CHAR Technologies appoints new director

CHAR Technologies Ltd. has appointed Anton Szpitalak, to its board of directors.

Szpitalak is co-founder and president at Pan Asia Solar, a cleantech investment platform focused on disruptive decarbonization technologies. Pan Asia and its investors have invested more than $100M in VC-stage companies globally. Sectors include photovoltaic manufacturing, energy generation, software development and sustainability construction.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Anton to the board,” said CHAR CEO, Andrew White.

“His experience working with clean technology companies, as they mature into market leaders, is a great addition to the CHAR team. We look forward to his contribution as CHAR broadens our projects in development to enhance our position as a leader in wood waste to renewable energy production.”

Szpitalak is a member of the board of directors of Silfab Solar Inc., a North American manufacturer of photo-voltaic (PV) module manufacturing, and Gridco Srl, an Italian solar project developer and energy generator.

He has experience fostering the growth of early stage cleantech businesses globally and was an early board director in renewable natural gas project developer Amp America’s, ESG employee engagement software provider Wespire and residential rooftop solar financier BrightGrid Solar Inc, among others.

“This is a great time to join the CHAR journey as the company evolves into a significant producer of renewable natural gas and biocoal,” Szpitalak said.

“The market opportunity for renewable natural gas, and metallurgical coal replacements, are enormous and growing with the global push for decarbonization. It is rare to find an opportunity to work with a mission-driven team, in a field that has the potential to create so much positive environmental impact, with a commercial opportunity as large as what CHAR is chasing. I look forward to working closely with the management team and Board to deliver the full market potential of this unique wood waste to renewable energy solution with the potential for global application.”

Szpitalak has a Bachelor of Science (2005), with a focus on Information Systems from the University of New South Wales, Australia.