Klean advisors are business leaders comprising various legal, regulatory, financial, engineering, and technical experts with in-depth knowledge of waste, energy, and environmental issues related to the industries we serve. The Advisor Team provides the KleanTeam with valuable insight and advice into important aspects of technology implementation and the business of converting waste and biomass into clean energy, fuels, chemicals, and other high-grade commodities. The Advisory Team is there to provide Klean's management team with assessments and consultations of Klean's approach to technology discovery, development, and deployment.

The Advisory Team is designed to review technology applications, acquisitions, deployment of technologies, regulator climate changes, R&D developments, and the directions being pursued by the company while providing strategic feedback on opportunities to enhance Klean's technical and market position. Individual members consult with Klean on particular aspects of the business.

In addition, the group provides Klean with insight into a wide range of other issues relating to the circular economy, developing and creating sustainable development along today's and tomorrow's value chain. We create a symbiosis between waste, resources, and energy. Klean's advisors understand the importance of creating a symbiosis between waste, resources, and energy, and that there must be a link between the low carbon, circular economy, and the goal of zero waste to landfill.

  • Jonathan Stone: Independent Financial Advisor Capital Markets & Financing Advisor
    Jonathan Stone: Independent Financial Advisor

    Jonathan Stone is a senior executive with a track record of delivering long-term value and growth for investors by coaching and building high-performance teams in the field of infrastructure investment.  He is both a proven leader and individual contributor with strategic and financial acumen, operational expertise, and commitment to sustainable investment practices.  His core values are honesty, integrity, and teamwork. 

    Most recently Jonathan was a Partner at Instar Asset Management where he played a pivotal role in the origination, execution, and management of private equity investments. His keen focus on identifying and capitalizing on new investment opportunities in the infrastructure sector has significantly enhanced the value of Instar’s portfolio companies.

    Prior to Instar, Jonathan made substantial contributions as European Head of Infrastructure Scotiabank. His leadership was instrumental in establishing and expanding the European business from the ground up, turning it into a major revenue generator. As an innovation, he co-founded the Scotia Waterous Infrastructure Finance Team to take advantage of M&A opportunities within the Energy Infrastructure sector. Before Scotiabank, Jonathan’s expertise was solidified during his time at Plenary Group Canada, where he managed large-scale Public-Private Partnership transactions valued at over $3.0 billion. 

    Jonathan has an MBA from Cambridge, an engineering degree from McGill, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. Jonathan is a chair of the board of Steel Reef Infrastructure and has served on several private and not-for-profit boards.  Jonathan is also a member of the CEO Global Network. His passion for the industry is matched by his enthusiasm for rugby, skiing, mountain biking, and traveling.

  • David Abdallah: Regional Sales Director for Swan Chemical Inc Senior Strategic Advisor rCB Sales
    David Abdallah: Regional Sales Director for Swan Chemical Inc

    Mr. David Abdallah is currently the Southwest, Regional Sales Director for Swan Chemical Inc (“SCI”) which is a subsidiary of Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. Dave joins the KleanTeam as a Senior Advisor for Klean rCB team. Dave came to Klean from Bolder Industries where he was Vice President of Sales and Strategy.

    Dave Abdallah also served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Delta-Energy Group where he is responsible for the top-line strategy and growth of the company.  Dave is passionate about finding solutions for customers.

    The first six years of his 28-year career were spent as a synthetic organic chemist in liquid crystal manufacturing and research.  During that time, he was a published author of several technical journal articles describing his team’s work on the synthesis, purification, and chemical characterization of numerous novel liquid crystal molecules.

    In 1997, Dave began a career in the tire industry work with Bridgestone Americas, where he spent the first 15 years in materials and product development and successfully developed new processes and compound formulas, received several patents, and managed teams of chemists and engineers.  He also led a large manufacturing process engineering department, gaining valuable experience in technology acquisition, and transforming himself into a sales and marketing professional. During this time, he led the investment initiative that created Delta-Energy Group. 

    Dave Abdallah holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry as well as a Master of Business Administration.  

  • Hector MacKay-Dunn, KC: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy - Partner Primary Corporate Legal Advisor
    Hector MacKay-Dunn, KC: Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy - Partner

    Hector has over 25 years of practice experience in a broad range of industry sectors, advising on corporate and general matters, complex domestic and cross-border public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers and international partnering and licensing transactions. Hector provides general and strategic advice to both senior and emerging public companies as well as early to later stage private companies, investment banks and investors in public and private domestic and cross border equity and debt financings, mergers, tender offers, corporate reorganizations, and advises boards of directors and independent board committees on corporate governance.

    Hector is recognized with the highest ranking (AV) for professional excellence by Martindale-Hubbell (the international peer-based rating organization for lawyers and law firms)

    Hector is also recognized by Lexpert and American Lawyer Media as one of Canada's Top 100 Leading Lawyers in Canada-US Cross-Border Transactions. Hector is the only British Columbia lawyer recognized by Lexpert and American Lawyer Media as one of Canada's Leading Lawyers in the fields of M&A, Technology and Biotechnology. Hector has consistently been named among the leading 500 lawyers in Canada, by Lexpert.

    Hector has advised clients in a variety of commercial industries, including semi-conductor, software, web-based and e-businesses, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, independent power production, medical equipment and devices, mining, manufacturing, transportation and fitness services.

  • Kevin Levey: Squire Patton Boggs - Partner Project Finance Advisor - USA
    Kevin Levey: Squire Patton Boggs  - Partner

    Kevin Levey’s practice focuses on international business transactions in the infrastructure sector, such as project development, project finance, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and privatizations.

    Kevin has been actively involved in the development and financing of solar, wind, battery storage, biomass, biofuels, and other renewable energy power projects in the US and throughout Latin America, including Argentina, Chile, Honduras, Mexico, and Panama.

    He has also advised large multinational companies on the construction, financing, operation, acquisition, and sale of major power generation, liquefied natural gas terminal, and pipeline projects in Latin America, including Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.

  • David Ponsford: Teacher Stern - Partner Primary Legal Advisor - Europe
    David Ponsford: Teacher Stern - Partner

    David is a corporate partner who has extensive experience advising companies and individuals on the acquisition & disposal of businesses, fundraisings, joint ventures & shareholders’ agreements, group reorganizations, commercial arrangements, and equity capital markets transactions on the London Stock Exchange. David also focuses on the renewable energy and cleantech sectors.

    He has been actively involved in advising a number of AIM-listed companies that are focused on private equity transactions and natural resources both in South East Asia and in Europe for companies such as Origo Partners Plc, Kalahari Minerals, Van Dieman Mines Plc, Micro Focus International Plc, Slater & Gordon.

    David has also been advising Clipper Windpower, the wind turbine manufacturer, on various equity fundraisings, commercial arrangements, and strategic alliances. David acted as Clipper's primary point of contact for all day-to-day legal services in the UK prior to the sale of Clipper Windpower to United Technologies Corporation in December 2010.

    David has also acted for Carbon Limiting Technologies Limited which advises new clean technology businesses and provides services for The Carbon Trust's Fast Track scheme, along with advising numerous early-stage companies in the renewable energy and cleantech sectors on fundraisings and commercial contracts.

    David also attends and speaks at a number of conferences. Other recent speaking appearances include the implications of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (the UK carbon reduction commitment scheme) and a seminar on renewable energy and cleantech legal issues for local government.

  • Robert Bibb: B&A Inc - Founder & President Engineering Advisor - USA
    Robert Bibb: B&A Inc - Founder & President

    Bob Bibb is the President of B&A, Inc. and oversees the firm's operations and management. Bob founded B&A, Inc. in 1979 after a nine year career at a prominent engineering company. Although Bob sold the assets of B&A in late 1998, the corporation continued and in late 2003 he undertook to rebuild the company. B&A, Inc. at one time employed over 200 people before selling to Peter Kiewit Sons.

    Under Bob's leadership, B&A developed a significant presence in the design of facilities for commercial, power, military, industrial, and educational sectors. B&A worked on over 1,500 individual assignments for more than 500 clients during Bob's oversight as CEO. These projects had a cumulative construction value of about $1 billion and were located in more than 40 states and seven foreign countries.

  • Natalia Mainprize: Venture Intelligence Institute - Partner Financial Consultant
    Natalia Mainprize: Venture Intelligence Institute - Partner

    Natalia is a founder and partner in Venture Intelligence Institute, an educational and consulting firm, where she built and commercialized software for screening new business ideas and co-authored a book focus on new venture evaluation.

    Previously, she was an innovations manager at Bell Security Solutions Inc. (Bell Canada), where her accomplishments included design of the corporate framework for new venture assessment, several strategic partnerships with smaller innovative companies, She completed a highly competitive WestLink Technology Commercialization Program. Through WestLink, Natalia assessed business plans and investment presentations in Telus Ventures, a $100M corporate venture fund, advised on multiple technology commercialization projects and facilitated a number of start-ups through the University of Victoria incubation facility.

    Natalia has broad experience in international markets. She was a marketing controller for Bols Poland (Remy Cointreau Group) in Poland; an accountant in International Finance Corporation and a consultant in Price Waterhouse in Ukraine. Natalia received her MBA in Entrepreneurship from the University of Victoria, Canada and MBA with Distinction, International Relations, from Odessa State University of Economics, Ukraine.

  • Dr. Paul Williams: University of Leeds - Professor of Environmental Engineering Chemistry & Process Engineering Consultant
    Dr. Paul Williams: University of Leeds - Professor of Environmental Engineering

    Paul Williams is Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Leeds and has a research background in both applied chemistry and process engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Energy.

    He has published over 200 academic papers in the area of environmental engineering, including waste and biomass pyrolysis, waste incineration and the development of analytical methodologies for the detailed analysis of complex organic liquids, characterization of the organic fraction of particulate emissions and the speciation of heavy metals in flue gases.

    He has also recently authored a second edition of a text book entitled "Waste Treatment and Disposal" (John Wiley & Sons, 2005). In addition, he has been awarded 16 EPSRC research grants and numerous industrial research grants, totaling over £2.5m. His research work has been honored by several awards including the Steetley-Magnesia Award, The Redlands Minerals Award and the Lubbock-Sambrook Award.

    He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the journals, Environmental Technology, Journal of the Energy Institute and also Fuel. Current industrial research collaborators, include the British Plastics Federation, the Society of Automotive Manufacturers and Traders, Reichold UK Ltd., Pera Technology, Shanks Group PLC, Varian Instruments Ltd., and Onyx Group. Academic collaborations have included the Universities of Sheffield, Alicante and the Technical University of Istanbul. He has supervised 29 PhD students to success.