Who we are

Our Purpose

We believe long-term economic prosperity for Canadians requires more robust domestic primary manufacturing with responsible use of our resources as we work towards net-zero as a society. For too long, North America has had to import 100% of its patterned solar glass demand — even though Canada has an abundance of premium, accessible raw materials like high-purity silica sand and is an energy exporter.

Our state-of-the-art patterned solar glass manufacturing plant will be an economic catalyst for the industry and region, and make a meaningful contribution to Canada’s manufacturing sector. The facility will utilize the best technology available and renewable electricity to set a new standard for sustainable glass manufacturing.

Our vision for the future

We aim to be a transformative Canadian leader. This starts with operating Canada’s first sustainable solar glass manufacturing facility and continues with the establishment of a complementary business ecosystem in our campus. We envision a new Canada-based centre of excellence that drives innovation, creates synergies between businesses, and brings industry-leading expertise to Canada.

This could one day include solar panel manufacturers, specialized coating operations, or specialized architectural glass companies. With the silica resource and with an anchor industry, it has the potential to become a glass hub comparable to those in Dusseldorf and Ohio.

Leadership Team

Glenn Leroux

President & CEO

Glenn Leroux is a seasoned executive with over 40 years of experience. His career includes executive responsibility for startup and management of large international operations.

His recent experience demonstrates his ability to turnaround and grow companies through executive leadership. Prior to CPS, he served as President & CEO of Nilex Inc., a leading distributor of geo-synthetics and heavy civil construction products. He was previously President & CEO of BOS Solutions Inc. leading its revenue growth from a $22 million Canadian focused service provider to a peak of over $200 million through an aggressive USA growth plan.

Glenn holds a diploma in Petroleum Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, a B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech and is a member of APEGA.

CAM Deller

CFO

Cameron Deller brings over 20 years of financial leadership, investment management and capital markets experience gained across a wide variety of industries in both public and private sectors.

Prior to joining CPS, he served as Vice President, Corporate Development for Mosaic Capital Corporation, a publicly traded investment holding company with diversified operations across Canada. With a proven track record of managing complex financial structures, he has deep proficiencies in corporate strategy, financial planning and analysis and capital raising initiatives.

Cam holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and is a CFA charter holder.

 

ANSHUL VISHAL

Vice President, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Anshul Vishal is an experienced business and venture development executive with a background in developing financial models and strategy for start-ups. His previous experience also includes project & construction management in mining and oil & gas sectors.

Prior to joining CPS, his experience includes early-stage venture development of a silica resource in Western Canada and venture development for a private consulting company.

Anshul holds an MBA designation from Warwick Business School in the UK where his dissertation focused on green innovation financing. He also holds the designation of Capital Markets Securities Analyst (CMSA) through Corporate Finance Institute, a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Honors First Class) from Queen’s University and is a member of APEGA.

Alasdair Knox

Vice President, Project Engineering

Alasdair Knox has over 30 years of project management experience gained in the UK, New Zealand, the Middle East, and Canada.

He has worked for startups as well as multi-national organizations and has experience with complex projects including Public Private Partnerships in the UK, the restoration of Shackleton’s Hut in Antarctica and the design and construction of the International Terminal at Calgary Airport.

Alasdair holds an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University (UK) and an MBA from Henley Business School (UK). He is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), APEGA and is a registered Project Management Professional.

DENELLE BUSHIE

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Denelle Bushie is responsible for managing all site related activities for our Wanipigow sand quarry. He is the longest serving employee of CPS having been involved in all drilling & exploration work completed by CPS along with managing civil related works including road & site clearing. He played a key role in community engagement activities leading to CPS being granted an environmental license for quarry operations and was a member of the team that negotiated participation agreements with Hollow Water First Nation & Community of Seymourville.

Prior to joining CPS in 2014, he gained significant experience working with various Manitoba stakeholders to advance several infrastructure related projects. He served as a councilor for Hollow Water First Nation for four years where he worked to improve their living conditions.

Denelle holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from University of Manitoba and is a registered EIT. His previous experience gained from working with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and Manitoba Infrastructure is invaluable in planning and future operations of our Wanipigow quarry.

PATRICK KENNY

INDUSTRY ADVISOR

Patrick Kenny is a well-respected 35-year veteran of the flat glass industry. He has had a long career with major North American glass producers PPG Industries Inc., and Vitro Architectural Glass Inc., with the past 21 years in executive roles.

He has deep knowledge in strategic planning, marketing, business development and business start-up of flat glass operations, specifically in new markets. Through his wholly owned company, Value INgineering Consulting LLC, he provides independent advice and expertise to CPS.

As an independent consultant, Pat will work closely with CPS management team and Board of Directors to ensure the Company’s strategic planning and project execution aligns with the elements needed for success in the North American flat glass industry.

Glenn Leroux

President & CEO

Mr. Glenn Leroux is a seasoned executive with over 40 years of experience. His career includes executive responsibility for startup and management of large international operations.

His recent experience demonstrates his ability to turnaround and grow companies through executive leadership. Prior to CPS, he served as President & CEO of Nilex Inc., a leading distributor of geo-synthetics and heavy civil construction products. He was previously President & CEO of BOS Solutions Inc. leading its revenue growth from a $22 million Canadian focused service provider to a peak of over $200 million through an aggressive USA growth plan.

He holds a diploma in Petroleum Technology from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, a B.Sc. Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech and is a member of APEGA.

Anshul Vishal

Vice President, Corporate Development

Mr. Anshul Vishal is an experienced business and venture development executive with a background in developing financial models and strategy for start-ups. His previous experience also includes project & construction management in mining and oil & gas sectors.

Prior to joining CPS, his experience includes early-stage venture development of a silica resource in Western Canada and venture development for a private consulting company.

He holds an MBA designation from Warwick Business School in the UK where his dissertation focused on green innovation financing. He also holds the designation of Capital Markets Securities Analyst (CMSA) through Corporate Finance Institute, a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Honors First Class) from Queen’s University and is a member of APEGA.

Ann-Marie Osinski

Ms. Ann-Marie Osinski is a registered CPA, CA who brings more than 30 years of global financial leadership experience from various industries. Prior to joining CPS, she was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the global utilities, mining, industrial products and energy practice.

During her time at PwC, she held leadership roles in various practice areas including sustainability, enterprise risk management and commercial assurance. She also successfully managed due diligence and filing requirements for numerous capital raises of $100 to $500 million in the Canadian, US and European markets.

She currently also serves as the Audit Committee Chair for Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO). She was previously a member of the Financial Advisory Committee for Alberta Securities Commission.

Alasdair Knox

Vice President, Project Engineering

Mr. Alasdair Knox has over 30 years of project management experience gained in the UK, New Zealand, the Middle East, and Canada.

He has worked for startups as well as multi-national organizations and has experience with complex projects including Public Private Partnerships in the UK, the restoration of Shackleton’s Hut in Antarctica and the design and construction of the International Terminal at Calgary Airport.

He holds an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from Hallam University (UK) and an MBA from Henley Business School (UK). He is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), APEGA and is a registered Project Management Professional.