Directors and Officers

Ronald A. Fon
Ronald Fon is the President of Dagua Technologies Inc. He has also been a director of Superclick Networks (SPCK-Nasdaq OTC) since 2002 where he was a seed investor and Chief Executive Officer between 2003 and 2004. He guided to company to 24 consecutive quarters of profitability and a successful merger with AT&T in January 2012. Mr. Fon is a founder and principal of Optimus Asset Management Inc., a money management firm specializing in early stage venture capital based in Montreal, Quebec. He has served as Director of numerous investment funds and early stage companies both public and private. Mr. Fon holds a B.A. (Honors) from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and attended graduate school at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.


Robert Kalinowicz, B.A., M.B.A.
Robert Kalinowicz is a founder and President of BioCAST Systems Inc., a wastewater treatment company that specializes in the development and sales of a state of the art biological wastewater treatment technology. BioCAST recently acquired Dagua Technologies Inc., a leader in the production of drinking water using a unique process of ozone and microfiltration. Mr. Kalinowicz is a successful entrepreneur who has many years' experience in real estate investment, management and development. As a principal of Optimus Asset Management Inc., Mr. Kalinowicz has focussed on the funding and development of early stage technologies.


Laleh Yerushalmi, Ph.D
Laleh Yerushalmi is the Chief Technology Officer of BioCAST Systems Inc. and Dagua Technologies Inc. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and specializes in Environmental and Biochemical Engineering. She is a professional engineer and member of l'Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Laleh is the inventor of the BioCAST technology and is currently in charge of research and development at BioCAST Systems Inc. and Dagua Technologies Inc. She has supervised several research projects with grants from the Canadian and Quebec governments to investigate the hydrodynamic and treatment performance of BioCAST technologies. Her research on the BioCAST tertiary treatment technology has resulted in the publication of nine scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, two conference proceedings, and eight presentations in national and international conferences.

Laleh has many years of experience in the design, development and optimization of chemical and biological processes for wastewater treatment and site bioremediation. She was formerly the Director of Research and Development, in charge of operation management and performance optimization of a proprietary wastewater treatment technology at Atara Corporation in Montreal. She has also been a Research Analyst at Statistics Canada, involved in environmental modeling, design and development of methodologies for the estimation of environmental emissions. She was formerly a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, responsible for the design and development of groundwater treatment technologies. Laleh has taught several courses at McGill and Concordia Universities while supervising graduate research theses. She has presented the results of her research in numerous conferences and has published more than seventy articles in scientific journals.


Michael J. Ogilvie, A.B., B.C.L.
Michael Ogilvie is a Director and the Vice President Planning of BioCAST Systems Inc. and Dagua Technologies Inc. During his long professional career, Mr. Ogilvie has held the following positions related to water treatment technologies: At Aero-Hydraulics Corp., a design, engineering and manufacturer of systems for the biological treatment of wastewaters, Mr. Ogilvie held various positions related research and development. As President of Atara Corporation, a developer of wastewater treatment technologies, between 1978-2002 Mr. Ogilvie held overall corporate responsibility, in particular responsibility for R&D management, where he led the development of the "1218" Aerator in wide use throughout North America; and the side entry piston bubble cannon mixer for aerobic digesters used throughout the U.S. now owned and marketed by Infilco Degrément of Richmond, VA, U.S.A. He directed the technical entry of Spirac Shaftless Screw equipment into the U.S. and Canadian markets and was responsible for the development and adaptability of a high rate biological treatment system for industrial wastewater in Canada. He holds an AB degree from Harvard University and a BCL from McGill University. He is a member of the Quebec Bar Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the Corporation of Bishops University, Lennoxville, Quebec. He is also a member of the Board of the Colby Curtis Museum, Stanstead, Quebec.


Farrel G. Miller, B.A., LL.B.
Farrel G. Miller is the Executive Chairman of Dagua Technologies Inc. He is also the Chairman of Tolyco Group, the parent company of PublicationSports.com and Gessoft.com. He is the former owner of the Montreal Juniors Hockey Club of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2007 to 2011. Previously Mr. Miller was the Founder & CEO of JumpTV, which became the largest online distributor of international TV and achieved a market capitalization of over $500M. JumpTV merged with Neulion Corp. in 2009. Mr. Miller commenced his career as a corporate attorney with Clifford Chance New York (Rogers & Wells) and he is a former finalist for the PROMIE Entrepreneur of the Year award. Mr. Miller serves on the Board of Directors of Generations Foundation and he is Co-Chairman of the Annual Lila Sigal Marathon Hockey Tournament which has raised over $500,000 for cancer research at the Jewish General Hospital Foundation. Mr. Miller is a guest lecturer at the McGill University Faculties of Law and Management.


John Haffner
John Haffner is a Director and Asia Representative for Dagua Technologies Inc., and the Founder and President of Haffner Group Limited, a Hong Kong boutique consultancy in the clean technology and resources sectors. His recent projects include work in electricity, mining, climate change adaptation, and biomass energy, including significant experience throughout China and several countries in Southeast Asia. Haffner's experience also includes work for Ontario Power Generation, the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, and McKinsey & Company in Japan. He is co-author of the book Japan's Open Future: an Agenda for Global Citizenship (Anthem Press, 2008), and has written a number of articles related to Asia or environmental issues that have appeared in such publications as Huffington Post and Policy Innovations. Haffner is a qualified Barrister and Solicitor (Province of Ontario, inactive) an Asia Society Asia 21Young Leader (2011) and a World Fellow, Yale University (2008).




 

 

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