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.

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

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

Chief Executive Officer

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Steven Martin

Chief Executive Officer

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

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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.

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.

Peter Howard

Vice President, Project Development

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Peter Howard

Vice President, Sustainability

Peter is a senior executive and expert on environment, sustainability and climate change, and what global trends imply for business. His role with Pond includes a combination of strategy, business development, and government relations.

Peter has worked with major international companies to create corporate strategies that align sustainability with financial objectives, and has over a decade of experience delivering strategic sustainability consulting to both the public and private sectors. Peter has a track record of helping organizations identify and execute sustainability-related initiatives that reduce risks and deliver returns.

Previously, Peter was Manager, Sustainable Business Practices for PricewaterhouseCoopers, and as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, where he helped develop Ontario’s greenhouse gas emission policies and programs.

Peter received his Masters of Environmental Studies (Diploma in Business and the Environment) from York University, and a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and Contemporary Studies from the University of Kings College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Grant Smith

Vice President, Pond Naturals

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Grant Smith

Vice President, Nutraceuticals

Punyama Jayasinghe

Punyama Jayasinghe

Chemical Process Engineer

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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.

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.

Nekoo S. Hosseini

Senior Research Scientist

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Nekoo Hosseini

Senior Research Scientist

Jaime Gonzalez

Director, Technology

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Jaime Gonzalez

Director, Projects

Jaime has extensive experience in the design and construction of engineering projects in a wide range of industries. His previous experience includes projects for the pulp & paper, forestry, oil & gas, chemicals, aerospace and steel industries. Jaime previously conducted research projects pertaining to the hydrodynamic effects o the rotor in a pulp pressure screen for inclusion in his MASc thesis. Subsequently, Jaime has designed and implemented various projects as the Mechanical Lead and/or Project Manager with increasing level of complexity and responsibility.

Jaime holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Management from ITESM in Mexico, and M.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Jaime also holds an MBA from the Sauder School of Business at UBC. Jaime is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Ontario.

Tony Di Pietro

Director, Product Development

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Tony Di Pietro

Director, Supply Chain

Tony brings extensive knowledge and expertise in technology innovation and development from the automotive industry. Tony has a passion for excellence and leading innovative results, and has extensive experience in developing new design innovations, prototype builds, and fatigue/durability testing, experienced in complex manufacturing processes.
At Pond, Tony leads the development and integration of new technologies into our bioreactors, with a particular focus on LED lighting, developing and designing optical solutions to enhance algae growth. Tony is an honors graduate from the mechanical engineering technology program at Sheridan College

Phil Garber

Marketing Manager

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Cuneyt Vardar

Director, Projects

Punyama Jayasinghe

Catherine Paisley

Accounting Administrator

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Catherine Paisley

Accounting Administrator

Ray Legrow

Controller

Shavare Oliver

Lab Technician

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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