Corporate Governance

Board Of Directors

Ross Haghighat, Director and Chairman of the Board

Ross Haghighat is a US-based entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. He is Chairman of Triton Systems, a private early to mid-stage product development and venture firm and a founding partner at Jasper Capital Partners, an investment firm investing in transformational technology companies, in the US and Australasia. He has over 30 years of experience as a founder-operator, investor-operator and Board member of a dozen technology companies, private and public, in the US, Europe, China and Australia. Over his career, Mr. Haghighat has been part of over $1.2 billion in funding and his companies have generated in excess of $4 billion in shareholder value through his roles, transforming companies from early stage, to successful standalone public corporations. Mr. Haghighat serves on the Boards of public and private companies in the US, Europe, and Australia, including Chinook Therapeutics (NASDAQ: KDNY), BioPlus Acquisition Corporation (NASDAQ: BIOS), Fluence Corporation (ASX: FLC), Citic Capital Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: CCAC), Triton Systems, FRX Polymers, Angel Medical Technologies, and Electriq-Global. Mr. Haghighat received a Master of Science in Advanced Materials & Organometalic Chemistry from Rutgers State University of New Jersey, and his MBA from Boston College - Wallace E Carroll School of Management.

James Cassina, Director

Mr. Cassina is the CEO, CFO, Secretary and Director of Good2Go4 Corp., and Director of FRX Innovations Inc. Previously Cassina was CEO, CFO and CEO, CFO, Secretary and Director of Good2Go Corp. (currently known as NowVertical Group Inc.) and Good2Go2 Corp. (currently known as LevelJump Healthcare Corp.), and Good2GoRTO Corp. (now FRX Innovations Inc.) all TSXV listed capital pool companies that completed their Qualifying Transaction with industry brokered Concurrent Financings in 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively. Mr. Cassina is a businessman experienced in many aspects of the business and development of public companies including company formation to growth and expansion, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate financing. He has a successful history of founding, directing, and funding companies that have subsequently been acquired by large international corporates.

 

Frank Hallam CPA, Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

Frank R. Hallam is a CPA and CA and was formerly an auditor in the public mining practice of Cooper & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Mr. Hallam has over 27 years of experience in the mining, minerals and petroleum industry as an operator, principal and founder of several NYSE, TSX and TSX-V corporations. His experience base includes both equity and debt financing and the execution of exploration and development programs in Canada, the USA, Mexico and South Africa. Significant business partners have included Anglo American Platinum Ltd, Barrick Gold Corporation, Newmont Mining Corporation, Industrias Penoles SAB de CV, JCL Ltd and Impala Platinum Ltd. Mr. Hallam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University (1990).

Marc-Andre Lebel, P.Eng., Director & CEO

Marc Lebel is the founding Chief Executive Officer of FRX Polymers. He brings 30 years of product and business development, operations, and sales and marketing experience to FRX Polymers. Previously, he held senior executive positions at Triton Systems and Aspen Aerogels as Executive VP and VP of Sales and Marketing respectively. He was the Global Business Group Director for Cabot Corp.( NYSE: CBT) and was the founding CEO of DSM Thermoplastic Elastomers, a company he grew for the then $8B Dutch parent company, DSM (OTCMKTS: RDSMY). Mr. Lebel holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and has completed company sponsored executive management programs at Harvard Business School and the International Management Development Institute.

Mark Lotz CPA, CA., BBA, Director & CFO

Mark Lotz is a Chartered Professional Accountant practicing publicly through his firm Lotz CPA Inc. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 he brings a wealth of experience in business, tax and consulting. Formerly a CEO and CFO in the brokerage industry, he also has senior management experience in software/SaaS, mining, cannabis and manufacturing. He provides strategic tax and business planning and is a sought-after expert for complex contractual issues and financial quantification. He regularly consults with legal firms acting as an expert witness on matters of securities regulation and litigation.

Dr. Bernhard Mohr PhD, Director

Bernhard Mohr has more than 25 years of professional experience in the chemical and venture capital industry. Since 2012, he has been the Managing Director of Evonik Venture Capital, a EUR 250 mn € corporate fund specialized on chemistry and advanced materials. Previously he worked for BASF where he held international positions in strategic marketing, corporate development, controlling and research & development. Dr. Mohr studied chemistry at the Universities of Stuttgart, Germany and Cincinnati, USA and earned a doctorate from the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany. He has held postdoctoral appointments in Japan, France and USA.

Ekaterina Terskin, Director

Ekaterina Terskin is Vice President for CITIC Capital Holdings Limited’s ESG Group, having joined CITIC Capital in 2012. Mr Terskin has served on boards and committees of several technology companies and has led investments into numerous early and growth stage businesses delivering sustainable alternatives to traditional industries such as chemicals, logistics, and waste treatment. Mr. Terskin received a B.Com. in Honors Economics & Finance from McGill University in Montreal, and is a CFA charter holder.

Fanglu Wang, Director

Fanglu Wang is CITIC Capital’s Senior Managing Director and Managing Partner of CITIC Capital ESG Group. He has over 30 years of experience in capital markets, corporate finance, financial engineering and risk management. Mr. Wang was the former Head of Product Marketing and Sales for China at HSBC, a Director in Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets at Merrill Lynch Asia, a Vice President at Citibank Hong Kong and an Executive Director at Sakura Global Capital. Mr. Wang received an M.A. in Statistics from the University of Chicago, a B.Scot. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Journalism from Fudan University in Shanghai.

Officers

Marc-Andre Lebel, P.Eng., Director & CEO

Marc Lebel is the founding Chief Executive Officer of FRX Polymers. He brings 30 years of product and business development, operations, and sales and marketing experience to FRX Polymers. Previously, he held senior executive positions at Triton Systems and Aspen Aerogels as Executive VP and VP of Sales and Marketing respectively. He was the Global Business Group Director for Cabot Corp.( NYSE: CBT) and was the founding CEO of DSM Thermoplastic Elastomers, a company he grew for the then $8B Dutch parent company, DSM (OTCMKTS: RDSMY). Mr. Lebel holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, is a registered professional engineer in Ontario and has completed company sponsored executive management programs at Harvard Business School and the International Management Development Institute.

Mark Lotz CPA, CA., BBA, CFO & Corporate Secretary

Mark Lotz is a Chartered Professional Accountant practicing publicly through his firm Lotz CPA Inc. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1994 he brings a wealth of experience in business, tax and consulting. Formerly a CEO and CFO in the brokerage industry, he also has senior management experience in software/SaaS, mining, cannabis and manufacturing. He provides strategic tax and business planning and is a sought-after expert for complex contractual issues and financial quantification. He regularly consults with legal firms acting as an expert witness on matters of securities regulation and litigation.