DR. DICK JONES, PRESIDENT

AromaLoc Founder & President Dick Jones led the University of Alberta’s pulmonary physiology lab, with a proven track record of bringing promising applied research to a market-ready state. When he retired from academia, Dick and his wife moved to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, one of Canada’s premier wine producing regions. As he began to grow grapes and produce wine fr his own pleasure, he developed a keen interest in the vexing issue of how to prevent desirable aromas from escaping during the fermentation process. The result? The intellectual property that forms of the foundation of AromaLoc’s patented technology. 

PAUL GARDNER, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

A pioneer in the Okanagan Valley wine industry and founder of award-winning Pentage Winery (in 1996), Paul is a former chief marine engineer. He brings a strong engineering background to the AromaLoc table, and a “can do” spirit to the team. With his technical and operating background, and his experience as the owner and operator of a celebrated winery, Paul has the ideal skill set to serve as AromaLoc’s COO.

WALTER MEYER, SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Walter worked for over 20 years with Ford Financial Services, Europe, where he became Director of Financial Services. He and his wife moved from Switzerland to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley in 2000, where they planted and operated their own vineyards. Walter belongs to the Artisan Winemakers of Naramata. Walter’s extensive multinational business background provide AromaLoc with a strong sales & marketing leader.

PETE DESAI, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

After a successful 27-year career with Dow Chemical, DowElanco, and Dow AgroSciences, Pete established Desai & Desai, a consulting company. Since then he has worked with a number of agricultural companies and grower associations. He has served on over a dozen boards, including Genome Canada, Ag-West Bio, the Alberta Research Council, and the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory Committee. Pete brings a deep understanding of research, sales, marketing, business, and consumer needs to the AromaLoc team.

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RANDY MORSE, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Randy left academia to found and grow several of Canada’s leading publishing companies. An accomplished author, he is the recipient of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting’s prestigious Dalton Camp Award, for his writing on the media and democracy. From his home base in the remote British Columbia mountain village of Kaslo, Randy works with a number of organizations and businesses, with a particular focus on assisting rural-based enterprises succeed by leveraging new & emerging technologies. His communications skills ensure the AromaLoc story is well told.