Our speakers come from all corners of the country to share their knowledge in this noteworthy conference. The speakers and presenters will touch on a variety of topics during their one hour sessions. Each speaker will have the opportunity to answer questions from the attendees during a 15 min Q&A.
MATTHEW MAIRINGER | OPENING REMARKS
Canadian Operating Officer
North American Young Generation in Nuclear
Matthew Mairinger is the North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN) Canadian Operating Officer.
Matthew was awarded the NAYGN individual achievement award and during his role as president the NAYGN Durham chapter won the best NAYGN chapter in Canada. He is a Young Energy Professional member with the Energy Council of Canada, a board member with the Canadian Nuclear Association, and on the Nuclear Institute Young Generation in Nuclear COP26 Delivery team.
Matthew is a Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and received his Bachelor of Engineering in Nuclear Engineering degree from Ontario Tech U in 2014. He is currently enrolled in the Graduate Diploma program in Nuclear Technology at Ontario Tech U. He has over seven years of experience working at Ontario Power Generation at both the Darlington and Pickering nuclear generating stations.
The morning will feature a roundtable discussion with leaders from four different SMR companies. These companies include Terrestrial, Oklo, USNC and Moltex. The panelists along with their bios are listed below. This Pannel discussion will be followed with a Q&A session. Be sure to bring some interesting questions to the table.
Director of Marketing and External Relations, Oklo Inc
As the Director of Marketing and External Relations at Oklo Inc., Bonita is responsible for marketing, media, communications, and external relations. Before joining Oklo, Bonita was the Commercial Lead for the small modular reactor commercial program at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL). At CNL, Bonita helped launch the Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative program to accelerate advanced reactor deployment in Canada.
CFO, TERRESTRIAL ENERGY
Canon Bryan is a financial professional with over 25 years of experience in various aspects of the finance industry. Mr. Bryan has experience as a buy-side analyst, entrepreneur and financial executive. He co-founded and has been involved with the listing of two successful companies onto public stock exchanges in North America since 2004. He has contracted with many public and private companies, performing a wide variety of finance related operations, including public company financial reporting,
management reporting, full-cycle accounting, budget development and analysis, economic modeling, corporate development strategies, technical writing, project management, and others. He has had exposure to the following industries: nuclear power, natural resources, biotechnology, real estate development and others.
Mr. Bryan was a founding shareholder in the following companies: Terrestrial Energy Inc, since 2012, where he serves as chief financial officer, is developing advanced commercial power plants. NioCorp Developments Ltd (NB: TSXV) in October 2009. NioCorp is developing the largest niobium deposit in North America. Uranium Energy Corp (UEC: NYSE) in August 2004, where he served as VP Corporate Development until October 2007. UEC is a producer and developer of ISR uranium in the USA. Mr. Bryan was a senior financial analyst for Lasik Vision Corporation (LSK: CDNX), which was the world’s largest provider of laser refractive surgical services. He has also served as chief financial officer, and on boards of directors, for private and public companies in Canada and the USA. Mr. Bryan completed his professional studies in accounting with the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada; he is not designated.
CEO, North America at Moltex
Rory O’Sullivan is the Chief Executive Officer, North America at Moltex. He joined the company as Chief Operating Officer in the UK, before moving to Canada to set up the North American business. Rory began his career as an award-winning project manager at the Bouygues group, running £50m+ projects. With a passion for delivering clean, low-cost energy to the world, he co-founded Energy Process Developments Ltd to pursue advanced nuclear and led a government-funded feasibility study on the development of a prototype molten salt reactor. Rory sat on the IAEA MSR advisory committee and was a Forbes 30 Under 30 Standout. He obtained a 1st class honours in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and a degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from INSA Lyon in France.
President of USNC Power
Mark Mitchell is responsible for the development and deployment of USNC Micro Modular reactor. He is a trained mechanical engineer who focuses on Power Generation. The majority of his career has been focused in Nuclear Power.
He graduated from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He started out his career in defense and aerospace before he joined the PBMR Project. His major contributions were establishing Fuel handling and structural analysis capability, leading the Graphite Core Assembly team, and later taking responsibility for design of the Reactor System. Mark is experienced in HTGRs (from the conceptual design of the plant to the detailed design of individual components), the development of power projects, and all aspects of managing the multidisciplinary teams that execute these projects.
Mark serves in the ASME code and standards development organization on the committee developing the Div 5 rules for Graphite and Composite Core Components and serving on the BPV Committee on Construction of Nuclear Facility Components (III).