Derek received his Bachelor’s (Hons.) degree in environmental engineering at the University of Guelph, where he focused his studies on air pollution control. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Wilfred Laurier University. Derek has intimate knowledge of gas and air abatement solutions, having been directly involved with the design, manufacture and management of over 1000 installations, throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. His extensive theoretical and practical knowledge has been instrumental with the successful completion of a wide spectrum of industrial and municipal projects handled over his twenty years at BIOREM. Currently the CEO for BIOREM Inc., Derek is responsible for the management of the company’s domestic and international operations. He is also currently serving as Chairman for Ontario’s Environment Industry Association and as a Director for the Bloom Center for Sustainability.