Management Team

James E. Paulson

Executive Chairman

Jamie Paulson has been the Executive Chairman of Pure Technologies since 1995 when he and his brother Peter Paulson founded the Company. In addition, Jamie has been the President and Vice-President of Yellowbird Products Ltd., a private holding company with interests in real estate, oil and gas, and technology, since 1976. He received his B. Comm. from the University of Calgary in 1970 and a Masters of Business Administration from the Ivey School of Business in 1972.

Peter O. Paulson

Vice Chairman and Chief Technology Officer

Peter Paulson has been the President and Vice-President of Yellowbird Products Ltd., a private holding company since 1976 and is the Vice Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of the Corporation. He has developed and/or patented new technologies or products in several different industries. He is the inventor of the Company’s patented SoundPrint® technology. Mr. Paulson’s technologies have received national and international recognition from industry and research organizations. He received a B.Sc. (Physics) in 1969 from the University of Calgary.

John F. Elliott, P.ENG.

President and Chief Executive Officer

John (Jack) Elliott is a professional engineer with a degree in civil engineering from National University of Ireland (Cork). Mr. Elliott joined Pure Technologies in 1996 as Vice President and since that time has been a critical member of the Senior Management team, most specifically responsible for business development, sales and operations. Prior to joining Pure Technologies, Mr. Elliott was General Manager of Structural Diagnostics Limited, Operations Manager and General Manager of CCD Western Limited, and Operations Manager for Cana Construction Limited. Mr. Elliott is a Past President of the American Concrete Institute (Alberta Chapter).

Mark W. Holley

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Mark Holley is a member of the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists as well as numerous industry organizations and received a Diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology from Sheridan College. Mr. Holley joined Pure Technologies in 1996 as Marketing Manager and in 2001 was promoted to Vice President – Pure Technologies U.S. Inc., responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the corporate sales programs. Prior to joining Pure Technologies Mr. Holley was a principal of M2 Digital Interactive and served in managerial positions with Cathodic Technology Ltd. and Structural Diagnostics Limited, where he was responsible for regional market and business development.

Geoffrey D. Krause, CA, CPA

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Geoffrey Krause joined Pure Technologies in July 2014 and is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant with over 20 years of public and private finance experience spanning the environmental services, power generation, and oil & gas production and services industries. Prior to joining Pure Technologies, Mr. Krause was Vice President Finance – Internal Reporting at Tervita Corporation and has held CFO positions at Pristine Power Inc. and Cork Exploration Inc., both previously TSX-listed companies. Mr. Krause received a Bachelor of Administration with distinction in 1992 from the University of Regina.

Michael Higgins, P.E.

Senior Vice President, North America

Michael Higgins’ career has focused on accelerating innovative ideas and technologies in the civil infrastructure markets. After joining Pure Technologies in 2001, he has helped to develop the business in North America and has led the water and wastewater industry efforts to better manage pressurized pipeline systems. Mr. Higgins is registered with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying and is a registered Professional Engineer in five states. Additionally, he graduated Cum Laude with a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Buffalo.

Robert Budianto, P.ENG.

Senior Vice President, Engineering, Operations and Production

Robert Budianto is responsible for the company’s operations, engineering, and production functions, ensuring that the regional offices have the resources necessary to deliver technologies efficiently, safely and in accordance with corporate standards. He works closely with the research and development group to ensure the best technologies and systems are available for pipeline inspection and condition assessment. Mr. Budianto holds Bachelor of Science and Engineering degrees from the University of Guelph and University of Ottawa, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta and Ontario.

Michael R. Wrigglesworth

Senior Vice President, International

Michael Wrigglesworth joined Pure Technologies in 2000 as a sales engineer and was promoted to Vice President – Middle East and Africa in 2006. Mr. Wrigglesworth is an active member of the IWA Water Loss Task Force and participates regularly in international conferences on the subjects of asset management, leak detection and pipeline condition assessment. Prior to joining Pure Technologies, Mr. Wrigglesworth owned his own technical services company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph in Canada.

Muthu Chandrasekaran

Senior Vice President, Energy Pipelines

Muthu Chandrasekaran is a professional engineer with a degree in civil engineering from The University of Alberta. Mr. Chandrasekaran joined Pure Technologies in 2000 and has amassed over 15 years of experience in the inspection and management of pressure pipelines for water, wastewater, oil and gas transmission applications.

In his most recent role with Pure, Mr. Chandrasekaran was Vice President of Corporate Strategies, where he was responsible for the integration of Hunter McDonnell Pipeline Services as well as overseeing Pure’s corporate marketing efforts. Previously, Chandrasekaran has held the role of Vice President of Business Development, where he managed the North American sales team.

Nicole Springer

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

As Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary, Nicole is responsible for directing legal affairs globally including securities law compliance, corporate governance, and general corporate legal matters, in addition to acting as corporate secretary. Nicole received her LLB from the University of British Columbia and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.