Michael Cugino is the Principal Geoscientist and Executive Vice President of VERTEX’s Canadian operations (VTX Consulting Services Inc. [VTX]) based in the Greater Toronto Area. Mr. Cugino has over 33 years of applied professional experience in both the private and public sectors related to business, environmental management and protection, and construction management. He is a licensed Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) in both Ontario and Saskatchewan and a licensed Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) in Alberta. He is licensed with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment as a Qualified Person (QP), pursuant to Ontario’s Brownfield Legislation, Ontario Regulation 153/04, (168.3 (2). Part XV.1.