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
Graham is a clear-minded technology executive with 15 years’ experience leading high technology product innovation and launches in hardware and software domains. He is 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.
Ian is an accomplished operations executive with 25+ years of experience in the energy, automotive, and electronics industries. He has held c-suite and senior leadership positions with global operations responsibilities.
Ian holds an MBA in Strategic Management, as well as a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Director, Finance and Corporate Development
Norman has over 20 years of experience in finance, corporate and product development leadership roles as a lean manager of technology based companies. He has a 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.
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.
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 modelling, 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 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.
Peter has 5 years of professional experience in Biotechnology R&D. He was recognized with the 2019 Governor General’s Academic Medal from BCIT. Peter is responsible for electronics and electrical support in product development engineering. With his strong ambition, Peter aims to gain advanced experience in electrical engineering.
Peter has a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Science from UBC and a Diploma in Biomedical Engineering Technology from BCIT.
Research & Development Scientist
Majid has over 5 years of academic and industrial experience in the design and development of water and wastewater treatment technologies such as UV-LED reactor, moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR), and membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems. He provides support in the ongoing development of Acuva’s technology from simulation through to testing and validation of product concept.
Majid holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.
Director, Product Management
Sanjay is a management professional with over 15 years of experience in Program/Project Management, Strategy, Software Delivery, Business Transformation, Business Analysis, and business process transformation in ICT and e-commerce. His experiences 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.
Director of Business Development, Asia Pacific
Richard has over 30 years of experience in his career for management and business development including positions as: Key Account President in Beijing Hanergy Group, Sales Director in NGC, Key Account Director in Denmark DESMI, Sales Director in Finland Wartsila, Deputy GM & Sales Director in Herun Group, Consultant in Syscom Consulting Inc, Shipping Manager in Russian FESCO and Shipping Manager in Wallem Group Hong Kong.
Richard holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Juan Carlos Oliveros Forero
Director of Business Development, Latin America
Juan has up to 7 years of experience in Montreal and Vancouver as an International Marketing research analyst, a trade delegate for the government of Colombia in Western Canada, an international trade entrepreneur, and as a foreign investment consultant. He is currently striving to explore and expand the opportunities of Acuva in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Juan is an Industrial Engineer specialized in International Trade and Affairs, and has a Masters of International Business.
I. Jun Chung
Director of Business Development, Korea & Japan
I. Jun has over 18 years of management experience in the business operations, project management and sales marketing for the engineering parts in the industry of commercial and industrial vehicles. He also holds a general manager position in charge of Westport’s Korean operations, providing services of Westport LD’s natural gas forklift engine assembly, tested in Korea and supplies LPG engines to Korean and overseas customers. I. Jun focuses on business development and sales marketing in Korea and Japan.
I.Jun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science in Atmospheric study and a MBA from Pusan National University in Korea.
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.
Creative Marketing Coordinator
Kelly is a graphic designer specializing in branding, print and digital marketing. She has experience in creating internal and external creative marketing and communication collateral, as well as ongoing freelance work that includes designing visual identities, and other print materials. Kelly is a forward thinker who strives to deliver and communicate a strong brand experience to both new and existing customers and partners of Acuva.
Kelly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design for Marketing and a Certificate in Foundations in Design from Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Wilson School of Design.