Board of AdvisorsJohn Bianchini (ChemE 8T5) began his career at Hatch in 1985 and in 1997 he was appointed Associate, then Director - Non Ferrous in 1999. He was elected to the Hatch Board of Directors in 2003 and as President and CEO in 2012.
Professor Michael Charles completed a ten-year term as Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry and an eight-year term as Dean, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, University of Toronto. He served on the Board of the Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Centre, one of the original Ontario Centres of Excellence. As Dean Emeritus he held the endowed Michael E. Charles Chair in Chemical Engineering for a three-year term. Michael is now the President-Elect of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.
E.B. (Ted) Cross (ChemE 5T7) was the Director of the Technology Transfer and Licensing Office of the University of Waterloo from 1982 through 1996. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, he spent 25 years in the Canadian chemical industry, completing his industrial career as President and General Manager of Chinook Chemicals Company. He co-founded Chinook and in 1966, built the first Canadian methylamines. Ted now runs his own consulting company, E.B. Cross & Company.
Claire M.C. Kennedy (ChemE 8T9) is a Partner of Bennett Jones LLP. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996 and spent a year as a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice Charles D. Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to her legal background, Claire has been a Director of Neo Material Technologies Inc. and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Frank Frantisak is a Partner of Frank Frantisak and Associates. He retired as Senior VP of Environmental Services for Noranda Inc. in 1998. Prior to that, he was President of United Technology and Science. Frank is the Vice Chair for the Department's Board of Advisors.
Constantine E. Karayannopoulos (ChemE 8T3, MASc 8T8) has been the President and CEO of Neo Material Technologies Inc. since August 31, 2005. Prior to this, he served as COO and Executive VP of AMR Technologies Inc.
Michael H. May (ChemE 9T1, PhD 9T8) is currently the CEO of CCRM. Prior to CCRM, he was the President and CEO of Rimon Therapeutics Limited, which was spun out of research carried out in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at U of T.
Sandra Odendahl (MASc 9T0) is the Senior Director of Environmental Risk Management at CIBC. As Senior Director, Sandra is responsible for directing environmental strategy, as well as overseeing environmental credit risk policies and corporate environmental programs at the bank.
Phillip J. (Rocky) Simmons (ChemE 6T4, MASc 6T5, PhD 6T8) is President and CEO of Eco-Tec Limited. Eco-Tec is a Canadian company supplying water treatment and chemical recovery systems to the international industrial sector. Rocky is the Chair for the Department's Board of Advisors.
Bill Troost (ChemE 6T7) is President and CEO of Peel Plastic Products Limited. Bill's international company utilizes plastics chemistry and engineering design to produce consumer packaging. His company also generously supports the education of young engineers through the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering's Leaders of Tomorrow program.