PyroGenesis is the world leader in the design, development, manufacturing and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials, oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced PyroClassTM engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 demonstration facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian company on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol PYR.V).
What is plasma?
Plasma is the fourth state of matter, the others being solid, liquid, and gas. Plasma typically consists of a mixture of ionized species, electrons and neutral particles. The sun is made up of plasma with inside temperature reaching 10,000,000 degrees Celcius. In nature, we can observe plasma in lightning strikes and with the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). Examples of man-made plasma include the light produced by a neon tube, as well as plasma cutting systems used to slice through metal. Thermal plasma can readily reach temperatures in excess of 10,000 degrees Celcius. At PyroGenesis, we harness the unique properties of thermal plasma to melt and transform metal, to carry out high temperature chemical reactions and to convert waste into energy.
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Peter PascaliPresident, Chief Executive Officer and Director
After graduating with an MBA from McGill University, Montreal in 1983, Mr. Pascali became an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions and then public offerings.
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Gillian HolcroftExecutive Vice President and Director
After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from McGill University, Montréal in 1989, Ms. Holcroft joined Noranda Inc. (“Noranda”) as a research engineer. See full bio »
Pierre CarabinDirector of Engineering
Mr. Carabin has more than 20 years experience in chemical process engineering and process development and is the key inventor of PyroGenesis’ Plasma Resource Recovery System.
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Richard BelafiVice President Finance
Mr. Belafi has held various management positions with international and Canadian public companies. After graduating from Concordia University with a Bachelor of Commerce, he worked for PwC. See full bio »
Vanessa RomanoLegal Counsel and Corporate Secretary
After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in civil law from University of Montreal, in 2010, Me Romano attended l’École du Barreau du Québec, in Montreal, where she completed her studies in 2011. See full bio »