I commend you on the very informative and well-organized Toronto 2010 Brownfield Breakfast Summit.
Senen, Niagara Falls
Fantastic job. Keep me informed on developments.
Toronto - Speakers
National Sales Manager, GroundTech Solutions
Jeff was the Manufacturers Representative for Geoprobe® Systems in Melbourne, Australia for five years and is now with GroundTech Solutions in Toronto, Ontario. GroundTech Solutions is the exclusive Canadian distributor for Geoprobe® Systems. Geoprobe® designs and manufactures state-of-the-art equipment for site characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater. Jeff graduated from the Drilling and Blasting Program at Sir Sanford Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontraio. Jeff has worked in the Environmental, Mineral Exploration and Geotechnical drilling sectors for over 10 years in Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and in Saudi Arabia.
Product Manager, Site Remediation, FMC Adventus Environmental Solutions Team
Kerry received an M.Sc. degree in Environmental Microbiology at the University of Guelph, Canada in 1997. Kerry has been with the company since 1996 and has developed expertise in optimization of multiple bioremediation technologies, and has contributed significantly to Adventus'' portfolio of proprietary technologies. Kerry''s current responsibilities include oversight of worldwide manufacturing activities, financial reporting, and business development activities.
Associate and Senior Contaminant Hydrogeologist, Golder Associates Ltd.
Mr. Steven Desrocher, M.Sc. P.Geo. is a Senior Contaminant Hydrogeologist with Golder Associates' Mississauga, Ontario office. Mr. Desrocher is registered Professional Geoscientist and Qualified Person as defined under Ontario Regulation 153/04. His responsibilities include the provision of technical technical and project management oversight of site investigation, risk assessment and remediation programs on contaminated sites throughout Ontario, and the provision of advisory services related to brownfields assessment and remediation. His recent project experience includes technical and advisory roles on the environmental site assessment program for the East Bayfront development in the Designated Waterfront Area and a senior technical advisory role for implementation of risk management measures within portions of the West Don Lands surrounding the athlete's village for the 2015 Pan American Games. Mr. Desrocher was also the lead environmental consultant for the planned redevelopment of the Greenwich-Mohawk brownfield site in Brantford. In this role, he conducted site investigation programs using direct sensing technologies using Membrane Interface Probe and Laser Induced Fluorescence Probe technologies. He also acted as the lead consultant in managing Waterfront Toronto's soil and groundwater management program. In this role, he managed the establishment of Waterfront Toronto's Pilot Soil Recycling Facility, including coordination of the Part V, Section 9 and Section 53 Approvals processes, participation in several public meetings, coordination with the soil washing contractors, and assessment of remedial results. This project was awarded the 2010 Canadian Urban Institute Brownie Award for innovation in sustainable remediation technologies.
Through the APGO Brownfields Sub-Committee, Mr. Desrocher developed site assessment practice guidance for Ontario and delivered short-courses on the 2011 regulatory amendments affecting site assessment and remediation requirements in Ontario. He is also a member of the Tier 2 Risk Assessment Working Group, and in this role he assisted in the development and review of the Modified Generic Risk Assessment process developed by Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
Prior to joining Golder, he was an environmental specialist with the Ontario Realty Corporation and was responsible for managing environmental due diligence programs on provincially owned lands. His specific responsibilities include technical review of environmental site investigation and remediation programs, implementation and monitoring of the ORC Brownfields program (which involves the development and oversight of public and private sector consortia to demonstrate innovative remediation technologies on provincially owned lands), and conducting and overseeing the ORC Class Environmental Assessment process for undertakings related to property disposition and/or redevelopment. From 2006-2007, he was responsible for the technical oversight of the environmental investigation, risk assessment and remediation program within the West Don Lands, currently the largest Brownfield revitalization program in Canada. Prior to this role, he was a project manager, consultant and field geoscientist on several contaminated site assessment and remediation programs throughout Ontario and the southeastern United States, including sites managed under state RCRA programs and the federal CERCLA program.
Chief Operating Officer, Waterfront Toronto
David Kusturin is Chief Operating Officer at Waterfront Toronto where he is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction in the delivery of the operational, program management and controls, procurement and sustainability functions for the organization. The $25 billion revitalization of Toronto's waterfront is one of the largest urban renewal initiatives in the world. David brings 25 years of real estate development and global project management experience to this role, having previously held senior management positions at international real estate firms CB Richard Ellis and Cushman and Wakefield LePage, directing the operations of their world-wide project management organizations. He has a Bachelor of Technology, Architectural Science from Ryerson Polytechnical University and is married with two children.
Senior Vice President, AGAT Laboratories
As Senior Vice President, Marcus currently oversees all of AGAT Laboratories' coast to coast operations and is responsible for the continued development of an interconnected laboratory network, integrating various multidisciplinary scientific operations serving diverse industries across Canada and around the world.
Marcus Maguire is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA), and holds an Honours degree in Chemistry from St. Francis Xavier University. He joined AGAT Laboratories in 1996 as an Inorganic Analyst in the Oil and Gas Division specializing in metals analysis. Shortly after, Marcus transferred to the newly formed Environmental Chemistry Division. After improving several metals analysis methods, Marcus was promoted to the position of Quality Assurance Officer for Alberta. In this position he directed significant improvements to AGAT Laboratories' Quality Assurance and Quality Control systems and under his direction, the ISO 9000 registration was achieved in 1997. This registration was the first step in paving the way for the high standards of AGAT Laboratories' present Quality Assurance and Quality Control systems and the extensive network of accreditations that have been achieved at our Canadian laboratories.
In 1998, after serving as the Manager of the Calgary Environmental Project Management team, Marcus was promoted to General Manager of AGAT Laboratories' Environmental Chemistry Division. In 1999, Marcus transferred to Ontario to directly oversee the Eastern Canadian expansion of AGAT Laboratories' new Environmental Division. Under his leadership and vision, new laboratories and operations were established in Mississauga, London, Hamilton, Kitchener, Montreal, Quebec City and Halifax. In 2005, as the Senior Vice President of Environmental Operations, Marcus oversaw AGAT Laboratories' Western Canadian Environmental service expansions resulting in the creation of new Environmental laboratories in Calgary, Grande Prairie and the currently ongoing expansions in Edmonton and Vancouver.
In 2009, Marcus directed the expansion of services into the precious metals mining industry with the creation of new laboratories to supplement the existing Calgary Rock Properties laboratory which services the Energy and Mining industries. Under Maguire's leadership, AGAT Laboratories established a new mining laboratory in Mississauga, Ontario and opened sample preparation facilities in Vancouver, Kelowna, Sudbury and Whitehorse.
Environmental Scientist, Intrinsik
Mr. Safruk is a Scientist and project manager with Intrinsik and has 9 years experience in the areas of toxicology and human health and ecological risk assessment. Mr. Safruk is a Qualified Person for Risk Assessment (QPRA) under Ontario's Record of Site Condition (RSC) Regulation and has successfully completed numerous risk assessments accepted under the Regulation for the purpose of obtaining an RSC. While at Intrinsik, Mr. Safruk has managed or been the technical lead on both human health and ecological risk assessments involving exposure and toxicity assessments, risk characterization, and the derivation of site specific risk management criteria. His work at Intrinsik has also focused on the fate and toxicity of chemicals in the aquatic environment as they impact both human and ecological receptors. He is responsible for the development of computer models used to predict fate and transport as well as potential exposure and risk to human and ecological receptors for contaminated sites and community-based risk assessments. Mr. Safruk has significant experience in predicting fate, transport and potential exposure of human receptors to volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) at contaminated sites. Mr. Safruk has also predicted childhood blood lead levels for numerous mining and smelting sites in Canada and abroad and has been a team leader on human biomonitoring studies to evaluate environmental exposure to lead, arsenic and mercury.
Partner, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Donna Shier is an Environmental Law Specialist, Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada, with 30 years' experience in environmental law.
Donna is one of Canada's best known experts in contaminated land issues including management of contaminated sites, their remediation and redevelopment. Donna is named as one of the National Post's Best Environmental Lawyers in Canada, named annually by her peers to The Best Lawyers in Canada and to The International Who's Who of Environment Lawyers, rated Repeatedly Recommended in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, rated Distinguished in Martindale-Hubbell and recognized as one of Canada's leading environmental lawyers by Expert Guides' Women in Business Law, 2010.
As environmental counsel to Canada's leading industrial companies, Donna advises on corporate environmental due diligence, environmental compliance issues and directors' and officers' liability protection.
Donna is frequently retained as an environmental law expert by real estate and business lawyers and their clients to avoid the legal and financial hazards associated with contaminated property and environmental non-compliances. They seek Donna's clear practical advice on structuring and closing their deals. Donna also provides environmental law expertise to litigation counsel.
Donna was first certified by the Law Society as an Environmental Law Specialist in 1996. She has served on the Law Society's Specialist Certification Committee since April, 2005.
Donna is a regular speaker at the Law Society of Upper Canada's Annual Real Estate Law Summit, and she is Chair of the LSUC Advanced Environmental Law Roundtable.
Donna participates with senior environmental lawyers from across Canada in the Annual Environmental Law Forum where Canada's leading environmental lawyers meet to exchange ideas about issues vital to environmental law practice.
Donna is a qualified mediator and is an accredited member of the ADR Institute of Canada.
Donna graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and from Barnard College of Columbia University.
Director, Groundwater Technology
Yvo Veenis is a hydrogeologist and Director of Groundwater Technology based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Working in soil & groundwater remediation since 1989, Yvo's experience includes remediation projects ranging in size from €10.000 to over €10.000.000. Carrying overall responsibility for all of GT's assessment & remediation projects, Yvo has held various management positions within Groundwater Technology's Dutch and European operations. He has managed multiple technology development projects which encompass many different remediation techniques including in situ, on site and off site. One of these projects included the first large scale in situ remediation projects in The Netherlands and featured biopiling and utilized steam injection technology as heat enhanced soil remediation.