Chairman of the Board, President & CEO
Mr. Sorschak co-founded Xebec Adsorption Inc, and developed it from a local compressed air and gas dryer manufacturer into an internationally active gas purification company. He played an important role in establishing strong relationships with different universities and laboratories in Canada and the US for the development of innovative adsorption-based gas purification. In 2008, he became a Director of Xebec China which serves the Chinese and Asian/Pacific market. He was recently honoured as the 2018 Canadian leader in Cleantech by Canada’s Clean50/Clean16 Organization.
Louis Dufour :
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr. Dufour has more than 20 years of corporate finance and operational experience, most recently as a Partner of CFO Optimum, where he had financial oversight from cost accounting and IT implementation, through risk management, M&A integration, and governmental negotiations. Before that, Mr. Dufour held the role of Vice President, Finance & CFO, for Clifton Star Resources Inc., a mining company in Abitibi.
Dr. Prabhu Rao :
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Dr. Rao was CEO of McPhy Energy North America, a leading manufacturer of equipment that optimizes electricity resources based on a unique hydrogen storage technology, along with technology for hydrogen production by water electrolysis that has been reinvented and perfectly adjusted to the production needs of renewable energy. Dr. Rao holds a Master's and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Dr. Peter Cheng :
General Manager, Xebec China
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Cheng has held various executive positions with ABB, Ontario Power Generation, Hong Kong and China Gas Investment Limited, as well as A.T. Kearney, in the fields of energy business development, strategic planning, and engineering and operations improvement. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and an MBA, majoring in finance and strategy. Dr. Cheng is a professional engineer in Ontario, a qualified senior engineer in China, a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, an advisor to the Enterprise Management Committee of the China Gas Association, and an expert in the category of foreign technology and economy in China
Dr. Francesco Massari :
General Manager, Xebec Europe
Dr. Massari brings 25 years of experience in high-tech and clean-tech industries. In his previous role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at McPhy Energy S.A., a French renewable energy company, Dr. Massari was responsible for electrolyser development and deployment, especially as they relate to power-to-gas energy storage solutions. He managed the technology roadmap to serve the transportation, industrial and energy markets, helping to build their strategy for this leading edge technology.