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Wes Hall, Executive Chairman, KSS Group of Companies

Wes Hall came from very humble beginnings in Jamaica to become one of the most influential business people in Canada. He has established himself as the preeminent leader in shareholder advisory services and contested investor situations. Canada’s leading newspaper, The Globe and Mail, has called him one of the nation’s “most influential powerbrokers,” Canadian Business magazine named him one of the “most powerful business people” in 2016, and Toronto Life magazine voted him among the “50 most influential Torontonians in 2020.” As the Founder of Kingsdale Advisors, Wes has delivered an unparalleled track record of success for North America’s biggest names including: Air Canada, Barrick, BHP Billiton, Citigroup, CN, CP, Ovintiv, Goldcorp, Talisman, and Suncor. Learn more…

Agnes Wietrzynski

Agnes Wietrzynski, President & Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Wietrzynski is an authentic business leader who has been elevating the Environmental Industry to new levels for the last 13 years. As a former refugee and immigrant to Canada, Agnes comes from very humble beginnings and has worked tirelessly for her achievements. While working in the industry she completed her MBA at Queen’s University and was also recognized with the Creativity and Innovation Award. As an accomplished business leader with an entrepreneurial sense, she has overseen business operations, major infrastructure projects, emergency response, industrial services and business development. With a grassroots approach to business, she has adapted strategies to meet changing industry circumstances. Agnes has driven and navigated through accelerated growth of companies and has led integration following M&A activity.

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Matthew Nikkinen, Vice President, Remediation

Matt is an operations-focused management professional with close to 20 years of experience leading businesses, developing strategic partnerships and managing large construction projects across Canada and the US. Through his extensive experience managing projects and teams, he is recognized as a collaborative business partner with a proven track record of managing cross-functional groups in complex business environments with multiple stakeholders. As QM’s Vice President of Remediation, Matt leads a strong team of professionals who deliver results in all areas of environmental remediation across Canada.

Antonio Bruno

Antonio Bruno, Vice President, Demolition Group

Antonio Bruno began his career at QM Environmental in 2020 as Vice President of the Demolition Group in our Head Office in Mississauga. With more than 26 years of experience in the field, Antonio has led a large number of important projects throughout Canada. During his successful career as a civil engineer, Antonio has completed projects for residential complexes, airports, solar energy facilities, tunnels, public transportation and water treatment.

Jeremy Robinson

Jeremy Robinson, SVP & Division Head, HazMat & Emergency Management/Environmental Response

Jeremy began his career with QM in 2011 as a Supervisor for the Hazardous Material Abatement division in Victoria, BC. Over the years, his responsibilities have grown from Project Manager to Regional Manager, and in 2020 Jeremy began leading two divisions nationally, culminating in his current promotion to the position of Senior Vice President, HazMat and Emergency Management & Environmental Response Services. With over 15 years of experience in leadership and the environmental sector, Jeremy has successfully managed complex projects and large scale teams that have consistently achieved cost, quality and execution objectives resulting in business growth.

Melissa Clarke

Melissa Clarke, Head of Health & Safety

Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Melissa has spent her career developing innovative programs that successfully reduce risk to organizations, people, and the environment. Melissa has specialized expertise in risk assessment, business continuity, emergency response, incident management, disaster recovery, crisis communication, quality/health/safety/security & environmental management system implementations, ISO 22301, OHSAS, 18001 & 45001, 14001 and 27001, policy development and strategic planning. She has developed and implemented quality, health and safety, security and environmental programs, business continuity, and emergency preparedness plans for corporations in the healthcare, construction, entertainment, and environmental industries within Canada, the US, and globally.

Andre Dehaney

Andre Dehaney, Vice President, Logistics & Applications

Andre is a Finance Professional with a solid skill set in finance, operations, internal processes and business development. Through his career of over 20 years, Andre has held various finance positions with global companies in the oil and gas, and construction engineering industries. Andre’s educational credentials include a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and a Bachelor of Management Studies degree from the University of the West Indies.

Kevin Kingsley

Kevin Kingsley-Williams, Vice President, Finance

Kevin is an accomplished financial professional with experience across several industries and organizations, including the ‘Big 4’ accounting firms, consumer durable goods, distribution and consumer packaged goods. Kevin began with QM in 2018 as a Controller before being promoted into his current position as Vice President, Finance. Kevin’s credentials include CPA and CGA designations in Canada, along with the ACA (Chartered Accountant) designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

Barbara Eddy

Barbara Eddy, Vice President, Human Resources

Barb is an HR professional with over 20 years of leadership experience in a variety of industries including transportation/logistics, marketing, insurance and manufacturing within Canada and the US. She joined QM in 2018 in the position of Vice President, Human Resources. Barb leads the national Human Resources and Payroll team. Her educational credentials include a CHRL (Canadian Human Resources Leader designation), along with a Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.

Kear Porttris - Director Indigenous Relationships

Kear Porttris, Director, Indigenous Relations

Kear is a civil engineer with consulting, contracting and public sector experience who joined the QM during the Spring of 2021. He is Métis-Chinese and has extensive experience in bridging cultures and Peoples, navigating complex relationships personally and professionally. Kear has more than seven years in the environmental industry and more than ten years working with and connecting to Indigenous People and communities. He is passionate about helping people reach their potential and works with various partners and organizations to increase the representation of Indigenous people in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and professional services roles. Kear has successfully negotiated partnerships and contracts that reflect the client’s needs with the communities’ unique situation.