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يتكون فريق نوفارك من ‎مهندسين ومطوري برمجيات وعمال تلحيم وعشاق للروبوتيات (نعم، إنهم موجودون) المتخصصين في الأتمتة والروبوتيات. بفضل خبرتنا الواسعة في صناعة أتمتة الروبوتات، نستمد الإلهام من المشروعات الهندسية التي ‎كانت تُعد فيما مضى مستحيلة. لأننا عملنا في كل مكان، من الشركات الناشئة النشطة إلى الشركات الراسخة، نحن نؤمن بالابتكار والتعاون وخلق تأثير ذي مغزى..

soroush karimzadeh

سوروش كريم زاده

الرئيس التنفيذي والمؤسس المشارك

Soroush is the CEO and Co-Founder of Novarc Technologies. Soroush has over 15 years of experience in the commercialization and product development of industrial automation, focusing on collaborative robotics, machine vision, machine learning and welding. Soroush holds an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the University of British Columbia and is a professional engineer as well as a CFA charterholder. He holds a Master of Applied Science in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology.

Sina Firouz

CTO

With 15 years of experience working in technical leadership roles, Sina has made significant contributions to renowned tech companies including Google, Meta (formerly Facebook), Amazon, and Uber. He has a proven track record in building, scaling, and supporting engineering and product teams, successfully delivering impactful products to millions of users. Sina earned a Doctorate degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor's degree from Sharif University, both in Electrical Engineering.

Haley Grewal

Haley Grewal

CFO

Haley is the Chief Financial Officer of Novarc. Haley has more than 12 years of experience working as a finance executive with early-stage startups to venture-backed scale-ups. Prior to Novarc, he was a founder at Upstation, where he focused on supporting dual-sided marketplaces, Industry 4.0, AgTech and direct-to-consumer startups. Haley holds a BBA in Finance and Accounting from Simon Fraser University and a CA designation from KPMG.

Arash Nejad

CRO

Arash is the Chief Revenue Officer of Novarc. Arash has more than 18 years of experience working in S&P 500 corporations, where he was responsible for global sales and strategic marketing. Prior to joining Novarc, Arash held senior roles at General Electric (GE) and Rockwell Automation. Nejad holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Calgary, an Advanced Executive Training Certificate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Certificate in Leadership Principles from Harvard Business School.

Jean-Michel Logan

VP Customer Success

Jean-Michel is the Vice President of Customer Success at Novarc. He started his career almost 20 years ago as a machinist in British Columbia. Over the years he returned to school to progressively grow his skill sets and grow as a professional as his interests expanded with his experience. Prior to joining Novarc, Jean-Michel was, amongst other things, Senior Project Manager for a Clean Energy company, in charge of the clean-energy portfolio for a large North American forestry company, maintenance supervisor of a large sawmill, owner and operator of a clothing company, and has provided training and consulting on Project Management skills and processes. Jean-Michel holds a Technologist Diploma from Camosun College, a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria, a Master's in Clean energy Research from the University of British Columbia, and is a registered Project Management Professional and Professional Engineer in British Columbia.

Dave Birkenheuer

Dave Birkenheuer

VP of Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Dave is the Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing at Novarc. He has 20+ years experience in the High-Tech industry with senior leadership roles in operations and supply chain management. During that time, he has managed the manufacturing and supply chain operations for industrial, medical, military and consumer products in USA, Canada, China, Taiwan and Mexico along with B2B and D2C fulfillment and distribution channels in North America and Europe. Dave has served at large established companies along with helping early-stage companies scale the operations for growth.

Len Zapalowski

Len Zapalowski

Advisor

Len has extensive entrepreneurial success in enterprise software, web infrastructure, robotics, AI, electronics, communications, printing, and clean tech. One of his key strengths is to conceive and implement transformative business, technology, product and marketing strategies. Len has an impressive record in discovering new markets, driving new revenue streams and successfully positioning companies for acquisition. Len held key executive positions as Senior Vice President of CRM Products/CDC Software Corp. (previously Pivotal Corp.), Senior Vice President of Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, CEO of Mazza Innovation and Executive in Residence at Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre. He’s a team builder with strong global networks in the entrepreneurial, angel and technology communities. Len graduated with a BSc and MSc from Imperial College, London.

Mahyar Asadi

VP Innovation

Mahyar is the Vice President of Innovation at Novarc. Before joining Novarc, Mahyar was the Advanced Engineering Manager at Applus Canada, providing innovation-based services focusing on cyber-manufacturing using computational modeling, machine learning, digital twins, IIoT, and simulation tools for welding production and welded products, including metal additive manufacturing.
Mahyar has a Ph.D. in Computational Weld Mechanics and more than 15 years of experience applying his knowledge to the automotive, aircraft, marine, medical devices, energy, oil & gas, and heavy machinery industries. He holds a Professional Engineering Licence, PMP certificate, IWE designation, ASME FFS, Digital Twins, and Machine Learning Certificates. He is also an adjunct professor in the Materials Department at the University of British Columbia, teaching a signature course on "Welding and Joining of Materials”.
Asadi's portfolio consists of more than 110 publications. He is the recipient of significant awards from IIW, CWB, ASME, and NSERC for innovative work and peer recognition.

رينغو غونزاليس

مدير ابتكارات التلحيم

رينغو جونزاليس هو مدير ابتكارات ‎التلحيم في نوفارك، وعمل كفني تلحيم، واستشاري تلحيم، ومدرب تلحيم في معهد بريتش كولومبيا للتكنولوجيا (BCIT)‏. عمل رينغو دوليا في مجالات متنوعة ‎لتكنولوجيا التلحيم من بناء السفن إلى الفضاء، والمؤسسات العسكرية والخاصة‏. عمل في مجال ‎التلحيم منذ عام 2001، و‎ كحرفي ماهر منذ عام 2006. رينغو حاصل على شهادة المستوى "A" من كلية جامعة‎ كوانتلين، ودبلوم المقاطعة كمعلم (PID) من كلية فانكوفر المجتمعية (VCC)‏.

ميليسا بيانزاده

مديرة التسويق

ميليسا هي مديرة التسويق في نوفارك‏. بدأت حياتها المهنية كمهندسة كيميائية وعملت في صناعة الأدوية لأكثر من أربعة سنوات‏. في عام 2014‎‏، شاركت في تأسيس‎ ‏ بيت ريميديز للأدوية، والتي تورد الأدوية لمستشفيات الحيوانات في بريتش كولومبيا. بعد ‎الحصول على ماجستير في إدارة الأعمال عملت في مجال تسويق البرامجيات والتكنولوجيا. قبل نوفارك كانت مديرة التسويق في شركة‎ ‏ إفيدنت بوينت للبرمجيات، وهي شركة رائدة في تقديم حلول النشر الرقمي الاحترافية في جميع أنحاء العالم، حيث أشرفت على هوية العلامات التجارية، ووسائل التواصل الاجتماعي واستراتيجية المحتوى ووسائل الإعلام المدفوعة والشراكات والمؤثرين والفعاليات. ميليسا حاصلة على درجة البكالوريوس في الهندسة الكيميائية والبيولوجية وعلى الماجستير في إدارة الأعمال من جامعة بريتش كولومبيا مع التخصص في التسويق والاستراتيجية.

رضا عبد الله

الرئيس التنفيذي للتكنولوجيا ‎والمؤسس المشارك

رضا هو الرئيس التنفيذي للتكنولوجيا والمؤسس المشارك ‎لشركة نوفارك. قبل ‎شركة نوفارك، كان كبير المهندسين في شركة ‎للتلحيم الروبوتي في فانكوفر، هي روبويلد، لمدة 10 سنوات حيث صمم وصنع حلول الأتمتة الثابتة والروبوتية‏. قبل ‎روبويلد،‎ كان المدير العام وكبير المهندسين في شركة بارت مشهد حيث صمم وصنع الأجهزة الآلية والمعدات اللازمة لعدد من الصناعات المختلفة‏. وهو مهندس ميكانيكي بارع مع ‎خبرة واسعة في دورة ‎الحياة الكاملة لعملية التصميم والتصنيع. رضا حاصل على بكالوريوس العلوم التطبيقية في الهندسة الميكانيكية من ‎جامعة الفردوسي في ‎مشهد.

كاساندرا تشان

Director of Supply Chain

كاسي هي ‎مديرة سلسلة التوريد ومديرة البرامج في‎ نوفارك. هي بدأت حياتها المهنية في ‎بلاك بيري‎ و‎ شركة كونتيغو سيستمز‎ في مجال اختبار وتأهيل المنتجات‏. قبل انضمامها إلى نوفارك، عملت في شركة ‎ريكون للأدوات، وهي الشركة التي ابتكرت أول جهاز عرض في العالم يمكن ارتداؤه ‎في رياضات الحركة. في البداية كمصممة أجهزة مبتدئة قبل ترقيتها إلى أخصائية في التصنيع وامتثال المنتجات. في عام 2015‎‏، استحوذت إنتل على ريكون للأدوات، حيث انتقلت كاسي للعمل كمديرة لبرنامج الهندسة وأخصائية في التصنيع وامتثال المنتجات، حيث أدارت متطلبات التصنيع، وخطوط الإنتاج، وامتثال منتجات ريكون جيت ومستلزماتها. تحمل‎ كاسي‎ درجة البكالوريوس في هندسة الطب الحيوي الطبية من جامعة ‎بريتش كولومبيا.

أحمد عاشوري

مدير الروبوتيات

Ahmad is the Director of Robotics at Novarc. He started his career as an automation engineer developing PLC and HMI programs in automotive industry, and has more than 8 years of experience in design, commissioning, and robot programming. Prior to Novarc, he founded a startup technology company creating a medical device to assess and quantify Parkinson’s disease severity. Ahmad has successfully completed Fanuc robot programming and industrial system electrical design. He is registered as Professional Engineer (P.Eng) and is also a Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland). He has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

Christine Hartmann

Chief of Staff

Christine has over 15 years of HR and operations experience having worked in both small entrepreneurial companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Having started a successful business at 14 years old; she was able to earn Bachelor’s degree in both Business Administration and Strategy and Risk. Christine then moved into Operations Optimization consulting where she worked with a variety of small and large businesses to improve processes and profitability; while completing her MBA. In 2019, she transitioned into leadership development coaching and HR. Her focus at Novarc includes creating a great work culture and helping our Novarcians achieve their goals.

Amin Ghasemazar

Product Manager

Amin is the Product Manager for NovEye™ and NovSync™ at Novarc. He has more than 12 years of research and engineering experience in a variety of topics including artificial intelligence, IoT, and robotics. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of British Columbia (UBC) where he published numerous articles on topics including efficient execution of AI applications on edge devices. Before joining Novarc, Amin has worked closely with several technology startups developing hardware and software solutions. He is also an adjunct professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the UBC, teaching computer science courses.

Joel Armstrong

Product Manager

Joel Armstrong graduated from LeTourneau University in December of 1996 with a double major in Welding Engineering Technology and Industrial Management. He earned his MBA from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2002. He has over 20 years of experience in the welding and fabrication industry as a Fabrication Supervisor, Welding Engineer, Project Manager, and Sales Engineer. Joel has been a CWI since 1998 and a Senior CWI since 2016. He's been married to Courtney for 25 years and they have three children, Reagan who is a junior at Dallas Baptist University, Mallory who is a freshman at Howard Payne University and Preston who is a junior at Pine Tree High School in Longview. Joel enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Christine Kanno

Human Resources Manager

Christine is a seasoned HR and operations professional with over 15 years of experience collaborating closely with C-level executives and senior managers. Her extensive expertise spans various HR domains, including recruitment, resource planning, leave management, policy development, employee relations, performance management, training, occupational health and safety, benefits administration, and compensation. She has worked across diverse industries, from construction to telecom, engineering to manufacturing, encompassing both large corporations and startups. Her primary focus is on providing strategic and operational support to key stakeholders to achieve overall business objectives. Christine is known for her balanced and diplomatic approach to creating a positive and productive work environment. Over the past five years, she has honed her skills in handling complex situations requiring a high degree of confidentiality, discretion, and diplomacy. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, a Diploma in Accounting from the Sauder School of Business, and the CPHR designation.

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