Peter J Holgate
Founder & CEO
Peter J Holgate is an activator, thought leader, circular economy evangelist, and serial entrepreneur with over twenty years experience. Founding Ronin8 Technologies Ltd in 2015, Peter is spearheading the leading solution for the recycling of e-waste streams. Ronin8 is at the forefront of the urban mining industry, and uses proprietary, sustainable technologies and novel engineering processes to extract both metals and non-metals from printed circuit boards, solar panels, and other e-waste. Peter’s leadership and passion in circular economy has garnered attention from industry organizations and government, earning respected awards for Ronin8, including: BC Technology Impact Award (BCTIA) in 2016, Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) Innovation Award in 2015, Innovation Award of the Year (2015) offered by Member of Parliament in Richmond, among others. As CEO of Ronin8, Peter provides the ideation of new possibilities, serves as the custodian of corporate strategy, and inspires an enviable company culture.
Prior to Ronin8, Mr Holgate founded Albagas Ltd, a leading, multi-regional supplier of packaged separated industrial gases, welding and safety consumables as well as integrated on-site gas mixing technology. Serving as the Executive Chairman, Peter was instrumental to its rapid growth and drove the overall success of the business before completing a planned management buy out (MBO) in 2011 to Air Products.
Peter has founded, directed, and exited other businesses including Canadian Procyon Strategy Inc (2007-2010), a strategic management consultancy, and Contractor Sourcing Ltd (1994-2007), a multi-division management firm of global procurement of external resources (treasury, payroll, legal & insurance).
When not building companies, Peter enjoys meaningful exchanges with industry leaders in technology, sustainability, and businesses at large, deepening the discussions surrounding people, planet, and profits. He thrives on sharing his experience to his growing audience by providing written content via his various digital distribution channels. Peter is also currently writing a book that connects insights on freedom with business prosperity.
Peter holds an Honours BA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, a BA in Industrial Psychology, International Politics from University of South Africa (Universiteit van Suid-Afrika), and is a graduate of Simon Fraser University, where he completed a MBA with a concentration on Executive Strategy. Peter is committed to continual professional development and has recently completed an Executive Strategic Negiotiations program at Harvard Business School. Mr Holgate is an active member within the business community, including his roles as Learning Chair and Finance Chair with Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and has served as an award-winning mentor, as recognized by the New Ventures BC Society.< go back