Dr. Andrew Pasternak has spent the last 23 years working to bring early stage scientific innovations to market. He is currently the commercial director at GreenCentre Canada, a not-for-profit chemistry organization dedicated to advancing early stage CleanTech innovations being developed by early stage companies across Canada. He has worked in technology development and commercialization roles in a wide number of industries including pharmaceutical services, analytical instruments, drug discovery, medical devices, and sustainable chemistry. Andrew has a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Maddever received his Ph.D. in Materials Science Engineering from the University of Toronto. Since 1985 he has held senior executive management positions with technically based businesses in start-up, turnaround or acquisition situations where his skills at change management have brought considerable success in the commercialization of new technologies. His experience in both private and public companies, both domestically and internationally, spans a broad variety of industries, including bio- and advanced materials, precision manufacturing, recycling, waste to energy and medical devices. He holds a number of patents in several fields. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. In addition to his duties as COO of Forward Water, he is currently Portfolio Manager at Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, one of the major shareholders of Forward Water.
A graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A.Sc.,Chemical Engineering), Mr. Springolo began his professional career at Union Carbide Canada Ltd.’s ( UCCL) Technology Group in the Film Products business in Montreal. He progressed to Group Leader in the Chemicals Technology Group before moving to the commercial area as Market Manager. He has held Sales, Marketing and Business Management positions of increasing responsibility with Union Carbide Canada, Union Carbide Corporation, Arco Chemical Canada, Lyondell Canada and most recently Bayer Inc, where he was responsible for the Canadian MaterialScience business and a key global automotive account. Included in these assignments was responsibility for introducing two branded technologies to the European market. Mr. Springolo represented Bayer Inc. on the Steering Committee of Partners in Project Green. He served as an Independent Director on the Board of GreenCentre Canada as well as an Observer on the Board of Mirexus Biotechnologies Inc.