Company

Senior Management

Scott Nelson

President & CEO

Scott Nelson President & CEO Mr. Nelson has over 25 years’ experience building successful organizations and fostering growth in resource based, capital intensive industries. Since joining Titanium in 2005, he has assembled the management team and led the development of Titanium’s CVW™ through R&D, demonstration piloting and site-specific front-end engineering design as well as led public financings and government grant funding rounds. Prior to Titanium, Mr. Nelson held senior executive positions in the energy and technology industries in Canada and internationally including: President of Hess Corporation’s Canadian business unit; Chairman of London Based Eurosov Energy PLC and senior management roles with IBM, Amoco Petroleum, Dome Petroleum and Irving.


Jennifer Kaufield

Vice-President, Finance & CFO

Ms. Kaufield is an experienced finance professional with over 25 years’ experience in private and public corporations spanning high-tech, mining and telecom industries. She has been a key contributor to developing and transitioning companies through R&D, commercialization and growth phases. Ms. Kaufield served in senior financial positions with resource and technology firms including Placer Dome and Catena Networks. At Catena Networks, Ms. Kaufield was part of the management team which lead the development of the firm from a small technology venture though a period of rapid growth cumulating to over 400 employees.  Ms. Kaufield holds a BBA, Accounting from St. Francis Xavier University and Chartered Accountant (CA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designations.


Kevin Moran

Executive Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Moran 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 extensive oil sands industry experience, during which 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 also fulfills a apart-time 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.


Niel Erasmus

Vice-President, Mineral Sands

Mr. Erasmus brings more than 25 years’ experience in resource and process development aspects within the oil sands, mineral sands, iron ore, coal and other industries. Mr. Erasmus most recently held the role as Senior Project Manager for a major international engineering firm, delivering oil sands projects and previously also led our Company's technology development and piloting programs in the Saskatchewan Research Council in Regina, Saskatchewan. Mr. Erasmus obtained his Metallurgical Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria and is a registered professional engineer in the province of Alberta.