Kevin Moran, Vice President Process Development, graduated from the University of Alberta with a doctorate in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Moran also holds a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Science from the University of Western Ontario. He has an extensive oil sands background working in the industry for more than 11 years. During this time, he focused on solving technical issues related to bitumen production through the application of colloidal and hydraulic principles; specific emphases included flotation, tight emulsions and the physical characterization of bitumen. Dr. Moran joined the Company in July 2008 from Syncrude Canada Ltd., where he managed research and technology development programs in oil sands bitumen extraction and froth treatment process technologies. As Project Leader & Research Associate, he was also responsible for feasibility studies and business case advancement in support of these R&D initiatives. Dr. Moran will continue in his role as Adjunct Professor at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta. He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), registered in Alberta.