Nexterra Appoints Jonathan Wilkinson Senior Vice-President, Business Development



    VANCOUVER, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - Jonathan Rhone, President and CEO of Nexterra
Systems Corp., announced today that Jonathan Wilkinson has joined Nexterra's
management team as Senior Vice-President, Business Development. Mr. Wilkinson
will be responsible for developing new markets and commercializing new
applications of Nexterra's technologies.
    "We are thrilled to have someone of Jonathan's caliber join the
organization to drive the expansion of our technology into new markets," said
Mr. Rhone. "Jonathan brings a wealth of management and industry experience
that will help us accelerate growth and develop new opportunities for
Nexterra. I am very pleased to welcome him to the team."
    "I am extremely pleased to be joining Nexterra," said Mr. Wilkinson.
"Nexterra has world-leading technology in a market space that offers
tremendous growth potential. The Nexterra team is an extremely talented,
energetic and focused group and I look forward to working with them to build
upon the strong foundation that has been established to date."
    Mr. Wilkinson joins Nexterra from Vancouver-based QuestAir Technologies,
where he was President and CEO. During his tenure in this role the company
grew revenues almost one hundred fold, established strategic relationships
with Exxon Mobil Corporation and Shell Hydrogen and successfully executed an
initial public offering. Jonathan previously held roles at QuestAir as COO and
as Vice-President Business Development.
    Prior to joining QuestAir, Mr. Wilkinson was a Manager at Bain and
Company, one of the world's leading strategy-consulting firms. Mr. Wilkinson
also has previous experience in the public sector as a constitutional
negotiator, a federal-provincial relations specialist, and a Special Advisor
to the Premier of Saskatchewan.
    A Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Wilkinson has obtained degrees from the University
of Saskatchewan, Oxford University, and McGill University. Mr. Wilkinson has
also completed the Executive Development Program at the Ivey School of
Business, University of Western Ontario.
    Mr. Wilkinson is presently the Chair of the British Columbia Technology
Industries Association and is Vice-Chair of the Walter and Duncan Gordon
Foundation.

    About Nexterra Systems Corp. - Nexterra is a leading supplier of biomass
gasification solutions that generate heat and power for institutional and
industrial customers. Nexterra's gasification technology is fully proven for
thermal applications to displace natural gas. Sales to date include projects
at the University of South Carolina, Dockside Green, the US Department of
Energy's Oak Ridge National Lab, Kruger Products and Tolko Industries.
Nexterra is a private company based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more
information: www.nexterra.ca





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For further information: Nexterra Systems Corp., Lori Aizer Bryenton,
Director of Communications, Tel: (604) 637-2507, Email: laizer@nexterra.ca

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