Management Team

Don Allan
Don Allan President & Chief Executive Officer

Don Allan has more than 30+ years of executive leadership experience, including experience in debt and equity capital markets, strategy and planning, risk management and investor relations. Mr. Allan has an extensive background in business development, engineering, marketing and project development.

Stephanie Li
Stephanie Li Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie Li spent 15 years as a specialist in high-growth environments, working with publicly traded entities operating domestically and internationally. She has previously served as Director of Finance and Controller for a publicly traded entity with over $4 billion asset value.  Cielo will benefit from her experience in capital markets and her high level of negotiation skills in business transactions.

Dr. Roderick Facey
Dr. Roderick Facey Chief Technology Advisor

Dr. Roderick Facey is a professional engineer with a doctorate degree in engineering from UofA. Dr. Facey is also a chemical, systems and process engineering specialist with several years of experience in refinery technologies. Dr. Facey leads the Cielo engineering and design team, which continues to refine and develop advancements in renewable diesel technology and production methodologies.

Gregg Gegunde
Gregg Gegunde Chief Operating Officer

Gregg Gegunde has over 26 years of experience in the energy sector with diverse executive and technical leadership skills. Mr. Gegunde has extensive experience in production operations, asset development, asset management, process, joint ventures, environmental, and health & safety. He has recently retired as SVP of Exploitation, Production, and Delivery at Penn West Petroleum. Mr. Gegunde holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and a diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Lionel Robins
Lionel Robins Senior Vice President of Global Development & Indigenous Relations

Lionel Robins has 20+ years of senior management and C-suite experience. Mr. Robins, a process and results-driven businessman, is skilled in project management, corporate finance, and recruiting and training high-impact teams. 

Raphael Bohlmann
Raphael Bohlmann Senior Vice President of Corporate Development & Investor Relations

Raphael Bohlmann, as SVP of Corporate Development and Investor Relations, is responsible for leading Cielo’s Investor Relations, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Communications, and Marketing functions, as well as support the leadership team with developing long-term business plans and evaluating strategic initiatives. In addition, he will oversee capital markets initiatives involving capital raises, ongoing dealer relationships, sourcing equity and/or debt funding opportunities, and potential dealer and institutional research coverage.

Stuart McCormick
Stuart McCormick Vice President of Environment

Stuart McCormick is a professional civil/environmental engineer with 30+ years’ experience, and an accomplished entrepreneur with excellent working knowledge of multiple industries. Mr. McCormick has an extensive experience in engineering science and technology, safe operations, strategic planning, project management, sales and marketing, financial analysis, and capital allocation.

Chris Sabat
Chris Sabat Corporate Secretary & General Counsel

Chris Sabat, as the Corporate Secretary and General Counsel, is responsible for the management of legal affairs for Cielo. Mr. Sabat has considerable experience providing innovative and effective legal advice to company leaders and executives. Following private practice with an international law firm, Mr. Sabat worked in-house providing strategic legal advice to exploration and production companies with both domestic and international operations. Mr. Sabat most recently held the position of General Counsel with a financial services firm that focused on strategic investment and tax planning services for high net-worth entrepreneurs and their families.

Mark Haldane
Mark Haldane Project Manager

Mark Haldane has 32+ years of experience in fabricating, designing, constructing facilities. Mr. Haldane has an extensive process engineering and project management experience.