2017 CGA Operations, Engineering and Integrity Conference

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017-Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
The Westin Nova Scotian

Halifax, NS


2017 CGA Operations, Engineering, and Integrity Conference Program

Seizing the Natural Gas Opportunity


Canadian Gas Association
John Q Adams was appointed as CGA’s Managing Director, Natural Gas Innovation Fund effective September 01, 2016 with over 25 years in cleantech/clean energy experience with industry. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Mr. Adams graduated from University of Toronto in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in science, specializing in environmental science. Mr. Adams joined Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) in 2011 and occupied a range of increasingly senior positions over a 5 year span. He joined as Director, Applications/Funding Advisory in 2011, and then went to Director, Stakeholder relations in 2012, Vice President Industry in 2013, and Executive Director in 2016. While at SDTC, John raised almost $40M in partnership agreements with industry and federal/provincial government agencies, led a series of national funding competitions, created a national Virtual Incubator, and launched a pilot for a more simplified, applicant process. Prior to SDTC, John was with Mitsui & Co. (Canada) Ltd. holding positions in infrastructure business and international trade.