About our company

 

Radon Environmental Management Corp. is a building and environmental health sciences company focused on reducing public exposure to radon gas.

 
 

A recognized leader in raising radon awareness and education, the company is the only integrated provider of radon maps and mapping services, together with radon detectors and certified professional radon measurement services. Radon Environmental is also a leader in funding the research and development of new innovative radon measurement and remediation technologies.

A strength of the company is its emphasis on strategic development through building strong customer and stakeholder relationships. Within a coordinated national approach, the company is guiding policymaker engagement and the development of public policy that will lead to legislation to mandate radon testing and mitigation.

 
 
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Our story

Alan Whitehead, Radon Environmental’s President & CEO, is passionate about educating Canadians on radon. With his family, he lived in a home that tested 16 times higher than the Health Canada guideline for radon exposure. It wasn’t until 10 years after his family moved that his wife Janet was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Today Janet is a radon-induced lung cancer survivor and the Whitehead family is active in raising radon awareness. They have produced a series of videos including Janet's Story to help protect others from this preventable cancer.

“Five years ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer. It was a huge shock. Like most people, I thought only people who smoked got lung cancer. But that’s not the case.“

Radon Environmental joins forces with health advocates across the country to make residential radon testing a priority. Along with the Lung Association, Radon Environmental works with the Canadian Cancer Society, David Suzuki Foundation, Holmes Approved Products, regional health authorities, provincial and territorial governments, and many individual Canadians committed to reducing public exposure to this known carcinogen.

 

The Radon Environmental board & management team

 

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Daniel Innes

Co-Founder, Chair & Director

Together with George Plewes, Dan founded the Company in 2007. He is a senior geoscience business professional in the mining resource industry. Dan has considerable international experience, with success in generating and advancing many junior mining companies.

 
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Wallace Bradley

Director

In 1968 Wallace Bradley purchased the shares of Bradley Bros. Limited, a small corporation involved in diamond drilling services, from his father Edgar Bradley. Over a period of four decades under Wallace’s leadership, the company grew to 100 million in sales annually, with operations in North America, South America and Asia, before being sold in 2011 to Major Drilling Group International Inc (MDI). Wallace also founded a diamond drilling equipment manufacturing company to supply both his own business and the drilling industry worldwide. He is a recognized business leader and continues to act as consultant for Bradley MDH.

 
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Michael D. Harris

Director

Mr. Harris currently serves as Senior Business Advisor in the Corporate/Commercial and Government Relations & Ethics Groups at Fasken Martineau. He is an experienced advisor on governance issues and government relations matters and brings extensive experience in public policy and government decision-making, having held the positions of Member of Provincial Parliament and Premier of Ontario (1995-2002).

Michael serves as a Director on several private and public boards, including Chartwell Retirement Residences, Canaccord Genuity, Colliers International Group Inc., and Route1. He also sits on the advisory board of several private equity funds, including EnerTech Capital Partners and Beringer Capital.

His passion for the community is shown through his involvement with various organizations and institutions. He served as a Director of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation. He currently holds the position of Senior Fellow with The Fraser Institute, and serves on the Board of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy. Michael has also served as the Honorary Chairman of fundraising initiatives for Nipissing University, Canadore College and the North Bay Regional Health Centre.

 
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Stephen Kurtz

Director

Mr. Kurtz is the Chief Executive Officer of MuscleSound, LLC, an international health-IT technology company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Kurtz also is Manager of Kurtz Financial, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in restructuring, turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions advisory services. Previously, Mr. Kurtz served as a Co-Managing Member of Mankwitz Kurtz Investments, LLC, a Denver-based private equity firm, which he formed in 2001. From 1976 to 2000 Mr. Kurtz was President of the CPA firm of Shenkin Kurtz Baker & Co. He is a certified public accountant.

Mr. Kurtz is a member of the Board of CIBER, Inc., (NYSE: CBR), a board member and member of the Governance Committee, and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Pembrook Mining Corp., a privately-held, Canada-based international mining company. Mr. Kurtz also serves as a Board member and as Chair of the Audit Committee of LaSalle Mining Corp., a privately-held, Canada-based mining company.

 
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John Plewes

Director

John Plewes is the President and C.E.O. of The Plewes Group LLC a Venture Capital and Private Equity company based in Rancho Santa Fe, California. He is a Entrepreneur and active investor in Natural Resources and Technology. Graduate of University of San Diego ’94 BBA.

 
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Dr. Denis-Richard Roy

Director

Dr. Denis-Richard Roy served as President and CEO of Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé Nord (HSN) to June 2017. In November 2015, Dr. Roy was appointed CEO of the HSN Research Institute. He is an internationally recognized leader and physician specializing in nephrology. He was CEO of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) from 2002 to 2008. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Roy has held numerous leadership positions with McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal Thoracic Institute and the Centre hospitalier régional de l’Outaouais. He was most recently Consulting Manager at CHUM. Dr. Roy holds a Masters in Business Administration and his post-doctoral education includes an MRC Research fellow, Renal physiology from Stanford University in the US. He is a member of the Ontario’s Highly Skilled Workforce Planning and Partnership Table with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and a member of the Board of Research Canada.

 
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Alan Whitehead

President & CEO

Executive with extensive international management experience in leadership roles. Alan has a reputation for creating profitable growth in competitive industries through development and implementation of well planned initiatives, with an emphasis on strategy development and building strong customer and stakeholder relationships.

He is also a founding board member and President of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST). Alan serves on the Coalition of International Radon Associations (COIRA), and is a board member of Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR).

 
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David Innes

Director of Sales

David is a bilingual senior sales executive with over 25 years experience building international businesses from the ground up by establishing and executing well planned initiatives. He has a proven record of establishing and managing sales and customer service networks.

His focus is on profitability resulting in rapid sales growth for new technology products in North America. David has spent most of his career in construction and construction related industries. He is a C-NRPP-certified professional in the measurement and mitigation of radon.

 

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