Company

We design and operate scalable bioreactors that use our society’s most abundant product – industrial greenhouse gases – and our specialized growing systems to cultivate algae and other crops.

Our systems effectively close the carbon loop and create wealth from waste.

The Pond Story & Purpose:

Our purpose is simple: To Make the world a better place.

Mission

Pond’s mission is to combine technology with the power of nature to tackle climate change and food insecurity. We are determined to massively scale our technology, unlock tremendous value, and leave a healthy planet.

Vision

We aim to become a global cleantech leader by establishing algae as a foundation of the new low-carbon economy essential to a better and healthier life for people everywhere.

Mission

Pond’s mission is to combine technology with the power of nature to tackle climate change and food insecurity. We are determined to massively scale our technology, unlock tremendous value, and leave a healthy planet.

Vision

We aim to become a global cleantech leader by establishing algae as a foundation of the new low-carbon economy essential to a better and healthier life for people everywhere.

Team

Grant Smith

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Thomas Masney

Chief Financial Officer

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Thomas Masney

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas has worked with Goldman Sachs & GE in venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, and for both Ernst & Young and Price Waterhouse in audit and corporate recovery. Thomas brings with him a strong understanding of the mining, construction, manufacturing, technology, and e-commerce industries.

Steven Martin

TECHNICAL ADVISOR

Steven is also past Director of the Jeffrey Skoll MBA Program offered through the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto to gifted young engineers, and was is a former Director of the Professional Development Centre in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto. He has also held the position of Director of the Centre for Advanced Microelectronics and was the founding Director of the Centre for Advanced Engineering Technologies at George Brown College.

Steven holds an H.B.Sc. in Chemical Physics and a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Toronto.

Kevin Andrade

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin joined Pond as a strategic advisor in 2017 before assuming the role of Chief Operating Officer in early 2018. Before joining Pond, Kevin was a senior executive with SNC-Lavalin where he lead an emissions solutions business unit that executed projects globally in the mining and fertilizer industries. He holds a law degree from the University of Manitoba and practiced corporate and commercial law in Toronto and New York before joining SNC in 2006.

Peter Howard

Vice President, Project Development

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Emidio Di Pietro

Vice President, Engineering

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Emidio Di Pietro

Vice President, Engineering

Emidio is a results driven professional with the proven ability as a leader to systematically identify improvements, and implement solutions for achieving objectives, targets and goals in a team oriented environment.

Emidio has comprehensive experience in high volume manufacturing environments, managing several areas of operations such as production, quality assurance and maintenance. Emidio’s portfolio also includes extensive Engineering experience in areas of program management; from receipt of order to steady state production by managing the design, validation process, production launch, and in-house/customer production process validation.

Dan O’Connor

Vice President, Business Development

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Emidio Di Pietro

Vice President, Engineering

Emidio is a results driven professional with the proven ability as a leader to systematically identify improvements, and implement solutions for achieving objectives, targets and goals in a team oriented environment.

Emidio has comprehensive experience in high volume manufacturing environments, managing several areas of operations such as production, quality assurance and maintenance. Emidio’s portfolio also includes extensive Engineering experience in areas of program management; from receipt of order to steady state production by managing the design, validation process, production launch, and in-house/customer production process validation.

Steven Martin

TECHNICAL ADVISOR

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Punyama Jayasinghe

Chemical Process Engineer

Punyama provides design and optimization for Pond’s process, including oversight in to scale up challenges using FEA/3D modelling and simulations. She comes from a comprehensive background in bioprocessing and biofuels. Prior to Pond, she worked as a Research Engineer for various projects on conversion of industrial waste & emissions to Biofuels & Bio-products, and as a Renewable Energy Consultant at Practical Action.

Punyama holds a B.Sc in Chemical & Process Engineering from the University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka) and a Master of Engineering from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her Master’s thesis focused on process optimization for biofuel/biodiesel production from fish processing plant effluents. Punyama is a licensed Engineer-in-Training with the PEGNL.

Tony Di Pietro

Director, Product Development

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Dadrian Hinds

Automation & Control Specialist

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Dadrian Hinds

Automation & Control Specialist

Dadrian is passionate about design and implementation of   cutting edge technologies. He is responsible for the control and automation scope in projects at Pond.  Dadrian holds B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering specializing in Mechatronics as well as a Mechatronics engineering technology diploma. Dadrian is a licensed Engineer-in-Training with the PEO.

Catherine paisley

Accounting Administrator

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Nekoo Hosseini

Senior Research Scientist

History

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Looking for a Challenging Career?

Pond is always interested in meeting talented, passionate individuals. If you think your values and skills match our vision and you want to be part of a team that challenges you to grow, get in touch!

 Please submit your resume and cover letter at:
careers@pondtech.com