David F. Grant|
Mr. Grant founded Omni-Lite Industries Inc. (which later merged to form
Omni-Lite Industries Canada Inc.) in 1992. As CEO of the Company, Mr. Grant is
responsible for the strategic direction of the Company. Mr. Grant is responsible
for the Company’s financial performance and corporate governance and manages the
communications with equity research analysts and shareholders.
Mr. Grant is also involved in the project management of the Company’s R&D
projects. Mr. Grant is also Chairman of California Nanotechnologies Corp. Prior
to founding Omni-Lite Industries, Mr. Grant spent 15 years working in the
aerospace industry in various management capacities in the areas of marketing
and business development. While employed in the aerospace industry, Mr. Grant
worked extensively in South and North America, Africa, and Asia. Mr. Grant
received his Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering at the University
of Calgary in 1975, following which he attended graduate studies in Oceanography
at the University of British Columbia and Memorial University in Newfoundland.
Mr. Grant was the recipient of one of the first C-CORE scholarships for graduate
Allen W. Maxin
Mr. Maxin joined Omni-Lite in June of 2002 as the Technical Sales Manager and was promoted in 2006 to V.P. Operations. Prior to joining Omni-Lite, Mr. Maxin worked for a California based, mid-sized aerospace fastener company. In his 12 years at the firm, he held various positions that included Sales & Application Engineer, Technical Operations Management, Project Management, and Methods planning. Mr. Maxin has over thirty years in the fastener industry and hold various certificates in Mechanical Drafting & Design, Manufacturing Resource Planning, Statistical Process Control & Aeronautics Management. He served as a Technical Advisor to the National Aeronautics Society Committee. Mr. Maxin is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) & the American Society of Material (ASM).
V.P. Research & Development
Mr. Walker is the Company’s Vice President of Research & Development. Mr. Walker
joined the Company shortly after his graduation from Southern Alberta Institute
of Technology in 1994 with a mechanical engineering technology diploma. Mr.
Walker has expertise and experience in design tooling and cold forging process
engineering. Mr. Walker is responsible for all new product implementation and is
involved in material science, failure analysis and testing activities. His
extensive experience in solving complex cold forging problems contributes
significantly to Omni-Lite's success. Mr. Walker utilizes 3-D design software
and supervises the use of the in-house EDM machine to create crucial tooling
components. Mr. Walker also is capable of hands-on support on the floor to set
up production lines and modify equipment for the Company’s patented processes.
Mr. Walker graduated, with honours, in Mechanical Engineering Technology from
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Polytechnic (S.A.I.T.)
Joseph Hachadoorian, Jr.|
V.P. Business Development & Sales
Mr. Hachadoorian joined Omni-Lite in August of 2017 as Vice President of
Business Development & Sales. Prior to Omni-Lite, Mr. Hachadoorian has held
senior management positions in Fastener Manufacturing, Fastener Tooling, and the
Raw Materials supply chain. Mr. Hachadoorian held various positions including
Vice President of Manufacturing, Plant Manager, Engineering and Quality Manager,
and Director of Sales & Marketing. With over 40 years in the fastener industry,
Mr. Hachadoorian has extensive experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Tool
Design, Quality Assurance and facilities management. Mr. Hachadoorian graduated
with honors in Mechanical Engineering Technology from S.U.N.Y. Farmingdale, NY
and from S.U.N.Y. Oswego, NY with teaching credentials and Bachelor of Science
in Industrial Arts Education. Mr. Hachadoorian is also a Certified Manufacturing
Engineer by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).
"Patrick has been involved with the aerospace industry at a senior management level for years and as a result has an excellent understanding of the future potential of the Company," stated David F. Grant, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors. "His track record of building value is well known in several industries and these skills make Patrick a key asset as Omni-Lite enters a new level of growth."
Mr. Hutchins currently serves as President of Staco Systems, a manufacturer of Human to Machine Interface solutions for aerospace and military applications. Prior to Staco Systems, Mr. Hutchins served as Vice President and General Manager for Lisi Aerospace, a leader in forged and machined aerospace fasteners serving all aircraft OEMs worldwide. Mr. Hutchins also served in executive roles as Chief Operations Officer of Automated Precision Inc., Satellite Division President and Chief Operations Officer of CalAmp Corp. and President and General Manager of Chloride Systems, a division of Philips Lighting. Mr. Hutchins received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Pursuant to its stock option plan and in accordance with the policies and approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Board of Directors has approved a grant of 50,000 stock options to Mr. Hutchins. These options vest equally over a period of 3 years and are exercisable on or before May 5, 2021 at an exercise price of $1.44 CAD per common share.
Mr. Samkoff is currently Managing Director and Head of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Cypress Partners LLC, an affiliate of Cypress Associates LLC ("Cypress"). Mr. Samkoff has been in the investment banking industry for over 20 years. From 1998 until joining Cypress in 2004, he was a Managing Director in CIBC World Markets' Mergers and Acquisitions Group overseeing the Defense/Aerospace, Communications and Industrial M&A Groups. Mr. Samkoff joined CIBC World Markets as a senior member of a core team of M&A bankers mandated to build CIBC World Markets' M&A franchise. During his leadership tenure, CIBC World Markets' M&A Group ranked as one of the fastest growing M&A practices on Wall Street.
Mr. Samkoff has advised corporate and institutional clients on numerous mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, hostile defenses and corporate restructurings in many sectors, while working with a number of the largest financial private equity and hedge fund firms. The value of these transactions would have an aggregate value in excess of US$70.0 billion.
Mr. Samkoff is a graduate of Fordham University, Graduate School of Business, where he earned his M.B.A. with Honors. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver.
Mr. Dent is the Chief Executive Officer of Quinsam Capital Corporation and is a
director of Quinsam Opportunities I Inc., The Tinley Beverage Company Inc.,
Deveron UAS Ltd. and ACUITYAds Inc. Mr. Dent also serves as a Director of
California Nanotechnologies Corp., a company founded by Omni-Lite in 2005. From
2003 to 2011, he has held various positions including portfolio manager with
Matrix Fund Management Inc., where he managed the Matrix Strategic Small Cap
Fund and the Matrix Small Companies Fund. He was formerly vice-chairman of one
of Canada's largest independent investment dealers and was managing director and
deputy manager of research at CIBC World Markets. He has a Master's of Business
Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree
from Queen's University.