Barry Ireland is the President and Founding Director of Kelso Energy Ltd. and takes on the role of CTO,  responsible for evaluating and developing products to complement the emerging technologies that affect the alternative energy sector. Barry is a graduate of Ridgetown College (now called Ridgetown Campus University of Guelph Ontario).

Over the past 40 years, he has owned and managed businesses, has vast experience with a high number of employees, e.g. farm equipment dealership (Canada’s largest Whited tractor and combine dealer for 5 years), farm feed lot, trucking business and currently manages manufacturing and marketing for Kelso Energy Ltd. He has always been an inventor and entrepreneur. His latest invention was to design and build a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. The Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) will reduce greenhouse gases, provide energy to remote areas (dependent upon diesel generators for electrical power) and reduce the load on aging utility grids in many areas.