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Dr. Gene S. ShelpDirector, President and C.E.O

Gene is co-founder, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Current Water Technologies Inc. Gene is a professional geoscientist with greater than 20 years of public company management experience and 25 years of water quality and general environmental experience associated with the operation and decommissioning of industrial and municipal facilities. Gene has spearheaded the development of the company's electrochemical water treatment technologies for remediating surface waters, groundwater, and municipal and industrial process and waste waters contaminated with metals, ammonia and nitrate. He earned undergraduate degrees in Wildlife Management and Earth Sciences, and a PhD in Environmental Geochemistry from the University of Guelph, as well as a M.Sc. degree in Geology from Queen's University. He was a NSERC Canada Industry Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Guelph. Gene is the author of over 20 patents.

Daren Yetman Senior Project Manager – Senior Technologist

Daren joined Current Water Technologies in 1998 and holds an Environmental Engineering Technology diploma from the Central Newfoundland Regional College (NF) and an Applied Sciences Technologist (A.Sc.T.) designation from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). Daren’s role as Senior Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. Daren also monitors the project’s objectives and oversees quality control throughout its life cycle. He works with all parties during all phases of experimental design and management of laboratory and pilot-scale studies leading to commercialization of various technologies.

Dr. John Motto Chief Chemist

John joined Current Water Technologies in 2009 and has been involved in the design and use of electrochemical equipment for water purification in the mining industry. John earned his M.Sc. in 2001 and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 2005 from the University of Guelph in Guelph. Previously, John completed a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (1994) and an M.Sc in Organic Chemistry (1997) from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.  He has specific expertise in applied organic chemistry and water treatment and engineering principles of physical and chemical processes for extracting valuable substances from raw materials and by-products; specifically, solid mine waste. He has studied polymer decomposition via thermolysis, the use of palladium as a catalyst in organic reactions, and has broad knowledge of organosulfur chemistry. John has 5 years’ experience in applied organic chemistry and 5 years’ experience in applied electrochemistry as it applies to wastewater treatment. 

Consuelo Goegan General Manager

Consuelo joined Current Water Technologies in 2014. She manages the daily operations of the office, including accounting, payroll, Human Resources, budgeting, records and data management. Consuelo also looks after general reporting to the TSX-V Exchange and provides logistical support to all the members of the Current Water Technologies team. She holds a Library and Information Technician Diploma and Integrated Accounting Certificate.

David Stuart Licensed Electrician

Dave joined Current Water Technologies in 2014. He brings over 30 years of experience as a licensed electrician. Dave works closely with Senior Project Managers to facilitate commercial equipment manufacturing, in house test units, on-site commissioning and unit operation.