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Redefining Motion Through Actuation.

Meet the team and facility behind the world’s leading actuation components for robotics and automation.

Our Facility

Step into 2,500 m2 of World-Class, Rapid Production Facilities

We prototype, develop, manufacture, and globally deliver world-leading LiveDrive direct drive motors from our state-of-the-art facility in Canada. We take visionary ideas from concept to prototype in as little as 6 weeks, all in-house, including customized configurations for our clients. Genesis is also proud to announce an additional office which has opened in Europe, with additional expansion to come soon.

Global Support

Offices in North America, Europe, and Asian-Pacific

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In 2018, Koch Engineered Solutions made a strategic investment and acquired a controlling interest in Genesis to commercialize its disruptive motion technologies. The investment solidifies Genesis' long-term vision, ensuring future product innovation and ongoing client support.


Chris Di Lello

Chris Di Lello


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

James Klassen

Principal Inventor

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 Principal Inventor 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

Jesse Dowd

Jesse Dowd


Gina Grewal

Gina Grewal

Finance Manager


Neal Lackritz

VP Product Development


Karm Layegh

VP Operations

David Lokhorst

David Lokhorst

VP Technology

Mike Park

Mike Park

HR Manager


Darren Rafferty

Program Manager

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We look for inspiration beyond the conventional, encourage collaboration in the creative process, and value aesthetics as an essential part of the design process. If this sounds like you, please consider joining us as we break new ground in the world of robotics and automation.

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