• Our Team

  • Clean Conduit Inc, established in 2014, services the cleantech industry so they can further their innovative technologies and grow.  We provide trusted business and engineering consulting services that have gained the respect of the business community.  Our services advance key strategic goals and initiatives of our SME clients.  Often working directly with C-level executives, we take a leadership role in projects that are very important to them and we see them through to successful completion.

    The work we do is always changing depending on the needs of our clients.  In all cases, we're advancing the adoption and utilization of clean technologies, human wellbeing, and preservation of the natural environment in today's global economy.​  We currently have combined experience of approximately 15 years in each of the following areas: engineering, p[accounting/finance, business (strategy and sales), and graphic design.  We also excel in the area of information technology (IT).

  • Robert Bianchi, P. Eng

    President & CEO

    Robert Bianchi brings over two decades of multi-disciplinary expertise in the areas of business, sales, project management, manufacturing, and engineering for the public and private sectors. He is a trusted advisor and collaborator who provides solution-based knowledge to top-level leadership, helping them succeed in the face of stringent timelines, complex challenges, and extraordinary business landscapes.

    In 2014, Robert founded Clean Conduit Inc., a business and engineering consulting firm, which has gained the respect of the commercial, municipal, and industrial business and engineering community. He has participated in a variety of projects and initiatives acting as owner’s representative, project manager, construction site representative, procurement specialist, domestic and international sales agent, as well as other roles alongside Canadian, US and European leaders in innovation.

    As Director of Partnerships with the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District, Robert acted as liaison to the Ministry of Energy and was an advocate for the adoption of innovative technology in the domestic and international electricity sectors.

    As VP, Engineering at N-Viro Systems Canada LP (acquired by Walker Industries Holdings Ltd.), Robert played an instrumental role alongside a consortium of professional service providers to secure and deliver a $65M D-B-F-O-M municipal infrastructure project requisitioned by the City of Sudbury. The project carried an NPV of $110M over the term of the operating contract. It was completed on time and on budget and was awarded the Chuck Wills Award for Innovation and Excellence for Public-Private Partnerships. Robert also led the retrofit of an organic waste processing facility for which the Town of Banff qualified as a finalist to receive the prestigious 2014 Globe Award for Excellence in Urban Sustainability.

    Robert contributed to the explosive growth of BIOREM Technologies Inc. as Central and Western Regional Sales Manager and Senior Applications Specialist. During his four-year tenure, BIOREM doubled annual gross revenue in two fiscal years, was taken public on the TSX Venture exchange, and acquired the assets of Biocube LLC of Victor, New York.

    At Autosystems Manufacturing (acquired by Magna International), Robert held a dual role as account manager to General Motors (Dearborn, MI) and project manager to Visteon Automotive Systems (formerly Ford Motor Company). He assisted with delivery of lighting components for the first Ford Focus and Mazda Tribute sport utility vehicles. As part of this work, he identified a manufacturing deficiency which lead to significant, ongoing cost savings and improved product quality once it was resolved plantwide.

    Robert is a licensed professional engineer who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree, mechanical engineering, from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He also holds a Certificate of Authorization issued by Professional Engineers Ontario.

  • Anne Marie Bianchi, CPA, CA

    Senior Project Manager

    Anne Marie is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University.  Her career which spans almost 3 decades.

    She began her career aZittrerSiblin, Stein, Levine (acquired by Ernst & Young) conducting audits of businesses in manufacturing, small equipment leasing and servicingwholesale, and property management.  

    With a view to utilize her skills alongside her business education, she accepted another opportunity to be the Controller of a Steel Service Centre. It was in this role where she discovered her love for computer applications. She quickly learned the important role of technological systems and devices to ensure efficiency and productivity for all departments.  

    Her next move was to a telecom start-up where Anne Marie’s first task was to move the finance and accounting department from California, USA to Toronto, Canada. She worked alongside the Director of Finance to staff, train and establish procedures within the Toronto office.  

    Anne Marie is currently the co-owner of a metal fabricating manufacturer as well as the Senior Project Manager for Clean Conduit Inc.

  • James Edwardson

    Associate

    James Edwardson will assist in fulfilling and expanding the strategic and business initiatives of Clean Conduit and its clients.  He brings more than two years of experience in finance and consulting.  With a passion for impact investing and sustainable finance, he is eager to help clients make more climate-conscious decisions.  He’s fascinated by the immense potential of clean technology and the generational impact it will have to create good in the world.
     
    Prior to CCI, he was a strategic finance analyst at Dream Industrial REIT, a leading Canadian real estate company that owns high-quality industrial properties across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. While at Dream, he helped raise over $826 million in capital and obtain a BBB credit rating by DBRS.  He previously worked at Smith Business Consulting where he provided high-value and high-impact consulting services to SME’s, not-for-profit, and public organizations in Kingston, Ontario.

    He is currently pursuing an MBA from the university of Fredericton focusing on consulting leadership and holds a bachelor of commerce (honours) from the Smith School of Business, with a certificate in social impact.  At Queen's, he was the finance lead for the Queen's Solar Design Team, where he helped established cash flow planning processes and financial reporting.

  • James Morrison

    Digital Media Specialist

    James has been a multi-media designer for 20+ years. He has learned to adapt to new technology and tools continuously through his two decades of experience. Turning complexity into simplicity, James has learned to solve problems quickly with passion, intuition, and co-operation. 

  • Teo Guzu

    Associate

    Teo was raised in Ontario, Canada where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Global Development Studies from Queen’s University. She is in the process of obtaining a master’s degree in Environment and Sustainability from Western University with a focus in environmental policy and research. 

    In addition to her academic background Teo also brings with her over four years of research, data analysis and technical writing skills. Her interdisciplinary background gives her interpersonal and conceptual skills that allow her to be flexible, adaptable, and to creatively problem-solve. 

    Highly analytical and organized, Teo has strong skills in working with large volumes of data to extract actionable trends and compiling subsequent reports. Teo believes in personal engagement when it comes to managing projects and working with clients and stakeholders.  

  • Benny Day

    Associate

    Originally from Toronto, Benny is currently a student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science & Engineering (BASc.) He is enrolled in Engineering Physics with a specialization in Mechanical Engineering. This rigorous curriculum has equipped him with unique problem-solving and analytical skills, widely transferable to any professional role. As of January 2021, Benny sits at the top of his class with a 4.1 GPA on a 4.3 scale.

    Benny’s skills extend far beyond the walls of a lecture hall. He has practical experience working in both industrial engineering and commercial business roles. In 2020, he delivered engineering projects in association with the Canadian Space Agency. He is also an executive leader with the Engineering Society and Commerce Society at Queen’s University which involve strategic consulting, sales management, and business operations management.

    Benny’s extensive academic, community, and professional activities have reinforced the value of collaboration, communication, and teamwork. Benny’s achievements make a powerful statement of a young, confident individual who is eager to step outside of their comfort zone to take on new challenges. With a passion for sustainability and an opportunity to accelerate Canadian Cleantech, Benny is delighted to join the exceptional team at Clean Conduit Inc!