The BioCAST Team

Robert Kalinowicz


Robert Kalinowicz is a founder and president of BioCAST Systems Inc., a wastewater treatment company that specializes in the development and sales of the state of the art biological wastewater treatment technologies.. BioCAST recently acquired Dagua Technologies Inc., a leader in the production of drinking water using a unique process of ozonation and microfiltration. Mr. Kalinowicz is a successful entrepreneur who has many years’ experience in real estate investment, management and development. As a principal of Optimus Asset Management Inc., Mr. Kalinowicz has focused on the funding and development of early stage technologies.

Kalinowicz is a successful entrepreneur who has many years’ experience in real estate investment, management and development.

Laleh Yerushalmi, Ph.D., P.Eng.


Laleh Yerushalmi is the Chief Technology Officer of BioCAST Systems Inc. and Dagua Technologies Inc. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering and specializes in Environmental and Biochemical Engineering. A member of l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, Dr. Yerushalmi is the inventor of the BioCAST technologies and is currently in charge of research and development at BioCAST Systems Inc. and Dagua Technologies Inc. She has supervised several research projects with grants from the Canadian and Quebec governments to investigate the hydrodynamic and treatment performance of BioCAST technologies. Her research on the BioCAST tertiary treatment technology has so far resulted in the publication of nine scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, three conference proceedings, and eight presentations in national and international conferences.

Dr. Yerushalmi has more than twenty years of experience in the design, development and optimization of chemical and biological processes for wastewater treatment and site bioremediation. She was formerly the Director of Research and Development, in charge of operation management and performance optimization of a proprietary wastewater treatment technology at Atara Corporation in Montreal. She has also been a Research Analyst at Statistics Canada, involved in environmental modeling, design and development of methodologies for the estimation of environmental emissions. She was formerly a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, responsible for the design and development of groundwater treatment technologies. Dr. Yerushalmi has taught several courses at McGill and Concordia Universities while supervising graduate research theses. She has presented the results of her research in numerous conferences and has published more than eighty articles in scientific journals.

Dr. Yerushalmi has more than twenty years of experience in the design, development and optimization of chemical and biological processes for wastewater treatment and site bioremediation.

Ronald Fon


Ronald Fon is the President of Dagua Technologies Inc. He has also been a director of Superclick Networks (SPCK-Nasdaq OTC) since 2002 where he was a seed investor and Chief Executive Officer between 2003 and 2004. He guided the company to 24 consecutive quarters of profitability and a successful merger with AT&T in January 2012. Mr. Fon is a founder and principal of Optimus Asset Management Inc., a firm specializing in early stage venture capital based in Montreal, Quebec. He has served as director of numerous investment funds and early stage companies both public and private. Mr. Fon holds a B.A. (Honors) from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and attended graduate school at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

Fon is a founder and principal of Optimus Asset Management Inc., a money management firm specializing in early stage venture capital based in Montreal, Quebec.

Michael J. Ogilvie, A.B., B.C.L.


Michael Ogilvie is a Director and the Vice President Planning of BioCAST Systems Inc. and Dagua Technologies Inc. During his long professional career, Mr. Ogilvie has held the following positions related to water treatment technologies: At Aero-Hydraulics Corp., a design, engineering and manufacturer of systems for the biological treatment of wastewaters, Mr. Ogilvie held various positions related to research and development. As President of Atara Corporation, a developer of wastewater treatment technologies, between 1978-2002 Mr. Ogilvie held overall corporate responsibility, in particular responsibility for R&D management, where he led the development of the “1218” Aerator in wide use throughout North America; and the side entry piston bubble cannon mixer for aerobic digesters used throughout the U.S. now owned and marketed by Infilco Degrément of Richmond, VA, U.S.A. He directed the technical entry of Spirac Shaftless Screw equipment into the U.S. and Canadian markets and was responsible for the development and adaptability of a high rate biological treatment system for industrial wastewater in Canada. He holds an AB degree from Harvard University and a BCL from McGill University. He is a member of the Quebec Bar Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the Corporation of Bishops University, Lennoxville, Quebec. He is also a member of the Board of the Colby Curtis Museum, Stanstead, Quebec.

Mr. Ogilvie held overall corporate responsibility, in particular responsibility for R&D management, where he led the development of the “1218” Aerator in wide use throughout North America; and the side entry piston bubble cannon mixer for aerobic digesters used throughout the U.S. now owned and marketed by Infilco Degrément of Richmond, VA, U.S.A.