MaryAnne Arcand, CEO
MaryAnne Arcand is one of the founders of the
Carbon Offset Aggregation Cooperative of B.C. and is one of the organization’s
biggest promoters. Aside from her role
as CEO and Chair of COAC, she is also the CEO for the Incremental Forestry
Carbon Company and acts as Executive Director of the Central Interior Logging
Association. MaryAnne is also Chair of the Prince George
Railway and Forestry Museum Society, Chair of the Steering Committee for the
2013 Canada North Resources Expo, a Director on the Boards of the BC Trucking
Association and the BC Forest Safety Council and President for the Rotary
Club of Prince George.
Her professional accomplishments and deep
community involvement has resulted in significant accolades and recognition
over the course of her career including being name the 2012 Prince George
Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year. In early 2012, she was also
part of the COAC team that won the NewsMaker of the Year and Technology
Provider of the Year during the northern BC Technology Awards.
George Stedeford, CGA, COO
Married with three children and five grandchildren, George has lived and worked in the North for the past 23 years. Born in Canada, George was raised in Scotland and returned to Canada in 1977 and began his career on Vancouver Island. He is a Certified General Accountant and has been involved with the forestry and Bioenergy Industries in both financial and operational roles. George is a Rotarian and active member of the community. As a member and past President of the Prince George Air Improvement Round Table (PGAIR), he is quite active in the area of particulate and chemical emissions awareness.
Andy Whyte, Director of Program Operations
Andy has lived and worked in the North for most of his life, starting on the production line of a sawmill, advancing to supervisory and HR roles within both the public and private sectors. A variety of career experiences has resulted in sound knowledge of most industrial operations.
Built on foundation of more than thirty years of applying workplace safety programs in a unionized environment, Andy understands the challenges organizations face when it comes to training. He has worked as a safety coordinator, HR advisor and frontline supervisor.
Ean Jackson, Interim Director of Sales
Ean brings over 20 years of sales, marketing and
business development experience to the COAC team. He has been employed by a wide range of
businesses across North America ranging from technology startups to major
multinational corporations including IBM, Sprint International and Oracle
Corporation. He has taught in the
business faculties of 3 universities and speaks several European languages. Ean is responsible for developing strategic
relationships, developing and managing the sales team and COAC's marketing and
positioning. When not working to grow
COAC, you'll find Ean somewhere in the mountains of beautiful British Columbia.
Keenan Magnant, Greentech Installation
Greentech Installations is the primary contractor who is executing the development and implementation of the technologies for COAC. Keenan has over 20 years of experience and training in automotive repair, electrical repair and diagnosis as well as aftermarket electrical accessory installations.