Founder and CEO
Steve Petrone is the Founder and CEO of Quantiam Technologies Inc., an Edmonton-based high technology company developing and commercializing disruptive new products based on Advanced Materials, Coatings, Surfaces and Catalysis. Prior to founding Quantiam in 1998, Dr. Petrone worked at Dofasco, Stelco, and was then recruited by Sherritt in 1991 as part of Westaim.
Dr. Petrone has spent the last 25 years developing new technology businesses in Edmonton. He has over 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience in R&D, Manufacturing, Business Development and Marketing. To-date, he has led over 1,100 person years of research and commercialization efforts having raised over $80M of investments, and commercialized new products with total direct investments of over $180M. Quantiam is now in its 16th year of operation and represents one of Canada’s major efforts in advancing Nanotechnology and Cleantech. In 2011, Quantiam launched a joint venture with BASF of Germany, BASF Qtech Inc., to jointly commercialize a core Cleantech technology.