Our Team

Johnathon Sipos CEO
Johnathon has been a critical leader at Cielo Group for nearly ten years, managing the acquisition and completion of Cielo’s development projects and new business ventures. With a commerce degree from the University of Victoria, Johnathon has a passion for business and growing Cielo Group for the future.

When the opportunity arose to create Cielo Carbon Solutions and become CarbonQuest’s Canadian channel partner, Johnathon immediately recognized the importance of this venture in today’s world. With his extensive experience in property development and understanding of large mechanical systems, Johnathon is well-equipped to lead Cielo Carbon Solutions and bring the CarbonQuest systems to Canada.
Stan Sipos Chairman
Cielo Group Inc, the parent company of Cielo Carbon Solutions, was founded by Stan Sipos almost 40 years ago in Victoria, British Columbia. Over the years, Stan has been involved in numerous business ventures and has found significant success in the property development sector. Stan’s passion for pristine wild places has instilled in him the importance and necessity of preserving our environment, an irreplaceable commodity.

After discovering CarbonQuest’s first installations in New York, Stan recognized immediately the tremendous opportunity and value this innovative technological solution could provide for Canada. Following several meetings and visiting CarbonQuest’s Spokane headquarters, Cielo Carbon Solutions was created as the Canadian channel partner for CarbonQuest.

Stan’s primary goal is the reduction of CO2 emissions and the preservation of our environment. Through the creation of Cielo Carbon Solutions, we are here to do all we can to assist in Canada’s goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Fred Haynes VP Stakeholder Relations
Fred brings over 30 years of experience creating successful opportunities to enter new products and technologies into the energy, environment, healthcare, and government sectors. As Vice President of Stakeholder Relations, Fred leads our team in building relationships with stakeholders across Canada seeking to decarbonize natural gas emissions and secure successful transitions that will meet and can exceed 2030 and 2050 GHG targets. Fred is excited about the collateral benefits to growing green manufacturing jobs, creating markets for Recycled Liquid CO2, and enabling the “green use” of natural gas.

Before joining Cielo Carbon Solutions, Fred was Mayor of the District of Saanich, a Director at the Capital Regional District, founding President of Contact International consultancy, and publisher at Contact Canada. Within these roles, he effectively advanced Decarbonization Initiatives and One Planet frameworks at the governmental, commercial, and community levels. Fred's doctorate was obtained at the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research at the University of Toronto while the recipient of a Commonwealth Scholarship.
Nicholas Earl VP Stakeholder Relations for Central and Eastern Canada
Nicholas Earl is the VP of Stakeholder Relations for Central and Eastern Canada at Cielo Carbon Solutions. Nicholas brings over a decade of experience in the commercial real estate world, and with it an in depth understanding of commercial land lord requirements, operating cost management, and the nuances large institutional buildings bring. During his time in commercial real estate Nicholas closed over $250 million in deals. Nicholas is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with the company’s key stakeholders, including investors, customers, partners, regulators, and media. Nicholas recognizes a need to fight climate change with the tools available today and understands the time to act is now. He is eager to work with institutional, private and public sectors to enable his clients to reach their GHG emissions reduction targets, while simultaneously managing operating costs, and supporting our natural gas sector. Nicholas holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Victoria. He is passionate about environmental sustainability and social impact, and currently calls Calgary home.