John Layman
Chief Technologist, Purecycle
Corporate R&D Section Head, P&G

John is currently a Corporate R&D Section Head at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G). John is also the Chief Technologist and Founding Inventor of PureCycle Technologies; a start-up company that is commercializing a new recycled resin purification technology invented by John in P&G's corporate research laboratories. He earned his Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University

Domenic DiMondo
Co-Founder, GreenMantra Technologies

Domenic is a chemist specializing in catalysis and polymer chemistry, with several publications and patents in this area. In his role at Greenmantra, Domenic is focused on driving innovation and market growth for products, applications and new intellectual property. He is one of the founding members of GreenMantra® and led the development, scale up, and commercialization of the company's patented thermo-catalytic process for the controlled depolymerisation of hard-to-recycle plastics. In 2016, Domenic was recognized with The Canadian Plastic Industry Association's Young Leader Award, and along with his research partners, the R&D100 GreenTech Gold Award for advances in the continuous depolymerisation of waste plastics. Domenic earned a master's degree in chemistry from the University of Guelph, and post-graduate certification in Strategy & Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Jocelyn Doucet, P. Eng., Ph. D.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pyrowave Inc.

Jocelyn Doucet is a chemical engineer and an entrepreneur dedicated to the development and marketing of innovations in connection with the transition in the use of our non-renewable resources to a circular economy business model. With a team of professionals under his leadership, he developed a patented technology - the Catalytic Microwave Depolymerization - for the local processing of mixed plastics, including polystyrene, into a raw material identical to the original feedstock, to be reused by the chemical industry in new plastics manufacturing. This innovation has an undisputable positive environmental impact, as it helps recycle materials found in soils and oceans.

Mr. Doucet holds a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal, where he has been an adjunct professor since 2011. As part of his education, he started a first company specializing in the scale-up of chemical processes and developed several innovations now released on global markets. He then focussed on resource efficiency and led a team responsible for the development of a technology using microwaves to break down molecules into their original components. In 2014, this idea led to the creation of Pyrowave, a company which developed the most advanced high-power microwave technology platform worldwide and is now at the forefront of the new revolution intended to increase resource efficiency. Pyrowave works in tandem with the largest stakeholders in the global polymer industry, including Total, INEOS Styrolution and America Styrenics, and is currently at the marketing stage in North America and Europe.

A member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, the company was nominated in the Global Cleantech 100 Ones to Watch List in 2017 and won the first rank among 300 international IQ Chem start-up competition projects in the industrial chemistry business. The company was selected as the Top 20 Most Innovative Company by Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX). Pyrowave also received the 2018 Innovation Grand Prize awarded by the Board of Engineers of Quebec.

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