Our corporate and project delivery activities are supported by a team of professionals with deep knowledge, broad skills and hundreds of combined years of practical experience and lessons. The team is lead by the following four key individuals.
Kevin is often invited to participate as a member on committees that focus on environmentally related issues. These include the Ontario Deputy Minister of Agriculture Advisory Group for Strategy and Policy Development for Life Sciences and the South Simcoe Advisory Committee on Surface Water Management. He has also been an active member in a number of industry associations, including the Ontario Environmental Industry Association and the Air & Waste Management Association. Prior to founding CCI, Kevin began his career at IBM Canada after he graduated in 1982 from York University in Toronto, Ontario.
Doug Beattie Manager, Operations
Under Doug's strong leadership skills, his team has increased the processing throughput at the Toronto facility to over 120% of design capacity. He is an active member in industry organizations such as the Composting Council of Canada and he is often invited to speak at conferences. Prior to joining the CCI team Doug spent 25 years in the chemical processing industry where he honed his skills and knowledge in the areas of process design, process improvement, plant refurbishment and commissioning/start up. He was educated at the University of Waterloo in the chemical engineering program.
Keith is the newest member of the CCI team and joined us in May 2013 to assume the plant management responsibilities at the DOPF project in Toronto. Keith will be a great fit and valued asset within in the SEMECS Project with his 35 years of experience in the rendering and biodiesel industries as a senior operations expert. His ability to have quickly learned the BTA® Process combines with his honed skills in operations, construction management, commissioning, training, and cost control. Keith is the Project Manager for CCI and will oversee all daily activities from facility and process design through to start up.
At the DOPF Keith was responsible for the daily operations and the special project activities that have included the DOPF Expansion Project, the DOPF Phase 2 Expansion planning, and the planning & execution of the Phase 2 Expansion temporary shutdown. Keith executed the program from December 2013 through to August 2014 to align with the City objectives for the DOPF windown and the transfer of proessing to the new Disco Road facility.
Harry Wiljan BTAI Founder
Harry combines his unique technical expertise concerning the pre-treatment and digestion of organic wastes to produce bioenergy with both project and enterprise management skills. He is an active member of the German Biogas Association and is recognized as one of the worlds leading experts in the field of anaerobic digestion. Before founding BTAI, Harry was a 10 year veteran in the mechanical engineering field after he graduated in 1972 from the School of Engineering in Ulm, Germany.