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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 - President and CEO QM Environmental

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.

Antonio Bruno, COO - QM Environmental

Antonio Bruno, Chief Operating Officer

Antonio Bruno began his career at QM Environmental in 2020 as Vice President of the Demolition Group in our Head Office in Mississauga. Due to his outstanding performance in growing the demolition division in a short period of time, Antonio’s responsibilities increased, and he currently holds the position of Chief Operating Officer. 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.

Kelly Ng Vice President, Finance

Kelly Ng. Vice President, Finance

Kelly is an executive with ten years of construction experience, both as CFO at a mid-size restoration & demolition general contractor and as Corporate Finance Director at Aecon. He also was CFO at a significant waste and recycling (liquid and solid) company that remediated soil, operated its’ own waste transfer station, and recovered and recycled used oil and fluids. A designated accountant for the past 21 years, Kelly brings a breadth of knowledge, having worked in insurance and financial services, IT software consulting, media and tourism.

Kyle Remus, Vice President, Remediation & Emergency Management/Emergency Response Services

Kyle is a well-versed leader in the environmental industry with over 15 years of experience in estimating, planning and development, relationship management, operations, and logistics coordination. He has worked efficiently on developing strategic partnerships within the industry, all while acquiring extensive expertise in managing multifaceted environmental construction projects. These projects range from straightforward soil remediation to multi-disciplinary complex projects such as the remediation of the Gunnar Mine in Northern Saskatchewan.

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.

Melissa Clarke - Vice President, EHS

Melissa Clarke, Vice President, Environment Health and Safety (EHS)

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.

Joel Weerdenburg l Director, Demolition, Hazmat

Joel Weerdenburg, Director, Demolition & Hazmat

With over 13 years of industry experience, Joel is an accomplished professional with extensive knowledge in hazardous material abatement, demolition/decommissioning, and remediation. His dedication and commitment to projects over the years have allowed him to work his way up to his current position. Throughout his tenure as an estimator and project manager, Joel has successfully led many large projects around the nation. This includes projects within the landfilling, oil & gas, mining, heavy industrial, commercial, and residential industries. Joel’s educational credentials include an Honors Diploma in Construction Engineering from Mohawk College, Ontario, and additional physics, mathematics, transportation engineering, and risk management courses. Over the years, Joel has maintained a commitment to furthering his knowledge base. As a result, he currently holds designations as a Project Management Professional (PMP), National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO), Certified Technician in the Civil Discipline (C.Tech) and is also Construction Estimator Certified (CEC).

Kimberly Hobbs Director of Estimating, Contracts and Pursuits

Kimberly Hobbs, Director, Estimating, Contracts and Pursuits

After graduating with a degree in Environmental Science from the University of Waterloo, Kim began her career operating heavy equipment and learned the business from the ground up. She has over 20 years of experience in Environmental Project Management and Estimating.

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.