Co-Founder & CEO
Nicholas graduated from the University of Toronto in 2010 as an Electrical Engineer and went straight into industry. Throughout his time in industry, he worked on a number of sensor applications and quickly began to recognize the limitations that exist with electrical solutions. A better alternative had to exist, and this was found through research being done at Ryerson University with fiber optic sensors. With a background in solving real world problems, Nicholas went back to school and completed his Master’s degree at Ryerson University in August 2016, with his research focused towards developing a unique, low-cost solution that could enable the replacement of conventional electrical strain gauges. Nicholas obtained his Professional Engineer certification in September 2015 and has been a strong supporter of the education of future engineers, acting as a course administer at the University of Toronto and volunteering for a number of different events, such as VEX, and Formula North.
Co-Founder & CTO
Michael completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Toronto in 2012 as a Mechanical Engineer with a specialization in Environmental and Energy systems. With the training and professional development acquired through extra-curricular activities, Michael quickly became recognized as a skilled engineer. Michael has applied and refined his abilities in product design and project management through full time and contract positions in the automotive, medical, agriculture, and bicycle industries. Seeking new challenges, Michael expanded his knowledge and experience in environmental engineering through a Master's degree at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and York University. Specializing in Arctic water resource engineering, he has cultivated diverse application based expertise in the extreme and challenging environments which demand innovative instrument solutions. Michael is committed to the development of future technology leaders through his work as a Board of Director of the Formula North Engineering Design competition and Lead Judge at the Vex Robotics competition.
Julie graduated from York University in 2007, and obtained her Chartered Accountant designation in 2010. Since graduation, she has had the opportunity to work in both public practice and industry. During her time in public accounting, she has gained valuable experience auditing clients in a variety of industries, including junior mining, manufacturing, merchant banks, pharmaceutical, and not-for-profit organizations. Julie's roles in industry involved financial reporting, regulatory compliance, managing the finance department and tackling anything else that came her way.
Outside of the office, Julie enjoys Marvel superhero movies and exploring new destinations. A few years back, she left everything behind to travel around the world for ten months. She pushed herself out of her comfort zone and came back alive and well, and has begun a new challenge at FIBOS.