Bowman Centre for Sustainable Energy

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ABOUT

We are an established sustainable energy think-tank.  Our volunteer Associates contribute ideas and their experience towards driving Canada’s energy strategy to generate economically and environmentally sustainable wealth and jobs.

We recognize that Canada was built by Big Projects; nation-building endeavours such as railways and the St. Lawrence Seaway through to communication satellites and microwave transmission networks in recent times.  We have hosted three significant events, and participated in other activities, to move Canada toward a sustainable energy future. 

There is an urgency to our work and our commitment to Canada.

 

ABOUT US

We are an established sustainable energy think-tank.  Our volunteer Associates contribute ideas and their experience towards driving Canada’s energy strategy to generate economically and environmentally sustainable wealth and jobs.

We recognize that Canada was built by Big Projects; nation-building endeavours such as railways and the St. Lawrence Seaway in addition to communication satellites and microwave transmission networks in recent times.  We have hosted three significant events, and participated in other activities to move Canada toward a sustainable energy future. 

There is an urgency to our work and our commitment to Canada.

 

ASSOCIATES

Founder

Clement Bowman - Founder

PhD chemical engineer, University of Toronto 1961. Held senior research positions with Syncrude Canada Limited, Imperial Oil Limited, Alberta Research Council, Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority. Member Order of Canada 2014, recipient Global Energy International Prize 2008, Inductee Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame 2013.

Executive

Marshall Kern President

Currently the President of the Bowman Centre for Sustainable Energy. Also on the teaching staff of the Nipissing University School of Business. Previously a global leader within the environment, health and safety department at Dow Chemical. Previously a member of the board of directors for a regional health authority, and for a regional tourism marketing corporation.  Marshall Kern holds degrees from the University of Winnipeg, the University of Waterloo, and the Edinburgh Business School of Heriot-Watt University, as well as recognition of advanced studies from the Rotman School of Business and Institute of Corporate Directors.

Don Greaves Vice President

A professional engineer, Don spent many years project managing large oil and gas projects in Canada and the United States. He has done presentations to numerous groups around the sustainability of Canada's oil sands and and breakthrough engineering processes.  Lately he has focused on business team performance training and sustainable energy initiatives.

Lynn Hicks Business Administrator

Lynne is a retired purchasing agent for Bluewater Power. Earlier, Lynne was the field purchasing agent for Joy MK Projects Company who were executing a EPC contract for the installation of a Flue Gas Desulphurization system for Ontario Hydro’s Lambton Generating System. She worked as a senior corporate-wide buyer for Fiberglas Canada Inc. commissioned to onsite locations including Mission, British Columbia and Candiac, Quebec. With Fiberglas Canada, she worked directly with Manpower and Immigration; Canada Customs; and Environment Canada.

Joe Simon Treasurer

Current Associates

Paul Beaudet

Paul has a B. A. from the U of T and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Bar for Ontario in 1969. Paul practiced law in Sarnia throughout his professional career, and retired in 2009 after 40 years of practice. He is a Past President of the Sarnia and District Chamber of Commerce, a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of the Seaway and a Past President of the John Howard Society of Sarnia.

Tim Bechard

Tim spent his career in the waste management and environmental services industry. He was senior management responsible for business operations of facilities and regulatory processes, including communications and consultations with First Nations, government and community stakeholders.

Dennis F. Bernhard

Since 2001, Dennis has been investing in and advising a number of established and start-up companies in operations efficiency, strategic partnering, IP development, governance and finance. Particular areas of interest are manufacturing, environmental, healthcare and information technology.

Ed Brost

Ed is a Professional Chemical Engineer and holds a M.Sc. in Environment and Management from Royal Roads University. Ed has over 35 years of leadership experience in the energy sector with Shell, Ontario Hydro and Atomic Energy of Canada.  In 2009, he retired from Shell to form his own consulting company to pursue his passion for sustainable energy.

Pierre Gingras

Pierre has spent 53 years in hydro-electric development. Of those years, he spent 32 as Chief Planning and Cost Specialist with Hydro-Quebec. He was involved in the installation and maintenance with the Manicouaga-Outardes and James Bay complexes. He is active with the Academy of Canadian Engineers and is still working on hydro-electric concepts and has published several concept studies about major projects.

Terry Hoffman

Terrence devoted his career to research related to high temperature thermal radiation, chemical reaction engineering and simulation of chemical and metallurgical processes. He taught at the Royal Military College, McGill University and McMaster University before moving onto Polysar where he was the Principal Chemical Engineer. He spent his last 8 years working as a Senior Consultant with Dynamic Matrix Control before retiring in 1998. 

Eddy Isaacs

Eddy Isaacs is the former CEO of Alberta Innovates – Energy & Environment Solutions. Currently, he is the President of Eddy Isaacs Inc. and an Executive Fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary. He also serves as President of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Gary Locke

Retired as Technical Manager/Section Head of Process Technology, Imperial Oil and Assignment with Exxon Research and Engineering

John Kramers

John is a former VP for Progrid Evaluation Solutions, in charge of overseeing the development of ProGrid desktop and server products. He is also the former President and CEO for ProGrid Ventures Inc. Currently President & CEO of Owl Ventures Inc, a management consulting firm that specializes in project evaluation, corporate performance measures and the assessment of the economic impact of research organizations.

Maike Luiken

PhD, FEIC, SMIEEE, IEEE-HKN, 2020 IEEE Vice President–Elect, Member Geographical Activities. Adjunct Research Professor at Western University. Formerly, Dean of Technology, Dean of Applied Research and Sustainable Development at Lambton College.

Karen Minty

Karen has a Master's degree in Education and teaches Instructional Design and Project Management Leadership at Lambton College. She is the Creative Director and Lead Corporate Trainer for fortyhours.com and is certified in DISC and TRIMA. Karen has been the host of her own TV talk show Community Conversations for the past 6 seasons, as well as a free-lance writer and editor. www.fortyhours.com

Walter Petryschuk

Walter F. Petryschuk’s schooling included a one room elementary facility, secondary education in Leamington, attended the University of Toronto and McMaster University for his B.A.Sc., Masters and Doctorate degrees in Chemical Engineering.  His professional career led to plant and site management of Polysar Corporation’s facilities and Suncor’s refinery in Sarnia and as president of the Sun-Canadian Pipeline.  He completed his professional career as Director General of the National Research Council of Canada’s manufacturing technology institutes in London and Vancouver.

David Sanborn Scott
Vice-President, International Association for Hydrogen Energy

Peter R. Smith

Peter graduated with a degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of London. Before moving to Canada in 1982, he worked in the U.K. nuclear industry. Over his 40-year career, he went from the design, construction and operation of power plants, to energy management and the commercial management of generating facilities in eastern Canada. Peter is active in the community both promoting an evidence-based approach to climate change as well as science in the classroom. He has a strong desire to see Canada develop its sustainable resources. He also stood for federal election in 2015 and 2019.

Ashok Uppal

​Ashok has a PhD in Chemical Engineering. Before retiring from Imperial Oil's Sarnia Technology and Applications Centre, he focused on petroleum process research and development. The projects included short term troubleshooting/process optimization, and long-term process development and commercialization.

Guy Van Uytven

Guy graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Ghent University (Belgium), and M.Eng. and MBA degrees from Concordia University (Montreal). He has a broad international experience in high voltage transmission line design and construction (AC and DC), experience in system interconnections and rural electrification. Advisor to the African Development Bank. Guy is the 2020 CSSE President-Elect."

John M. Ward

Vice President, BlueGreen Innovation Group

Don Wood
President of Carbovate Development Corp.  A strategic consultant for M&A activity.  Formerly Vice President of Polysar Petrochemicals Inc. leading logistics and business development.

Don Wood

President Carbovate Development Corp. A strategic consultant for M&A activity. Formerly Vice President of Polysar Petrochemicals Inc., leading logistics and business development.

AFFILIATIONS

 

carbovate

The Bowman Centre has a special relationship with Carbovate Development Corp.

Alberta Innovates

The Bowman Centre has worked closely with Alberta Innovates over the years.

queens university

The Bowman Centre has ongoing research projects.

lambton college

We have worked with Lambton College on several research projects..

 

CONTACT US

Address

The Bowman Centre

Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park

1086 Modeland Road,

Sarnia, ON N7S 6L2

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