Dr. Ray Bergstra is the sole proprietor and principal consultant at MTN Consulting Associates. Dr. Bergstra completed a B.Sc. in Applied Chemistry at McMaster University in Hamilton and obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1991 from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He has also completed a number of courses towards an MBA. Dr. Bergstra is currently involved with a wide range of projects related to innovation in the emerging bioeconomy which includes biorefining of natural materials to biofuels and biobased chemicals.
Prior to establishing MTN Consulting Associates in 2003, Dr. Bergstra spent 9 years in industrial research, product development, and product line management with Mobil Oil Corporation, followed by 3 years in marketing and sales with ChevronTexaco.
Dr. Bergstra has coauthored four technical papers and two patents. He has lectured both university-level General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry courses, is a contributing writer to Lubes ‘n Greases magazine, and a speaker at the Alberta Annual Education Seminar for Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). His most recent article discussed lubricant developments for wind turbines, and was entitled Four Strong Winds.
Ray is a member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, and the STLE.