Senior leadership team

Leadership matters

Laurentis Energy Partners is led by an experienced team of industry experts whose background and expertise are a driving force behind the company’s growth and success. Get to know Laurentis’s senior leadership team and you will understand why so many customers in the nuclear industry rely on the company’s products and services.

We’ve put a big focus on assembling the right leadership team, because when it's all on the line, our clients rely on us to deliver complex, sensitive projects. With the Laurentis team, you can be confident that we have the people who will get the job done—on time and on budget.
Jason Van Wart
President and CEO

Meet the team

Meet the people who are implementing Laurentis’s plan for strategic growth and leadership in the fields of nuclear energy services and isotope production.

Lindsay GreenlandLindsay Greenland

Vice President of Technical Services and Projects

Lindsay Greenland joined Laurentis Energy Partners in 2022 as Vice President, Technical Services and Operations.

With more than 20 years in the nuclear industry, Lindsay is recognized as an innovative leader with experience in megaproject management, nuclear operations, business development, labour relations, strategic workforce planning, and engineering.

Prior to joining Laurentis, Lindsay held various senior positions at Ontario Power Generation including Director of Strategic Workforce Planning and Director of Project Services in the Enterprise Project Management Organization. Lindsay is passionate about the advancement of clean energy globally and is committed to developing its next generation of diverse leaders.

Lindsay holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Toronto Metropolitan University.

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Michael Hare

Managing Director, Europe

Michael G. Hare has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear sector. From 2005 to 2013, was a senior manager and executive at Point Lepreau, responsible for all aspects of layup, training, commissioning, restart and regulatory interface for New Brunswick Power's Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Refurbishment Project. From 2015 to 2021, Michael held senior leadership roles at Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station, including Deputy Chief Nuclear Officer, Station Director, and Operations Manager.

In 2021, Michael joined Laurentis's Romanian subsidiary, Canadian Nuclear Partners S.A., as a Refurbishment Project Management Expert to aid in preparation for the Cernavoda Unit 1 Refurbishment. In this role, Michael was responsible for leading a team of experts in project management, nuclear steam plant, balance of plant, nuclear safety and analysis, and cost estimating. In addition, he has set up the organizational model with roles and responsibilities for owner's engineer and utility project staff, provided the strategy for the project governance system, drafted project execution and quality assurance plans, and developed division of responsibility between the owner and third-party suppliers.

Michael has bachelor of science from the University of New Brunswick, a professional engineer certificate, and is a graduate of the Smith School of Business. Michael is married with two daughters and one granddaughter, and enjoys boating, golfing, skiing, and travelling.

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Chris HorneChris Horne

Vice President of Isotopes

Chris Horne is Laurentis's Vice President of Isotopes. Chris joined Laurentis Energy Partners in 2018 as Senior Manager, Projects, to deliver on the molybdenum-99 and helium-3 isotope projects. After successfully delivering on these innovative projects, Chris transitioned to Director of Operations to lead the Isotope Operations, Field Services department, as well as the clean energy facilities in Hamilton, Ontario and Tiverton, Ontario.

Prior to joining Laurentis, Chris held various positions for Ontario Power Generation, beginning in 2001. These included providing several first-of-a-kind solutions in the reactor maintenance and inspection space. In particular, Chris has received a number of industry accolades and recognition for his work with fuel channel replacement and reactivity mechanism maintenance.

Chris is passionate about the potential that isotopes will have on the medical industry, as well as providing clean energy solutions for customers to ensure future generations can thrive on the benefits of a nuclear society.

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Kamlesh RoyKamlesh Roy

Vice President of Finance

Kamlesh Roy joined Laurentis Energy Partners in 2023 as the Vice President of Finance.

Kamlesh has more than 20 years of experience directing financial operations for companies including De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., Bombardier Aerospace and Wipro. With a distinguished career in financial management and strategic planning, Kamlesh plays a pivotal role in ensuring Laurentis’s financial growth. His expertise in optimizing financial operations further reinforces Laurentis's ability to drive innovation and deliver exceptional value.

Kamlesh lives in Brampton, Ontario with his wife and has two childrens, a son who is in university and a daughter who is in high school. His interests include cricket, soccer and travelling.

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Laura Van Soelen

Vice President of Corporate Services

Laura Van Soelen joined Laurentis in 2022 after spending 13 years practicing law for the international law firm, Gowling WLG.

Laura began her legal career in 2008, first practicing commercial litigation with a focus on defence-side class action work. In 2010, Laura joined a team litigating a dispute over a major nuclear refurbishment project, which initiated her interest in nuclear energy.

In 2015, Laura transitioned her legal practice to focus specifically on energy matters. Before joining Laurentis, as a partner in Gowling WLG's Energy Group, Laura gained expertise in energy regulation, commercial contracting, and dispute resolution. Her clients included power producers in the conventional and nuclear sectors, distributors, retailers, and industrial energy consumers. Laura represented clients on applications and in compliance proceedings before the Ontario Energy Board, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, and the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board.

Laura previously supported Laurentis's predecessor, Canadian Nuclear Partners, while on secondment from Gowling WLG to Ontario Power Generation's Law Department.

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Jason Van WartJason Van Wart

President and CEO

Jason Van Wart joined Laurentis Energy Partners in 2018 as Vice President. In 2023, he was appointed as President and CEO. Since joining the company, Jason has been instrumental to Laurentis’s growth, expanding its operations across Canada and internationally.

Jason was previously the Senior Vice President of Nuclear Sustainability at Ontario Power Generation (OPG). Prior to this, he held the position of Vice President for OPG's Inspection and Reactor Innovation (IRI) Division. He began his career at OPG in 2001 and has worked in progressively senior positions with Nuclear Engineering, Finance, Inspection and Maintenance.

Hailing from Atlantic Canada, Jason is a professional engineer who completed both a bachelors and a masters degree in mechanical engineering from the University of New Brunswick. In 2014, Jason completed his MBA at the Rotman School of Management.

He currently lives with his wife and son in Toronto.

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Kamal VermaKamal Verma

Chief Nuclear Engineer and Executive Consultant

Kamal Verma joined Laurentis Energy Partners in March 2021 as Chief Nuclear Engineer for its European-based subsidiary Canadian Nuclear Partners (CNP) SA. Kamal has 45-plus years of experience in design, construction, and commissioning of CANDU 6 nuclear power plants worldwide.

In November 2022, Kamal was appointed Director of Engineering and Chief Nuclear Engineer for Laurentis/CNPSA. He is currently Chief Nuclear Engineer and Executive Consultant for Laurentis/CNPSA, providing engineering oversight for SMRs, as well as other engineering projects.

Kamal has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Punjab University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University, Alabama. Before joining Laurentis, Kamal was Vice President of CANDU 6 Fleet Engineering with SNC-Lavalin (AtkinsRealis). He was President of the Pacific Nuclear Council (2018-2020) and President of the Canadian Nuclear Society (2021-2022). In 2023, he was awarded the Harold A. Smith Outstanding Contribution Award in recognition of his contribution to the Canadian nuclear industry.

Kamal lives in Toronto with his wife and has two sons, one who is in radiology and another who consults in the nuclear industry.

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Raj VermaRaj Verma

Vice President and Managing Director, Eastern Europe

Raj Verma is an energy sector executive with extensive experience in operations, project management and business development. Raj joined Laurentis as Executive Advisor, Business Development in 2023, and is now the Vice President and Managing Director of Eastern Europe, providing key customers with project management, nuclear lifecycle and engineering support.

With Bruce Power, Raj worked as Lead on the NextGen project, which looked at new nuclear opportunities. At Kinetrics, Raj was Vice President, Inspection & Maintenance Systems, responsible for providing inspection services to power plants globally. As Vice President of Business Development at Westinghouse Electric Canada, Raj managed overall business development which included both nuclear and non-nuclear strategies.

Raj has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of New Brunswick and is serving on the Board Of Directors of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation (2020-2024). Raj loves languages and speaks English, Punjabi and some Spanish, French and Hindi.

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John BurtaJohn Burta

Director of Regulatory Affairs

John Burta assumed the position of Director, Nuclear Regulatory Affairs at Laurentis in 2023. John brings a vast range of experience, accumulated over the past 25 years, from many areas of the nuclear industry. Most recently, John was the Regulatory Program Director for the Darlington Regulatory Program Division at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. In this role, John was the single point of contact between the federal nuclear regulator and Ontario Power Generation's Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, responsible for all aspects of licensing, compliance, enforcement, planning, reporting, community outreach and Indigenous engagement related to the facility.

As an active member of the global nuclear community, John represented Canada in various international activities. He was Canada’s National Officer for the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) and served as a member of the IAEA's INES Advisory Committee. In addition, he was the Canadian National Coordinator for the Incident Reporting Systems for Operating Experience and served on its Advisory Committee.

John completed a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology following his undergraduate degrees in health science (nuclear medicine) from Dalhousie University and applied management from the University of New Brunswick. In addition, John has completed the certificate program in regulatory leadership from the University of Ottawa and has a diploma in nuclear medicine technology from the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists.

John has two teenage daughters. He helps coach their softball teams and spends most weekends (Spring and Summer) at a ball diamond.

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Bradley GreenlandBradley Greenland

Director of New Nuclear, Business Development

Bradley Greenland became Laurentis’s Director of Business Development and Strategy in 2023, prior to which he was Director of Business Development and Operations.

Before joining Laurentis, Bradley held a number of senior roles at Ontario Power Generation, including Director of Business Development, Department Manager of Technology Development for Advanced Inspection and Maintenance, Department Manager of Projects for Inspection and Reactor Innovation and Section Manager IMS. Bradley has also worked as Program Chief Engineer at Messier-Bugatti-Dowty.

Bradley has an executive MBA from the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management, a master of engineering, mechanical from Ryerson University, and a bachelor of engineering in aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Ryerson University.

Bradley does extensive volunteer work which has included the Research Ethics Board at Lakeridge Health, the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary, Central & Arctic, PARA Marine Search and Rescue and Auxiliary Coast Guard Unit patrolling Lake Ontario based out of Frenchmans Bay Marina in Pickering, Vice Chair of the Governance and Nomination Committee, Lakeridge Health Foundation, and Board member, Finance and Audit Committee, Lakeridge Health Foundation.

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Ben McInteeBen McIntee

Director of Commercial Projects

Ben McIntee is a nuclear engineering graduate with over 15 years of experience in nuclear safety analysis, engineering, project management, and commercial management. He is currently the Director of Commercial Projects responsible for the successful execution of large capital projects and investments, including the implementation of project management industry best practices into Laurentis processes, procedures, and tools.

Previous to this role, Ben was the Director of Project Controls providing project services to Bruce Power’s multi-billion dollar capital program. He also held various senior positions at Ontario Power Generation, including Senior Project Manager for a portfolio of nuclear projects and Senior Project Controls Manager for the retube and feeder replacement project. Ben has also been involved in managing large multi-disciplinary projects and performing nuclear safety analysis. He has gained valuable experience on the Darlington Nuclear Refurbishment program as the vendor site manager and as a project manager for modification design requirement projects.

Ben lives in Whitby with his wife and four children. He stays active through a variety of sports, and enjoys hiking and camping with his family.

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Ola OkegeOla Okege

Director of Commercial

Ola Okege is an experienced commercial, contracts and risk management professional who focuses on generating strategies to assure strong financial performance and stakeholder satisfaction in the energy sector.

Ola joined Laurentis in 2023 as the Director of Commercial and leads the Commercial team with a focus on providing negotiation advice and support, contract management and risk management. He has wide-ranging experience in the nuclear industry, including manufacturing and supplying magnesium alloy clad fuel rods to British Nuclear Fuels and working with Worley and SNC-Lavalin on refurbishment, decommissioning, and balance of plant projects across North America.

Ola is a passionate leader who prioritizes connecting with people to understand what they need to succeed. He has a bachelors of science in civil engineering, a master of science in statistics and is an active member and certification volunteer with the Project Management Institute.

In his free time, Ola is an avid road cyclist and runner and devoted father to his young children.

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Erin PolkaErin Polka

Director of Marketing, Communications and Outreach

Erin Polka brings more than two decades of marketing and communications experience to Laurentis.

Erin joined Laurentis in 2023, after having served as Vice President of Communications at Moltex Energy, where she spearheaded a comprehensive communications program that introduced new products and business channels and where she was instrumental in securing $50 million in federal funding. Prior to that, Erin was the Director of Communications at the Canadian Nuclear Association.

At Laurentis, Erin leads an exciting portfolio that supports the growth of the company with overseas marketing, communications, Indigenous relations and government relations. With a passion for brand excellence, Erin is building a communications department that aligns with Laurentis’s vision and mission and is increasing the company’s visibility in the global energy landscape.

Erin has previously sat on the board of directors for the Atlantica Centre for Energy, Maritimes Energy Association and Women in Nuclear Canada.

She lives in Ottawa with her husband and two daughters.

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Silvia SavulianSilvia Savulian

Director and Country Lead of Romania

Silvia Savulian joined Laurentis Energy Partners in 2021 as Director and Country Lead of Romania.

In this role, Silvia oversees Laurentis’s subsidiary, Canadian Nuclear Partners S.A. (CNPSA) based in Bucharest, Romania. Silvia brings over 25 years of engineering and management experience in various energy sectors while working for organizations such as Bantrel/Bechtel, The Shaw Group and Framatome.

An effective team leader with proven negotiation, organizational, and communication skills, Silvia brings with her an in-depth understanding and application of contract and program management. With hands-on experience in executing highly demanding nuclear engineering, procurement, and construction projects in Canada and internationally, Silvia is responsible for CNPSA’s growth and delivery in the Romanian market.

Silvia is an Ontario Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and a certified European Engineer (EUR ING) through ENGINEERS EUROPE (formerly FEANI). She carries a PMP certification as well as a Master Certificate in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business.

Outside of work, Silvia enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband and daughter.

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Lise Taylor

Director of Business Development and Strategy

Lise Taylor joined Laurentis in April 2024 as the Director of Strategy and Business Development, Isotopes.

Lise has 24 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry at companies including Novartis, Bayer, Teva, and Mylan. She has a range of functional experience including marketing, business development and in-licensing, and sales. She brings a depth of expertise in radioisotope therapies. She was the Marketing lead for Xofigo (radium-223) for 10 years and set up more than 50 programs at nuclear medicine departments across Canada. Following Bayer, Lise joined Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis company, in 2022 as Director of Marketing, where she supported the launch of Pluvicto (Lu177-PSMA 617). At Laurentis, Lise is excited to contribute to the increase in availability and access to isotopes for the diagnosis and treatment of patients in Canada and around the world.

Lise has an MBA from York University’s Schulich School of Business and a bachelor of science in physiology from the University of Toronto.

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Terry TraceyTerry Tracey

Interim Director of Human Resources and Labour Relations

Terry Tracey is a human resources (HR) and business leader with a comprehensive background in both operations and HR.

Prior to joining Laurentis in 2023, Terry held senior operational and HR roles at a health care business, the Toro Group of Companies, Blueline Rental and Town Shoes.

Throughout her career, Terry has achieved results through strategic and tactical planning, leading diverse teams in fast-paced and ambitious environments. She enjoys coaching and mentoring and is passionate about helping team members achieve their best.

As Interim Director of Human Resources and Labour Relations, Terry is leading Laurentis through an exciting period of growth.

When not at work, Terry likes boating, waterskiing and spending time with family and friends.

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Board of Directors

Get to know the Laurentis Energy Partners Board members who are setting the company’s vision, strategy and oversight.

Board of Directors

Get to know the Laurentis Energy Partners Board members who are setting the company’s vision, strategy and oversight.