A mechanical engineer by profession Les has over 20 years of experience with high temperature plasma applications, most significantly in the field of high temperature extractive metallurgy. His experience encompasses the design, development, application and commissioning of plasma systems worldwide.
Specialisation in the Asia Pacific region, establishing Tetronics as the leading supplier of high temperature plasma technology in Japan and Korea, led to Les adopting the role of Vice President Tetronics Ventures Asia in 2007.
A bilingual Executive Chemical Engineer (McGill University) with 25 years in Advanced Technology, Environmental Services, Mining and Metallurgy, US Department of Defence as well as International Trade. Played a vital role in taking a private company public through financing efforts in Canada and Europe.
A business history of strong planning, excellent communication, opening up new markets and expanding the customer base. Strong ability to manage multiple priorities as demonstrated by directing large and extremely complex projects as a senior executive and board member.