Our 30,000 square foot research facility does more than unlock the hidden potential of Ascophyllum nodosum – it serves as a testing ground for new and improved engineering innovation. Here we’ve designed and built custom seawater pasteurization equipment, water purification, low-pressure filtered air distribution systems and temperature-controlled water baths for precision seaweed cultivation.
We’ve even workshopped process automation and data-driven processes that not only provide the necessary infrastructure to support our research activities but have the potential to upgrade our worldwide operations.
With the volume and variety of different seaweed species that come through our meal processing facilities, our engineers have worked hard to adapt to their unique processing requirements. They’ve modified equipment to improve the raw material handling at their specific sites and optimized quality assurance processes to ensure our customers receive consistent, top-quality products.
Plus, our engineering team always has the freedom to experiment with new sustainable measures, digital systems and automation processes to improve how we bring high-quality seaweed products to the world. It’s what keeps our business on the leading edge.
The resourcefulness and ingenuity of our business depends on hiring people who understand our vision and think outside of the box. Our current team continues to wow us. Here’s a glimpse of the incredible people on our Engineering Team:
Joined ASL: 2013
Education: Bachelor in Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo.
Simon is an Engineer at our Acadian Seaplants Cornwallis facility.
Joined ASL: 2021
Location: Rivière-du-Loup, Québec
Education: Specialized Graduate Degree, International Projects & Global Engineering from the École de Technologie Supérieure du Québec and Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke.
Ian is the Director, Global Engineering at our Acadian Seaplants head office.
Joined ASL: 2010
Education: Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering from Dalhousie University.
JP Brien is the Project Manager at our Uist Asco facility.
Joined ASL: 2020
Education: Bachelor in Applied Science (Mechanical Engineering) from Queen’s University.
JL is a Project Engineer supporting various operations across Acadian Seaplants, Uist Asco and Arramara Teoranta.
Joined ASL: 2000
Education: Bachelor in Engineering (Metallurgical) from the Dalhousie University.
Wade is the Senior Engineer at our Acadian Seaplants Cornwallis facility.
Joined ASL: 2015
Education: Master of Science, Engineering from the University of Western Ontario.
Andy is a Continuous Improvement Process Scientist at our Acadian Seaplants Cornwallis facility.
Joined ASL: 1998
Education: Bachelor, Engineering from Dalhousie University.
Aaron Sams is the Manager, New Process Development at our Acadian Seaplants Dartmouth office.
Joined ASL: 2017
Education: Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of New Brunswick.
Craig is an Engineer at our Acadian Seaplants Charlesville facility.
Joined ASL: 2021
Education: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines.
Francis is an Engineer at our Acadian Seaplants Cornwallis Facility.
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