Transform Mining Towards a Zero Waste Industry

The Team

Profiles_150x150_Carl-WCarl joined the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) in 2013 as Executive Director and CEO.

Carl has been described by others as a rebel and a heretic. He is a natural connector bringing together disparate and seemingly unrelated people, groups and organizations to create new partnerships.

He has over 30 years’ experience working at the interface of business, government and postsecondary institutions nationally and internationally.  Carl has been involved in over 24 consortia comprised of over 500 organizations from businesses, government and academia spanning industries from software, microelectronics, cybersecurity, photonics and aerospace and defence.

He was a key member of teams creating national facilities including the Canadian Photonics Fabrication Centre, the Canadian Fire Research Centre, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Laboratory as well as a software business ecosystem and Canada’s first research network in cybersecurity.

Carl has won awards for breakthrough leadership and technology transfer.

He is a chemist with publications in five different technical domains: hydrometallurgical engineering, organometallic chemistry, analytical chemistry, environmental engineering and project management.

profiles_150x150_bernie2Bernadette Lambros joined CMIC as Marketing and Office Manager in December 2014.

Bernadette has 30+ years of professional experience in the High Tech Sector with an emphasis on Marketing Programs, Strategy, Corporate Events, and Office Management. She has worked collaboratively with executive management, product managers, sales teams, product development and partners to create and execute integrated marketing plans.

Trevor, is an asset optimization and innovation adoption consultant, with 20+ years of technical and operational mining experience. While working globally with some of the largest mining companies in their respective commodities, Barrick Gold, Cameco, BHPBilliton, Teck and Homestake.

Trevor works with CMIC’s Mining Initiative, to develop and execute surface and underground mining projects aimed at increased industrial collaboration, sustainability and profitability. Through providing access to technical, cultural and transformational breakthroughs to set Canadian minerals community apart from all others.

Gillian is a bilingual Executive Chemical Engineer (McGill University) with ~30 years of experience in Advanced Technology, Environmental Services, Mining and Metallurgy, US Department of Defence as well as International Trade.

Recognized for her planning abilities, excellent communication skills, vision in opening up new markets and expanding a company’s customer base; Gillian has a strong ability to manage multiple priorities as demonstrated by negotiating and directing large and extremely complex projects.  She has provided leadership and strategic direction as a senior executive and board member in a market leading environmental technology company. Gillian also played a vital role in taking a private company public through financing efforts in Canada and Europe.


Tony brings forty plus years of experience focused in operations with specific strengths in finance, operational improvements, and systems analysis. He obtained his B.A majoring in Economics/Business Administration from Brock University.

As vCFO, Tony provides oversight for CMIC’s finance function ensuring the financial reporting is accurate, timely and relevant. He has built internal capacity in the organization by increasing efficiencies and creating a strong model to proactively manage and measure results against budget and forecast.

Working with CMIC’s Executive Director and Financial Committee, Tony’s diverse experience and skill set has provided the financial leadership required to take the company to the next level.

David graduated from the University of Western Ontario and completed his accounting education at the University of Ottawa. He has since served for 20 years as a Chartered Accountant working in public practice at leading accounting firms.

In 2018, David launched Insightz Accounting Services, a firm registered with CPA Canada, providing CMIC with monthly Controller, Bookkeeping and Technology services. Insightz embraces cloud-based solutions and an innovative service delivery model.

With a broad technical and financial skill set, and rich experience in financing and corporate growth, David and his team deliver value beyond the P&L line, by ensuring the finance agenda aligns and delivers on CMIC’s overall corporate strategy.

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