Executive Team

 

Neil G. Chan, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Chan is a career technologist who has pioneered the early adoption of disruptive technologies in more than 45 countries over the last 30 years. From start-up to $400M in annual revenues, Mr Chan has led and created the best-in-class sales, marketing, and service organizations during the development of wireless data infrastructure, mobile content, Software-as-a-Service for commercial fleets, and HFC broadband infrastructure. Mr Chan led the first technology transfer initiative between Canada and Mainland China on behalf of Spar Aerospace and Gandalf Technologies Inc., during the mid-1980s along with training, product marketing and sales responsibilities for growing Gandalf’s export markets; shortly after Mr Chan was recruited to Motorola Inc., to lead the product marketing of the industry’s first mobile data solutions for public safety, taxi, utility, and field service markets. Mr Chan led Motorola’s initiative to expand into public data networks throughout the Asia Pacific region during the 1990s and subsequently was promoted to Managing Director to lead the expansion of HFC data and voice broadband networks throughout the region. In the spring of 2000, Mr Chan joined Airvana Inc., to lead business development for the early adoption of CDMA-based broadband wireless networks which today continue to serve millions of users throughout North America and Latin America. Most recently, Mr Chan led worldwide sales and marketing of fleet management services for WebTech Wireless Inc., which contributed five years of record growth and industry leadership across government and transportation markets. Mr Chan has served on the Executive Review Board of Royal Roads University and continues to mentor and support early stage technology companies. Mr Chan is Chairman and CEO of the privately-held Gogiro Internet Group.

 

Richard Freeman, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Freeman is a senior high-tech operations and product development executive with over 25 years experience managing leading-edge hardware and software communications solutions and services across a broad-range of technologies and international markets. Mr. Freeman’s career began with Mobile Data International where he spearhead adoption of early private wireless data networks for Taxi, Public Safety and Utility markets, overseeing 800Mhz radio Manufacturing Engineering, data terminal manufacturing, RF system design, and International sales support and system deployment. In the early 90’s, Mr. Freeman was responsible for technical sales support and system implementation for Motorola’s Wireless Data Group located in London and Paris. Mr. Freeman was instrumental in Motorola’s successful launch into European Taxi markets, along with the global launch of data infrastructure with the responsibility for product definition, marketing, and implementation of wireless data infrastructure based on Motorola DataTAC and ARDIS network solutions.

Mr. Freeman subsequently joined Sierra Wireless where he led definition, development, and successful deployment of many world-class leading edge CDPD, 1xRTT, GPRS, and EVDO wireless data modem hardware and enabling software solutions for international markets. In 2002 Mr. Freeman joined WebTech Wireless, where he defined target markets and requirements for mobile hardware and Fleet Management services. Promoted to VP Operations he oversaw the successful growth of the organization, supporting ongoing 60% annual growth in shipments and software-as-a-service revenues, a tripling of personnel, five-fold growth in corporate and manufacturing facilities and infrastructure, and the successful implementation of many multiple multi-million dollar projects.

Most recently Mr. Freeman was Sr. VP Operations and Product Management for Saturna Green Systems, focusing on developing embedded telematics solutions for the electric vehicle industry. Mr. Freeman holds a BaSC in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

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