Our Team

Martin Pudlas, P.Eng.

Chief Executive Officer

Before joining Red Leaf Pulp, Martin was VP Operations and Innovation for Canfor Pulp Products Inc. (CFX-TSX).  Martin was responsible for the production of NBSK and BCTMP Pulp, High Performance Paper and Renewable Energy.
 
Martin has more than three decades of industry experience, with knowledge ranging across Silviculture, Engineering, Operations and Management, Low Carbon Fuels, Renewable Energy and Bio-Products. He has served on the boards of Premium One Paper, the College of New Caledonia and is a member of the Industry Advisory Board for the UBC Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
 
Martin holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and is a Registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

Joe Hinz

Director, Project Development

Joe is responsible for advancing the Red Leaf brand, reputation and long-term feedstock supply pipeline with a focus on relationships with local producers, government and First Nations agencies.
 
He is an accomplished marketing, sales and operations leader with extensive experience developing and empowering high performance teams in the agribusiness industry, such as with Nutrien Ag Solutions, Crop Production Services, Viterra and the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool.

Lauren Nottebrock, MBA

Director, Sustainability

Lauren is a project management professional with ten years of industry experience. She has held roles working on projects in the Northwest Territories and Alberta, dealing directly with major clients such as De Beers Canada and Royal Dutch Shell.
 
Lauren's focus on continual growth and development has seen her holding roles in administration, coordination, accounting, project management, and sustainability.
 
Lauren holds a BComm from the University of Victoria in Accounting (2013) and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Calgary (2017).

William Walls

VP Corporate Development

Will serves as an integral member of the Red Leaf Project Development team. He is a Senior Executive with deep experience supporting other team leaders and establishing a winning corporate culture in the construction, technology, and manufacturing industries.
 
Over his 30 year career, Will has developed a reputation as an entrepreneurial, performance-driven executive possessing integrity, keen business acumen and achieving strong results across a range of industries. A successful closer, Will has secured more than $10B in senior debt, project debt and equity financings, most recently in P3 infrastructure, renewables and start-ups. He is also an aggressive strategic partnership builder, very experienced in identifying the corporate and community partners necessary to reduce risk, or to assist in developing a diverse and scalable team.
 
Will has held senior positions in finance and management with Ledcor Group, 360 networks, Corvus Energy and TRAK Capital Limited.

 
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