Our team

CEO, Technical and scientific affairs
Dr. Allaire has been working for more than 30 years to protect the environment by transforming wastes into renewable products, including 20 years on biochar and pyrolysis. She is the founder and owner of GECA, and responsible for business development.

Director, business development & carbon
Melissa joined GECA 4 years ago. Leveraging her experience with biochar and pyrolysis, she manages projects and business development relative to consulting, and is responsible for GECA's carbon credit branch which includes project development, marketing and brokerage.
CFO
Mr. Poissant, an accountant by training, has 30 years of experience in finance as financial director, director of operations, and in the development of financial products. He acts as chief financial officer at GECA.

Technical director
Mr. Fonkou worked during more than 15 years for oil and gas companies. He supports GECA customers with his extensive experience in thermal transformation engineering and the management of projects of all sizes. He leads the technical and engineering team at GECA.

Product director
Dr. Smirnova has worked for more than 25 years in industrial ecology. She supports GECA's clients with her solid knowledge of biochar, plants and soils and pyrolytic product markets. She leads the team on markets, properties of pyrolytic products, and scientific aspects.

Mr. Ravindran has over 7 years of experience in technical and engineering aspects of pyrolysis in addition to his experience in the production of biochar and activated carbon. He supports GECA's clients on technological aspects, budgets, and optimization of production processes.
Project Manager: Technology and engineering
Dr. Alvarez-Chavez specializes in renewable energy with a PhD in biomass pyrolysis. As a project manager, she supports GECA’s team on technical and engineering aspects, particularly technologies.

Technical support, Industrial Engineering
With his background in engineering, Mr. Davy supports GECA's clients in logistics, operations, and regulations related to thermal processing plants and other aspects related to pyrolytic products.
Project Associate, Chemical Engineering
With his engineering background and his interest in climate change and environmental protection, Mr. Blanchet acts as a bridge between the technical team and the carbon credit team, in addition to other activities related to technology aspects.
Account Manager-Carbon credit
Mr. Dulac, trained in commerce, is responsible for managing biochar projects related to carbon credits, and customers of biochar carbon credits around the world.
Chemical engineering
Dr Gulyurtlu has worked for 40 years in energy, including 15 years in renewable energy. He supports GECA’s team, among other things, on technical aspects, thermochemical processes and pyrolytic liquids.

Broker of pyrolytic products and finance
Philippe specializes in sales, negociation, and financing. At GECA, he is a broker of renewable products such as biochar, biocoal and bio-oil generated by pyrolysis or gasification of wastes; products generated by our clients.
Admin officer
Mrs. Racine, with her experience of more than 30 years in CRM and other administrative aspects in large companies, she supports GECA in various administrative and IT activities.
Responsible for digital marketing
Javier is responsible for digital marketing, especially on LinkedIn for GECA

Collaborators

William Métivier

Forest engineer specialized in forest carbon credit in Quebec.

Accend

Paul Ferguson, CEO

Accend are carbon removal specialists providing LCA and carbon accounting services that enable industry players to quantify their carbon removals.

Second Cycle

Frederic Bouchard, CEO

Second Cycle is a consulting firm specialized in circular economy solutions for private and public entities.

Combustion Expert Energy

Claudia Goulet, CEO

CEE are specialized in the manufacturing of thermal transformation equipment, mainly biomass burners, and are engineering solution providers for technology developers and manufacturers.

Resultant Group

Dave Gajadhar, CEO

The Resultant Group are advisors and coaches for Regulated Industries, Government, Tourism, Manufacturing, Human and Health Services. Focus on business modernization, resource optimization and waste mitigation with emerging technologies to enable sustainability, socioeconomic outcomes and generative growth.