Our Team

Executive Team

Stuart Kinnear

CEO,
Co-Founder

Stuart provides leadership developing and managing Interface’s strategic initiatives.

He is passionate about leveraging information and data to increase efficiencies in oil production. With over a decade leading teams in the oil and gas industry, Stuart brings an extensive background in business intelligence, supply management, and contract negotiations.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration, with a specialization in International Business, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Victoria.

Tom de Haas

CTO,
Co-Founder

Tom leads Interface’s operations and the development of Interface’s automated nanotechnology platform. He’s a pioneer in oilfield nanofluidics and continues to successfully achieve new limits on the platform’s capabilities for oil and gas applications.

Tom brings practical experience to Interface through his experience working at a large operator, developing and applying new technologies to improve business outcomes across steam extraction processes, piping, and pressure vessel design.

He earned a Masters of Applied Science specializing in microfluidics for energy applications from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria.

David Sinton

Executive Technology Advisor,
Co-Founder

Dr. Sinton provides visionary direction and expertise to Interface’s technical development and training processes. He is an international thought leader with over 200 published papers.

Dr. Sinton continues to hold his positions as a professor, the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Microfluidics and Energy, and the Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto.

David holds a PhD from the University of Toronto, a Masters of Engineering from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.

Ali Abedini

Executive VP,
Operations

Dr. Abedini leads technical execution, operational strategy formulation, project management, product development and commercialization. He has authored more than 60 journal articles and conference papers, furthering the development of the field of nanofluidics for the energy industry. He is also an active technical reviewer and editorial board member for numerous esteemed journals and national/provincial research grants.

Ali holds a PhD in Petroleum Systems Engineering from the University of Regina, a Masters of Science in Reservoir Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science from the Petroleum University of Technology.

Wayne Chen

VP of
Finance

Wayne leads the accounting and finance function for Interface. He has worked in private, public and non-profit sectors across diverse industries of technology, retail, distribution, and manufacturing. He has expertise in developing financial plans, directing financial initiatives and operations, managing budgets and forecasts, building financial models, implementing financial systems and upgrades, and driving process efficiencies.

Wayne is a designated CPA, CMA and holds a BCom in Finance from McGill University.

Michael Hill

Corporate
Advisor

Michael joined Interface Fluidics in 2019 after assisting Interface with its previous seed and venture capital financing rounds.

Michael brings more than 25 years of corporate finance and operational management experience with both public and private companies. His career began with a B.Sc in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

Michael provides direction and expertise to Interface Fluidics based on his extensive corporate finance and business background.

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What our clients say

"Interface's Regain Conductivity solution provides us with a novel tool to make better decisions for our completions. We are faced each day with new and innovative products that could have major impacts on our economics, and this method gives us another platform to guide our decisions more confidently."
Ashley Kalenchuk, Completions Advisor at Ovtintiv
"In a sea of surfactant marketing claims, Interface's work has provided me an informed position from which to move forward on field scale trials."
Michael Mast, Technical Completions Lead at Primexx Energy Partners Lta
"Interface's minimum miscibility pressure measurement is a disruptive technology that has changed how we work at Equinor. MMP measurements are now cost effective and timely which has changed them from a nice to have to a need to have for our team."
Tao Yang, Reservoir Technology Specialist at Equinor
"Interface's Regain Conductivity solution will be our preferred screening tool going forward, helping us quickly screen for damage potential and determine fluid compatibility.
Brian Price, VP of Technology & Strategic Optimism at Rockwater Energy Solutions
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