*Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ogilvie brings a wealth of knowledge to the graphite sector. Mr. Ogilvie has been extensively involved in several start-ups, including emerging graphite companies, for over 33 years. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Director for both Mega Graphite Inc. and Canada Carbon. Prior to this, in 2007 Mr. Ogilvie led a private investment group in the redevelopment and turnaround of Industrial Minerals Inc. (now known as Northern Graphite Corporation (NGC-TSX.V), a junior mining company that is presently developing one of the largest large-flake natural graphite deposits in the world. Mr. Ogilvie has direct experience in the development of technologies related to the production of graphite ores and the operation of global graphite markets for base and high purity graphite products.
Dr. Zhongwei Chen
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Zhongwei Chen PhD, MSChE, BSc, Canadian Research Chair and Professor in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo. Dr. Zhongwei Chen will lead the technology planning, engineering and implementation of all of the Company's clean energy storage and energy creation initiatives. Dr. Chen's research work covers advanced materials and electrodes for PEM fuel cells, Lithium ion batteries and zinc-air batteries. His education: PhD, University of California - Riverside, MSChE, East China University of Science and Technology, China, BS, Nanjing University of Technology, China. His honours and awards; Early Researcher Award, Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation, Ontario, Canada (2012), NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award (2014), Canada Research Chair in Advanced Materials for Clean Energy (2014), and E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship (2016). See more details: http://chemeng.uwaterloo.ca/zchen/index.html
Chief Financial Officer
Anna Lentz, CPA CGA MBA is Partner and Co-Owner at Wilson Lentz CPA, Chartered Professional Accountants. Anna has spent most of her career in public and private corporate finance and financial reporting, tax compliance and planning, and accounting as CFO/Controller in various industries, including mining, oil and gas, real estate, manufacturing, and engineering. Anna earned her MBA in Finance at York University in 1999.
Laurie A. McCarney
Director, Corporate Communications
Mrs. McCarney comes to Saint Jean Carbon with over 20 years' experience in sales, marketing, public relations, and senior leadership in a variety of businesses. Mrs. McCarney's responsibilities have included strategic planning, financial reporting, publishing, and held various executive positions within companies. With many years in corporate communications, Mrs. McCarney's mandate will be to manage and orchestrate all internal and external communications to customers, shareholders and stakeholders while maintaining an up-to-date website and to disseminate important information within our group of companies. Previously, Mrs. McCarney served as Director of Corporate Communications for Mega Graphite Inc., and Canada Carbon.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Mr. Old is a sales professional with over 25 years' experience dealing with buyers from an array of industries from retail to manufacturing. In 2007 he assumed the position of VP sales at Industrial Minerals Inc.(IMI) where he was instrumental in developing the Company’s market base by overseeing the completion of multiple Letters of Intent (LOI) for the purchase of most of IMI’s annual natural graphite production. In 2009 and onward Mr. Old consulted for Mega Graphite and later Canada Carbon as VP Sales and Marketing where he would continue to develop strong sales and marketing initiatives while creating global exposure. Presently Mr. Old is developing a strategic client base while enhancing customer relations for Saint Jean Carbon.