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OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

We understand tech companies are only as good as the people behind them.
The only way to create breakthrough technology is with great employees who genuinely enjoy 
their jobs and share the same goals and passion.

At Ekona, we are creating an inclusive and collaborative work environment where your input counts. Our employees have diverse 

backgrounds, we take pride in our work and we truly want to grow an impactful and positive company.

Please meet the highly experienced and innovative people behind 
this ground-breaking technology:

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Chris Reid,

CEO

CEO

Chris Reid,

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Qualifications:
Technology and business leader with 25 years of experience developing energy and hardware technology ventures.
Education:
M.A.Sc., University of Victoria, IESVIc; B.Sc., University of Manitoba, Mechanical Engineering
Focus:
Innovation, technology development and business models, venture development
Interests:
Skiing, golfing, biking, writing and music

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Gary Schubak,

VP Business Development & Government Relations

Qualifications:
Professional mechanical engineer with over 25 years of experience developing and commercializing clean energy, hydrogen and fuel cell technology, with experience in market development, customer engagement and sales.
Education:
M.A.Sc., University of Victoria, B.A.Sc., University of British Columbia, Mechanical Engineering
Focus:
Program management, marketing, sales
Interests:
Golfing, playing drums and piano

VP Business Development & Government Relations

Gary Schubak,

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Donald Kendrick

CTO

CTO

Donald Kendrick,

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Qualifications:
25 years of experience in the power generation, renewable energy and product development & commercialization fields.
Education:
BaSc. Mechanical Engineering UBC, MS/PhD Mechanical Engineering Caltech, PostDocs: 1. CalTech (high-speed gas dynamics) and 2. Ecole Centrale Paris (rocket propulsion)
Focus:
Combustion, high-speed fluid dynamics, rockets, propulsion, renewable energy
Interests:
Woodworking, classic cars, hiking, hockey

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David Leboe,

VP Product Development

VP Product Development

David Leboe,

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Qualifications:
Professional Engineer with more than 20 years of technical and management experience in clean energy platforms, including renewable power systems and smart grid technology.
Education:
B.Eng., University of Victoria
Focus:
Innovation, technology development
Interests:
Cycling, adventure, music and problem solving

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Jackie Hesketh

CFO

CFO

Jackie Hesketh,

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