Team 

  SARAH MORGAN - CEO   Sarah Morgan is an entrepreneur with a fresh perspective on innovation, leveraging her Masters Thesis in LED Lighting and Biomimicry, with applied commercial manufacturing experience. She is the CEO & Founder of Nano-Lit Technologies; a company focused on next generation lighting using Quantum Dots and Advanced Manufacturing. Her previous role as a Lecturer in design for the Space Industry won her an Innovation award.

SARAH MORGAN - CEO

Sarah Morgan is an entrepreneur with a fresh perspective on innovation, leveraging her Masters Thesis in LED Lighting and Biomimicry, with applied commercial manufacturing experience. She is the CEO & Founder of Nano-Lit Technologies; a company focused on next generation lighting using Quantum Dots and Advanced Manufacturing. Her previous role as a Lecturer in design for the Space Industry won her an Innovation award.

  Bruce Scatchard - CTO   Bruce has a M. Eng from Simon Fraser University, and worked at PMC-Sierra Inc for 22 years, heading functions such as Product Engineering, Quality, Process Engineering and Operations for the IC and PCBA businesses. Bruce joined Nano-Lit in 2018 as CTO to oversee Product Development and Manufacturing Operations.  

Bruce Scatchard - CTO

Bruce has a M. Eng from Simon Fraser University, and worked at PMC-Sierra Inc for 22 years, heading functions such as Product Engineering, Quality, Process Engineering and Operations for the IC and PCBA businesses. Bruce joined Nano-Lit in 2018 as CTO to oversee Product Development and Manufacturing Operations.  

  ALIYA HUSSEIN - SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER   Aliya strongly believes that good communication is key. A passionate, creative individual, she has a background in both radio and content creation. Aliya recently moved back to Vancouver, after studying journalism in Kamloops and Manchester. 

ALIYA HUSSEIN - SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

Aliya strongly believes that good communication is key. A passionate, creative individual, she has a background in both radio and content creation. Aliya recently moved back to Vancouver, after studying journalism in Kamloops and Manchester. 

  ESZTER LASZLO - MARKETING AND SALES MANAGER   Eszter is passionate about well-being and health and brings her most recent experience at Lululemon into the world of lighting. She has a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia in Germanic Studies, where she focused on language acquisition and intercultural communication. She recently graduated from BCIT’s School of Business with an Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Business Leadership. 

ESZTER LASZLO - MARKETING AND SALES MANAGER

Eszter is passionate about well-being and health and brings her most recent experience at Lululemon into the world of lighting. She has a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia in Germanic Studies, where she focused on language acquisition and intercultural communication. She recently graduated from BCIT’s School of Business with an Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Business Leadership. 

Investors and Advisors

 PIETER VERBERNE  LEAD Investor  Pieter is an energy and sustainability expert, with proven results in business development and transformation of organizations.  He creates a positive environment, and is efficient by delegation and optimal usage of individual team member’s capacities. Extremely committed, able to inspire, motivate, and activate people. Pieter is an independent, creative, and strategic thinker.

PIETER VERBERNE

LEAD Investor

Pieter is an energy and sustainability expert, with proven results in business development and transformation of organizations.  He creates a positive environment, and is efficient by delegation and optimal usage of individual team member’s capacities. Extremely committed, able to inspire, motivate, and activate people. Pieter is an independent, creative, and strategic thinker.

 IAN MARCHANT   Investor  Ex-CEO of Scottish and Southern Energy. Ian is a senior executive in the energy sector and advisor to entrepreneurial enterprises.

IAN MARCHANT 

Investor

Ex-CEO of Scottish and Southern Energy. Ian is a senior executive in the energy sector and advisor to entrepreneurial enterprises.

 SANJA (MORRIS) MOLL  INVESTOR  Sanja founded the Salt Yard group of restaurants in 2005.  In 2014 she sold the majority of her shares to a private equity company, and now holds a non-executive director position.  In partnership with her sister, Sanja set up LeCoq rotisserie in North London and now splits her time between London and Edinburgh.  Sanja is also a business angel with Investing Women.

SANJA (MORRIS) MOLL

INVESTOR

Sanja founded the Salt Yard group of restaurants in 2005.  In 2014 she sold the majority of her shares to a private equity company, and now holds a non-executive director position.

In partnership with her sister, Sanja set up LeCoq rotisserie in North London and now splits her time between London and Edinburgh.  Sanja is also a business angel with Investing Women.

  Robert Berger    investor   Robert is the CEO & Owner of En Motoren Nijmegen BV.  EN Motoren is specialised in the production of electric motors for industrial use. 

Robert Berger

investor

Robert is the CEO & Owner of En Motoren Nijmegen BV.  EN Motoren is specialised in the production of electric motors for industrial use. 

 CHRIS BROWN  INVESTOR  Christopher Brown is the former CEO of Wiedenbach-Brown, a national full-service lighting and electrical solutions distributor. Prior to the company’s acquisition by USESI in 2006, he was President and Chairman of the board for 30 years. He witnessed the company grow from a New York metropolitan-area lamp and luminaire distributor, to a national full-service lighting and electrical solutions provider.  Wiedenbach-Brown has relationships with hundreds of clients, and more than 300 lighting manufacturers. Chris is now a lighting industry consultant, and stays heavily involved in lighting industry product and new company developments

CHRIS BROWN

INVESTOR

Christopher Brown is the former CEO of Wiedenbach-Brown, a national full-service lighting and electrical solutions distributor. Prior to the company’s acquisition by USESI in 2006, he was President and Chairman of the board for 30 years. He witnessed the company grow from a New York metropolitan-area lamp and luminaire distributor, to a national full-service lighting and electrical solutions provider.  Wiedenbach-Brown has relationships with hundreds of clients, and more than 300 lighting manufacturers. Chris is now a lighting industry consultant, and stays heavily involved in lighting industry product and new company developments

 Noel Vanier   Advisor   Retired from PPG's Coatings Innovation Center as Senior Scientist and Director of Nanotechnology and New Color Development from 1999 – 2016. Eastman Kodak Company research in thermal printing, image stability and instant photography from 1978 -1999. B.A., M.A. at Cambridge University, Ph.D. In Physical Organic Chemistry at Northwestern University, postdoctorals at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the California Institute of Technology.  Expertise in nanotechnology, thermal plasma, coatings, color, imaging and chemistry. Holds over 60 US patents.

Noel Vanier 

Advisor 

Retired from PPG's Coatings Innovation Center as Senior Scientist and Director of Nanotechnology and New Color Development from 1999 – 2016. Eastman Kodak Company research in thermal printing, image stability and instant photography from 1978 -1999. B.A., M.A. at Cambridge University, Ph.D. In Physical Organic Chemistry at Northwestern University, postdoctorals at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the California Institute of Technology.  Expertise in nanotechnology, thermal plasma, coatings, color, imaging and chemistry. Holds over 60 US patents.

  SHAHRAM TAFAZOLI    INVESTOR   Shahram Tafazoli is the founder and CEO of Motion Metrics, a private Canadian Corporation dedicated to developing camera and sensor based monitoring solutions. Dr. Tafazoli holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Sharif University of Technology in Iran and a PhD from the University of British Columbia (UBC), all in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) with a focus on control systems, estimation theory, and robotics. He recently received the UBC Applied Medal of Distinction.

SHAHRAM TAFAZOLI

INVESTOR

Shahram Tafazoli is the founder and CEO of Motion Metrics, a private Canadian Corporation dedicated to developing camera and sensor based monitoring solutions. Dr. Tafazoli holds bachelor and master’s degrees from Sharif University of Technology in Iran and a PhD from the University of British Columbia (UBC), all in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) with a focus on control systems, estimation theory, and robotics. He recently received the UBC Applied Medal of Distinction.

  JOHN HARMON    ADVISOR   John Harmon is the current Vice President of Federal Sales at Endgame, a protection platform for technology enterprises. Prior to Endgame, he was a partner at Tactical Network Solutions and a Global Network Analyst for the United States Department of Defense. Harmon is an experienced network protection agent.        

JOHN HARMON

ADVISOR

John Harmon is the current Vice President of Federal Sales at Endgame, a protection platform for technology enterprises. Prior to Endgame, he was a partner at Tactical Network Solutions and a Global Network Analyst for the United States Department of Defense. Harmon is an experienced network protection agent.

 

 

 

  ROBERT KARLICHEK    ADVISOR   Robert Karlichek is a Professor and Director at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA). Karlichek is the Director of an NSF funded generation 3 engineering center, focused on advanced lighting system and applications development. Prior to LESA, he co-founded SolidUV, a high powered UV LED system focused on curing requirements.            

ROBERT KARLICHEK

ADVISOR

Robert Karlichek is a Professor and Director at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems and Applications (LESA). Karlichek is the Director of an NSF funded generation 3 engineering center, focused on advanced lighting system and applications development. Prior to LESA, he co-founded SolidUV, a high powered UV LED system focused on curing requirements.

 

 

 

 

  KARL JESSEN    ADVISOR   Karl Jessen is the Director of Business Development at the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute at UBC. His focus is quantum materials and innovation. Prior to UBC, he was the Director for OSRAM, where he worked on achieving and accelerating development of innovative lighting and “smart” technologies.        

KARL JESSEN

ADVISOR

Karl Jessen is the Director of Business Development at the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute at UBC. His focus is quantum materials and innovation. Prior to UBC, he was the Director for OSRAM, where he worked on achieving and accelerating development of innovative lighting and “smart” technologies.

 

 

 

  PIETER CAMPS    INVESTOR   Pieter Camps is a Counsel at the Bird and Bird Tax Practice in the Netherlands. He has over 25 years of specialised experience, with a focus on Canada. He is a member of the Canada Steering Group and heads over to the West Coast regularly.            

PIETER CAMPS

INVESTOR

Pieter Camps is a Counsel at the Bird and Bird Tax Practice in the Netherlands. He has over 25 years of specialised experience, with a focus on Canada. He is a member of the Canada Steering Group and heads over to the West Coast regularly.

 

 

 

 

  COLIN HARRIS    INVESTOR   Colin Harris is an Independent Technology Entrepreneur for CHH, and has been for the last two years. He did his degree in engineering physics at UBC.            

COLIN HARRIS

INVESTOR

Colin Harris is an Independent Technology Entrepreneur for CHH, and has been for the last two years. He did his degree in engineering physics at UBC.

 

 

 

 

  CHEN FONG    INVESTOR   Dr. Chen Fong is a Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He was the former Head of Radiology at UoC and the Calgary Health Region. He’s an active member in healthcare philanthropy. Fong was appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 2017 for his work in advancing the medical industry in Canada.

CHEN FONG

INVESTOR

Dr. Chen Fong is a Professor Emeritus at
the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary.
He was the former Head of Radiology at UoC and
the Calgary Health Region. He’s an active member
in healthcare philanthropy. Fong was appointed
Member of the Order of Canada in 2017 for his
work in advancing the medical industry in Canada.