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Paradigm Environmental Technologies Inc.

Paradigm's patented technologies enable wastewater treatment plants to destroy sludge, produce biogas, and save capital and operating costs.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 1999
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Paradigm's sludge treatment technologies enable municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants to work much better and cost less. With "MicroSludge" and "Closing the Loop" technologies, anaerobic digesters work far faster and more efficiently so more sludge is destroyed and more biogas (a renewable fuel) is produced. This avoids high capital costs to build added digester capacity, saves on-going costs for sludge disposal, and reduces GHGs.


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    Gordon Skene
    President and CEO

    Gordon Skene, President, CEO, Director. Prior to joining Paradigm in 2005, Mr. Skene was CEO of a venture capital fund, Director of Corporate Finance of Canada’s largest forest products company, and CEO of several early stage tech companies. Experience: management, strategic direction, director, and financing of emerging tech companies. Gordon holds a B.Sc.(physics and economics) and a Master of Science in Business Administration from UBC.

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    Dr. Rob Stephenson
    Chief Technical Officer and Founder

    Dr. Stephenson, inventor of MicroSludge, is expert in anaerobic digestion and author of many scientific papers. Prior to Paradigm, Rob was a senior chemical engineer with an engineering consulting firm, Director of Technology at a wastewater treatment technology company, and a research scientist at Canada's National Research Council. Rob holds a BASc Chem. Eng. Queen’s University, a MASc Bio-Resource Eng. and PhD Chem. Eng. from UBC.

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    Patrick Neill
    Director of Engineering

    Prior to joining Paradigm in 2008, Mr. Neill was a Senior Engineering Manager at Honeywell Process Solutions, where he led R&D and engineering of control systems. Experience: 20 years of engineering and management with industrial process automation companies, development of new technology products. Mr. Neill, a P.Eng., holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from the University of Sheffield and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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    Jeff Plato
    Director of Sales

    Prior to joining Paradigm in 2008, Mr. Plato held management positions at Hewlett Packard, GE Fanuc, and Hydrogenics Corporation. With over 20 years of experience in engineering, sales, marketing, and management, he has launched several technology products into the global marketplace. Mr. Plato holds a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Alberta.

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    Jeff Mercer
    Director of Finance and Administration

    Prior to joining Paradigm in 2003, Mr. Mercer was Chief Accountant and Controller at Westbay Instruments Inc., and Controller for Schlumberger Monitoring Services. He has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing and technology, holds a Diploma of Technology in Financial Management from the BC Institute of Technology, and is a Certified Management Accountant.


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    Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
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Previous Investors

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    BC Discovery Fund (18%)
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    SPX (12%)