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Manoj Singh
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.


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Matt Naish
VP Sales & Marketing

 

High-energy experienced executive with proven track record in sales leadership, product management, corporate strategy, team leadership and software engineering. Works with equal dexterity between the board room & lunch room. Acute understanding of gross margin. Curious. Comfortable with ambiguity, contradictions and different perspectives.

Matt holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia 

 

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Norman Stevenson
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.


 
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Ashkan Babaie
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. 

 

 
 

Babak Adeli
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.


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Sanjay Kumar
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 Dentinger
Account Manager

 

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 Robinson
Marketing Manager

 

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.

 

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Gary Zhao

Director of Manufacturing, Quality and Supplier Development

Gary has 12 years of manufacturing and operation management in the automobile industry and fluid process industry in Shanghai, China. He has held leadership positions at Alfa Laval, a top fluid technology company, and Delphi, a most famous automobile company.  He has solid experience and skills in engineering, lean manufacturing and supply chain management, and project management.

Gary has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and one-year MBA from Shanghai Jiaotong University.


 

Alireza Jalali
CFD Simulation Specialist 

 
 

Extensive knowledge and experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), numerical simulation and optimization. Strong object-oriented programming skills in C++ , MATLAB, and Python. Hands-on experience in the application of CFD to different industrial problems using various commercial software.

Alireza has a PhD of Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. 


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George Tang
Principal Electrical Engineer

George has 20+ years electrical and electronics R&D experience. He has been working as a Principal Engineer and an R&D team leader in Samsung Electronics, Huawei Technologies, and Emerson Electric. George has received 12 granted patents and he is a senior member of IEEE.

George has a master degree in Power Electronics from the Harbin Institute of Technology and a bachelor degree in Control Science and Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology.