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Our Team

Aaron Poon has over 17 years of experience providing technology and commercial equipment solutions in Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, and Chemical industries. Prior to ILiAD Technologies, Aaron worked as a process engineer and technology developer for Veolia Water Technologies with a focus in produced water treatment, and heavy industry brines/waters. His experience and industry know-how has helped drive ILiAD from pilot and technology development into a full commercial offering that meets engineering and heavy industry practices.

Director of Engineering

Aaron Poon

Dr. Charles Marston, President of Marston Hydro-Met and inventor of ILiAD, has been exclusively engaged with EnergySource Minerals since 2016 with a keen focus on the development of a continuous adsorption/desorption process for separation of lithium from the Hudson Ranch Power 1 Salton Sea Geothermal Brine Resource. Dr. Marston has 35 years of specialty ion exchange experience and served as “Global Application Development Leader” at Dow Water & Process Solutions and was responsible for Dow’s technical strategy in mining hydrometallurgy, IX chemical processing and IX catalysis. He is highly skilled in hydrometallurgical separations, particularly via continuous processing techniques and is the primary inventor on more than a dozen active hydrometallurgical patents.

Charles Marston

Senior Technology Advisor

Samuel Moore

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to leading ILiAD Technologies, Sam was Chief Commercial Officer at EnergySource Minerals having previously been a member of its Board.  Sam has over 25 years of experience from the energy sector overseeing investment in capital projects and M&A.

Chief of Strategy

David Deak

Dr. David Deak is an entrepreneur whose expertise spans across lithium mining development, battery supply chain developments, energy storage, renewable energy, and electric vehicles. He is CDO at ILiAD Technologies LLC, was formerly the CTO and SVP of Lithium Americas Corp., and is an alum of Tesla Inc., Ambri Inc. (MIT start-up), Lux Research Inc., and Siemens Wind Power. He was educated at the University of Toronto and Oxford University.

Tara Hackler has over a decade of experience as in-house counsel to companies in the environmental technology and environmental services sectors.  Experience includes extensive negotiation of public and private bids and contracts for waste & water treatment projects across various industry applications and geographies as well as of commercial agreements generally, safeguarding of intellectual property and licensing rights, shepherding matters through dispute resolution and litigation, providing regulatory advisement, and effecting real estate and strategic transactions.  

Associate General Counsel

Tara Hackler

Santiago Gilligan

Argentina Country Manager

Santiago Gilligan has over 20 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry, petroleum engineering, business and project development. More than 5 years of experience in the lithium mining industry with focus in Argentina resources development.

Esteban Soto

Director Corporate and Commercial

With more than 10 years of experience in the industry on commercial, executive and advisory roles, Esteban Soto brings a wealth of international expertise having identified, negotiated and spearheaded projects across North & South America, and Europe providing solutions to industry leaders in Lithium, Oil & Gas and Nuclear sectors.

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