President and CEO
Manoj has over 17 years of leadership experience in commercializing clean technologies in North America and South Asia. His most recent assignment, as Senior Director for market and partnership development, was to commercialize Westport technologies in South Asian markets and establish Westport’s India office. Manoj has also held senior leadership positions at Tata Motors and Magenn Power. His expertise includes technology commercialization, market and partnership development, product development, project management and supply chain management.
Manoj holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology.
Director of Advanced Engineering
Ashkan has over 7 years of vast Research and Development experience both in industry and academia and in different fields including clean-tech, bio-medical micro-devices, green buildings and coating/ink-jet printing. His expertise includes mechanical design, optics and thermo-fluids analysis. Ashkan was recognized as being among the UBC researchers working “On the Next Big Thing” in Jan, 2014 and been widely published in many recognized journals of science and technology with over 80 citations to date.
Ashkan is a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Senior Engineer Research & Development
Babak gained extensive research and engineering expertise through his nearly a decade experience in academia and industry. His experiences span several aspects, including modeling, simulation, and control, as well as nanotechnology, electrochemistry and optoelectronics. Currently, Babak is involved in research and development of Acuva products, as well as their microbiological performance and optical characterization.
Babak is a PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of British Columbia, where he received several awards, including the 2016 IC-IMPACT Excellence in Collaboration & Creativity.
Jean-Michel has over 5 years of Management experience in service related industries that include Home Services, Food & Beverage, and Retail fields. His expertise include B2B relationship building, sales & marketing, event planning & coordination, and quality control. Jean-Michel is recognized as an elite alumni of the College Pro program and the launch Manager for the Edmonton French Quarter Farmers’ Market, Dogwood Cafes, and Café Bicyclette.
Jean-Michel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Alberta and a Diploma in Business Administration from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Tyler has over 9 years experience working for startup companies and has specific experience in the clean-tech space. He is a full-stack marketing professional who focuses on elevating environmentally focused organizations that solve critical environmental issues. As a passionate environmental advocate he volunteers for the BC Sustainable Energy Association and the Surfrider Foundation.
Tyler has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a specialization in entrepreneurship from the University of Victoria.
Veni is the Office Manager at ACUVA Technologies. Her responsibilities encompass many aspects of our business, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, billing, shipping, and customer service. Her organization and management skills keep our team running smoothly and effectively. In addition, she dedicates time to Human Resources and provides extensive executive support to all. Veni holds a Bachelor Of Science from University Of British Columbia and is on the path to getting her accounting designation. She has a strong ability to streamline processes, maximize efficiency, and foster professional relationships within organizations. Veni’s philosophy centres around what role she can play in helping others find solutions. Her experience, diverse skill set, and proactive demeanor are a perfect match for the “many hats” that the Office Manager Position requires.