Board and Governance
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Bullock is a senior executive with a proven track record in high-growth public and private companies and over 20 years of international experience. Most recently, he served as CEO at Stormtech Performance Apparel Ltd, and prior to that as CFO at Ascalade Communications Inc., CFO at Norsat International Inc., and he began his career at KPMG. Mr. Bullock is a veteran of companies characterized by significant growth, international operations, and sophisticated commercial transactions. He brings strategic, operational, and financial leadership to Nanotech.
Director and Founder
Mr. Blakeway founded Nanotech Security Corp. He is an entrepreneur and inventor who, over several decades, has founded and operated a number of successful companies both locally and in international markets. These companies have ranged from service-oriented firms to high tech electronic and wireless manufacturing organizations. Mr. Blakeway is quite active in the Canadian business community and at Simon Fraser University. He is also a director of Hakken Capital Corp., and Wireless Industry Partnership Connector Inc., as well as a member of Simon Fraser University (SFU) Surrey – Business Advisory Council, and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at SFU Venture Connection.
Dr. Bozena Kaminska
Bozena Kaminska is a prolific inventor with major contributions to science and innovation. Until March 2020 she was a Professor at Simon Fraser University’s School of Engineering Science, and a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) . She holds multiple patents and has authored hundreds of peer-reviewed publications in top scientific journals. Throughout her research career, Dr. Kaminska has actively worked on the commercialization of her laboratory research and has successfully developed five ventures from her scientific work in the US and Canada. She chaired and contributed to a major successful transformation of the Canadian Microelectronic Corporation that helps researchers and industry across Canada’s National Design Network develop innovations in microsystems and nanotechnologies. She serves as an advisor to XCO Tech Inc. and Atlazo Corp. She is the Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) awarded in January 2016. She has served on the Council (Board) of NSERC and on multiple committees of IEEE Computer Society.
Chairman of the Board
Neil McDonnell has been President and CEO at Javini Holdings Co. since June 2010. He is currently chair of Agreement Express, ResponseTek, EDP Software and a director of Symbility Solutions. A recognized leader in the Canadian technology space, he was a director of QHR Technologies Inc. from June 2015 to October 2016 (acquired by George Weston) and CEO of Wurldtech Security Technologies Inc. from July 2011 to May 2015 (acquired by GE). Mr. McDonnell holds an MBA from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.
Chair of Audit Committee
Ronan McGrath is an investor, corporate director and the Principal of Ronan McGrath + Associates Inc. since January 2009. He also consults on strategic issues to major technology companies. He is the lead director of Photon Control Inc. since July 2016 and chairs the Audit Committee. He was the lead director and Audit Committee chair of Symbility Solutions Inc. from November 2017 to December 2018. He is the former Chief Information Officer of Rogers Communications Inc. and President of Rogers Shared Operations. Mr. McGrath, a Chartered Accountant, is a graduate in Business Administration at Trinity College, Dublin.
Mr. Rowe is an accomplished executive with more than 30 years’ experience including 12 years in the government and banknote industry. Most recently he was President, US Government Products at Crane Currency, where he was responsible for strategy, direction and execution of currency and passport products to the US Government. Mr. Rowe has also held several prominent leadership roles, including Vice President of Business Development with MeadWestvaco. Mr. Rowe holds a B.S. Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and resides in the United States.
Chair of Compensation, Governance, and Nominating Committee
Mr. Zinkhofer is a practicing corporate lawyer and partner in the Vancouver office of McMillan LLP, Barristers & Solicitors. He practices in the areas of corporate securities and related commercial matters including natural resource and technology transfer. Mr. Zinkhofer obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary in 1977, became a Member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1980 after articling with a predecessor of KPMG Peat Marwick Thorne and obtained an LLB from the University of Victoria in 1983. He has served as a director of Nanotech and its predecessors for most of the preceding 12 years.
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