Leadership Team

POS-Leadership

Dale Kelly

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dale joined POS in 2011, and brings more than 32 years experience in the value-added agri-food, R&D and bio-processing industries. He has a strong track record of business management and leadership, both from a start-up and turnaround situation. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Food Division at the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC). Prior to SRC, he served as President & CEO of AgraPoint International.

Ron Grozell, CPA, CA

Chief Financial Officer

A recent addition to POS in 2015, Ron has more than 25 years experience serving in a CFO capacity with various privately held and publicly traded organizations. Most recently, Ron served on the board and as Chairman of the Audit Committee for a large, publicly traded uranium company.

Rick Green, Ph.D.

Vice President, Technology

Dr. Green joined POS in 1989, and brings to the team an extensive technical background in the extraction and purification of specialty oils, protein concentrates, protein isolates, and polyphenol compounds. He holds a Ph.D. in food and bio-product sciences from the University of Saskatchewan, as well as an M.Sc. and B.Sc. from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Green also serves on the board of the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre.

Udaya Wanasundara, Ph.D.

Vice President, Business Development, Principle Scientist, Lipids & Co-products

Dr. Wanasundara specializes in the extraction, isolation and purification of lipids, fats, oils and associated components from oilseeds, algae and yeast‐based biomass. He holds a B.Sc. (Agriculture) from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, as well as a M.Sc. (Food Science) and Ph.D. (Food Science) from Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada.

Grace Varga, CQM, CQA, MLT

Chief Operating Officer

Grace has 25 years of experience in quality assurance. Her rigorous attention to detail, unwavering focus on attaining the highest quality processes and products, and drive to ensure operations run effectively and efficiently make Grace an invaluable addition to the POS management team. She is also a natural leader, and a dedicated, driven profession who ensures projects are executed safely and with well-disciplined efficiency.

Grace came to POS Bio-Sciences in 2011 as Manager of Quality, Safety and Regulatory Affairs. In August 2013, Grace took on the role of Vice President, Operations and in late 2016 began her role as Chief Operating Officer.

Through Grace’s leadership, POS adopted LEAN practices in 2013 and has turn them into a well-disciplined process. Grace has a Certificate in Quality Management from the University of Manitoba, and a Quality Auditor Certification from the American Society for Quality.