To develop carbon dioxide removal and sequestration technologies and deploy them at large scale.


Kevin Danner

Chief Executive

Kevin Danner (MA) has a background in government as climate and carbon policy advisor, director of research, and risk manager. He is currently focused on building Carbon Lock Tech into a highly successful and scalable carbon dioxide removal and sequestration company. Climate change poses very real challenges, but also offers tremendous opportunities for those who can develop lasting solutions.

Ian Fodie

Chief Financial

Ian Fodie is a Chartered Accountant (NZ) and the company’s Chief Financial Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago, New Zealand and has over 35 years of experience in high-growth industries of biotechnology, life-sciences, mineral exploration, and entertainment. Ian has a strong record of identifying and improving corporate profitability and ensuring operational sustainability.

Atish Kulkarni

Head of Biocarbon

Atish Kulkarni (MSc) heads the Biocarbon Research Group investigating the use of biocarbon in a range of high-value applications, and also provides support to refining Carbon Lock’s pyrolytic processes. He holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University and is extremely passionate about developing carbon removal solutions for the current climate crisis.

Ryan Zaari

Head of Technology Development 

Ryan Zaari (PhD) leads the team responsible for developing technologies for carbon removal and sequestration, including the next generation of patented pyrolytic technologies. He holds a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering. He has years of experience in the development of Direct Air Capture (DAC) technologies with Vancouver-based Carbon Engineering.

Rina Carlini

Executive Advisor

Rina Carlini (PhD) is both a scientist and business leader with over 25 years of experience in technology innovation, product development, commercialization, and tech ventures (and has over 100 patents to her name). She is former President and CEO of the Haltech Regional Innovation Centre and is currently Founder and President of Optimal Innovation Group, a tech innovation consultancy specializing in helping tech startups commercialize and go to market.

Stephen Reid

Operations Advisor

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Bill McCauley

Engineering Advisor

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Dave Bynski

Engineering Advisor

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Patrick Oliver

Senior Mechanical

Patrick Oliver (P.Eng.) is responsible for supporting the design and commissioning biomass/organic waste processing and pyrolytic carbonization systems. His primary responsibilities include CAD modelling, fabrication, and PLC control implementation. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Manitoba and has focused on product development and design for over 20 years.

Caitlyn Yim


Caitlyn Yim (BSc) supports the Biocarbon Research Team by researching various applications of biocarbon in industry and supporting the Technology Development team in unit operations. Having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biosystems Engineering, she has a passion for diverting waste from landfills and recycling items to give them a second life.


Sujindra Subedi

Laboratory Research

Sujindra Subedi (MSc) holds a Master’s Degree in Biotechnology from Tribhuvan University and has over 8 years of direct laboratory experience. His role involves performing physical and chemical characterization of organic waste and biocarbon to meet the certification requirements, as well as performing lab-scale trials for high-value applications of biocarbon.

Robin Smyth


Robin Smyth is key member of the Carbon Lock Tech management team and is responsible for ensuring that all systems run smoothly and efficiently. She oversees the daily operations of the office and manages critical functions including accounting and communications. Robin’s diverse background in administration was built in industry in accounting, manufacturing, recycling, and marketing