Ash Kaushal, BSc
Director, President & CEO
Mr. Kaushal has over 25 years of experience in product development in the medical, defence, safety and nuclear industries. Mr. Kaushal has held Vice President and senior level management positions with several Canadian and British corporations throughout his career including NIR Science Corp and NIR Diagnostics Corp in Campbellvile, Ontario, CME Telemetrix in Waterloo, Indal Technologies in Mississauga, Ontario and several companies based in England, UK. Mr. Kaushal has developed handheld products from initial concept right through to FDA submission. In these positions he had responsibility for research, engineering, quality assurance and clinical trials.
Chris Hopkins has 25 years of experience in leadership, strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, valuations, corporate finance, investor relations, financial management, economic evaluation, systems design/implementation, and financial &management reporting, performance evaluation KPI’s.
The majority of his career has been spent in senior positions with numerous publicly-listed mining companies, including U.S. Silver, Rio Algom Limited, BHP Billiton, Suncor Inc. and several Canadian and international junior mining companies.
Chris received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto, his Chartered Accountant designation and his Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Chris Hopkins, C.P.A., C.A.
Chief Financial Officer
George Langdon studied geology at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he took BSc., MSc and PhD degrees between 1978 and 1996. He joined the petroleum industry as an exploration geologist in 1980, and worked for majors Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas in Calgary, Saudi ARAMCO in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and Mobil Oil Canada in Toronto, until 1999. Since that time he has acted as a consultant for, and has been involved in the development of junior public companies in the oil and gas sector, especially in eastern Canada, including Canadian Imperial Venture Corp. (TSXV-CQV) in western Newfoundland, and Contact Exploration Inc. in New Brunswick. In 2006 he became the founding President of Shoal Point Energy Ltd. (CNSX-SHP) where he served until June 2013. Dr. Langdon was co-responsible as President and lead geologist for the company’s amassing a land position of some 720,000 acres in which it owns a 100% interest, and for negotiating a joint venture which aims to see up to 10 wells drilled over the next 3 to 4 years to assess this massive play, which has the potential to impact the energy balance in eastern North America over the next several years.
George also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Composition from York University, Toronto, in 1990, and continues a serious interest in music.
George Langdon, Ph.D.,
Dr. Janeczko is a 25-year veteran of the in-vitro diagnostics industry, specializing in the marketing and management of molecular assays, proteomics, companion diagnostics, and personalized medicine. He has led multiple diagnostic marketing projects from design and development through regulatory approval and market launch. He is a strong advocate of health economics as the key driver for new technology adoption in a global healthcare reform environment. In 2013, he formed DxEconomix to provide unique IVD marketing services based on system-wide economic impact of diagnostics and value-based pricing. DxEconomix has extensive experience in health economics, clinical sciences, and health technology assessment and adoption in multiple markets including USA, Canada and Europe.
Dr. Janeczko served as VP Emerging Markets and Technology at Luminex Corporation, as EVP Business Development and CSO at Tm Bioscience Inc., and as CEO of General Synthesis and Diagnostics. He played a lead in raising capital for Tm Bioscience and eventual sale of the company to Luminex Corp. (Austin, Texas). He holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta, a BSc in Microbiology from Strathclyde University, and is a member of several professional organizations and institutions.
Michael Minder is a seasoned finance professional with over 15 years of international banking experience. He held senior leadership roles in Asset and Wealth Management for Credit Suisse Group in both Switzerland and North America, managing assets of high net worth accounts.
In 1998 he left the Credit Suisse Group to form his own firm providing international investment banking and investor relations advisory services to numerous U.S., Canadian, and European listed companies. Michael is the current CFO of TSX Venture listed Zecotek Photonics Inc. a Company focused on the innovation and commercialization of key enabling technology, subsystems, and components for medical and industrial imaging.
Gerard Edwards holds an undergraduate degree in Commerce and a Masters of Business Administration with a focus in finance. Mr. Edwards has 30 years of independent business experience as a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He has developed companies in the technology sector, oil & gas exploration/development, and real estate development.