Hydrostor

Meet the Hydrostor team

ABOUT

Hydrostor, a private company founded in 2010 and based in Toronto, Canada, is the world’s leading developer of utility-scale energy storage facilities using its proprietary A-CAES technology and purpose-built underground storage caverns.

Hydrostor is uniquely situated to provide long duration, non-emitting, cost-effective energy storage enabling direct replacement of fossil generation, deferral of costly transmission investments and greater integration of renewable generation as the grid decarbonizes.

The company offers a complete solution including financing and warranty, working with leading EPC providers to deliver solutions globally.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Curtis VanWalleghem

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BOARD MEMBER

MBA, BASc, PMP

Curtis has been CEO of Hydrostor since its inception and has led the company through technology development into commercial …

Jon Norman

PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

MASc, P.Eng

Jon is a professional engineer with nearly 20 years experience in the power industry, environmental sector, management …

Jordan Cole

EVP & CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

BBA, MBA

Jordan is a senior professional with 15 years of experience in the private equity space. He spent over a decade at Brookfield Asset …

Cameron Lewis

FOUNDER & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Cam has brought the ideas of Hydrostor to life in the innovative concepts and processes that founded the company. Cam has a decade and …

Greg Allen

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HYDROSTOR AUSTRALIA

BEng, MBA

Greg has 20 years of experience across a range of technology and engineering industries, including extensive business development …

Sid Meloney

EVP, ENGINEERING & PROJECTS

P.Eng

Sid is a professional engineer with 29 years of experience in the Alberta oilsands, petrochemical and natural gas midstream industries. He has …

Andrew McGillis

SVP ENGINEERING

MSc, P.Eng

Mr. McGillis is a coastal and marine engineer. He has more than 10 years of experience working as an engineer in the marine sector, including …

Cindy Hung

SVP, FINANCE & CORPORATE OPERATIONS

MBA, CPA, CMA

As an experienced leader with over 20 years of professional experience in finance, accounting and corporate operations, Cindy has a proven …

Board of Directors

Ron Miller

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Mr. Miller is a co-founder of Lorem Partners, a private equity investment firm. Mr. Miller has extensive experience in strategic and corporate finance …

Tom Rand

BOARD MEMBER

After a number of years as a successful software entrepreneur Tom now focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation. He’s active in Cleantech venture capital …

Curtis D. Bartlett

BOARD MEMBER

Mr. Bartlett is a co-founder of Lorem Partners, a private equity investment firm. He has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and manager, …

Elisabeth Hivon

BOARD MEMBER

Elisabeth Hivon has been working in the infrastructure development area for over 15 years. She has covered transportation, water/wastewater, social …

Curtis VanWalleghem

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BOARD MEMBER

Curtis has been CEO of Hydrostor since its inception and has led the company through technology development into commercial …

CAREERS

To apply for a job with Hydrostor, please send a cover letter together wth your C.V. to:
careers@hydrostor.ca

Project Manager, Construction

Full-time / Permanent
Adelaide, Australia

DEADLINE
January 24, 2020

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Manager, Business Development

Full-time / Permanent
Toronto, ON, Canada

DEADLINE
To be determined

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Curt

Curtis VanWalleghem

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BOARD MEMBER

MBA, BASc, PMP

Curtis has been CEO of Hydrostor since its inception and has led the company through technology development into commercial operations. Prior to Hydrostor, Curtis was Sr. Manager in Deloitte’s Corporate Strategy Consulting Practice where he advised and consulted for some of the top energy companies globally. He has also held positions at nuclear generator Bruce Power and wind developer Environmental Electric Company.

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Jon Norman

PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

MASc, P.Eng

Jon is a professional engineer with nearly 20 years experience in the power industry, environmental sector, management consulting and government. Jon previously held senior roles at Brookfield Asset Management, most recently as VP responsible for regulatory policy and government relations across North America for the power and utilities business. In earlier roles he served as project manager for environmental operations and held senior roles in government, where he led grid and networks policy development in Ontario as well as interjurisdictional negotiations. Jon holds an interdisciplinary master’s degree in engineering and economics from the University of Toronto.

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Jordan Cole

EVP & CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

BBA, MBA

Jordan is a senior professional with 15 years of experience in the private equity space. He spent over a decade at Brookfield Asset Management expanding the company’s renewable power, real estate and infrastructure global platforms. Prior to joining Hydrostor, Jordan was the Chief Investment Officer within Brookfield’s district energy platform, Enwave Energy Group. He has experience in renewables and infrastructure project development, and has been involved in a number of key transactions and financings. Jordan holds both honors BBA and MBA degrees from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

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Cameron Lewis

FOUNDER & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Cam has brought the ideas of Hydrostor to life in the innovative concepts and processes that founded the company. Cam has a decade and a half in the Oil and Gas equipment manufacturing industry in Alberta, working with start-ups such as Chadco Canada and Delaney Energy. Pairing his conventional energy knowledge with his experience in wind farm development in Ontario, he created the Environmental Electric Company to continually advance renewable technology to best serve the expanding market. Bringing ideas to life has been fundamental throughout his career.

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Greg Allen

MANAGING DIRECTOR, HYDROSTOR AUSTRALIA

BEng, MBA

Greg has 20 years of experience across a range of technology and engineering industries, including extensive business development and operational expertise with industrial plant and equipment, and solar and battery energy storage. Greg previously held senior roles at SOLCO Ltd (Formerly Solar Energy Systems Ltd) and enGen (Energy Generation), a part of Wesfarmers Energy. Prior to joining Hydrostor, Greg was Chief Operating Officer at Carnegie Clean Energy, where he was responsible for ensuring compliance with regulatory and commercial requirements for project development, execution and the sale of power and water.

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Sid Meloney

EVP, ENGINEERING & PROJECTS

P.Eng

Sid is a professional engineer with 29 years of experience in the Alberta oilsands, petrochemical and natural gas midstream industries. He has extensive project experience having managed the development and execution of ~$4 billion worth of processing, pipelines and other infrastructure projects. Sid previously held senior roles progressing to the executive level with Williams Energy, TransCanada, Nova Chemicals and Syncrude Canada. Most recently Sid owned and operated his own consulting company focusing on acquisitions, commercial management and project management advice. Sid holds a bachelor’s degree of Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University.

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Andrew McGillis

SVP ENGINEERING

MSc, P.Eng

Mr. McGillis is a coastal and marine engineer. He has more than 10 years of experience working as an engineer in the marine sector, including project management, coastal process investigations, and design. Most of his past work involves site investigations and engineering design of marine structures such as revetments, breakwaters, harbours, offshore wind turbine foundations, and scour protection. He is now focused on managing the design and engineering process at Hydrostor.

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Cindy Hung

SVP, FINANCE & CORPORATE OPERATIONS

MBA, CPA, CMA

As an experienced leader with over 20 years of professional experience in finance, accounting and corporate operations, Cindy has a proven track record with strong relationship building skills and knowledge in a fast-paced, cutting-edge environment. She is responsible for oversight of our finance, corporate operations, HR and IT departments. She holds a CPA, CMA, an honours BMath/BA from University of Waterloo and a MBA from Wilfried Laurier University.

Ron Miller

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Mr. Miller is a co-founder of Lorem Partners, a private equity investment firm. Mr. Miller has extensive experience in strategic and corporate finance matters for both privately held and publicly traded entities including originating, valuing, structuring and negotiating acquisitions, dispositions, and, conventional and non-conventional financings. Mr. Miller is currently a board member of Parex Resources Inc., Hydrostor Inc., Redress Risk Management Inc., EFX Laboratories Inc., and JDRF Canada. Mr. Miller holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (1987) from the University of Alberta and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, CA (1990). He is also a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors having completed the Directors Education Program in 2009.

Tom Rand

BOARD MEMBER

After a number of years as a successful software entrepreneur Tom now focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation. He’s active in Cleantech venture capital, technology incubation & commercialization, and public advocacy. Tom is Managing Partner of the privately-backed MaRS Cleantech Fund, a Senior Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District and sits on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations. Tom has three books under publication: Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit (2010), Waking the Frog (2014) and The Case for Climate Capitalism (2020). Tom holds a BSc in electrical engineering (U of Waterloo), an MSc in philosophy of science (University of London and LSE) and an MA and PhD in philosophy (U of Toronto) and is an Action Canada Fellow.

Curtis D. Bartlett
BOARD MEMBER

Mr. Bartlett is a co-founder of Lorem Partners, a private equity investment firm. He has over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur and manager, private equity investor and investment banker. Mr. Bartlett is currently a founding director of Parex Resources Inc., a TSX listed oil company based in Calgary with operations in Colombia, which has grown from a start-up to over $3 billion of market capitalization. He currently sits on the board of Hydrostor Inc. as well as several private companies, and has been involved in the start-up, growth and sale of more than a dozen companies in the energy and renewables sectors. Mr. Bartlett graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen’s University, and received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. He served as a Trustee of Queen’s University, and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors having completed the Directors Education Program in 2016.

Elisabeth Hivon

BOARD MEMBER

Elisabeth Hivon has been working in the infrastructure development area for over 15 years. She has covered transportation, water/wastewater, social infrastructure, and most recently energy sectors. She has been active in more than twenty large scale infrastructure projects ranging in size from a few hundred million to a few billion dollars. As the Executive Director for the Canadian operations of Meridiam Infrastructure, she oversees the activities of the company in Canada and also gets actively involved in some projects in the USA. Prior to joining Meridiam in 2011, Ms. Hivon worked for a number of other private infrastructure developers and also briefly worked for the public sector. Before being active in infrastructure project development, Ms. Hivon worked as a geotechnical engineer in the natural resources sector.

Curtis VanWalleghem

 
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BOARD MEMBER
Curtis has been CEO of Hydrostor since its inception and has led the company through technology development into commercial operations. Prior to Hydrostor, Curtis was Sr. Manager in Deloitte’s Corporate Strategy Consulting Practice where he advised and consulted for some of the top energy companies globally. He has also held positions at nuclear generator Bruce Power and wind developer Environmental Electric Company.