Executive Team

Under the leadership of the executive team, Trojan Technologies continues its growth and success by building water confidence around the world

Stephen Bell, President

Stephen Bell, M.Sc.Eng., MBA

President

Stephen was appointed President of Trojan Technologies in March 2018, after having held the position of President of Aquafine Corporation and serving as President, McCrometer Inc. for two years.

Prior to these appointments, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Hach Company in the municipal and industrial sectors, including Product Line Manager, Business Development Director and EU Service Director, joining Danaher in late 2006. Stephen has also held several positions in management consulting with Accenture and product development with a Nestle/Danone FMCG Joint Venture.

He holds a master's degree in Engineering Science from the University of Durham, England, and an MBA from IMD International in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Daniel Benitez

Daniel Benitez, MBA

General Manager, Pall Water

Daniel was appointed GM of Pall Water in January 2019 after being Hach’s Sr Director, Product Planning & New Ventures Business Unit since December 2017. Previous to this role, Daniel was as Director, Product Planning & TOC Business Unit.

Daniel joined Hach in February 2016 bringing a variety of experiences from organizations such as PAC (a Roper Technologies company), where his held the roles of Global VP of Process Analytic and Global General Manager of Advanced Sensors. Prior to PAC, Daniel worked for Emerson Electric’s Rosemount Analytical and Micro Motion divisions, where he held roles of increasing responsibility including: Flow Sales Manager, Sales Director and Global VP of Marketing.

Daniel earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from Buenos Aires Institute of Technology and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Mike Cecchini, Vice President, Operations

Mike Cecchini, P.Eng

Vice President, Operations

Mike joined Trojan Technologies in 2017 as Director, Operations in our Guelph, Ontario facility, and in 2019 his role expanded to include our facility in Valencia, California. In 2020, he was appointed Vice President, Operations – a role responsible for leading global operations in our facilities around the world, including London, Ontario, and Salsnes, Norway.

Prior to joining Trojan, Mike held senior director-level roles in manufacturing, sourcing, and service at BlackBerry and various operation roles with international supply chain solutions provider Celestica.

Mike holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Ryerson University.

Wes From, Vice President, Research and Development

Wesley D. From, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Vice President, Research and Development

Wes joined Trojan in 2001 as Manager of Mechanical Engineering. He was appointed as Vice President, Engineering in 2004 and to his current role of Vice President, Research and Development in 2018.

In this role he has led the development of many industry-defining products and technologies. He is also credited for expanding Trojan’s engineering footprint from a single location to a network of development centers throughout the world. Before joining Trojan, Wes was involved in technology development for medical ultrasound and rehabilitation equipment.

He is also credited for expanding Trojan’s engineering footprint from a single location to a network of development centers throughout the world.

He is licensed as a Professional Engineer and has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in Biomedical Robotics from the University of Toronto.

 

Dan Rinehart, Vice President, Global Sales

Dan Rinehart, MBA

Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing

Dan joined Trojan in 2018 as Vice President, Marketing, and gained Global Sales responsibility in 2020. Dan provides commercial leadership and strategic direction to our global municipal, industrial and residential sales and marketing teams.

Before joining Trojan, Dan led the business development and strategy function for Danaher's water quality platform. Prior to joining Danaher, he was Director of Strategic Marketing for Honeywell in their commercial security business. Prior to Honeywell, he worked at Brazos Private Equity Partners and in strategic consulting at Bain & Company, Booz Allen Hamilton and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Dan holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Business Administration from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.

Kevin Spehr, Vice President, Service and Aftermarket Parts (AMPs)

Kevin Spehr, HBA

Vice President, Service & Aftermarket Parts (AMPs)

Kevin was appointed Vice President of Service & Aftermarket Parts (AMPs) in January 2020. In the three years prior, he was Director of Sales & Marketing at Pall Water – a role in which he was responsible for leading sales, providing strategic direction, product development and marketing. Prior to these appointments, he held various commercial positions of increasing responsibility at Hach Canada.

Kevin’s entrepreneurial spirit stems from his early years in the capital equipment business and from sales and project management roles in the automotive industry.

He holds an Honors Business Administration – Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Jo Anne Van Hooydonk, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jo Anne Van Hooydonk, CPA, CA

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jo Anne joined Trojan in 2013 as a Senior Compliance Controller and was responsible for implementing numerous new programs and consolidation process improvements, and providing oversight and assistance to operating companies with compliance and accounting issues. Prior to joining Trojan, Jo Anne was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, LLP in their assurance and advisory practices, working with public and private clients in a variety of industries.

Jo Anne has a bachelor’s degree in Honors Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA).

Natalia Yurkevich, Vice President, Human Resources

Natalia Yurkevich

Vice President, Human Resources

Natalia joined Trojan Technologies in October 2020 as Vice President, Human Resources. She is responsible for developing and executing talent acquisition and organizational development strategies. Before joining Trojan, she was the Vice President of Human Resources at AECOM – a role that was focused on aligning talent strategies to accelerate business growth – and also held related roles of increasing responsibility at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Accenture, Foresters Financial and Philips Electronics.

Natalia has a bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate diploma in Education from Minsk State Linguistic University in Belarus and a postgraduate diploma in Human Resources from Ryerson University.