Michael Cugino is the Principal Geoscientist and Vice President of The Vertex Company Inc.’s Canadian operations (VTX Consulting Services Inc. [VTX]) based in the GTA. Mr. Cugino has over 30 years of applied professional experience in both the private and public sectors related to business, environmental management and protection and construction management. He holds an Honors B.Sc. degree from the Department of Geology at Brock University, is a licensed Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) in both Ontario and Saskatchewan and a licensed Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) in Alberta. He is registered 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.