Management

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Senior Management

Jani-Mikael Kuusisto

CEO & DIRECTOR

Jani-Mikael Kuusisto, CEO of ynvisible, is a seasoned business development professional at the cross-sections of the physical and digital worlds.  With over 15 years of experience in the field of printed electronics, Jani-Mikael has built extensive networks to customers, suppliers and researchers in the field - particularly related to Consumer Packaged Goods, IoT, and wearables applications. Jani-Mikael was first hired by ynvisible in 2011 as its Chief Business Development Officer, and has been appointed CEO of the company with the closing of the RTO transaction with Ynvisible Interactive Inc. in January 2018.


Michael Robinson

COO & DIRECTOR


Michael Robinson was appointed Director in November 2019 and joined Ynvisible’s executive team in September 2020. Previously he was Director of Open Innovation & Business Development for Packaging Innovation at L’Oréal USA. His role at L’Oréal centered on technology scouting & strategy, business development, and integrating business and design best practices to accelerate and launch new packaging, products, and experiences. An Industrial Designer by training, Michael
has previously held positions in Hasbro Toys, Bliss World LLC, and Colgate-Palmolive.

Carlos Pinheiro

CTO

Carlos is ynvisible's CTO. Carlos' PhD thesis was a crucial piece in the development of ynvisible’s electrochromic display technology. He is responsible for the technical content of ynvisible’s patent portfolio. He also leads all the scientific and technical activities and developments within ynvisible. Carlos has a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the New University of Lisbon.

Tommy Höglund

VP OF SALES AND MARKETING

Tommy Höglund joined Ynvisible in November 2019 as the Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Tommy is responsible for global sales, client activities, and sales channel development. Tommy has nearly 10 years of experience in business development, networking activities, sales and marketing in the field of Printed Electronics in Sweden and internationally. He was previously at RISE (Acreo Swedish ICT), a pioneering Printed Electronics applied research institute. He held the position of Business Development Manager for the Swedish Innovation Cluster – Printed Electronics Arena and as business developer at RISE Acreo. Tommy’s efforts focused on bringing to market the Printed Electronics innovations developed at RISE and Linköping University, which have resulted in the spin-off of 5 companies.

Darren Urquhart

CFO

Mr. Urquhart is a chartered professional accountant with more than 15 years of experience working in both public practice and industry. Mr. Urquhart obtained his chartered accountant designation in 2001 and is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).

Board

Leif Ljungqvist

Director, Chairman

Leif Ljungqvist has more than 20 years of experience in electronics hardware design, manufacture, and sales and marketing. He has built organizations for profitable growth. Prior to Ynvisible’s acquisition, Leif was Chairman of Consensum Production AB. Previously he was CEO of Acreo Swedish ICT AB which is now a part of RISE (Research Institute of Sweden) and managed the 500 person ICT division of RISE. Leif is currently Board Member in Ligna Energy AB. He has held several other executive and Board positions in start-ups and large organizations.

Inês Henriques

Director, Co-Founder

Inês Henriques is a co-founder and COO of ynvisible. She was CEO of ynvisible from the creation of the company to the closing of the RTO transaction with Ynvisible Interactive Inc. in January 2018. Inês led the founding of the company, designed the organization of the new commercial entity, was responsible for building a highly competent team and has also been actively involved in the development of the company’s core IP portfolio, and in establishing ynvisible’s first manufacturing partnership and wider partner networks. She currently leads operations. Inês has a degree in Environmental Engineering from the New University of Lisbon and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech.

Alex Helmel

Director

Alex Helmel is a management consultant with specific expertise facilitating private to public market transitions and the reorganization of distressed public vehicles for the purpose of reverse takeovers or amalgamations and their subsequent redeployment into the Canadian capital markets. Mr. Helmel has served as a director and/or officer for numerous private and listed CSE and TSX-V companies.

Duarte Mineiro

Director

Duarte Mineiro is a Director of Armilar Venture Partners (previously ES Ventures) since 2010 and serves as a board member of several portfolio companies. Before joining Armilar, Duarte worked for over 10 years in The Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Lisbon.

Jani-Mikael Kuusisto

CEO & DIRECTOR

Jani-Mikael Kuusisto, CEO of ynvisible, is a seasoned business development professional at the cross-sections of the physical and digital worlds.  With over 15 years of experience in the field of printed electronics, Jani-Mikael has built extensive networks to customers, suppliers and researchers in the field - particularly related to Consumer Packaged Goods, IoT, and wearables applications. Jani-Mikael was first hired by ynvisible in 2011 as its Chief Business Development Officer, and has been appointed CEO of the company with the closing of the RTO transaction with Ynvisible Interactive Inc. in January 2018.


Michael Robinson

COO & DIRECTOR


Michael Robinson was appointed Director in November 2019 and joined Ynvisible’s executive team in September 2020. Previously he was Director of Open Innovation & Business Development for Packaging Innovation at L’Oréal USA. His role at L’Oréal centered on technology scouting & strategy, business development, and integrating business and design best practices to accelerate and launch new packaging, products, and experiences. An Industrial Designer by training, Michael
has previously held positions in Hasbro Toys, Bliss World LLC, and Colgate-Palmolive.

Ben Leboe

Director

Ben Leboe is a Director of Nevada Exploration Inc. (NGE:V) and a Director of URZ Energy Corp. Mr. Leboe has a business degree from the University of British Columbia, is a Certified Management Consultant and a retired Business Valuator/Chartered Accountant (CA, CPA).

Advisory Board

Dr. Michael Okoroafor

Vice President Global Sustainability and Packaging Innovation – McCormick & Co


Dr. Okoroafor is highly acclaimed for his achievements in the consumer packaging industry. In October 2018 Mike was inducted into the Packaging and Processing Hall of Fame at PACK EXPO International. Mike is an innovation leader and has over 40 patents to his name and a career that, in addition to McCormick, has spanned prominent roles within PPG, Coca-Cola, and Heinz. With 30 years of experience building off his PhD in Polymer Chemistry from Michigan State University, Michael has a unique background in working both with colour changing (chromogenic) systems as well as novel packaging materials and concepts, including interactive packaging.

Dr. Harlan Byker

Founder and CEO - Pleotint LLC.

Dr. Byker is a world-leading expert on electrochromism and thermochromism. He has over 30 years of scientific research and development, invention, manufacturing and patent experience. Harlan gained his PhD in Physical Chemistry at Montana State University. He is an inventor and/or co-inventor on 53 US patents. As a research scientist at Battelle Laboratories, Harlan invented the chemistry portion of the first commercially successful electrochromic device, an automatic dimming rear view mirror for motor vehicles commercialized by Gentex, a company in which Harlan became a Board member and
VP of research, before founding Pleotint, a company focused on self-tinting building windows.

Dr. Harri Kopola

Fellow - Organic Electronics Association

Dr. Kopola is a pioneer in the printed electronics industry, who started printed electronics research on flexible substrates in the late 1990s within VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He has publications and patents in various disciplines of electronics, optoelectronics and printed electronics. From 2006-2009, Kopola led VTT’s spearhead program ‘Center for Printed Intelligence’, and in 2008 headed the founding of the PrintoCent printed intelligence industrialization community, which to date has produced 26 spin-off companies and linked these to a network of global scale companies. In 2018 Harri was appointed Fellow of the Organic Electronics Association (OE-A) – regarding his selection, the jury cited his instrumental role in promoting industrialization of printed electronics internationally.

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