Underwater timber harvesting , Reclaimed wood products , Reservoir management , Reservoir services

Our Team

Our Team

While the SHARC and SAWFISH technologies often get all the attention, it’s our people who make Triton succeed. We come from all sorts of backgrounds and usually work in different time zones. However, our commitment to innovation, triple-bottom-line leadership and hard work binds us together.


When great people share a vision and work together, they truly have a positive impact on the world. We look for people with drive and innovation. People we admire and people we trust.

Triton grew from an out of box idea, that millions of trees have been submerged in reservoirs. Next-generation technologies can radically change how this fibre could contribute to global demand, while conserving terrestrial forests. This isn’t just about developing advanced technology; it comes from building a group of world-class innovators.

Our multidisciplinary team of foresters, engineers, geographers, technicians, financial and business professionals is working to recover these lost resources and contribute them to the market in their highest value form. Our impact is measured by the success of our partners and we are motivated by knowing our work contributes to sustaining more of the world’s terrestrial forests.

Tom Avery

Head of Resource Assessment & Development

Tom is a Registered Professional Forester in the Province of British Columbia, Canada and holds a degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Northern British Columbia.

David Behnke

General Manager

At Triton, David ensures that we remain focused on our core responsibility: Delivering value to our shareholders, partners and the communities in which we work.

Rick Braun

Electrical Technologist

Rick joined the Triton team in 2007 and has a Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Technology.

Grant Foley


Grant is a qualified Chartered Accountant from Cape Town South Africa.

Marion François

General Manager French Guiana Procurement & Logistics Manager

Marion François, is the new Procurement and Logistics Manager having joined the Triton Team in October 2020.

Heath Krevesky

Planning & Certification Manager

Heath has a Geography Degree from the University of Victoria and has more than 28 years of forestry appointments in government, industry, non-profit societies, and First Nation organizations.

Antoine Lopvet

Planning & Development Manager

Antoine is a civil engineer passionate about the Guyanese forest where he has been working for over 15 years.

Lucas Miller

Supervisor of SHARC™ Operations and Training

Since joining Triton in 2008 Lucas has been Triton’s lead Sawfish™ and SHARC™ operator through the design, development, testing and production phases of our harvesting equipment.

Craig Penfold

Business Development & Timber Sales Manager

Craig has 20+ years of experience in the wood products sector, covering the areas of sawmilling and value-add manufacturing, sales and marketing, and forest management and certification.

Richard Shipley

Head of Operations

Richard’s experience includes running large-scale logging operations with a particular focus on cost-efficiencies and innovation.

Cindy Spainer

Accounting Clerk

Cindy is our accounts payable and payroll person. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degree, both from the University of Alberta.

Chris Stead

Chief Financial Officer

Chris brings more than 20 years of financial acumen in diverse global industries, from forestry equipment to medical testing.

Stan Worsley

Head of Engineering

Stan is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years of experience in applied research and product development who has managed high-tech engineering and manufacturing projects on a global basis.

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