Lance Olson leverages decades of experience in minerals and chemical sales as a Vice President into his role with STT as a trusted problem solver and innovator, listening intently to customers and delivering promised results. Lance oversaw the first ISO 9000 quality standards certification in the Chicagoland facilities, as well as successfully led a lime and stone technology center in Pittsburgh. He began his career in R&D, helping develop a patent for iron desulfurizers and more recently has guided efforts to invent and design dry sorbent pollutant control technology to reduce flue gas desulfurization costs for electric utilities and developing artificial fly ash to overcome reduced supply in the market. The main focus of his career has been to improve the customer experience and build long term relationships.
John Wilby, CA
Chief Financial Officer
John Wilby joined the Company in July 2007. He has over 25 years’ of senior financial experience, including ten years as CFO of Soroc Technology Inc. and five years with Moneysworth & Best Shoe Repair Inc. in financial and operational roles. He obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant in 1988 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University. John is also keenly interested in early American jazz and has a large collection of early jazz and blues recordings.
Ali Abbas, M.Eng, P.Eng
Vice President of Sales, Applications & Product Development
Ali Abbas joined the Company in November, 2008 as a Project Engineer, and led the enhancement of the Company’s then-recently acquired line of ZMI Portec lime slaking products. A seasoned water/wastewater engineer, Ali is now the Group Executive Vice President of STT Systems & Solutions, which provides aftermarket support, optimization, engineering and design of reagent preparation systems to industrial customers across North America. Prior to joining the Company, Ali spent 13 years working in technical and sales roles with leading suppliers of water treatment technology in Canada and the United States. Ali has aspirations of being Company squash champion although a competition date has yet to be set.