Solid Waste & Recycling


Micron Waste Technologies builds management team

Vancouver and Delta, B.C. – Micron Waste Technologies Inc. has hired and promoted key management staff to build capabilities in business development, engineering and corporate relations.

Business Development

Surj Uppal has joined the company as vice-president, business development. Uppal brings over 20 years of experience as a marketing and demand generation professional with some of Canada’s top employers including Save-On-Foods, McDonald’s Canada, the BC Lottery Corporation and the Jim Pattison Auto Group. Uppal brings his proven leadership in the grocery, quick service restaurant (qsr) food service, gaming and automotive industries to help guide Micron’s growth.


Micron is also pleased to announce Ziba Hajizadeh, P.Eng, has been promoted to vice-president, engineering, from lead process engineer. Hajizadeh is a professional chemical engineer specializing in wastewater process design. She has extensive experience in multiple industries, including water treatment, beverage, oil and gas, and pulp and paper. Before joining Micron, Hajizadeh was a production engineer at Linde North Americas in New Jersey, where she was a process and production engineer in charge of beverage grade CO2 and USP grade product for a global beverage company. While at Micron, she has focused on development of the Cannavore cannabis waste treatment system.


Karen Lauriston has been promoted to vice-president, corporate, overseeing communications and investor, community and government relations. Lauriston began her career as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen and Winnipeg Free Press. She served as legislative assistant to the Hon. Dr. Rey Pagtakhan, M.P. at the House of Commons, and was manager of communications and acting-director, government and public affairs, for the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

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