Mr. Voorhis joined HY-BON ENGINEERING in 2012 and has been using his oil and gas permit expertise to overcome regulatory barriers. In May 1990, Mr. Voorhis joined the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, where he provided engineering and technical assistance on pollution prevention in the United States and Mexico. In these diverse functions, he has applied the principles of Environmental Management Systems and ISO 14000 to a number of customer/supplier interactions. He has successfully provided technology to many pollution prevention and environmentally conscious projects, resulting in over 250 million dollars a year in savings. He has extensive background in design, installation, start-up and troubleshooting of environmental control systems as well as commercialization of new processes and technology. His experience includes on-site industrial pollution prevention assessments, pollution prevention training, and expertise in overcoming regulatory barriers.
Jeffrey Lee Voorhis obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Kingsville Texas A & M University in 1983. Mr. Voorhis is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas and has 10 years of private sector engineering experience in the petroleum industry, including work for the Texas Railroad Commission. He has many publications including preparation of Texas Pollution Prevention Assessment Manual and Case Studies of Source Reduction and Waste Minimization by Texas Industries. He has served on FOSTTA and many EPA committees. He is also project leader for TSCA, PPIS, RCRA, Galveston Bay, and NICE3 grants. Mr. Voorhis is also a Registrar Accreditation Board Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor for ISO 14000. He is first certified EMS Lead Auditor in state service. Mr. Voorhis was named was TCEQ employee of the Year in Pollution Prevention in 2005.
Ms. Audrey Mascarenhas is currently the President and CEO of Questor Technology Inc. (Questor) an international environmental oil field service company focused on clean air technologies. Questor designs and manufactures high efficiency waste gas incinerators that destroy noxious or toxic hydrocarbon gases ensuring regulatory compliance, environmental protection, a maintaining of public confidence and reducing operating costs for our clients. Audrey joined Questor in 1999. Prior to this, Audrey held various technical, business and management positions during a 17-year tenure with Gulf Canada Resources Ltd., presently Conoco-Phillips. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto in Chemical Engineering and holds a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Calgary.
Audrey has had the opportunity to share her passion for the environment and the search for solutions to air quality with other audiences, notably at the ‘World Petroleum Congress ’ in Johannesburg, ‘World Bank global gas flaring forum ’ in Amsterdam and ‘Eco Expo Asia’ in Hong Kong. Audrey served as a distinguished lecturer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) for 2010-2011. Audrey is a member of the Schulich Industry Advisory Council which provides general strategic advice to the Dean of Engineering at the University of Calgary. She currently is a member of the Alberta Government Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Export Council providing strategic advice to the Minister of International and Intergovernmental Relations.
Ms. Mascarenhas was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 Prairies Award for the Cleantech and Environmental Services category. She was also selected by the national judging panel to receive a special citation in honour of Values-Based Innovation. Audrey was chosen by Business in Calgary as a 2014 Leader of Tomorrow.