Paul Nephin (Chairman)
Mr. Nephin founded Neptec Design Group Ltd. in 1990 and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of both NDG and NTC. His career history includes Spar Aerospace Applied Systems Group as their Director of Engineering responsible for a diverse technical staff developing ruggedized electronics, sensors and software for the Defence market,and Leigh Instruments Ltd. in various roles, including Director of the Navigation Aids business unit, as well as DY4 Systems. Mr. Nephin holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Waterloo. He is a board member of the Canadian Foundation of the International Space University and a former board member of the Centre for Research in Earth and Space Technology, an Ontario Centre of Excellence.
Paul C. LaBarge (Vice Chairman, General Counsel)
Paul LaBarge is a founding partner of LaBarge Weinstein LLP, a business law firm, one of Canada’s leading technology law firms with offices in Ottawa and Vancouver. Mr. LaBarge has a JD and LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School and a degree in Economics from McMaster University. He has been a partner in three of Canada’s largest law firms prior to establishing LaBarge Weinstein LLP as a new model of service for the technology sector. In addition to being a partner at these firms, Mr.LaBarge has been counsel at Esso Resources. His experience spans across many sectors with direct participation and direction in major industrial and technology transactions. Actively involved in the high tech sector since 1986, he has completed major transactions in software and hardware licensing, acquisitions and financing in areas such as imaging, word processing, telephony, and earth observation satellites. Mr. LaBarge is a member of the NAFTA Dispute Resolution Panel and has a history of active community and professional participation. He is currently the Chairman of the Trans Canada Trail and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation. He is a Vice Chairman and General Counsel of Neptec Technologies Corp. and, in that role, responsible for the strategic plan implementation and financing of Neptec Technologies Corp.
Mike Sekerka, P.Eng, MBA (Chief Executive Officer)
Mr. Sekerka has over 20 years of experience in commercializing innovative technologies and launching new products into various markets. He has held roles in systems engineering, product management, project management, new product introduction and manufacturing operations in both start-up companies and large corporations. His career history includes: DragonWave, Innovance Networks, Nortel Networks, and Cambrian Systems (acquired by Nortel). Mr. Sekerka started his career as an Aerospace Engineering Officer in the Canadian Air Force. He joined Neptec Technologies Corp. in June 2011. Mr. Sekerka holds engineering degrees in Engineering Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada and Electrical Engineering from McGill University, as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Fredericton. Mr. Sekerka is a licensed Professional Engineer and serves on the Academic Board of the University of Fredericton.
Ken J. Killin, CPA, CA (Chief Financial Officer)
Mr. Killin brings more than 30 years of financial, management, executive and strategic advisory experience achieved with several private and public companies in various industries. Mr. Killin has been a member of the CICA Accounting Standards Board’s Task Force on Business Combinations, has served as a member (and Chairman) of Dean’s Advisory Board, Ted Rogers School of Management / Ryerson University (1998 -2013) and currently serves as the Treasurer and a board member of The Canada Trail Foundation.