Ben Sparrow is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saltworks Technologies, an innovative desalination company that delivers solutions for heavy industry with significant water challenges. Ben is both an inventor and business person. He has 40 patents and grew Saltworks from a small machine in his apartment to a profitable firm with two factories and global customers including many Fortune 100 companies. Previously, he was the Senior Project Manager for BC Hydro rebuilding power stations, while tinkering with inventions in his free time. He completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Simon Fraser University and his Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Alberta. He is a certified Professional Engineer (P. Eng) and was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canadian Clean Tech.