Roland Thiessen

Roland Thiessen

Roland Thiessen - iQ

Roland Thiessen, Director

Roland is a shareholder and director of Westcap Group Inc., an industrial company with controlling interests in oilfield and agriculture manufacturing, bespoke food products and services, real estate, and agriculture operations. Roland is involved in business development including production processes, plant design, product development, and team building. He consults on a variety of levels, drawing from over 35 years of industry experience. He has developed and marketed a number of agricultural products including tillage tools, livestock equipment, grain handling equipment, and grain storage solutions. He has also helped develop oilfield equipment including tanks, mud separation, and liquid management systems. His strong suit is developing the manufacturing processes to produce the equipment. He has founded several successful businesses including De-in Industries Ltd, Peace Land Fabricating Ltd. and TAU Group, a Ukraine based agri-business that controls more than 15,000 acres and is involved in the production of grain, milk, vegetables and logistics. He remains involved in several humanitarian projects in Ukraine, helping to create sustainable business, and maintaining a parenting care program for a number of needy children.

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Joseph Barak

Joseph Barak

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Joseph Barak, Director

Joseph is the Vice Chairman of Western Manufacturing, a diversified steel manufacturer. He is also the co-founder of the Westcap Group Inc., an industrial company with controlling interests in oilfield and agriculture manufacturing, bespoke food products and services, real estate, and agriculture operations.

Prior to this he managed a restructuring and corporate finance advisory practice where he led several global M&A and divestiture transactions. He was the co-founder, Vice Chairman, and CFO for a group of asset management companies, the CIO for an international investment management fund, and the CEO for a startup technology company. From 1984 until 2009 he held various roles in the investment banking industry including Managing Director, Global Fixed Income, responsible for global institutional bond trading and sales, money markets, and fixed income research. He was also co-head of the department responsible for the first automobile, credit card and lease securitization transactions in Canada, amounting to $2.9 billion in new issue underwritings

Joseph received his B.A. from the University of Western Ontario. He is the Vice Chairman of the advisory board at Metegrity Inc. and Advisory Board Chair at FFUN Enterprises. He is the founder of the Kickstart Foundation and the Girl Fund; and the Advisory Council Chair for imagine1day.

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Lonny Thiessen

Lonny Thiessen

Lonny Thiessen - iQ

Lonny Thiessen, Director

Mr. Thiessen is the founder and CEO of Western Manufacturing Ltd. (Western is a diversified steel manufacturing company.) The Profit Magazine has ranked Western one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Canada in both 2013 and 2014 on it’s Profit 500 Listing. Prior to founding Western he was CEO of Ledarco Industries Ltd, (a fabrication and construction company). Mr. Thiessen is also the founder and President of Westcap Group Inc. Westcap Group is an industrial company with controlling interests in oilfield and agriculture manufacturing, bespoke food products and services, real estate, and agriculture operations. Lonny was awarded ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the Grande Prairie, AB Chamber of Commerce in 2014 and has been invited to a 2-year membership with the CCCE (Canadian Council of Chief Executives) as a ‘Young Entrepreneur’. He is also a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) Mr. Thiessen has over 10 years of experience in manufacturing for the oil and gas industry.

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Ken Davison

Ken Davison

Ken Davison - Senior Technology Developer

Ken Davison, VP OF TECHNOLOGY

Ken Davison is a shareholder in IQ Energy Inc. and also the co-inventor of the IQ technology. Ken has played a significant role in the, invention, design, proto-type testing, full machine construction and ongoing operational testing of the IQ Indirect Staged Gasification System calling on almost 30 years of gasifier design and operational experience. Originally from the forestry sector, Mr. Davison was instrumental in the design and development of gasifier technology for both the wood waste and agricultural industries. As owner/operator of Draco Energy Systems Inc., Ken has been involved in many gasification projects over the years. He has worked in all areas of gasifier development from conceptual design to final installation and commissioning. During this process he has developed a wealth of experience in high temperature applications and add-on equipment needed to complete commercial applications of the technology. Ken also worked on Indirect-fired Turbines and other energy applications from the gasifier technologies with a number of engineers and the National Research Council of Canada. More recently, in addition to the work within IQ energy, he has be instrumental in the development of a commercial air-blown gasification process for the agricultural industry with a company in the US. The new gasifier that was developed as a result of this work has patent pending status and has been proven via a fully operational commercial unit which has been installed and has been operating successfully for over two years. Three more installations utilizing this new technology are at various stages of completion in the US and other parts of the world. Ken brings extensive operational experience with waste materials including drill-cuttings, coal-sludge, waste-oil, waste-plastics, MSW, all manner of manures – to name a few. He also brings the ability to work at all stages of gasifier invention/development, demonstrated by his recent and continued contributions to the successful development of the current IQ Indirect Staged Gasification technology.

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Darrell Ford

Darrell Ford

Darrell Ford - iQ President

Darrell Ford, President

Mr. Ford is the founder and President of IQ Energy Inc. Mr. Ford has over 25 years of experience in corporate development and commercial deployment that has involved a number of new or emerging green-energy technologies – both as an inventor and as a member of the Senior Management team responsible for the overall venture. Darrell also brings extensive experience and ongoing business development guidance as well as corporate infrastructure management, technology licensing management, dealer network management, IP/Patent management to the company. In addition to management and leadership contributions, Darrell also brings significant personal technical expertise to the IQ team, gained from being intimately involved over the years in technical activities such as the co-invention/development of the companies Indirect Staged Gasification technology; lead development role of other ‘air-blown’ gasification systems (not owned by IQ); Natural Gas compression (piston and turbine systems) and de-hydration, pipeline transportation, gas production control and instrumentation and remote production plant construction; various green-energy/fuel plant design and industrial construction projects requiring overall senior project management. He has also done extensive work in sourcing, design integration and costing of auxiliary equipment required to support bio-energy gasification systems in general and most recently the IQ Indirect Staged Gasification systems.

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