Canadian Manufacturing

Micron Waste shakes up management

The Vancouver-based waste treatment firm is bringing in a new face and promoting two others


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VANCOUVER—Vancouver-based Micron Waste Technologies Inc., a developer of food and cannabis waste treatment systems, has announced new hires and promotions of management staff.

Surj Uppal has joined the company as vice president, Business Development. Micron says Uppal brings over 20 years of experience as a marketing and demand generation professional with Save-On-Foods, McDonald’s Canada, the BC Lottery Corporation and the Jim Pattison Auto Group.

Ziba Hajizadeh has been promoted to vice president, Engineering from lead process engineer. The firm says Hajizadeh is a professional chemical engineer specializing in wastewater process design, with extensive experience in multiple industries, including water treatment, beverage, oil and gas, and pulp and paper.

Karen Lauriston has been promoted to vice president, Corporate, overseeing communications and investor, community and government relations. Lauriston served as legislative assistant to Rey Pagtakhan, M.P. at the House of Commons, and was manager of Communications and acting-director, Government and Public Affairs, for the Canadian Pharmacists Association.


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