John Baxter graduated in Economics from the University of Western Ontario and has completed 4 years of a CGA program. John has held a number of successful senior management positions: Controller of Canadian operations for Leigh Products Inc., VP Finance of Parnell Foods Limited (division of John Labatt Limited), Director of Finance for Woodside Travel Services (largest Canadian volume commercial travel agency) and VP Finance for Good Property Management (largest residential property syndicator in Canada). More recently, John was Executive VP of Superior Polymer Systems – a fabricator of recycled plastic equipment. In 2001, John founded SALT and initially developed strategies and equipment to fabricate value-added products from inert landfill materials.
Leon C. Green has an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, and a Masters in Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is the patent creator of the aerobic bioreactor technology. Leon, a former U.S. Navy nuclear submarine commander, has also designed and installed several aerobic sites within the United States and has developed an impressive international reputation as a lecturer and consultant in environmental landfill treatment.
Gary Kay holds a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph. For 10 years, Gary managed a landfill site and, for 15 years, he was a senior regional supervisor for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. He has both designed and implemented a degree program in Environmental Technology for the University of Guelph.
Mel Cooper holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Western Ontario. He founded and operated Praeda Management Systems Inc., a custom software house. For over thirty years, the company provided solutions to a diverse customer base including: The Toronto Blue Jays, Rubbermaid Canada, Mutual Life and The London Police Department. After retiring, Mel acquired and managed a portfolio of income properties. He has since divested his holdings to devote his energies to SALT Inc.