Leadership

Meet our Executive Team

Wayne G Thomson

Executive Chairman


Forty-year career in the oil and gas sector and technology industry.

Wayne is a seasoned executive enthusiastic about contributing to a solution to climate change. He will apply his unique experiences commercializing technology aimed at coal-fired power stations and working with oil and gas companies to this role. He is currently a director of Cenovus Energy, a NYSE- and TSE-listed $13 billion market cap oil company, and TVI Pacific, a TSE-listed international mining company. He is also Chairman of Maha Energy and Enviro Valve, a private company that has developed patented pressure relief valves for large industrial processes.
The technology is capable of helping solve climate change and the team here is inspired to make it work. That’s a powerful combination and it's exciting to be part of that effort.

Soheil Khiavi

Chief Technology Officer


Co-founder of Inventys and an inventor of the VeloxoTherm™ process.

Soheil brings 20 years of experience in fundamental research and product development of adsorption systems and holds more than a dozen patents and multiple publications in the field. Soheil’s experience includes 10 years working at QuestAir Technologies as Advanced Process Application Manager for the company’s adsorption systems as well as Director of Technology Development at Xebec Adsorption. He graduated in Refinery Engineering from Shiraz University in Iran in 1992 and completed a Masters in Chemical Engineering from University of Western Ontario in 2001.

Most technological breakthroughs are based on an economical linearization approach, where a single product impacts the sustainability of the whole system. Our technology has been developed to emulate nature's multi-faceted solution for the carbon cycle.

Brett Henkel, P. Eng

VP, Commercial Development


Co-founder of Inventys and has considerable experience in business development, program management, and product development of gas separation technology.

At QuestAir Technologies, Brett was the program manager for the company’s compact hydrogen production system with its partner, ExxonMobil. He is credited with designing the world’s first solenoid-driven rapid pressure swing adsorption test station. Brett received his Bachelor of Science in Physics, with distinction, and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Victoria.

It is empowering to know, given my Alberta heritage, our technology can change the climate impacts of the Alberta oil sands regions and generate significant additional economic benefits.

Darryl Wolanski

VP, Business Development


Co-founder of Inventys and is involved in the business and technology development side of the company.

Darryl previously led business development at QuestAir Technologies for the company’s emerging gas separation opportunities. Darryl holds a B.Sc. degree in chemistry and a chemical engineering degree from the University of British Columbia along with an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

In the beginning the enthusiasm and willingness of people to invest and endorse our vision was exhilarating. Today, that support continues to fuel Inventys’ innovation.

Karen Miller, CPA, CGA

VP, Finance and Administration


Financial professional with more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting operations of private, non-profit, and publicly listed companies.

Karen has held senior management roles with The Rick Hansen Foundation, Spectrum Signal Processing, and QuestAir Technologies. As Interim CFO of QuestAir, she contributed to the completion of the merger between QuestAir and Xebec Adsorption. As Controller, she contributed to QuestAir’s initial public offering, the first company to list on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange.

When you have a technology so unique that it could contribute to a healthier planet, closely managing the use of corporate financial resources to ensure this can happen is crucial.

Matthew Stevenson

Director, Corporate Strategy


Corporate development and finance professional with background in the oil & gas sector, capital markets, and chemical engineering.

Matt is a strategic finance professional with a background in the oil & gas sector, chemicals and renewable fuels, and the capital markets. Previously Matt was involved with corporate development with Methanex, the world’s largest producer of methanol, and also in investment banking and equity research with a multinational investment bank providing corporate finance and M&A advisory services as well as equity underwriting. Matt graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A.Sc in Chemical Engineering (With Distinction), holds a Masters of Engineering from UBC, and is a CFA® charterholder.

Addressing climate change while unlocking tremendous economic opportunity is a humbling challenge. I'm grateful to be part of such a talented team that has a chance to play a real role in a prosperous low carbon economy.