Meet the intelliFLEX Team

Alroy Almeida

Alroy Almeida

Member of the Board

CEO, Co-founder of Voltera, UW Mechatronics

Current term continuing

In co-founding Voltera, Alroy recognized that building hardware was taking too much time and money to go from an idea in your head to a prototype in your hands (let alone a manufacturable product). Voltera is helping people Build Hardware Faster. Their current tools can be found in hardware businesses, schools, and research facilities in 60+ countries.

Prior to co-founding Voltera in 2013, Alroy worked for some well-recognized companies, including GE, Spartan Bioscience, RuggedCom (Siemens) and Schneider Electric.

Robert Berger

Robert Berger

Member of the Board

CEO, MW Canada

Current term continuing

The Berger family founded MW Canada, a vertically integrated textile mill, in 1963. Bob is the third generation at the helm. A graduate of the Philadelphia School of Textiles, he is continuously searching for processes and equipment that provide new products to his customers. MW Canada sees a lot of business potential in fabrics, window coverings and other textiles that, for example, harvest energy, monitor environmental conditions and track human health.

Chloé Bois, PhD

Chloé Bois, PhD

Prospective Member

GM – Graphic Communications & Printability institute

Open to being on the Board

Dr. Chloé Bois holds the Industrial Research Chair in NSERC Colleges in Print Manufacturing at Collège Ahuntsic. She is the general manager of the Graphic Communications and Printability institute (ICI) since 2020 after having served as R&D director since 2016. ICI is a collegial center for technology transfer and a center for access to technology that supports excellence in college education and innovation in companies in the graphic communications and printed electronics sectors through research, education, and the organization of dissemination events knowledge. As a Research Chair, Bois uses her specialization in printing processes, printed electronics and industrialization of new products printed mainly on rotating equipment for mass production. She supports a multidisciplinary team in the work of transferring academic results to industry by developing methods for scaling up from product prototyping to production prototyping applied to ink formulations, printable structures, additive manufacturing processes. advanced. Associative commitments within the scientific and technical community in Canada and internationally (OE-A Vice-Chair North America, Tech Access Canada board member, and conferences organization committees) help her promote industrial innovation and college and university education. She is dedicated to promoting diversity, equality and the inclusion of minorities and racialized communities in STEM and leadership positions.

Titu Botos, PhD

Titu Botos, PhD

Member of the Board

CEO of NeuronicWorks Inc.

Renewal of term

Dr. Titu Botos is the CEO at NeuronicWorks, previously serving as the V.P. of Engineering and senior system and hardware design engineer. With over 20 years of experience in analysis, design, testing and debugging both analog and digital systems, Titu is the driving force of the company’s engineering department. He displays a depth of knowledge across multiple technical areas including current knowledge of existing and emerging technologies that permit him to guide the organizations’ efforts in serving customers.

Titu’s specialization in hardware, firmware and software integration and strong background in engineering research and training permit him to grasp customer’s requirements and provide appropriate. He holds a Ph.D. in Mobile Robots Guidance, a Masters of Science in Instrumentation of Electronic Measurements field and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering.

Howard Campbell

Howard Campbell

Chair of the Board

Bus. Dev., Memtronik Innovations

Open to one-year term as past Chair

Howard Campbell is a Sales professional with over 40 years of sales, management and consulting experience. His high technology sector focus under Howard W. Campbell Consultant Corp. has been on semiconductors and printed electronics. Howard led teams in Canada and Internationally, and his current role includes building business for intelliFLEX member Memtronik Innovations.

He has worked with Antennaprise, C-MAC, Cisco, Drexelbrook Eng’g, DuPont, Environment Canada, Lattice Semiconductor, MuAnalysis, NTK Semiconductor, Siemens, and STMicroelectronics. Howard is a graduate of both the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University and is based in Ottawa.

Michelle Chrétien, BSc, PhD

Michelle Chrétien, BSc, PhD

Member of the Board, President & CEO (acting)

Associate V.P., Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Conestoga College

Current term continuing, handing off President & CEO

Dr. Michelle Chrétien joined Conestoga College as the Associate V.P., Research, Innovation, Entrepreneurship at Conestoga College in 2020.  Prior to that, Michelle spent 2 years at Sheridan College as Dir. of Applied Research and 12 years at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada in various roles including Global Program Manager (Electronic Materials), Senior R&D Manager (Materials Science), and Program Manager (Strategic Partnerships).

Michelle is passionate about the commercialization of innovation, public engagement in science, and equity and diversity in research. Michelle received her BSc in Chemistry from Dalhousie University and PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Ottawa.

Christina Cvetan

Christina Cvetan

Member of the Board

Co-founder – Ahead of the Curve Group

Completing current term

Christina has over 20 years experience in packaging innovation as a former global packaging capability specialist for one of the world’s largest Consumer Package Goods companies.  She has applied her expertise to develop strategic partnerships and technology innovation capability that can be applied globally across categories and customer channels. Christina also co-chaired the intelliPACK leadership council.

In 2018, Christina co-founded Ahead of the Curve Group, a business focused on innovative and progressive packaging solutions Driving Performance in a Connected World.

Edward Jerjian, P.Eng.

Edward Jerjian, P.Eng.

Prospective Member

CEO & Principal Engineer, Acquire Industries

Open to being on the Board

Edward Jerjian is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng) with over 10 years of experience as a design engineer of custom manufactured electrical/power equipment and systems. He has applied his expertise in advanced materials to develop new technology platforms including leveraging printed electronics using carbon inks for large surface area and higher power/voltage applications of electric trace heating in residential, commercial and industrial applications.

In 2019, Edward joined CSA’s Standards Mirror Committee (SMC) for Printed Electronics where he is Vice-Chair and a National Expert on developing IEC TC 119 Printed Electronics standards. He also sits on CSA’s Integrated Committee for Trace Heating (ICTH), where he continues to support the adoption and harmonization of printed electronics with electric trace heating product standards and the Canadian Electrical Code.

John Langner

John Langner

Member of the Board

Area Sales Mgr., STMicroelectronics

Current term continuing

An industry veteran, John Langner’s decades of work in the semiconductor, sensor and MEMS sector, have led him to recognize the need for integration – facilitated by the ecosystem being fostered by intelliFLEX.
As complexity increases and end users look for complete, functional solutions, the need has never been greater for synergistic efforts.

ST’s leadership position in MEMS and IoT sensors, along with cybersecurity are complimentary to most of the applications being addressed in the Printed Electronics sector. John brings his welcome experience and support to the organization.

Florent Lefèvre, PhD

Florent Lefèvre, PhD

Prospective Member

CEO, Kynze

Open to being on the Board

Dr. Florent Lefèvre has more than 15 years of experience in IoT, sensor integration, and product development for various industries: industrial water treatment, biomedical, and agri-food.

In 2020, he founded Kynze, where he collaborates with companies and start-ups to develop and integrate various sensor technologies. Kynze helps companies optimize their processes and product performance through the integration of new sensor technology.

With a doctorate in printed electronics, Florent has helped several companies industrialize printed and flexible sensors in North America.

Marie O’Mahony, PhD

Marie O’Mahony, PhD

Prospective Member

Principal, O’Mahony Consultancy

Open to being on the Board

Dr. Marie O’Mahony a sole proprietor consulting firm with more than twenty years’ experience in smart materials, advanced textiles, wearable technology, sustainability and future trends. Marie’s current roles include Founder + Director of O’Mahony Consultancy, and Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Art (RCA). Marie is a successful author in her field with six books on smart materials and advanced textiles published since 1994, five of these with Thames and Hudson. O’Mahony Consultancy has an international client list that includes VF Corporation, CTT Groupe, RipCurl, Canadian National Research Council, the Mayo Clinic, UNStudio, Microsoft, Messe Frankfurt, adidas and NIKE. She has previously served on the Australian Government’s Textile, Clothing and Footwear Innovation Council (TCFIIC) and is currently a Leadership Council Member with intelliWEAR. This company has a detailed understanding of smart textile and wearables, a quickly emerging market/industry segment for Canada.

Arnold Kell, PhD

Arnold Kell, PhD

Prospective Member

Senior Research Officer, National Research Council Canada

Open to being on the Board

Dr. Arnold Kell has 15 years of Research and Development experience at NRC. He is currently the Technical Lead for the development of molecular ink technologies and their incorporation into new application spaces. Molecular inks are versatile, particle–free inks that can be formulated for incorporation into any printing process. Molecular inks developed by Dr. Kell have outstanding elongation properties, and have been used in the development of an award-winning In-Mold Electronics application through a multidisciplinary partnership between NRC and industry.

Dr. Kell has a broad interest in Printed Electronics; he holds nine patents with co-inventors from both government and industry, has published 10 papers on silver and copper-based molecular ink technologies and is a member of the International Standards for Printed Electronics IEC/TC-119 Mirror Committee. He is also active in maintaining a healthy Printed Electronics ecosystem in Canada by co-organizing conferences and has guest edited a special issue in a journal focused on Printed Bioelectronics.

About Us

intelliFLEX, a not-for-profit industry alliance, is a vital partner for accelerating the growth of the printable, flexible and hybrid electronics sector of more than 300 organizations across Canada. Our technologies add intelligence and connect ordinary objects to enable the Internet of Everything.

We unite our growing global membership to build an effective ecosystem of supply chains for flexible, 3D printable electronics, 2D large area printable electronics, wearable electronics, smart textiles and hybrid electronics including related semiconductors, integrated circuits and software.

Our programs accelerate the adoption of these innovations for Smart Packaging and Retail, Intelligent Buildings and Connected Homes, Aerospace and Defence, Automotive and Industrial Applications, Health and Wellness, Intelligent Documents and Wearables.

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