Meet The Team

Manoj Singh
Manoj Singh

Chief Executive Officer

Manoj has 17+ years of leadership experience in commercializing clean technologies in North America & South Asia, along with 20+ years experience of being part of the UBC Seed Fund.

Mike Walsh
Mike Walsh

Chief Financial Officer

Mike is an experienced executive vice president corporate development with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry.

Fariborz Taghipour
Fariborz Taghipour

Chief Technology Officer

Fariborz is a professor in chemical & biological engineering department at the university of British Columbia. He has 15+ years of experience in industry & academia in the development of uv reactors.

Sanjay Kumar
Sanjay Kumar

VP of Products & Marketing

Sanjay has 15+ years’ experience in project management, strategy, software delivery, business transformation, business analysis & business process transformation.

Babak Adeli
Babak Adeli

VP of Research & Development

Babak has experience in several aspects, including modelling, simulation, and control, as well as nanotechnology, electrochemistry and optoelectronics.

James Chung
James Chung

VP of Operations

20 years of manufacturing, supply chain and operations experience in medical, industrial and consumer products.

Andre Thivierge
Andre Thivierge

Director of Marketing

As a seasoned executive in marketing and operations, I bring to the table over a quarter of a century's worth of expertise in spearheading strategic growth and enhancing operational efficacy for both B2B SaaS and B2C brands. My forte lies in orchestrating omni-channel marketing strategies, making data-driven decisions, and steering cross-functional teams to maximize brand visibility, customer onboarding, and retention. I have a proven track record in creating and mentoring robust teams across various domains including marketing, operations, software development, and sales.

At present, I am serving as the Director of Marketing at ACUVA Technologies, a UV-LED systems manufacturer for water, air, and surface applications with a global footprint. We strive to safeguard health and elevate the quality of life for people around the world.

In my previous role as Executive VP of Operations for CoEfficient Labs, a marketing & advertising agency, I was at the helm of the everyday operations. We catered to some of the largest Venture Capital Funds and their portfolio companies, including the likes of a16z, Softbank, Y-Combinator, General Catalyst, and Upfront Ventures.

My career journey also includes an enriching 24-year tenure with the DFO Group of companies, a leading performance marketing & manufacturing firm specializing in media, technology, product development, and sales, having a presence across continents. Handpicked by the CEO right after my university, I joined DFO as their inaugural employee. Over the course of 24 years, I played a pivotal role in its transformation from a start-up to a multinational corporation with a strength of 300+ employees, generating billions in sales.

Anupam Agrawal
Anupam Agrawal

Advisor

Dr. Agrawal works at the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. He researches, teaches and has worked in Supply Chain Management (SCM). In over 10+ years in the industry, he has worked in procurement, supplier development, and new product development. He also works with startups such as Acuva Technologies, advising on them supply chain strategy.

Ita Leiva
Ita Leiva

Manager Support Services – Global

Ita is a Senior Administrative Professional and Business Operations Partner with extensive experience in C-Level Executive Support, Office Management, People Services, Health & Safety, and Workplace Operations.  She has a wide-ranging background in the manufacturing, consumer and service industries.

Mina Pham
Mina Pham

Intermediate Accountant

Mina has several years of experience as an Intermediate and Senior Accountant in Canada and Vietnam.   She also holds both a Bachelor of Economics degree and a Bachelor of Law degree.

Gaurav Singh
Gaurav Singh

Director, India Business Operations

Gaurav has years of experience and a vast technical understanding of various clean water technologies.

Mauro Braga
Mauro Braga

E-commerce Manager

Mauro is a creative marketing specialist with 10+ years of experience in digital marketing, paid search, SEO, eCommerce, email campaigns, and automation processes focused on lead generation.

Milad Raeiszadeh
Milad Raeiszadeh

Research & Development Specialist

Milad has experience in designing, operating, data analyzing and technical reporting of various sustainability-related projects.

Shahriar Rouhani
Shahriar Rouhani

Research & Development Specialist

Shahriar has experience in the conceptual design, simulation, and development of a wide variety of engineering processes including water and air purification technologies.

Peter Enns
Peter Enns

Electronics Technologist

Peter has 5+ years of professional experience in biotechnology research & development.He is responsible for electronics and electrical support in product development engineering.

Yash Vashi
Yash Vashi

Research & Development Technician

Yash has completed B.E. in Electrical Engineering and Master of science in Energy Management. He has almost 2 years of experience in electrical and mechanical engineering in different area like manufacturing, testing, validation and more.

Goutam Shankar
Goutam Shankar

Director of Product Development

Goutam has 15 years of experience in PLM , Teamcenter - implementation, PDM , Design and Development of Mechanical components.

Arun Sahore
Arun Sahore

Senior Supply Chain Manager

Arun is a strategic engineer with 15 years of experience in NPD, Sourcing, SCM & VA/VE in automotive sector. He is specialised in ensuring cost-effective purchase of all materials and services.

Min Kwon
Min Kwon

Logistics & Shipping Coordinator

Min is responsible for the day-to-day logistics and material management at Acuva.

Utsav Patel
Utsav Patel

Production Lead

Utsav is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the manufacturing assembly team as well as the manufacturing testing, calibration and design review of products.  He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Energy Management and has experience in a wide variety of mechanical engineering processes including water treatment systems.

Gary Ge
Gary Ge

Quality Control Lead

Gary has 20 years of manufacturing experience in the electronics industry as well as PRO, QA/QC and PMC in manufacturing.  He is responsible for the day-to-day Quality Control processes.

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