Cleantech developer CHAR Technologies Ltd. has welcomed Lewis Smith to the position of chief commercial officer (CCO).

With more than 25 years of clean energy and technology experience under his belt, Smith’s previous roles include chief strategy officer and general counsel at Modus Workflow, chief corporate development officer at GoGreen Communications, and general counsel at Emera.

In his new role, Smith will be responsible for growing the High Temperature Pyrolysis (HTP) business, including development of HTP projects across North America and maximizing the value received for HTP project outputs, including renewable natural gas, green hydrogen, and biocarbon.

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Lewis Smith, new CCO of CHAR Technologies. Credit: CHAR.

CHAR Chief Executive Officer Andrew White states: “The addition of Lewis to our leadership team will assist CHAR Technologies in the commercialization stage of its proprietary High Temperature Pyrolysis (HTP) systems in North America. Lewis brings valuable experience, skills and relationships that will support successful execution on the tremendous growth opportunities we are developing to transform challenging organic waste streams (biomass, biosolids, digestate) into renewable and valuable outputs. Lewis has been assisting our internal team as a consultant for several months and we are excited to expand activities with him as we continue our mission to become a leading cleantech company.”

The company also announced the retirement of Brian Bobbie, chief operations officer (COO). Bobbie led the company’s wholly owned subsidiary Altech Environmental Consulting (Altech) and assisted the company in its transition from clean technology consulting activities to the development of the company’s renewable natural gas and biochar systems utilizing its proprietary HTP systems.

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“Brian’s dedication to making CHAR Technologies and Altech a leader in providing environmental knowledge and leading-edge innovation related to the environment enabled our Company to build a loyal customer base and expand into new opportunities with significant growth potential. I want to personally thank Brian for his efforts in building a strong team at Altech and for his dedication to CHAR Technologies,” said White.

Earlier this year, CHAR Technologies was listed on the TSX Venture 50 as a top performer in the Clean Technology and Life Sciences industry.

Featured image: CHAR’s new RNG and biocarbon project in Thorold, Ontario. Credit: CHAR.

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