At Genesis, our vision is to serve humanity by bringing robotics to life.

About

Chris Di Lello

CEO

Chris has over 30 years of extensive operations, manufacturing, supply chain management, and project management experience in the automotive, alternative energy, and heavy industries. Prior to Genesis, he spent more than 10 years at Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation (AFCC) in Burnaby, British Columbia. In his role as the Director of Program Management and Test Operations at AFCC, Chris was responsible for leading the fuel cell stack programs for Daimler AG and Ford Motor Company’s fuel cell electric vehicle programs.

Chris has a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University, an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, an M.B.A. from Queen’s University, and an Advanced Certificate for Executives, Management, Innovation & Technology from MIT Sloan School of Management. He joined the Genesis Team in August 2018.

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James Klassen

CTO

James Klassen is an inventor for the 21st century. He is driven to make the impossible commonplace and to use his inventions to increase productivity and assist the less fortunate.

James is the Chief Technology Officer for Genesis Robotics. He has over 30 patents to his name and is published in Neurosurgery Journal. His inventions cover a diverse range from healthcare to suspension design, and from human kinetics to robotics.

His industry-disrupting products include the first snowboard to prove that a flat base with no fins was the most effective design to win races, and the Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) mountain bike suspension which won two world championships in its first year on the market. Since then, the VPP has won more races than any mountain bike on the market and accolades include Bike of the Decade, and one of the Most Significant Mountain Bike Patents of All Time.

With the development of the now-patented Cold Cycle Engine and the world’s fastest high pressure air valve for a U.S. Navy application, James’ team of 35 technicians, engineers, and machinists have progressed to a new level of electro-mechanical discovery. By combining their love for mechanical systems with the unlimited potential of electromagnetic principles, they developed a direct-drive robotic actuator so powerful it eliminates the need for age-old pulleys, belts and gears.

The LiveDrive actuator, which acts like a human joint, delivers a dramatic increase in robotic performance and safety with a substantial reduction in cost. It is now poised to disrupt and grow the $30 billion robotics industry.

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Senior Leadership

Roy Belak

VP Business Development

Roy Fraser

VP Sales and Marketing

Gina Grewal

Finance Manager

Karm Layegh

VP Operations

David Lokhorst

VP Engineering

Mike Park

HR Manager

Darren Rafferty

Program Manager

Len Zapalowski

VP Business Development

Engineering

Nezam Alavi

Nathan Armstrong

Basem Badr

Rico Bauan

Richard Bos

Adrian Clunas

Shri Deshpande

Greg Doucet

Wendy Duan

Colten Dumonceau

David Drosinis

Mike Drozda

Michael Eirikson

Glen Field

Curtis From

Steve Gabrys

Don Han

Alex Hernandez-Herdocia

Jesse Hetu

Jerin Issac

Erik Johannes

Ashwin Kartha

Aman Kaur

Nima Kianipour

Chad Koehn

Caleb Koster

Matt Kownacki

Mahk Lakzadeh

Erik Lustig

Sean Marte

Craig Norman

Joey Peter

Chris Pope

Alex Posatskiy

Brendan Pousett

Jordan Pousett

Morteza Ramezanyfard

Alma Ramirez

Dane Reelie

Matt Rektor

Gilbert Renes

Greg Rosenke

Soheil Sadeqi

Paramjit Singh

Amir Takbash

Rose Wu

Bakiza Zhanbatyrova

Manufacturing

Richard Casas

Ivan Chan

Kalvin Clark

Evan De Boer

Augusto De Leon

John Limpo

Andy Mcginn

Jamie McPherson

Tony Nagy

Edgar Ortega

Pat Roberts

Alex Xie

Fero Zatko

Operations

Mishel Arora

Neal Kinskofer

Scott Richardson

Michael Thiessen

Eruore Vese

Planning

Doug Bell

Keiran Fitzpatrick

James Lu

Andrew Paraninfi

Sales & Marketing

Ryan Castle

Jordan Crick

Michael Harris

Zargham Zafar

Office & Finance

Nima Amirzadeh

Kulveer Aulakh

Jeff Casauay

Cherylann Colby

Dylan DeGroot

Stuart Hodgins

Gunjan Kaur

Kam Reddy

Shina Sebastian

Amber Yang

Carleigh Zinn

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