CO2 appoints Richard Surprenant as SVP, CTO
Mr. Surprenant’s process engineering experience includes 20 years in managerial and process engineering positions with Shell Canada, most recently as Commercial Manager, Heavy Oil (Canada).
Prior to Shell Mr. Surprenant held positions as Process Engineer with Irving Oil and as Senior Field Engineer with Dowell Schlumberger (Algeria).
Mr. Surprenant, holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chem) degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and P. Eng. accreditation from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.
With the arrival of Mr. Surprenant, Dr. Louis Fradette, current Senior Vice President, Process Engineering and Chief Technology Officer will move into the new role of Director of the Valorisation Carbone Québec Project (VCQ), where he will direct the Corporation’s leadership participation in this major project which was announced earlier this year.
Consistent with these management changes, the Corporation also announces the appointment of Robert Zappa as Assistant Director, VCQ.
Mr. Zappa, a forestry engineering and MBA graduate of Laval University in Quebec City, QC, brings a wealth of experience in the field of project management on large scale turnkey projects to support the implementation of VCQ project, including 10 years with Bombardier as Project Director of Turnkey Rail Transportation Systems.