Our Team

Jamie Bakos, P.Eng. President / CEO

Jamie Bakos is a specialist in clean technology and has provided leadership in delivering clean technology projects in Canada and internationally for over 20 years. A native of Saskatoon, Jamie moved to Guelph, Ontario, in 1990 to complete one of the first Environmental Engineering degrees offered in Canada. Since then, he has worked for companies such as Domtar, Ontario Power Generation, Pillsbury/ Green Giant Canada, Wardrop Engineering and Ingenium Group. Jamie has served on several boards, inclluding the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council (SWRC) and the Canadian Bioenergy Association (CANBIO).  He is committed to promoting the sustainable use of forestry, agricultural, and municipal biomass in renewable energy and bio-products applications. Jamie is responsible for corporate communications, business development, and corporate strategy.

Chris Bedford, Executive Chairman

Chris was appointed President of Karo Design in Calgary, then became CEO of Karo Group after the merger of Vancouver and Calgary offices in 2007. Since Chris became CEO, Karo Group has been awarded several top honours including being named one of Marketing Magazine's top ten agencies in Canada and Karo placed in the top ten best workplaces in Canada according to the Great Place to Work® Institute in 2008 and 2009. Under Chris’s leadership, the company has won international gold medals for its work. Clients include Enbridge, BCTel, ENMAX, Shaw Communications, Travel Alberta, ConocoPhillips Canada, NewAlta, and the Calgary Stampede. Chris joined Titan as Executive Chairman in 2016.

Maurice Tuchelt, Chief Technology Officer

Maurice has over 35 years of electronic and mechanical design experience and has developed numerous electronic, mechanical, robotic and software systems for corporations including Water Group, IPSCO, and Brandt Industries. Maurice is the author of several patents, and has expertise in the areas of  laser alignment systems chemical reactor design, analog and digital hardware design, embedded control systems design, solid and flow modeling and analysis, optical systems design and SEM operation, and sample analysis. Maurice is responsible for technology development and design at Titan.

Roger Sarrazin, Director of Construction

Roger is an entrepreneur, licensed interprovincial heavy duty mechanic, licensed interprovincial welder and multi-disciplined tradesperson with over 35 years of heavy construction and business experience. He successfully partnered and built one of Saskatchewan’s largest biomass harvesting operations in the forestry industry contracting mainly to Weyerhaeuser from 1994 to 2006. Roger is responsible for Titan's project construction, equipment fabrication, and preventative maintenance. He serves on Titan's board of directors.

Michele Kiss, MA, Manager, Marketing

Michele graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with an Honours Arts degree and completed her Masters in the Humanities in the UK in 1997. Since graduating, she has worked for several top-tier advertising agencies in Canada, most notably as an Account Executive at Ogilvy and Mather (Toronto), a Senior Account Executive at Anderson DDB (Toronto) and Project Manager at Karo Group (Calgary). Michele's clients have included companies such as HBC, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, ConocoPhillips and ENMAX. Michele is responsible for marketing, administration and project management for Titan.

Jason Praski, P. Eng., VP, Product Development

Jason has over 20 years mechanical engineering and business experience including 15 years with SaskEnergy / TransGas. He has extensive experience in planning, project engineering, and business development roles including several years of clean energy project development. Jason is responsible for product development, government relations, and corporate operations.

Gerald Trudel, Consultant

Gerald is a mechanist by trade with over 30 years of business management and supervisory experience. Responsibilities included quality control, environmental and safety management, administration, and client liaison. Gerald has demonstrated competency in project management, innovative solutions, and staff training. He successfully owned and operated a large forest harvesting company committed to safety, efficiency, and quality. Gerald designed and implemented a company specific safety program resulting in an operation with an exceptional safety performance.