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Our Team

David O. Johnson

David O. Johnson


David O. Johnson, MSc (App), BSc (App), has over 30 years in process development and design.  He first spent 13 years with a major multinational aluminum company in engineering and process design. He “graduated” to higher risk, start-up ventures, and, for the last 15 years, has been a serial entrepreneur in technology-driven projects. He has consulted extensively for SGS Canada and worked on over 40 pilot plants for clients on five continents. David was a founder of Argento Plata Metals Ltd. (a niche metal recycling company), Quantoxbury Technology Group Ltd. (technology development and implementation partnership) and Alcereco Inc. (a materials science and process technology development company).

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Dr. Florina Truica


Dr. Florina Truica, Ing. is a scientist and engineer with over 20 years of experience in commercial R&D specializing in the fields of plasma- and radiation-assisted technologies, surface sciences and engineering, and nanotechnologies.


She is the author or co-author of over 22 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, and of another 22 published in conference proceedings and of several patents or patent applications. Prior to founding Cold Plasma Group, she was Senior Scientist and Director of Technology for Grafoid Inc., Alcereco Inc. and Novelis Inc. working on multidisciplinary R&D projects centred on developing new and radical, or improving existing products and manufacturing processes. Her long-life passion is the development and implementation of environmentally friendly and cost-effective technologies based on plasma and radiation processes.

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Business Development Team

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Lance Starnes

Manager with 15 years of experience in sales, leadership performance, inspiring stakeholder buy-in and successful product launches. VP of Sales with a cannabis LP.

Jonathan Leung

Business Operations Manager within the cannabis industry with 6 years of leadership experience. Health Canada security cleared with experience in regulatory operations with a specific focus on cannabis, facility design, and construction. 

Armin Sanghara

Cannabis product development, R&D management experience within the cannabis industry. In-depth knowledge of industry-specific regulatory aspects and standard operating procedures (SOPs).


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Av Singh

One of Canada’s leading authorities on organic agriculture and consultant for the cannabis industry. Advises on and helps with the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies aimed at optimizing cannabis production without compromising quality.

Peter Becke

30 years of experience as an executive in the tech sector, a private equity investor, and an advisor to CEOs of growth companies.

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Roch Charbonneau

Accomplished strategic advisor and senior executive with successful track record in increasing shareholder value, growth strategies, and corporate financing.

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