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CALGARY, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Questor Technology Inc. ("Questor" or the "Company") (TSX-V: QST) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Michel Gires, former President & CEO of Total E&P Canada Ltd., to the Company's Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Gires is the fifth independent director of the six member Board.
Mr. Gires is currently a Venture Partner at Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, a firm focused on early-stage breakthrough sustainable innovation that helps industries in transition reduce costs, energy use and environmental impact. Mr. Gires had a long and distinguished career with Total, a global energy company and most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Total E&P Canada from 2009 through 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Gires served for three years as Executive Vice President of Sustainable Development & Environment at Total SA and as President at Total Energy Ventures International SAS. Mr. Gires was a member of Total S.A. Management Committee commencing in 2003. Over the past 25 years, Mr. Gires led a range of projects around the world and was instrumental in establishing best practices for Total's projects in the areas of advanced research & development, project management, environmental responsibility, stakeholder relations, and community capacity building. He was a Co-Chairman of the Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI) and Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA). He also received one of France's highest civilian honours, the Chevalier of the Legion D-Honneur. Mr. Gires is a graduate of France's Ecole Polytechnique and an Engineer with the Corps des Mines. He speaks five languages and is an avid skier and renowned photographer.
Very much focused in his career on sustainable development and the environment, Mr. Gires brings a tremendous skill set and insight to Questor's Board to augment the experience of the continuing and new directors announced in the Company's news release on June 6, 2013.
"I am extremely pleased to welcome Jean-Michel to Questor's Board and I look forward to the additional strategic vision and counsel he will provide as we move the Company into its next phase of growth." said Audrey Mascarenhas, President and CEO of Questor Technology Inc. "His background in the oil and gas industry and his focus on sustainability will provide us with keen insight into our clients' needs".
ABOUT QUESTOR TECHNOLOGY INC.
Questor is an international environmental oilfield service company founded in late 1994 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with a field office located in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The Company is focused on clean air technologies with activities in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Questor designs and manufactures high efficiency waste gas incinerators for sale or for use on a rental basis and also provides combustion-related oilfield services. The Company's proprietary incinerator technology destroys noxious or toxic hydrocarbon gases at 99.99% efficiency which ensures regulatory compliance, environmental protection, public confidence and reduced operating costs for customers. The technology creates an opportunity to utilize the heat generated from efficient combustion. Questor is recognized for its particular expertise in the combustion of sour gas (H2S). While the Company's current customer base is primarily in the oil and gas industry, its technology is applicable to other industries such as landfills, water and sewage treatment, tire recycling and agriculture.
Questor trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "QST".
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SOURCE: Questor Technology Inc.
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