Meet the Team


Dr. Soroush Nazarpour, Ph.D.


With a Ph.D in Nanotechnology from the University of Barcelona, Soroush is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of NanoXplore. He has been the President & CEO since 2011 and serves as a director on the board of directors. He is an acknowledged expert in the field of graphene and co-author of “Graphene Technology From Laboratory to Fabrication” published by Wiley & Co in 2016. More recently, he became the CEO of VoltaXplore, an electric vehicle battery manufacturing company.

board of directors


Rob Wildeboer, MBA, LLM

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of NanoXplore Inc.

 Current Chairman and Co-founder of Martinrea International Inc.

Current Vice-Chairman of the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA)

Director of the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC)


Cameron Harris, Ph.D.

Lead Director of the Board of Directors of NanoXplore Inc.

Former President of CAENG ltd

Former SVP and GM at SNC-Lavalin

Former Industry lead, Chemicals at Accenture

Former VP process Technology at Worley Parsons


Benoît Gascon, CPA, CA

Director of VoltaXplore

Former President and CEO of Mason Graphite

Former SVP Sales and Bus Dev at Imerys carbon and graphite

Former Senior Manager at PwC


Arinder Mahal, B.Eng. MBA

Founder and CEO of Antera Inc.

Former Managing Director at Dundee Securities

Former Senior Manager at Deloitte


Catherine Loubier, MA

Senior advisor to the corporate world

Former Québec Delegate General in New York 

Former Deputy Chief of Staff to Québec’s Premier

Former advisor to business leaders in various industries including the automobile industry

Former senior advisor to the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada


Joseph G. Peter, MBA

Retired CFO of Nissan Motor Corporation

Former member of Nissan’s Executive Committee and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Nissan’s sales finance companies

Former VP and CFO of the North American & International Operations at General Motors Corporation


Jesse C. H. Stanley

President Operations Americas for Wood, PLC

 Former Chief Operations Officer, Shell Energy North America, LLC

Former VP, Pipeline Operations, Shell Midstream Company

Former General Manager Commercial for Shales, Shell Midstream Company


Hélène V. Gagnon 

Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, CAE Inc.

Former Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications, Corporate Social Responsibility and Achieving Excellence System, Bombardier Aerospace

Former Senior Director, Public Affairs, Bombardier Transportation

Former Director, Public and Corporate Affairs, Noranda-Falconbridge

 Former Lawyer, specialized in Environmental Law, Fasken

executive team


Pedro Azevedo

Chief Financial Officer

Pedro brings extensive experience in manufacturing and operations, as well as M&A. He was the CFO of Tarkett Sports, a division of publicly traded global manufacturing company Tarkett S.A. Prior to that, he occupied a variety of positions starting from a cost accountant to different corporate controller functions.

Rocco Marinaccio Chief Operating Officer at NanoXplore

Rocco Marinaccio 

Chief Operating Officer

Rocco has more than 20 years of experience within operations. Prior to joining NanoXplore, Rocco has been with Martinrea International Inc. since its inception in 2001. During his time with the company he held multiple senior positions including Material Production and Logistics Manager, General Manager, Director of Modules, and most recently, Vice President of Flexible Manufacturing Group for all locations. He was also responsible for over-seeing the construction of key Martinrea facilities located in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico and Riverside, Missouri as well as the relocation of two facilities in Canada.