Speakers & Presenters


Bill Fligg is the President of Petro Buster Inc. Bill has over 15 years' experience in the Oil Heating Business & Petroleum Industry. He managed a business that sold approximately 50 million litres of petroleum a year, had 15 fuel delivery trucks, 4 bulk plants, 2 B-trains and 4 commercial cardlock locations. Bill dealt with furnace oil spills, diesel spills, gasoline spills, lawsuits and the environmental authorities. He dealt with all the issues associated with fuel spills in our industry and has been involved with the Canadian Oil Heat Association for 15 years.


Matthew practices environmental law and environmental litigation. He provides advice and solutions about environmental due diligence and compliance to a wide range of clients including fuel oil distributors, industrial corporations, the construction and land development sectors and municipalities. Matthew also provides advice and solutions about contaminated land issues, environmental risk management, environmental transactional due diligence and regulatory compliance. Matthew regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice and Ontario's Environmental Review Tribunal. He represents plaintiffs and defendants involved in environmental civil disputes and negotiates settlements before and in the early stages of civil litigation, where possible. He also assists clients under inspection or investigation by federal, provincial and municipal environmental regulators, and defends clients against environmental regulatory prosecutions.


Stephen Hazell is Chairman of the COHA Nova Scotia Chapter Technical Committee, member of COHA National Technical Committee, CSA B139 Technical Committee and delivered the Green Collar training seminars in Nova Scotia for many years. His education background in Electronic Engineering Technician, teaching experience as Casual Faculty Nova Scotia Community College customized training, employment in the industry for over 20 years, lead him from being the delivery driver to the burner technician. He is a “Delivering the Goods” recipient (2011) and is now Technical Services Manager for Wilsons Fuels.


Sean Hiscock has been in the oil heat industry for 26 years, and has been the instructor for the Oilheat Systems Tech program at NSCC for the past 6 years. Before he started teaching, Sean was a service technician for one of the local fuel companies in the Halifax Regional Municipality and has worked as both a burner mechanic, and a heating equipment installer. Sean is a member of the COHA Nova Scotia chapter Technical Committee, and has written articles for Mechanical Business Magazine.


Don Huff is the President of Environmental Communication Options. Don is an experienced facilitator having worked with trade associations and other organizations dealing with energy, natural resources, and environmental issues across Canada.


Stephen is currently the President of COHA National as well as the Executive Director of COHA Ontario Chapter.
Stephen is a seasoned Industry Association Executive, providing leadership roles for key building material industries. His strengths are based in business and marketing where he worked to develop and implement strategies for organizations such as Nabisco, IBM, Westroc Drywall and Norton Abrasives. Stephen's experience in commercial and residential building markets continues through his participation as past Chairman for the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance and Ottawa's EnviroCentre. He also allocates time to many advisory groups such as; Homeowner Protection Centre, REEEP North American Advisory committee, the Consumer Council of Canada Advisory Committee and the Ontario Minister's Building Code Conservation Advisory Council.


Michael Lio is president of buildABILITY Corporation. The buildABILITY team has many years of facilitation experience which is enriched by deep content knowledge of the build environment. Members of the firm have participated as consultants on projects ranging from studies and publications to training initiatives. buildABILITY prides itself on being able to identify and recruit key stakeholders, draw out their insights and combine the insights with the client's needs. Grounded in the realities of the marketplace, generated solutions are ready to implement. Michael Lio, the team lead, brings over 25 years of experience through his work with builders, product manufacturers, and various levels of government. He has facilitated numerous panels and committees, provided training to the building industry, and has taught at the post-secondary level at Ryerson University and the University of Toronto. Michael Lio is a professional engineer. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Master of Engineering degree.


Paul Rew is the President & Environmental Engineer at Rubicon Environmental Inc. Paul has been in the remediation industry for over 30 years. He has dealt with spills in other countries as well as Canada during his career. Paul is committed to helping people understand their right to react to a spill at the time of the incident and reduce their exposure environmentally and financially.


Paul Seager, P.Eng., FEC is a principal at HH Angus & Associates Ltd, Toronto, a mechanical and electrical consulting engineering firm providing building design services primarily in healthcare, university, laboratory, financial and telecommunication data centers, cogeneration and energy markets. He is responsible for professional practice, risk management and quality improvement for the company. The firm actively supports the development of national standards and a number of principals and staff are voting members on various CSA and ULC standards committees. Paul is currently one of the vice-chairs of the CSA B139 technical committee, and is a lead contributor to the development of the new 2015 edition of the code.

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Crane knows the two sides of leadership. As a Tall Ship officer, Crane has lived and breathed the struggles of command and performance under pressure; leading crews of sailors in the life-threatening conditions of long voyages on sailing ships at sea. Crane has also studied and taught meditation and mindfulness practices for 30 years. This unique mix of experience makes Crane one of very few trainers and coaches able to bring together the hard-core skills of "outer leadership" and command under pressure, with the softer skills of "inner leadership" and personal performance.


Sylvain benefits from over 25 years of experience in the field of business development. Prior to joining the Industry 8 years ago, Sylvain worked at the national level, for multinational companies such as General Mills, Pepsi Cola and Nestlé Water. He is a member of various committees such as the CSA B-139 National technical committee, member of the Canadian Oil heat Association and a board member of COHA National and COHA Atlantic Chapter.

Sylvain is co founder and owner of Vilco ltd, the Fibreglass residential oil tank manufacturer and Superior Tanks Ltd, the second largest residential steel tank manufacturer in North America.

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