Darin Sutherland- Production & Research
Darin Sutherland brings more than 15+ years of experience in Analytical Chemistry, Operations Management, HSE and Project Management in the Specialty Chemical, Fertilizer and Oil & Gas Industries.
Darin has a Diploma in Chemical Technology and Certifications in Project Management and Power Engineering. Darin’s extensive background in product development for the Oil & Gas and Specialty Chemical Industries coupled with his Operations & Project Management expertise have taken him around the world, consulting with such companies as Saudi Aramco and Petrobras.
Darin’s background helps to enable the Graphene Leaders Canada Scientific Team to execute challenging projects and deliver Innovative Solutions.
Chris Valaire , P.For, EP – Operations Business Development
Chris is an award-winning senior project manager with extensive operational experience in the private sector, government, and as a consultant across western Canada in the mining, forestry, oil / gas, and utility sectors. Chris has a science degree from the University of Alberta and an environmental science management diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). Chris is trained as a Lead Auditor in ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and also ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems).
Chris primarily focuses on strategic planning, business development, relationship establishment, quality management systems, and diversification of clients for GLC.
Joanne Boothby, MBA – Business Development
Joanne Boothby brings more than 20 years of experience in various industries and positions. Her experience extends into sectors of oil and gas, sales, real estate, information management, education, research, and public service.
Joanne has completed a Masters in Business Administration, a Certification in Professional Management through the Canadian Institute of Management, and holds an extensive background in Chemistry with certification in Chemistry Technology Research. Through her works for more than 21 years with the Alberta Research Council in Biotechnology and Oil and Gas Business Development units, Joanne has the expertise in developing and executing the strategy in product development and manufacturing of products.
Joanne’s experience in energy and oil and gas combined with her expertise in chemistry and education offer Graphene Leader’s Canada (GLC) Inc. the ability to provide an information and education platform for application development and industry opportunity for various sectors.
Craig McDougall, Partner – Dentons Canada LLP
GLC legal counsel.