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.
VP of Engineering & Product Development
Clear-minded technology executive with 15 years’ experience leading high technology product innovation and launches in hardware and software domains. A people person in engineering who is clever and nimble in resolving over-constrained problems in product development and supply chain.
Graham holds a PhD in Applied Science from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
Director, Finance and Corporate Development
Over 20 years of finance, corporate and product development leadership roles as a lean manager of technology based companies.
360 degree experience to effectively engage and communicate with the business stakeholders, manage risk, resolve problems and develop/achieve strategic goals.
Norman has a BBA, Finance, Accounting & Economics from Simon Fraser University.
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.
Senior Strategic Product Manager
A Management professional with over fifteen years of experience in Program/Project Management, Strategy, Software Delivery, Business Transformation, Business Analysis, and business process transformation in ICT and e-commerce.
Experience encompasses a wide range of activities including People Management, Process Improvement, Analytics, Enhancing Product Gross Margin and Sales and institutionalization of performance measurement metrics.
Sanjay has an MBA from the University of British Columbia.
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.
Romina is a marketing professional with over 15 years of experience specializing in multimedia design, digital media and integrated marketing. She brings a very diverse and flexible skillset that has helped both startup and established global companies grow their businesses. Romina manages all marketing, public relations and advertising activities at Acuva. She develops and designs marketing assets, presentations and communications collateral.
Romina has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design for Marketing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and has completed programs in Web and Multimedia Development and Project Management from the University of British Columbia.
Supply Chain Manager
Bob brings over 20 years of experience managing global supply chains, specializing in strategic sourcing and supply chain operations. As a highly experienced leader in all aspects of supply chain strategy, development, integration and implementation, Bob uses his international expertise to optimize Acuva’s supply chain. He works closely with our key partners to ensure quality and on-time delivery to support the business goals of our global customer base.
Bob holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University and obtained his Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSM) designation from the Institute of Supply Management in the United States.
Senior Electrical Engineer
Corey has over 15 years experience in Electronics Design at major manufacturing facilities such as Kodak and Philips. He brings to the team his excellent technical expertise acquired through various roles throughout his career as well as exceptional trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills. He is most engaged when he is involved in all aspects of Electronics Design, from schematic capture to PCB layout, prototyping, soldering, and firmware development/programming.
Corey holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Human Resources and Administration Manager
Pure is a dynamic human resources and accounting professional with over 7 years of extensive experience in the medical device, manufacturing, hospitality and oil & gas industries. She provides executive support to Acuva’s CEO and ensures smooth day to day operations by setting procedural standards and systems that ensure traceability and compliance. Pure is responsible for managing Human Resources at Acuva, and promotes a very innovative, open and inclusive culture to attracts the best talent to our company.
She holds an MBA in Business Administration and Management from Simon Fraser University, and holds certifications in Financial and Human Resources Management from the British Columbia Institute to Technology.
Accounting & Office Administrator
Natalia has over 6 years of experience in administration, accounting and commercial assistance. Her exceptional proficiency in documentation, coordination and customer service supports Acuva day to day operations. She maintains open communications with finance, engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing to ensure seamless operation, shipping/receiving, and keeping AP/AR current.
She holds an Associate Degree in Accounting from Escola Municipal Contador Waldomiro Domingos Justolim, as well as a Bachelors Degree in International Business from Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba.