DR. Soroush Nazarpour
President & CEO
Dr. Nazarpour (PhD, Nanotechnology) has been President & CEO of NanoXplore Inc. since 2011. Over the last five years he has built a unique advanced material company based upon graphene, moving the company from lab bench fabrication of powder, to pellet masterbatches of graphene-enhanced polymers, to blow and injection molded products in real world. His current focus is on the development of scalable production processes to make available abundant and affordable graphene materials, and the integration of graphene into industrial supply chains.
Dr. Nazarpour has extensive experience in advanced carbon nanomaterials, device physics, materials processing and integration, and is an acknowledged expert in the field of graphene. He is co-author of a new graphene book, “Graphene Technology From Laboratory to Fabrication” published by Wiley & Co publishing in 2016.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Higgins has over 30 years’ experience in executive management, business to business marketing and business development, systems engineering, and project and subcontract management, in the advanced materials, aerospace, telecommunication, and photonics sectors, in both large, world class corporations (Lockheed Martin, Unisys, Nortel, Emerson) and start-up ventures (Silk Displays, DSI Datotech, Lumenon Innovative Lightwave Technology).
General Manager - European Subsidiary
Dr. Nedvidek served as Chief Executive Officer of Cube Optics AG and Chairman of the Executive Management Board until Oct 2014 when HUBER+SUHNER acquired the company. Dr. Nedvidek has over two decades of experience spanning technology innovation, product and market development and general management roles. He has held executive positions with corporations in Canada, the USA and Europe including CEO at Photnitech Inc., VP Marketing & Sales at Resonance Photonics Inc., VP Marketing at Von Roll Isola Ltd., and Director, International Marketing & Sales at Leica Optronics Group. Dr. Nedvidek holds a Ph.D. in Laser Physics, M.E.Sc. and B.E.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and holds a P. Eng. Designation in Ontario, Canada.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Luc Veilleux (CPA, CA), is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Mason Graphite, and has over 20 years of experience in the mining and manufacturing industries including eight years at Timcal in the roles of Chief Financial Officer, COO and Vice-President of Finance (North America), and Controller for the Lac-des-Iles graphite mine.
Vice President, Sales
Mr. Jacques Poulin has over 30 years experience in sales management, business development, operations and technology development in the fields of telecommunications, renewable energy, and energy storage. Prior to joining NanoXplore, Mr. Poulin held many executive positions in large multinational entitities such as Global Vice President for Product Development, Vice President R&D and Vice President of Sales at Emerson Network Power. He was most recently the Director for Energy Storage in Transportation at ABB. He also co-founded Solpowered, a solar EPC firm. Mr. Poulin holds both a degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from McGill University.
Vice President and General Counsel
Catherine Frigon (LL.B., MBA) With extensive experience as Senior Legal Services Manager and Executive Committee Member of large and medium-sized corporations operating in Canada and abroad, Ms. Frigon, LL.B., MBA, has a broad expertise in leading corporate affairs and managing all legal aspects pertaining to corporations, business operations, and compliance with business/industry requirements. Ms. Frigon has a solid track record in negotiations of corporate agreements/government contracts and mergers/acquisitions, as well as negotiations for contracts with institutional/private clients and vendors. Prior to joining Group NanoXplore Inc., Ms. Frigon held executive positions such as Vice President and Corporate Secretary at Leroux Steel Inc., Associate General Counsel at ACE Aviation Holdings, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Hartco Income Fund, Legal Director, Hydro North America at Alstom Renewable Power Canada Inc., and Senior Legal Counsel at Bombardier Business Aircraft.
Board of Directors