing industrial-scale combustion systems and over 25 years engineering experience. Prior to joining Nexterra, Mr. Sparica was Contract Department Manager at Salton Fabrication Ltd. (now Wellons Canada), Western Canada's largest manufacturer of wood-fired energy systems and lumber dry kilns. At Salton, Mr. Sparica was responsible for design and project management of turnkey energy system projects for Customers in the forest products industry. This includes implementing multi-million dollar projects ranging in scale up to 250 GJ/hr. Dejan directly oversees technology development programs and new projects development.

tim Tim Kukler, CGA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Tim Kukler is a co-founder of Nexterra with over 18 years of financial management experience and is the company’s Vice President, Finance and Administration responsible for the company’s financial planning and administration. Prior to co-founding Nexterra in 2003, Mr. Kukler served as VP Finance for Etho Power Corporation and as Director of Finance with IFCO Systems Canada Inc. Mr. Kukler also held various financial management positions with Okanagan Skeena Group, a publicly traded broadcast and media group and started his financial career with Carlyle Shepherd & Co. CA’s. Mr. Kukler obtained his Certified General Accountant (1996) and Certified Public Accountant (Delaware - 2000) designations in addition to a Bachelors of Business Administration from Trinity Western University.

Philip W. Beaty, P.Eng.
Vice President, Strategic Relationships

Phil Beaty is an accomplished sales executive with 20 years of experience in applications engineering, sales and marketing of industrial energy systems. From 1988 to 2001, he was Sales Engineer for Salton Fabrication, responsible for application design and sales of wood-fired energy systems and lumber dry kilns to the forest products industry in western Canada and Australia, including sawmills, plywood and veneer mills, and OSB and MDF plants. Prior to this, he was Sales Manager with Hayes Dana's Industrial Products Division and Project Engineer with Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd., Solid Wood Division. Mr. Beaty is a Professional Engineer with a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Nexterra, he was Director of Sales and Marketing of Etho Power Corporation.

Cliff Mui, P.Eng., M.A.Sc.
Vice President, Product Development

Cliff Mui has over 24 years experience in process, chemical, mechanical, industrial control, instrumentation and project engineering. He joined Nexterra Systems Corp. shortly after the company was formed 10 years ago and has an extensive record of management of technology development through to commercialization. Prior to joining Nexterra, Mr. Mui was a consultant in the technology sector serving clients such as BC Hydro, Ballard Power Systems, DynaPower Systems and BI PureWater. He was the Engineering Manager for DynaMotive Energy Systems and managed various R&D efforts at the Materials and Mechanical Engineering departments at UBC. Mr. Mui is a Professional Engineer and a member of the APEG of BC, and also holds a Masters degree in advanced process control from UBC.