Nigel Bennett, AScT

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Nigel Bennett, AScT


  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
  • Current Employer: Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc
  • Position: Owner
  • Post Secondary: BCIT - MechTech
  • High School: Hillside Secondary W. Vancouver

Career Experience

Owner of Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc with over 3,000 clients in 104 countries world wide with head quarters in Vancouver, B.C. and offices and partner offices in many countries around the world. I am now working to help create a more sustainable oil industry as for the past 30 years I have been involved in cleaning up oil spills and now I am volanteering with groups to help keep the oil industry in check to create a more sustainable world.

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • I became a techology professional back in 1986 in order to further my career but now I realize that I use my technology and profession to help industry become more sustainable.

Career Highlights

  • - Nominated E&Y Entrepreneur of the year 2000
  • - Nominated for the Manning Award for innovation 2012 and 2014
  • - Winner of the N.Van Chamber of Commerce Innovation award 2012
  • Finalist in Offshore Support Journal awards London UK, Feb 2013 for Innovation.
  • Winner of ASTTBC award for Innovation 2013

Professional & Community Activities

  • -Lead over 15 trips to Mexico to build homes for the homeless with my family taking over 550 people from Vancouver over the years.
    -Council member of the Pachamama Alliance San Francisco working with the indegineous tribes of the Amazon to keep oil industry in Check.
    - Special advisor on oil spills