Peter M. Evans, MA
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Peter was a career RCMP officer who upon retirement, was appointed Manager of Aviation Security and Emergency Preparedness at Vancouver International Airport, following which he joined GT Group Telecom Services Corp. in Toronto, ON as Director of Corporate Protection Services. Peter migrated back to the west coast and became the Managing Principal of Security Management and Risk Engineering Services at Stantec Consulting Ltd. Peter has co-founded two companies Visionary Digital Inc. and Enterprise Protection Associates Ltd. He is also sole proprietor of Charmwood Consulting. Peter has a Masters Degree in Disaster and Emergency Management and possesses extensive knowledge and experience in project team facilitation, policy and program design and crisis management. Peter launched CryoLogistics in 2013 to develop and commercialize a natural refrigeration technology for the global cold chain industry.
Jennifer Thompson, BA, MA (ECON)
Chief Operating Officer
Jennifer is a seasoned start-up executive, angel investor and Board member with a focus on the development of hardware companies in the Vancouver tech sector. Jennifer is currently a business mentor at Foresight Cleantech Accelerator, SFU and UBC, and is an investor and/or Board member in Acuva Technologies, CuePath Innovations and Aspect Biosystems. She was on the founding management team of Enterra Feed Corp which uses the Black Soldier Fly to convert food waste into animal feed and natural fertilizer, and was VP Corp Dev & Corporate Secretary for TSX-Venture listed EnWave Corp, commercializing a high-speed, low-energy method for dehydrating food and pharmaceuticals. Jennifer has worked for Westport Innovations in Europe developing the market there for natural gas engines for buses and trucks, and was a Project Manager and software developer at Facet Decision Systems. She has been guiding CryoLogistic’s business development efforts since early 2017. In the non-profit realm, Jennifer is the Board Chair of Urban Academy school in New Westminster, and working behind the scenes to establish a community Maker Space in New Westminster.
Will Spaulding, B.Sc., M.Sc., P.Eng
A/Director of Research & Development (Contract)
Will is a mechanical engineer who has been a clean technology aficionado most of his life, installing his first wind-power generator on a farm near Hamilton ON in 1979. He is an accomplished systems designer, team leader and project manager whose experience ranges from designing HVAC and transportation systems to high-tech training devices for Olympic level athletes. Will was instrumental in developing the mechanical engineering technology program in the Applied Technology Department at Camosun College. He has taught fluids dynamics, CAD, numerical analysis, controls systems, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and systems design and mentored post-secondary students for over two decades. Meanwhile, his company, Firefly Labs has been providing technical consulting and solution design services to startups and established companies alike across the technology spectrum. Will has been leading CryoLogistics’ research and development team since early 2017.