Dr. David Kratochvil
President & Interim Chief Executive Officer
David Kratochvil rejoins the company in March 2014 in the capacity of interim Chief Executive Officer. David had previously held the positions of President and Chief Technology Officer, appointed April 2011 and President and Chief Operating Officer, appointed January 2008. Prior to these roles, David served as BioteQ’s Vice President of Projects, responsible for overseeing the company’s engineering and development projects. Since joining the company in 2001 as Manager of Engineering, Dr. Kratochvil has been instrumental in the commercial development of BioteQ’s process technologies and has overseen plant design and operations. He holds a PhD from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, BioEngineering unit from McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Kratochvil has over 20 years of experience in the areas of wastewater treatment and chemical processing. Before joining BioteQ, he worked as the water treatment specialist for Rescan Environmental Services, one of the leading Canadian environmental consulting firms serving the mining industry worldwide. The highlights of David’s other work experience include research and development in papermaking and ion exchange industries in Montreal, process control in Toulouse, and phosphate fertilizer production in Turkey.
Paul Kim, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Paul Kim serves as BioteQ’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for overseeing BioteQ’s financial management, accounting, and reporting activities. He has more than 15 years of experience in both public practice and in public companies, having held positions with Lohn Caulder Chartered Accountants, Norsat International Inc, and Xantrex Technology Inc. Prior to taking on the CFO role, Paul served as BioteQ’s controller. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
David Sanguinetti, MEng, PEng
Director of Engineering
David Sanguinetti is BioteQ’s Director of Engineering, responsible for overseeing operations, process design and engineering for all BioteQ projects. David holds degrees in Chemical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, and has more than 18 years of experience working around the world in process and project engineering roles in the energy and water treatment sectors.
General Manager Latin America
Oscar Lopez is the General Manager Latin America of BioteQ Water Chile, responsible for BioteQ’s business development activities and project management in Chile and South America. Oscar is a Chemical Engineer specializing in process development and project evaluation, with more than 20 years of experience in the chemical and metallurgical industry. Oscar is based in Santiago, Chile, and is fluent in Spanish and English.
Songlin Ye, BEng, MASc, PEng
General Manager Asia
Songlin is BioteQ’s General Manager Asia, responsible for overseeing BioteQ’s operations and development projects in China. Songlin holds degrees in Environmental Engineering from universities in Canada and China, and has over 20 years of experience in the environmental field. Songlin is based in Vancouver, with frequent travel to China. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English.