Team

Message from Our Founder

June 15, 2020

6th Wave Innovations Corp had a transformational year in 2019 culminating in the completion of our merger with Sixth Wave Innovations Inc. this February.  As we proceed through the halfway point of 2020 the Company has not been immune to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  While this has delayed our targets for rolling out our Affinity™ platform and becoming revenue generating we have powered through the worst and adjusted our strategy.  This has included significant resource allocation to expansion of our own facilities and team.  We have signed contracts for delivery of multiple Affinity™ units, generated a strong pipeline of interest, signed or in negotiation of supply agreements, and are on pace to deliver our first revenue generating machines in the coming months. 

In keeping with our Corporate goals to evolve as a leading supplier of nanotechnology solutions focused on highly profitable and socially relevant innovations this year has seen the Company submit multiple new patents, seen issuance of our patents on a worldwide basis, and demonstrated our ability to quickly and effectively address potential new markets.  Specifically, in response to the pandemic, Sixth Wave has developed new intellectual property for the detection of viruses and garnered support for the development from the Canadian Government, National Laboratories, and critical manufacturing partners.  Our ability to respond to a critical world health and economic threat comes from the Company’s historic successes and good standing.  We are thrilled and energized about the growth opportunities before us and to be able to participate on the world stage to solve this and other difficult problems.

Sixth Wave is helping to ushering the nanotechnology revolution that will optimize commercially viable molecular extraction and detection processes that can increase yields and improve efficiencies for our customers. We are confident our IXOS® mining products, Affinity™ cannabinoid purification platform, Advanced Molecularly Imprinted Polymers Systems (AMIPS™) for virus detection (under development), and ready for commercialization Pathogenic Amine Detection System (PADS™) promise unprecedented value and increased profits for our clients.  If we are successful in achieving those goals, this diversified and growing set of product offerings will result in long term growth and stability of the Company and exceptional value to our shareholders.

Jonathan Gluckman, Ph.D.

President / CEO / Founder

Jonathan
Gluckman Ph.D.

President/CEO/Director

Dr. Gluckman brings a 25-year track record of innovative, technology-driven achievements to his role as President of Sixth Wave. As founder and CEO of Integrated Dynamics, a government engineering services company since 1996, Dr. Gluckman focused on the development and subsequent transition of advanced technologies into commercial applications. As the leader of 6th Wave since 2012, Dr. Gluckman has concentrated his efforts to complete IXOS®, in the metals processing industry. Dr. Gluckman holds a Ph.D from the University of Cincinnati.

Executive Team

Sherman
McGill

Executive VP/CDO

Mr. McGill is a seasoned sales and business development executive with a documented track record of developing and closing multi-million dollar development programs (R&D), product sales and training services to high profile US and international customers. Mr. McGill is spearheading business development efforts to lead Sixth Wave into becoming one of the world leaders in Molecular Imprinted Polymer (MIP) nanotechnology.

John
Veltheer Ph.D.

CFO / Director

Dr. Veltheer is a seasoned public company director. He has completed numerous public listings and reverse merger transactions over a broad cross-section of industries. Since August 2016, Dr. Veltheer has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Atom Energy Inc. (Precursor to Sixth Wave Innovations) Dr. Veltheer obtained his BSc (Hons) in Chemistry from Queen’s University in 1988 and his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of British Columbia in 1993.

Aristotle
Kalivretenos Ph.D.

Chief Science Officer

Aris is responsible for new product development and commercialization of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) for Life Science Applications, including pharmaceuticals, natural products, food safety, healthcare and drug detection. Aris performed a post-doctoral fellowship focusing in the CNS area at Columbia University after earning his PhD in organic chemistry from Colorado State University and a BS in chemistry from Clemson University.

John
Cowan

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Cowan started his career as an engineering craft apprentice and additionally gained many years of relevant college education including a BS Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Cowan progressively used his education & experienced gained from over 25 years with the Eaton Corporation in Europe & USA to contribute in all levels of Leadership within the Operations Engineering and Quality disciplines  

Technical Team

Nicol N.
Newton M.S.

Dir. Technical Services

Nicol is an engineer with over 25 yrs of experience in mineral processing from lab test work through feasibility study, construction, commissioning and operation. Nicol has demonstrated a strong culture of safety and proficiency as requirements of ISO 9000 during plant construction, mechanical completion assessment, plant commission and operation, maintenance, and process optimization.

Brandi
Maull M.S.

Senior Chemist

Brandi Maull, M.S. is Chief Product Specialist with Sixth Wave. Maull has worked for the past 8 years in MIP development and 5 years helping to develop the IXOS® gold adsorption product line. She holds a B.S. from Syracuse University and an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Nevada-Reno.

Garrett
Kraft Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist

Before joining Sixth Wave in 2017, Dr. Garrett Kraft attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology. Afterward, he attended the University of Connecticut and received his Ph.D. in Polymer Science.

Dae Jung
Kim Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Dae Kim graduated with a Doctorate Degree in Chemical Engineering at Ajou University
in 2002. He is a senior scientist with expertise in adsorption, catalysis, material
synthesis, analytical chemistry, and wet chemistry. Since 2015, he has been leading batch/column adsorption, elution process development, adsorbent evaluation, and metal analysis with ICP-MS.

Advisory Board

Hon. Jay M.
Cohen

Rear Admiral, USN (ret.)

 

Jay M. Cohen is a native of New York. He was commissioned in 1968 upon graduation from the United States Naval Academy. He holds a joint Ocean Engineering degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Master of Science in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from MIT. Cohen was sworn in as Under Secretary for Science & Technology at the Department of Homeland Security on August 10, 2006.

Hon. Grant
Mitchell

Advisory Board Member

 

Senator Mitchell has had careers in the public service, business and politics in Alberta. He was appointed to the Senate in 2005. Prior to his appointment to the Senate, Mr. Mitchell spent twelve years serving in the Alberta Legislature as MLA, including four years as Opposition Leader from 1994 to 1998. He received a Master of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University in 1976 and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Alberta in 1973.

Randy
Johnson

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Johnson is the President of Tyler Rental Inc., an enterprise with over $50M in assets. Mr. Johnson formed Alaska Ship and Drydock ("ASD") to operate the Ketchikan Shipyard under contract with the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities in 1993. Mr. Johnson resides in Ketchikan and has been a resident of Alaska for 33 years.

Dr. David
Fransen

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Fransen’s career spans 40 years in various roles including senior executive positions in government, academia and the diplomatic corps. Dr. Fransen has provided strategic leadership across a wide range of economic policy and program sectors as a senior official at the Privy Council Office and Health Canada, as an Assistant Deputy Minister at Industry Canada, as the first Executive Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, and as Canada’s Consul General in Los Angeles.  

Dion
Phaneuf

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Dion Phaneuf is a three-time National Hockey League (“NHL”) All-Star.  Mr. Phaneuf matches his on-ice presence with his off-ice devotion to the community and in 2008 the Calgary Flames honoured Mr. Phaneuf for his role as an ambassador to the Alberta Children’s Hospital and other community endeavours awarding him the Ralph T. Scurfied Award for humanitarian service. Mr. Phaneuf’s off-ice leadership continues as demonstrated through his involvement in the Special Olympics and organizing and hosting an annual fundraising events in his off-season home in Prince Edward Island.