Board of Directors
- Peter Dey
Director and Chair of the Board of Directors
- Steve Bower, FCA
Board Member, Audit Committee (Chair)
- John Roland
- Jacob Sun, Ph.D
- Dan Hilton
Director and Chair of the Board of Directors
Peter Dey was appointed a director of the Company and Chair of the Board of Directors in October, 2011. Mr. Dey is Chairman of Paradigm Capital Inc., an employee-owned research-driven institutional securities firm. From September 2001 until his move to Paradigm in November 2005, he was a Partner of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, a major Canadian law firm. Peter specialized in corporate board issues. In 2006 Mr. Dey was appointed a member of the International Advisory Committee of the China Securities Regulatory Commission. Mr. Dey is a director of Goldcorp Inc. which is listed on both the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges and of MI Developments Inc. Mr. Dey is also a director of Coventree Inc. Mr. Dey attended Queen’s University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Dalhousie University where he earned his Bachelor of Laws degree. He received his Master of Laws degree from Harvard University.
Director and Chair of the Audit Committee and Independent Committee
Steve Bower is a Chartered Accountant currently serving as Chief Financial Officer of The Consumers’ Waterheater Income Fund (TSX: CWI.UN) where he supported the CEO in completing a number of acquisitions and led the successful refinancing of $330 million in publicly-traded debt. Previously he was CFO of Wi-LAN (TSX: WIN) from 2006 to 2007 and CFO of SiGe Semiconductor from 1999 to 2005. He has had several Board roles, including Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of FisherCast Global Corp from 2004 to 2008, as well as the Boards of Financial Executives International – Canada and the Accounting Standards Board of the CICA. Mr. Bower graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University in 1973 and was awarded his FCA by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario in 2006.
Steve chairs Enablence’s Audit Committee.
John Roland was appointed a director of the Company in October 2011. Mr. Roland is a retired senior litigation partner of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, a major Canadian law firm. At Osler, he served as Chairman of the Litigation Department for 15 years and Chairman of the Billing Committee for 13 years. He was also a member of the Executive Committee for six years. He had a broad commercial litigation practice specializing particularly in corporate governance matters. Since retirement, he has served on a number of boards of volunteer organizations and is a graduate of the Rotman’s Institute of Corporate Directors course. He has also had considerable experience in alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Roland attended McGill University where he earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree and the University of Toronto where he earned his Bachelor of Laws degree.
Dr. Jacob Sun has over 20 years of experience in fiber optics and optical components. Dr. Sun was the President and CEO of ANDevices from 2003 to 2008 and joined Enablence when ANDevices was acquired by Enablence in 2008. Before co-founding ANDevices, he was the Senior VP of Operations of Axon Photonics. He started the Axon PLC team in 1999. Prior to joining Axon Photonics, he was Senior Director of Manufacturing & Engineering at PIRI, which was a joint venture between NTT, Battelle, and Mitsubishi International. He was one of three founding technical members that established PIRI and developed its core technology. PIRI was the leading supplier of fiber optic waveguide components. Prior to joining PIRI, Dr. Sun was a research scientist at Battelle Memorial Institute, a non-profit research institute. Dr. Sun holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester and an MBA from Ohio State University. He has over 30 publications and 6 U.S. Patents.
Dan Hilton is a Chartered Accountant and MBA currently serving as Executive Director of the Conservative Party of Canada. He has served as both Executive Vice President and CFO of Enablence Technologies (TSXV: ENA) from 2006 to 2008 and previously as Founder and CFO of a number of public and private technology companies in the Ottawa area. Mr. Hilton is the Past Chair of the Scouts Canada Foundation and currently has several other Board roles including Thoroughbred Capital (TSXV: THC) and GreenSwan Capital (TSXV: GSW). Mr. Hilton graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hon.) from the University of Ottawa and completed an MBA from both Queen’s University and Cornell University.