Board of Directors

Policies, direction, and strategy.

These executives lead dynaCERT into a positive, environmentally friendly future.

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Jim Payne

Chairman, CEO, & Director

Mr. Jim Payne is a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of dynaCERT. Mr. Payne also serves on the board of directors of a charitable organization, “Lindsey Villages for Families with Autism”, and on the board of directors of a junior Canadian oil producer, Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. (TSXV: SOIL), which is committed to be at the forefront of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) in the future.  Mr. Payne is also Director and Chief Executive Officer, and overseeing his sons in the running of their privately held construction, consulting, project management and real-estate development companies operating in the GTA and surrounding areas.  Mr. Payne also serves on the advisory board of Sparta Capital Ltd., a TSX-V listed company seeking investment in energy-saving technologies, and the advisory board of Connect Church (an affiliation of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada).  Mr. Payne graduated from St. Clair College in Construction Engineering, Project Management and Estimating in 1974.  He has over the years completed multiple business management and leadership courses and has a Certificate from the TSX-V for completing their course “Managing a Public Company”.  He has successfully built and managed his own private companies for over 40 years. This provides Mr. Payne with years of experience in accounting, business leadership, and the legal aspects of governance. Over the last decade, Mr. Payne has taken his natural networking skills and built on them to create strong team dynamics that lead to success and generate movement. With a strong leadership presence, Mr. Payne is leading dynaCERT in a way that has helped to streamline corporate activities, generate growth, form new partnerships, and bring the corporate vision to a reality.

Bernd Krüper

President & Director

Bernd Krüper: 30 Years Track Record and 24 Years of International Leadership

  • Selection of Expertise and Competences:
    • General Management & Founding and Heading Legal Entities (multiple CEO, C level, Supervisory Board and Executive Advisor assignments)
    • Comprehensive Network in German Economy and Western World Governmental and Defense Business
    • Automotive (eMobility, Data and CASE) and Off Highway / Industry (Sustainable Power Generation Solutions and Propulsion Systems for Industrial, Marine and Defense applications)
    • Digital Transformation Expert (e.g. from a Diesel engine manufacturer to a digital solution provider)
    • Crisis Management, Restructuring & Turnaround Management
    • Profitable Growth and Performance Increase
    • Sales & Service, Marketing, Business Development / M&A (revenue 3.3 bn €, 3,500 employees)
    • Product Portfolio and Sustainable Technology Roadmap Management (analog and digital, CapEx and OpEx, ESG criteria)
    • Finance (e.g. CFO assignment) and Operations (e.g. localization China and Global Sourcing)
  • 6.5 years CEO at Hatz Group in Ruhstorf a. d. Rott / Germany
    • since 2021: CEO of Hatz Components GmbH; since 2023, additionally: Shareholder of Hatz Components GmbH
    • 2017 - 2023: CEO of Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH & Co. KG; 3 years, additionally: CFO of Hatz Motorenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
  • 18 years Leadership Experience at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG / Tognum AG / MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH , e.g.:
    • President Rolls-Royce Power Systems and MTU Greater China
    • Head of Sales, Service and Network at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG
    • Head of Industrial Business incl. Agriculture
    • Member of the Supervisory Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG (as elected representative of the Upper Management)
    • Vice President Corporate Marketing and Distribution
  • 6 years at Daimler Group , e.g.:
    • Senior Manager “Brand World Maybach ” and “ Product Manager Sales and Marketing Maybach
    • Senior Manager Strategic Planning Sales and Marketing worldwide, Mercedes-Benz
    • Internship at Mercedes-Benz General Representation Kuwait
  • 2 years apprenticeship as Industrial Manager , Fa. LEUCO-Ledermann, Horb / Germany
  • MBA (“Diplom-Kaufmann”) from Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen /Germany; Academic Program at University of New York / USA
  • A-Level, Military Service

Jean-Pierre Colin

Executive Vice President & Director

Mr. Colin is a corporate strategy consultant to high-growth publicly listed companies. He has been a recognized senior securities industry executive and effective investment banking professional providing financing and mergers and acquisitions services to numerous prosperous issuers in Canada. As a result of his extensive financial background throughout his career, he has been called to lead teams of corporate finance professionals at national securities dealers, such as Richardson Greenshields, JP Colin Securities, Deacon Capital, Octagon Capital and Desjardins. He has also served as a high-profile corporate board director and C-suite executive of numerous public companies, often chairing audit committees, compensation committees and corporate governance committees, including with Premier Gold Mines; Wolfden Resources, sold to Zinifex for over $350 million; Virginia Gold whose Eleonore property was sold to Goldcorp for over $ 1 billion; and, Pelangio Mines, the former controlling shareholder of Detour Gold, one of Canada's largest gold mining operations.

R. Wayne Hoffman

Director

Mr. Hoffman has served as a member of the Corporation's Business Advisory Committee since October 2007. He is a Chartered Accountant and business executive with one of America's finest companies, Deere & Company, a corporation that is customer driven and places a heavy emphasis on quality and teamwork. He served as Vice-President, Finance at John Deere Limited for 25 years and President of John Deere Credit for over 8 years. As well, Mr. Hoffman spent two years in Deere & Company’s Business Development Dept. responsible for mergers and acquisitions. In his public service, Mr. Hoffman is volunteering as Treasurer of Christians For Israel, Canada, responsible for Planning and Development.

Amir Farahi

Director

Amir is a public affairs consultant who wears multiple professional hats and has an extensive portfolio of fostering sustainability. He is a Principal at FocusGRP, a Government and Public Relations firm that prioritizes sustainable solutions with an emphasis on green tech and diversity. In addition, Amir is an advisor and shareholder to several environmentally focused companies. He is a former columnist for Metroland Media Group and a political commentator with Bell Media

Brian Warner

Director

Brian started his entrepreneurial career running a successful wellness business for almost a decade until the desire to branch out and try something new lead him into the real estate industry. Brian quickly rose through the ranks becoming very successful and winning several sales awards. In 2012 an opportunity arose and Brian was introduced into the medical cannabis industry. Although still in its infancy Brian saw the potential and dove in, quickly expanding and creating a dominant position in the space which gained attention from many industry leaders

Brians’ years of experience building successful businesses from the ground up in real estate, medical and retail has lead to a well rounded understanding of how to build strong successful companies from top to bottom. Through necessity Brian has developed many key skills that are applicable across all business platforms including: strong leadership and team building, communication and marketing, resourcefulness and networking, business development and project management, as well as research and decision making.

Brian has been following, researching and actively investing in Dynacert and the hydrogen industry for the past decade and can see that now is the time for Dynacert to take it’s place on the global stage to effect a real and meaningful change in our society.

Bruce Barnaby

Director

Mr. Barnaby is the Chief Financial Officer at EData Now Limited (EDN). In his current role he is responsible for all of EData Now Business Group’s financial and administrative operations in Canada, USA, and the Peoples Republic of China. Prior to joining EDN in 2017, Mr. Barnaby held senior operations and finance positions in the energy, engineering, and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Barnaby has developed deep industry knowledge of finance operations, corporate transformation, and change management. He is a Certified Public Accountant (Ontario), holds a Bachelors of Commerce from University of Toronto and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from York University.

Mr. Barnaby was first elected as an independent member of the Board in 2023, currently Chairs the Governance Subcommittee, and is a member of the Audit committee.

Tanya Rowntree

Director

Ms. Tanya Rowntree, ICD.D, is an award-winning executive leader with over 25 years of experience in the investment industry. Ms. Rowntree brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her new role, specializing in Business Development, Sales, and Customer Experience.

Ms. Rowntree is known for her passionate and ambitious vision, which has been instrumental in cultivating strategic relationships, driving business growth, and championing diversity and inclusion throughout her career. Her proven track record in devising, implementing, and executing successful sales and marketing strategies, combined with her ability to inspire and lead high-performance teams, makes her a valuable addition to the dynaCERT team.

Prior to joining dynaCERT, Ms. Rowntree held several leadership roles in the securities industry, including Vice President, Global Head Client Success, Capital Formation at TMX Group, Vice President, Corporate Sales at TSX Trust, and Managing Director at Navina Capital, among others.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. Rowntree is also actively involved in various industry organizations, including serving as Co-President of Women in ETFs (Canadian Chapter) and as a Governance Committee Member of Women in ETFs (Global Board). She has also served as a Selection Committee Member for 50/50 Women on Boards (Canada) and as a member of the Innovation Governance Steering Committee of the Canadian Council of Innovators.

Ms. Rowntree holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Criminology from Carleton University, as well as certifications from Harvard Executive Education and the Rotman Directors Education Program. She is also a member of several professional organizations, including the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and the Canadian Investor Relations Institute (CIRI).

Management

Natural born leaders. Focused on creating partnerships and making a positive environmental impact.

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Jim Payne

CEO, & Director

Mr. Jim Payne is a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of dynaCERT. Mr. Payne also serves on the board of directors of a charitable organization, “Lindsey Villages for Families with Autism”, and on the board of directors of a junior Canadian oil producer, Saturn Oil & Gas Inc. (TSXV: SOIL), which is committed to be at the forefront of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) in the future.  Mr. Payne is also Director and Chief Executive Officer, and overseeing his sons in the running of their privately held construction, consulting, project management and real-estate development companies operating in the GTA and surrounding areas.  Mr. Payne also serves on the advisory board of Sparta Capital Ltd., a TSX-V listed company seeking investment in energy-saving technologies, and the advisory board of Connect Church (an affiliation of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada).  Mr. Payne graduated from St. Clair College in Construction Engineering, Project Management and Estimating in 1974.  He has over the years completed multiple business management and leadership courses and has a Certificate from the TSX-V for completing their course “Managing a Public Company”.  He has successfully built and managed his own private companies for over 40 years. This provides Mr. Payne with years of experience in accounting, business leadership, and the legal aspects of governance. Over the last decade, Mr. Payne has taken his natural networking skills and built on them to create strong team dynamics that lead to success and generate movement. With a strong leadership presence, Mr. Payne is leading dynaCERT in a way that has helped to streamline corporate activities, generate growth, form new partnerships, and bring the corporate vision to a reality.

Bernd Krüper

President & Director

Bernd Krüper: 30 Years Track Record and 24 Years of International Leadership

  • Selection of Expertise and Competences:
    • General Management & Founding and Heading Legal Entities (multiple CEO, C level, Supervisory Board and Executive Advisor assignments)
    • Comprehensive Network in German Economy and Western World Governmental and Defense Business
    • Automotive (eMobility, Data and CASE) and Off Highway / Industry (Sustainable Power Generation Solutions and Propulsion Systems for Industrial, Marine and Defense applications)
    • Digital Transformation Expert (e.g. from a Diesel engine manufacturer to a digital solution provider)
    • Crisis Management, Restructuring & Turnaround Management
    • Profitable Growth and Performance Increase
    • Sales & Service, Marketing, Business Development / M&A (revenue 3.3 bn €, 3,500 employees)
    • Product Portfolio and Sustainable Technology Roadmap Management (analog and digital, CapEx and OpEx, ESG criteria)
    • Finance (e.g. CFO assignment) and Operations (e.g. localization China and Global Sourcing)
  • 6.5 years CEO at Hatz Group in Ruhstorf a. d. Rott / Germany
    • since 2021: CEO of Hatz Components GmbH; since 2023, additionally: Shareholder of Hatz Components GmbH
    • 2017 - 2023: CEO of Motorenfabrik Hatz GmbH & Co. KG; 3 years, additionally: CFO of Hatz Motorenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
  • 18 years Leadership Experience at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG / Tognum AG / MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH , e.g.:
    • President Rolls-Royce Power Systems and MTU Greater China
    • Head of Sales, Service and Network at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG
    • Head of Industrial Business incl. Agriculture
    • Member of the Supervisory Board of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG (as elected representative of the Upper Management)
    • Vice President Corporate Marketing and Distribution
  • 6 years at Daimler Group , e.g.:
    • Senior Manager “Brand World Maybach ” and “ Product Manager Sales and Marketing Maybach
    • Senior Manager Strategic Planning Sales and Marketing worldwide, Mercedes-Benz
    • Internship at Mercedes-Benz General Representation Kuwait
  • 2 years apprenticeship as Industrial Manager , Fa. LEUCO-Ledermann, Horb / Germany
  • MBA (“Diplom-Kaufmann”) from Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen /Germany; Academic Program at University of New York / USA
  • A-Level, Military Service

Jean-Pierre Colin

Executive Vice President & Director

Mr. Colin is a corporate strategy consultant to high-growth publicly listed companies. He has been a recognized senior securities industry executive and effective investment banking professional providing financing and mergers and acquisitions services to numerous prosperous issuers in Canada. As a result of his extensive financial background throughout his career, he has been called to lead teams of corporate finance professionals at national securities dealers, such as Richardson Greenshields, JP Colin Securities, Deacon Capital, Octagon Capital and Desjardins. He has also served as a high-profile corporate board director and C-suite executive of numerous public companies, often chairing audit committees, compensation committees and corporate governance committees, including with Premier Gold Mines; Wolfden Resources, sold to Zinifex for over $350 million; Virginia Gold whose Eleonore property was sold to Goldcorp for over $ 1 billion; and, Pelangio Mines, the former controlling shareholder of Detour Gold, one of Canada's largest gold mining operations.

Enrico Schläpfer

VP of Global Sales

Being Swiss, it is without question that Enrico is a winter sports enthusiast. He has learned there is no such thing as “I can’t” by implementing winter snow sport in the paraplegic and mentally handicapped community. As a result, he brings forward the same mentality “nothing is impossible” to his business protocol.

He is a seasoned brand development, sales and marketing professional with over 20 years experience in multiple industries.

His exposure to various business cultures, widely divergent professionals and his fluency in 5 languages ensures his comfort level in global sales.

Before devoting his work full-time to dynaCERT Inc. Enrico has had key sales positions in prestigious companies such as Nestle, Traxdata and Targus. In addition, he has served as Sales director and COO in WorldConnect in which he was a business partner.

Khoa Tran

Director of Finance

Khoa Tran is a BA, EMBA, and has over 20 years of financial reporting and accounting experience. This includes over 15 years in management positions in world class global businesses for manufacturing and service environments. Mr. Tran was previously the Director of Finance for a mid-sized manufacturing company and Controller for various mid-sized and Fortune 500 automotive and manufacturing companies with international offices. A driven finance leader, his major focus has been on operational optimization and efficiencies through lean methodologies and best practices. Mr. Tran has been volunteering as Treasurer for a religious organization in GTA for the last 18 years, being responsible for finances and planning.

Key Staff

Creativity, professionalism and team work brought together in an undeniable synergy.

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Keivan Kabkab

Production Manager


Rachael Deacon

Sr. Buyer

Rachael Deacon has a strong background in Administration and Sales. Her experience includes over nine years in Sales, Marketing, Branding, Administration, Operations and Project Management. Rachael has worked for industry leading companies including Safety Net Security/Domcor, Maple Tree Construction Ltd. and Home Depot. While at Safety Net Security, Rachael successfully led key projects, created and implemented strategic planning procedures and applied branding discipline. As a Sales Manager at Maple Tree Construction Company, she embodied the company culture and maintained high standards of client satisfaction.

Advisors and Consultants

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Nancy Massicotte

Investor Relations

Nancy Massicotte is the President of IR Pro Communications Inc. She has been involved in the investor relations/public relations field for over seventeen years, working with companies in various sectors such as technology, telecommunications, bio-tech, oil and gas and mining.

Ms. Massicotte has developed excellent personalized relationships with brokers, investors, analysts and newsletter writers. Her knowledge and experience enables successful communication to shareholders and the investment community in a particularly comprehensive way. She has facilitated significant introductions to strategic partners and successfully assisted in sourcing equity and flow through financing ranging from $100,000 - $7M.

Ms. Massicotte provides additional exposure for her clients through her social media channels, news dissemination channels and video interviews.